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She's Got FLARE: Footwear Guru Kathy Acimovic

Aldo's Senior PR Manager takes us on a stroll through her must-haves

She's Got FLARE: Shoe Guru Kathy Acimovic

Photo by Philippe-Michel Desrosiers

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She's Got FLARE: Shoe Guru Kathy Acimovic

Photo by Philippe-Michel Desrosiers

Kathy Acimovic, 33

Everywhere she goes, this Québécoise coquette sparks serious shoe envy. And it’s no wonder: As Aldo’s senior public relations manager, Acimovic’s footwear arsenal is abundant, to say the least. In-between fashion week trips to oversee the brand’s designer collaborations, this style-setter let us peer into her little Smythson book for her choix préférés.

Designer loyalty: “My friend Erdem and our collaborating Aldo Rise designers [Mark Fast, J.W. Anderson and Preen among others].”

Favourite restaurant:
“Chez Panisse in [Berkeley, Calif.]. I’m obsessed with the local/organic/slow food movement.”

Guilty pleasure:
“My best friend Kassandra and I have been going to Bagel Etc. in Montreal for a little over a decade. If those walls could speak…”

Wish list: “A Smythson agenda makes it on the list every year and crossing my fingers for a Hugh Holland print.”

Closet staples: “Colourful heels and well-tailored print dresses. I love the idea of simply slipping into a total look.”

Beauty essentials: “YSL Touche Éclat and Creed Silver Mountain Water fragrance.”

Accessory musts: “A Chanel quilted purse, nostalgia-inducing friendship bracelets and Wonder Woman–style cuffs. I’m a stacker.”

What are your holiday party dressing essentials?
“Pop accessories that are either fuzzy, bright or bilgy.”

Click to see the Aldo Rise Spring 2012 Collection.

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