Backstage Pass to Glamour: Accessories Edition

No rock star outfit is complete without to-die-for shoes and accessories.


These lovely ladies and their backstage alter egos killed in leather heels, glimmering handbags, metallic hues and statement jewelry.

Trish Cook
aka “The Rocker”

‘80s glam rock feels current with modern leather stilettos and beaded jewelry.

Jimmy Choo’s lace-up heels walk the line between shoe and booty, and punk rock and refinement. Jimmy Choo (Adore) Black leather high heel, $895, Shirise

Gilat Zamost
aka “The Party Girl”

Bold but casual accessories make sequins and silk wearable for any occasion.

Layering is a must for cooler nights or air-conditioned rooms. Fringe brings some fun to a traditional black wrap. Gray black tube knit scarf with fringe detail, $55, Gray Boutique

A platform slingback with perforated leather adds a sporty edge to a glamorous dress. Gastone Lucioli anthracite leather slingback, $333, Shirise

Denise Ashurst
aka “The Cool Cutie”

A little sparkle goes a long way. Spice up basic pieces by pairing them with glittery gold.

Sling a belt over a flowy top to accentuate your waist and add a burst of glimmer to your outfit. Black stretch belt with gold leaf, $38, BCBG Boutique

A metallic wristlet is easy to tote and carries a spark. Jimmy Choo (Zeta) gold glitter wristlet clutch, $595, Shirise

Shimmery slingbacks liven up jeans and will make you want to show off your feet all night on the dance floor. Jimmy Choo (Laser) gold glitter slingback sandals, $495, Shirise


Laura Carlson
aka “The Urbanite”

Look for accessories with unexpected details to complement chic and sexy denim.

Architectural wedges with wide leather bands give you height and drama but are still comfortable. Diane von Furstenberg opal wedge, $295, Shirise

This snakeskin’s subtle sheen highlights the bag’s interesting texture and colors. Jane August 57th Street metallic multi color python handbag, $3,335, Shirise

The Jewelry
Bold, chunky necklaces and bracelets modernize any outfit, even if they feel vintage. Layer, mix and match pieces to increase drama. Vintage 5 necklaces, bracelets and rings, Bark4Care* wrap bracelet with “Stop Stigma” tree bark charm by Vintage 5 Jewelry, $40, Just Between Friends

*Bark4Care is a nonprofit organization that helps “bust the stigma” and raise mental health awareness.

Stylists: Denise Kaplan and Renae Charalab, Denise Kaplan & Associates

Makeup: Cynde Hoffman, Owner/Artist, Cynde Cosmetics

Photography by Julie Floyd

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