Celine Tang loves, loves, loves shoes!
The young entrepreneur who brought in with her friends the Rhode Island-based accessory line, Alex & Ani, also holds an associate degree in fashion marketing from Parsons, and has subsequently worked for Gucci's PR department in New York. But why so shoe-obsessed? "Growing up, I'd watch my mom get ready for work. She has amazing shoes. She didn't buy a lot of clothes or designer bags, but her shoe closet was filled with Ferragamo, Ungaros, Bruno Maglis," she explains.
Celine in her summery Jacquemus mini dress
When asked how many pairs she currently owns, she quips with a simple "not enough." But for a girl drawn towards gladiator Gianvitos and Manolo mules, what in particular does she look for in a shoe? Here are her three non-negotiables any shoeaholic would agree with:
To know more about Celine (and her covetable shoe collection), download a copy of our #PreviewSeptIssue and check out this month's Style Profile.
Photographed by Roy Macam