the insider: chloe green
the topshop heiress on her new collection of super high heels.
Today marks the launch of Chloe Green's third collection of shoes and accessories for Topshop, under the name CJG. The daughter of Topshop owner Sir Philip Green, Chloe's shown a definite knack for designing shoes and jewelry that cool girls actually want to wear--and her latest range is anything but an exception. But before you start shopping, check out interview with the heiress below, in which she talks about studs, Lionel Richie, and the secret to walking in super high heels.
What did you look to for inspiration when designing this collection? I'm on my third collection, so I'm learning my customer--they like the height, they like embellishment, they like something different. So I think it's [about] keeping it feminine, easy to wear, and then still have that little bit of rock 'n' roll. And deciding the color palette was a big moment. I love the nude shoes for summer. They give you that elongated leg--and when you have a bit of tan, they look even better.
I love all the spikes on the shoes. They're thorns not spikes! I like a spike, and that whole rock chick feel but on a prettier shoe. But the studs have been so done, so it was about finding something different. So I think thorns were a good thing to go with.
How would you recommend wearing the jewelry? The accessories I did last season too, and that worked really well. I like designing jewelry that's not for day or night--It's however you want to wear it. I love layering all my jewelry.
You seem to love a really high heel. What advice would you give to those worried about not being able to walk in such a high shoe? Well the platform really does make such a difference. People think they're so high, but as long as the platform is there you're alright.
What music are you into right now? I'm quite an old soul. I like Lionel Richie and George Benson.
Check out our favorite looks from Chloe Green's new CJG range below, and then shop the full collection here!