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Wanted: Philippe Model Hidden-Wedge High-Top

French designer Philippe Model is known for haute sneakers (call them “trainers” if you’re Euro like that), and 8 Fifteen recently began carrying the label, seen on Gwen Stefani. The “Acier Alta” in gold ($411) with fur lining and a concealed wedge heel represents fall’s sporty-luxe trend. “Last year it was a little more underground, but this year it has really hit the mainstream,” says 8 Fifteen co-owner Claire Bolles. “We’ve had clients buying this shoe that I never thought in a million years would.” She recommends wearing it with black leggings tucked into the boot or with jeans rolled up just enough to show a sliver of skin above the shoe. 815 E. 65th St., 317-253-1234, 8fifteen.com.

Photo by Tony Valanis

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now an executive editor, she lives downtown.
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