Kristen Bell might be the belle of the ball right now, beaming through movies like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, “When In Rome” and “Couples Retreat”, but who knew that she was actually a late bloomer? Bell, who graduated from NYU’s Thisch School believes in theatrical fashion. She said to WWD:
“I tend to favor things that make me feel like I’m playing a character I gravitate toward vintage styles—equestrian, nautical. I’ve been loving a blue-and-white-striped long-sleeve T-shirt since I was in high school because it makes me feel like Brigitte Bardot sunbathing on the French Riviera.”
Bell sure has come a long way from her school days. Now she’s a style star, who thinks fashion requires a lot of effort. She also has pushed over her regular style and went on the edge, starting to look real fine in her preferred brands such as Prada, Miu Miu, Jenni Kayne and Celine.
But she’s not all about brands and beauty. Bell also lent her hand and talents to do good things. Back in April, she joined 25 young patients in the playroom at L.A.’s Shriners Hospitals for Children and sketched her first heel for a charity initiative with ShoeDazzle, an online shoe society. Although being honest that she’s never designed before in her life, Bell came up with a style called “The Midge”.
Kristen Bell and ShoeDazzle designer, Mark Linn Pozo with the children, designing shoes together
The shoes has just been released this August in ShoeDazzle, and 100% proceeds of the shoes will benefit Art of Elysium, a nonprofit program that brings actors and musicians together to help seriously ill children.
“I’m in a profession of vanity, so this is grounding for me, and I hope fun for the kids,” she said of the cause, and about the shoes, Bell stated: “You can wear these anywhere, and hopefully they’ll be comfortable”.
Are they really comfortable? Check the sketch and the real thing below, or go over to ShoeDazzle.com today!