Erica and I worked very closely together on the women’s footwear line at Vans for over 3 years. It’s fairly easy, as a designer, to draw up a lot of options for a project, but Erica always had the tough job, as category manager, of choosing what option would be best. In order to do this well (which she did), Erica brought together the powerful combination of great business sense and a keen eye for style. Her signature look has always been mixing chic but comfortable separates with killer vintage accessories – and her engagement ring (a family heirloom) is no exception. Check out Erica’s beautiful engagement shoot by the talented duo of Studio 28 Photo here.
For Erica’s wedding plan, you can really see her style shine through: a picturesque outdoor setting that is casual enough to eat, drink and be merry, with vintage elegance infused through the details. Erica already had her dress tailored to a pair of gold strappy heels, so for her custom Katie Blauer shoes, she opted for a ballet flat that would allow her the option of dancing comfortably at the reception all night long. To give the shoes a vintage flare, I knew I’d find something special at a local antique shop and easily chose a pair of green and amber half moon earrings from the wide selection. Below, is the illustration Erica approved – just like she would have done on one of our projects together at Vans.