FN SPY: Ferragamo Fetes Short Film…Cole Haan’s Milestone

Made For Walking
Three cities. Three continents. And just a week to get an entire short film completed. It was a team effort to get Ferragamo’s “Walking Stories” ready for the screen, but the crazy schedule was half the fun for “Walking Stories” star Kaya Scodelario. “I thought it would be fun to travel the world. I literally went from London, to Florence, to Los Angeles, to Hong Kong, back to London,” said Scoldelario, who was at the New York City premiere of the film Wednesday, alongside costume designer Heidi Bivens. “I fell in love with Florence. The whole crew was Italian so we got to see the real Italy when we were there!” Also spotted at the screening were Grace Coddington, Stefano Tonchi, models Garrett Neff and Lindsay Ellingson and Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder of Dannijo.

Picture This
For filmmaker and photographer Elliott Erwitt, you’re as young as you feel. Erwitt, who celebrates his 85th birthday this year, was one of four luminaries tapped by Cole Haan for its Born in 1928 fall ’13 campaign to mark the year the accessories firm was established. While Erwitt sported a pair of Cole Haans in the campaign, he has a limited shoe wardrobe. “I wear sneakers mostly,” he said, during a recent book signing at the company’s store in the Time Warner Center. “That’s vital for a photographer.” Cole Haan has helped Erwitt get in touch with his fashion side. “I am now more shoe conscious than I used to be.” 

Getting Inked
Eastland Shoe revealed its creative side last week at a makeshift tattoo parlor. The brand set up shop in the men’s shoe department at Bloomingdale’s flagship store in New York, where tattoo artists Steve Boltz and Bert Krak of Smith Street Tattoo in Brooklyn were on hand to put their stamp on boots from Eastland. “Tattoos are not quite on the edge as much as they used to be,” said Boltz about the pairing of the Americana brand with the body art technique. Krak, who is gearing up to release a line of apparel featuring his work for fall ’14, added that the best thing about tattooing shoes is, “They don’t complain or say it hurts.”

Ruthie’s Run
Ruthie Davis is in recovery mode. The designer, always up for a challenge, completed her fifth New York City Marathon earlier this month. And although Davis, who finished in four hours, didn’t don her signature stilettos for the run, of course, she did wear the Ruthie Davis logo and the label’s social media handles emblazoned on her athletic apparel. “I [was] running for all my Ruthie girls out there, so I wanted a way to keep in touch with them during the marathon,” the designer said. As for other race essentials,” [I need] at least five hours of sleep the night before,” Davis revealed. “And a roll of butterscotch Life Savers.” 

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