If you’re a shoe fanatic, Sarah Flint is a name you should become familiar with if you aren’t already. Her elegant, handmade Italian footwear is sensually simple, subtly sophisticated and designed to make a woman feel chic, empowered and sexy thanks to a series of feminine, delicate embellishments. Following studies at Parsons and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Creative DirectorFlint honed her technical skills at the prestigious Ars Sutoria School of Design in Milan, Italy, where she studied pattern-making with an expertise in the technical aspects of handmade shoe manufacturing. Style mavens like Blake Lively, Alexa Chung, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson and Heidi Klum are fans of the collection, wearing her designs on countless red carpets. The Sarah Flint Collection is carried at select luxury retailers worldwide including Barneys, Shopbop, Moda Operandi, Barneys Japan, TheSeptember, and on SarahFlint.com. Here, Flint, who recently launched her latest collection at Barney’s in L.A., offers Haute Living a peek at her desktop essentials.
- I always have Essie nail polish in my signature neutral colors, Ballet Slippers and Mademoiselle, at the office. I’m constantly changing shoes to test fits and samples throughout the day, so I try to keep chip-free between sales appointments!
- My Copic markers are absolutely design essentials for me. I use them to sketch out new ideas and they also bring a fun pop of color to my desk.
- After drawing with my Copic markers, I turn to Adobe Illustrator. I recreate my sketches here in the form of technical drawings and can test out different materials and colors to see what each will look like on the shoe.
- I use the cork above my desk to showcase my inspiration for the season. Right now, I’m designing Spring 2017 and I’m focusing on florals!
- The cactus was a gift from a friend. I think it’s so nice to have a little bit of greenery in the office. This one is pretty when it flowers and easy to take care of at the same time!
- There are usually piles of fabric swatches on my desk, I like to be able to look at the textiles when I design because it helps me envision the shoe and think about the shape.