Discovered by America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks on Instagram, Winnie Harlow made her debut on season 21 of America’s Next Top Model and became one of the fourteen finalists.
Frequently called a “cow, zebra, and all manner of other disparaging slurs” while growing up, the Canadian fashion model was diagnosed with the skin condition vitiligo when she was four years old. According to Mayo Clinic, the disease causes the loss of skin color in blotches and can also affect the hair and the inside of the mouth.
Partly thanks to her distinctive skin markings, the 25-year-old is now one of the world’s most sought after models and has appeared on the cover of Vogue, in Beyoncé’s Lemonade music video and many prestigious fashion campaigns.
Zac Posen and Winnie Harlow arrive at the 2019 Harper’s BAZAAR Celebration of ‘ICONS By Carine Roitfeld’ held at The Plaza Hotel on September 6, 2019, in Manhattan, New York City
“I love to brainstorm with different creative minds: we come up with so many fun ideas. So I was excited when Steve Madden approached me for this collaboration. They allowed me to have a lot of freedom in this special collection. I can’t wait for the world to see it.”
How do you like this exotic faux reptile boot with featuring a sharp pointy toe and trend-savvy reptile embossing? Super versatile, it can be worn over-the-knee or slouched down for a chic fashion moment
Black Harlow Reptile Embossed Over the Knee Boots, $169.95 at Nordstrom and Steve Madden
Red Harlow Reptile Embossed Over the Knee Boots, $169.95 at Steve Madden
Yellow Snake Print Harlow Reptile Embossed Over the Knee Boots, $169.95 at Nordstrom and Steve Madden
Named after her younger sister, we also love the Western-inspired Tina boots featuring a willowy stiletto heel and a silvery rand wrapping the pointy toe. You can buy them in beige snake print, black leather, pink snake print, and white.
Tina Pointed Toe Western Booties, $149.95 at Nordstrom and Steve Madden
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