‘RHOD’ Star Caroline Stanbury Launches Shoes With Black Suede Studio – Footwear News
Black Suede Studio has released its third collection in collaboration with ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’ star Caroline Stanbury.
Launching alongside the Fall/Winter 2022 collection, the new Black Suede Studio x Caroline collection consists of seven styles, including the debut of the Laurel western-style boots with crystal embellishments, which Stanbury wore for his engagement party, and the Caroline platform sandal, which she wore on her wedding day.
Other new silhouettes this season include the Piper heeled sandals and thongs and the Raina pointy pumps.
For Stanbury, the collection is a “labor of love”. In an exclusive interview with FN while filming the collaboration’s campaign in New York, Stanbury said his relationship with the Montreal-based shoe brand has grown a lot since they started working together. “I’m much more involved in the design process now, we love fighting for heel height,” Stanbury told FN. “Kris [Avakian, founder and president of Black Suede Studio] has an obsession with mid-rise heels and I love higher heels. So I have to compromise more, which I don’t usually do,” she added with a laugh.
The influencer and reality TV star, who also appeared on the Bravo series ‘Ladies of London’ which aired from 2014 to 2017, also weighed in on her time during the first season of ‘Housewives.’ Having been on TV before, Stanbury said she felt she had a target on her back all season. “I think a lot of the girls in the cast didn’t want to acknowledge that I had done that before,” Stanbury said. “I think people are intimidated or think I have an overactive ego for it. But actually the show is an ensemble cast, and it’s much easier to carry a show when there are seven members of distribution only for one.
Looking ahead, Stanbury, who had just finished filming this season’s reunion special which ends tonight, coyly mentioned that she would like to add more styles in future collections that she can wear in her looks. denominations for the next season of “Housewives”, if there is one. At the time of this publication, Bravo has not made any announcement about future seasons of the popular franchise’s Dubai edition.
Avakian echoed that sentiment. Asked what’s next for the two collaborators, Avakian said they have a few seasons in the works and will “continue the partnership as long as their two visions remain aligned as they evolve.”
According to Avakian, collaborating with Stanbury is easy. “Caroline is a hard worker and very ambitious. It’s actually quite easy to grow our collections together,” Avakian told FN.
The Black Suede Studio Fall/Winter 2022 collection ranges from $278 to $698 and is available online at blacksuedestudio.com and at select retailers including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Revolve in the US and Holt Renfrew in Canada.