Since the day they launched, the ANINE BING Stevie Boot has been a hit, selling out on repeat. The silhouette is classic yet fashion-forward and most importantly, walkable—the heel height doesn’t get in the way of you doing your business. Being that this shoe has gained a following, at ANINE BING HQ and on Instagram, we thought we’d tell you a bit more about how the Stevie Boot gets made.
Firstly, at ANINE BING every boot is handcrafted from start to finish. Our concern is always about nailing the style and the quality, so the development stage of every shoe is at least three months.
The most important feature of the Stevie Boot is the materials used: red and blue metallic leather, black patent leather, and leopard calf hair, with more variations on the way. Only the finest grade leathers are selected for making our boots and it’s processed in a special facility to ensure its durability—these boots were made to last.
Next, we hand cut the materials according to the Stevie Boot pattern, and experts, called clickers, judge which direction to cut the leather in depending on how the hide will stretch to fit each foot.
During the sewing stage of the boot-making process, our sewers stitch all of the patterned pieces together to create a single “upper.” Once the upper is complete, it is held in waiting for several days to test the strength of the construction. Our shoemaker then adds a leather sole, which we receive from Italy. This high quality sole ensures the boots are both strong and comfortable.
Finally, the heels are gradually built and added to each boot—this fine detailing requires a skillful hand. At last, the finished boots are ready for cleaning and quality control. They must pass a final inspection before they are wrapped and packed into their boxes.
At last, they make their way to you so you can keep your head, heels, and standards high!
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Caroline Winberg is the true embodiment of an #ANINEBING muse: Impossibly cool, totally effortless, and utterly herself. Caroline is an international model from Sweden who served as one of the supermodel coaches on the UK television series, The Face, alongside industry legend Naomi Campbell. She currently lives in London with her two-year-old son, and works for #ANINEBING as an editorial and ecomm model when she’s in Los Angeles. (Fun fact: she goes way back with Anine, as personal friends for over 15 years). The last time she stopped by AB HQ, we asked her to empty her makeup bag and give as a peek at what’s always on her, as well as picked her brain for a few of her supermodel beauty tips. Enjoy!
“I don’t like to wear makeup when I’m not working. I prefer to have nice skin that can really breathe, so if I’m not going to a job, I don’t put anything on at all.”
I use a lot of sheet masks when I travel. I like the SKI II one and I like oils a lot. I get dry. I use a lot of Estee Lauder products and at the French pharmacy when I’m in Paris, I get embryolisse Krealin.
I use Klorane dry shampoo, the tiny version. I like things that come in small packages because I don’t travel with luggage. I hate luggage. I basically show up to whatever city I’m traveling to in a t-shirt and jeans with vans. I stay with friends and wear the same thing.
At night, I wash my face only with Kremlin (Krealin?) and then I put a face oil.
The one thing I’ve learned from makeup artists is less is more.
I use a little cover up, highlighter, and I dye my eyelashes because I hate to wear mascara on my days off.
Then I use a slight, pinkish lip. I have the RMS Lip 2 Cheek Stain that I love.
I also got the Charlotte Tilburry highlighter and all her concealers.
I don’t bring brushes when I travel. I just use my fingers.
I LOVE oils for the body. Bamford baby oil is my favorite.
I get facials twice a year, and that’s it.”
—as told to the #ANINEBING team while on set in Los Angeles, January 11th, 2018.
Style is personal, and one person’s beloved item may be superfluous to another. That said, there are certain pieces in fashion that just go the distance. They are versatile, timeless, and the ultimate wardrobe essentials—able to be styled countless ways to wield the ultimate return on investment.
At ANINE BING, these wardrobe basics are the foundation of our brand. Style is always evolving, but today we wanted to introduce you to the 5 wardrobe essentials we believe every woman needs, for a closet that works on her behalf. Stylish, easy, and sustainable.
THE SKINNY JEANS
There’s been a lot of debate in the style world as to whether skinny jeans are “in,” “out” or a fleeting style, but a crisp pair with a straight shape and classic wash will never not be flattering on the body.
What makes a true wardrobe staple is a clean canvas. The perfect pair of skinny jeans is distress-free pair in a medium wash, because this color of blue denim can be dressed up or down more easily than a light wash pair, and transition seamlessly from a sunny day to a sultry night.
Our Frida Jeans in dark blue fit the bill perfectly, and can be paired with a black blazer and lace cami for an office-worthy look; white sneakers and a moto jacket for a chill, off-duty vibe; or thigh high boots and a black sweatshirt for a sexy-casual look. Whether with heels, flats, or sandals, this pair will get endless mileage.
THE LEATHER JACKET
Our brand essence and what we launched with back in 2012 is the “core style” of a longlasting wardrobe—essential to which is a leather jacket. There is nothing more badass than this iconic piece of design, which looks cool whether thrown over a striped tee; paired to toughen up the softness of silk; or worn with a rock tee and mini skirt.
There are countless styles of leather jackets, but we think a cropped moto is the single most essential of them all. With its prominent hardware, angular zips, and boxy shape, it doesn’t get chicer.
Our cropped moto jacket has all the makings of THE one you’ll wear for decades to come. Style it with a tee and jeans; silk slip dress and patent boots; or a cozy knit and figuring-hugging skirt. It’s the ideal edge to any look.
THE MILITARY STYLE
A cargo jacket brings a utilitarian balance to feminine basics and breezy styles. With its structured shape and masculine roots, it’s a piece that opposes the delicate fabrics and fitted separates common in women’s fashion.
This means that if you’re in a mini dress, silk skirt, or simply a t-shirt, a cargo military jacket layered over top will be the perfect finishing touch.
Our military jacket has a relaxed ease to it. With a piqued collar, shoulder epaulets, and a soft, washed olive color, it’s a piece you’ll treasure for years to come.
THE EDGY ANKLE BOOT
There are heels, there are pumps, there are sandals, there are tennis shoes, and then there’s the show stopping casual statement of an edgy ankle boot.
With a low height and special details, these boots will add low-key flair to a tee-and-jeans look; or seem like you’re a fashion-girl in-the-know if you pair them with a feminine floral dress.
When it comes to ankle boots, the most essential style will be flat and heel-less, for unrestrained walking and practicality. Our Charlie Boot is an iconic ANINE BING brand staple. Crafted from quality leather and suede, and perfected with subtle gold and silver studs (depending on your preference) this boot is a luxury mainstay. Style them with a tee and jeans, oversized cashmere sweater and silk skirt, or leather pants and a cami.
THE SILK CAMI
Delicate, sweet, and alluring, the silk cami brings it all. A simple base layer with lots of potential, it can be styled alone or covered with strategic layers for just a flash of its flirty nature.
We especially love the look of a silk cami when it’s worn with touch pieces, like denim and leather. When you’re in a style rut, this hard-working wardrobe staple is the thing to reach for.
Our Gwyneth Silk Camisole is an #ANINEBING mainstay. Crafted from rich, buttery silk, it fits the body with a fitted but not clingy closeness, and emits a subtle, tasteful shine that’s appealing but not flashy. In a word, we’re obsessed. Nothing is more versatile for a wardrobe than this style in plain, classic black, but we’ve also made it in slate, champagne, navy, and leopard (with more colors always in the works).