Dee Ocleppo-Hilfiger on Fall Fashion and Combat Boots for Live Show – Footwear News
As an extension of her namesake shoe and accessory line, Dee Ocleppo-Hilfiger has officially launched her first live show, “Dee Tales with Dee Ocleppo”. The creator’s first episode launched on Sunday, starring Glam 4 Good founder and stylist Mary Alice Stephenson.
Ocleppo and Stephenson took to the web from Ocleppo-Hilfiger’s living room to share an overview of his brand’s new styles, along with their tips on fashion, travel and everything in between. However, the duo made sure to do it comfortably, each wearing a monogrammed cashmere sweater from Ocleppo-Hilfiger’s own line – plus a glass of wine, an accessory that never goes out of style.
Ocleppo-Hilfiger took the time to share some of her creative inspirations, including the idea behind her new line of cashmere sweaters, hats and scarves, which she says can be worn dressy or casual. “I was watching an episode of ‘Laverne and Shirley’, and she was wearing this amazing sweater with a giant ‘L’ on it. And I was looking, and I was thinking, ‘Oh my god, I love her sweater! I wish I had one. one with a ‘D’, “Ocleppo-Hilfiger said.” I love this idea – we have to bring it back. And I literally got inspired by watching TV during the pandemic, so it just shows you that you can inspire yourself from anywhere, anytime, if you’re open to it.
Dee Ocleppo’s fall footwear collection includes a range of styles that combine the designer’s classic and glamorous aesthetic, including a chic take on the lug-soled boot trend. “I feel like a lot of women, they’re scared to wear a combat boot, and they think that’s too much of an advantage,” Stephenson said. “But the truth is, it actually lengthens your leg, and it’s sexy. Styling Jennifer Lopez, styling Beyoncé, they all loved a fight boot, and they would because it would make them look longer and slimmer.
Ocleppo-Hilfiger agreed, adding that the boots are ideal for transition seasons because of their accessible height and chunky soles.
The duo also discussed their likes and dislikes in a humorous segment titled “Amore / No Amore,” where Ocleppo-Hilfiger shared his aversion to dressing in “high glam” while shopping. “If I went to the super glamorous grocery store my husband would think I’m having an affair,” she joked. “Where am I going? I’m going to the grocery store! I’m married, I don’t need to be glamorous at the grocery store. It’s for single women, not me.
However, the designer said her point-toe satin Cinderella pumps, while glamorous, can be worn by anyone for any activity. “I have to admit, I didn’t really make them for the grocery store, but hey! Knock out, ”she said. “If you want to take them to the grocery store, you can.”
With the arrival of fall, several users in the comments also asked about the rules of style for shoes in cold weather – and, naturally, Stephenson and Ocleppo-Hilfiger had the answer. “I think those boots with a dress or skirt is a cool look,” Ocleppo-Hilfiger shared, referring to his own lace-up fall combat boots.
“I love the Snowy Day boots,” Stephenson said, referring to the new Ocleppo-Hilfiger lug sole Chelsea boots. “I wear them with a dress all the time. Even my maxi dresses for spring, summer. I’m just going to put a boot and a cool hoodie over it, and it looks really chic.
Ocleppo-Hilfiger closed the first episode of his show by sharing the deeper meaning behind the bubblegum pink soles of his shoes. “We actually donate 10% of all profits from all pink soled shoes to BCRF [Breast Cancer Research Foundation], “she said.” October is breast cancer [Awareness] month, and that’s great, super important for raising awareness for you there. Make sure you have your annual exam. And that’s my PSA for today! “
You can listen to the live episodes of “Dee Tales” on DeeOcleppo.com.