Born in Argentina and based in New York, Sofia ‘Chufy’ Sanchez is truly a global citizen. The art director turned 'model influencer' has collaborated with countless luxury brands over the years, and was naturally a shoe-in (pun intended) for the face of Roger Vivier’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
Bruno Frisoni, Roger Vivier’s creative director, channelled his inspiration of Sanchez’s Argentinian heritage to create a new, limited edition Viv’Tango bag.
“Roger Vivier is an incredible brand that has made its mark on fashion history," says Sanchez. "Lots of images stick in my mind: the Vogue cover in 1965 by David Bailey, Brigitte Bardot in thigh-high boots for a video in 1967, and all of those fabulous women who have worn Roger Vivier on their feet: Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, and so on.”
Browse Sanchez's favourite spring accessories from Roger Vivier:
Go lacy with Guipure
“I wear the booties with jeans and a leather jacket for walking in the street and running from one appointment to the next, or hurrying to the airport.”
A hold-all for your next getaway
“I like bags that are classics with a twist. I always travel with a small and a big bag. The Viv’ cabas is perfect for that; it holds everything you need for a long-haul flight, an iPad, a passport, an iPhone, my jewellery, but doesn’t take up too much space.”
Slip-on sandals for sunny days
“I like the simplicity of the Slidy Viv’, their comfort, and that signature Vivier touch: the diamanté buckle that catches your eye! With a long skirt, they are perfect for an evening in Ibiza, and with boyfriend jeans they are ideal for going for a drink in the Marais.”
A heel for every day
“The podium heel has the perfect height, silhouette and heel, in coloured suede or leather sandals, even when – like me – you’re on the go for 18 hours on the trot.”
Boho chic is back
“The Flower Strass line has that cool twist that only true luxury possesses. The Espadrille version goes with everything: a beach wedding or a gallery opening in Soho.”
Text by: Rebecca Cairns