For holiday parties, consider sleek, sexy, sizzling styles from Soho-based accessory designer Alejandro Ingelmo, who combines cosmopolitan designs with influences from his Cuban heritage. Ingelmo’s great grandfather was a cobbler in Spain; his grandfather built a successful men’s shoe company in Cuba before the family moved to Miami.
A top ten contender for the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards, Ingelmo’s celebrity fans include Beyonce, Emma Stone, and Jennifer Lawrence. His glamorous women’s styles, from peep-toe booties to lace-ups, are available locally at Neiman Marcus. He’s also known for fashion-forward sneakers for men. (619.692.9100, www.alejandroingelmo.com)