Comedian, actor, and writer Ziwe Fumudoh loves creations by Susan Korn-better known by her label name of Susan Alexandra-and so do I. The designer's beaded bags are like a wearable candyland for stylish downtown babes. Think of her as the Judith Leiber of today, creating shiny and saucy treats for ladies who frequent the Lower East Side.
Her ability to connect with people and translate her ineffable Rihanna-ness into something consumable comes through best in her Fenty collection. After launching the brand nine months ago in Paris, Rih has released what is surely her best line yet this month. In a moody autumnal palette of olive green, vermilion, denim blue, khaki, and ivory, the collection takes the workwear staples she loves to wear and gives them a dose of Rihanna flair.
In her opening remarks, principal dancer Misty Copeland who wouldn't be dancing that evening celebrated what the company had been up to during its long hiatus. This past summer ABT particpated in ABT Across America, a multi-state tour, where we took our own stage rock-concert style on wheels, she said, dressed in a Golden Goose Sneakers floaty Vera Wang look. It has been, literally, a long road.
Still, she wasn't necessarily expecting to find a fan in the goddess of pop herself. Cher must have found my Instagram somehow, and her stylist got in touch saying that her client was very interested in buying this particular pair of shoes, Sarca tells Vogue. I had to Google her name to check, because at first I wasn't sure if she was talking about the actual Cher.