The biggest players in the fashion world are descending on New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which kicks off today. But designers and stylists aren't the only ones getting in on the action. This past week, Chefs Aaron Sanchez, Chris Cosentino, and Marcus Samuelsson announced that they have teamed up with Mozo shoes to create their own footwear lines. The shoes will reflect each chef's signature style and persona. For instance, Cosentino's designs are inspired by California surf culture while Sanchez's are inspired by his Latin roots.
In other footware news, Chef Marc Forgione has a menu lined up for this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival that is inspired by the Brazilian flip flops company Havaianas. The menu, which he'll be serving at the Havaianas “Taste of Brazil” beach bar includes chimichurri, coconut beignets, and strawberry batida.
In other non-sequitur culinary fashion news, the French underwear and fitness clothing company, Lytess released a line of undergarments infused with caffeine to encourage weight loss. The underwear, which resembles Spanx, has tiny caffeine-filled capsules woven into the fabric that is meant to massage the skin during wear and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Now you can enjoy a culinary indulgence that will enhance your appearance for a change.
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