So when it came to the Black Cat before coffee I hate everyone after coffee I feel good about hating everyone shirt in addition I really love this drawing board, Welch was given free rein to create her dream collection and express her personal tomboy style. “With all my collaborations I create stuff that I personally want—it’s kind of selfish,” says Welch of her approach to design. A well-loved pair of vintage Red Wings provided the blueprint for the Hellbent, a mid-calf lace-up boot; the Rally Cry, a Chelsea boot with an over-the-knee pull-on sock, was inspired by a trip to Tokyo; and the Antidote, a crepe-soled platform creeper, is her elevated take on a staple in her own wardrobe. “The names are all motivational,” says Mellon of the tongue-in-cheek monikers worded to inspire the wearer.
As for styling, Welch’s stock-in-trade, she advocates pairing the Black Cat before coffee I hate everyone after coffee I feel good about hating everyone shirt in addition I really love this creepers with a sharp suit, the combat boots with a hyperfeminine dress (she modeled them with a pretty Prada number for the campaign shoot), and the sock boots worn pushed down with jeans or pulled up with a short skirt. The language of style aside, both women know that actions speak louder than words. With that in mind, Tamara Mellon will be donating $10 to I Am a Voter, a nonpartisan movement dedicated to creating a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement, for each person who texts TMxKW to 26797 and checks their voter registration status on September 22, National Voter Registration Day. “You don’t have to be an activist every day of your life,” says Welch of the incentive. “But as Gloria Steinem said, ‘Voting isn’t the most we can do, but it is the least.’”