All About Elle Strauss, Shopbop's NYC Fashion Director

Elle Strauss, Fashion Director of the mecca of online shopping, Shopbop.com, gave us the scoop on her all favorite things. Keep up with Shopbop.com this entire week as they showcase spring's most covetable accessory trends and designers. And we all know that every show stopping outfit starts first with a fabulous pair of shoes, so don't miss the Marie Claire SHOES FIRST day on Shopbop.com this Friday!

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March 25, 2014 3:26 PM
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Elle Strauss

At Marie Claire, we believe in the philosophy SHOES FIRST. Shoe choice can dictate a lot about your day and your wardrobe. A sky-high pump for bossing the board room to a bad-ass moto boot for exuding coolness after hours—What is your power shoe?
Definitely the black pointy pump—what I love about this shoe is that it can elevate a very basic outfit—such as skinny jeans and a button down in seconds with very little effort involved.

What is a "normal" day at the office like for you?
There really isn’t a “normal” day but every day is definitely fast and busy. You look up at the clock and it’s 6pm! I guess my most normal day is a Monday – it begins with our fashion dept meeting – discussing the weeks shoots, concepts for styling and any ideas we have brewing. Then I’m with the buying dept. in and out of market appts. around NYC. The day ends with a big ‘site content’ meeting where we look at the week ahead.

 

Vika Gazinskaya Top & Skirt; Whiting & Davis Clutch Ca & Lou Ear Cuff; Jacquie Aiche Bracelet; Sergio Rossi Lady Jane Pumps, $620 shopbop.com