Last night I was invited to the Nine West showroom in New York City for a Q&A session with singer Joss Stone, who has collaborated with the brand to create a limited-edition collection of two shoe styles for Nine West's Vintage America Collection Fall 2010 line. Working with creative director Fred Allard, Stone designed a lace-up ankle boot and an over-the-knee boot that embody her bohemian spirit and incorporate details inspired by her personal tattoos. I was already a fan of Stone's music and knew she was ridiculously talented, but after meeting her in person I think I have a girl crush. She's unbelievably sweet, humble and seemed genuinely interested in the whole design process (it's all art, she said). Keep reading to see preliminary sketches of the shoes (actual products shots to come later). Shop the Joss Stone collab at the end of August, with pre-order sales available in late July via the collection's microsite at www.ninewest.com/vintageamerica.
Joss has a couple tattoos which incorporate flower motifs, something she said she just loves and knows she will still love 50 years from now. Love her colorful pedi, too.
Cute cookies at the event decorated with a Joss Stone tattoo design. Delicious!