We’re crazy for J.Crew‘s brand-new Italian Shoe Collection, and we’re not the only ones. The beloved brand’s creative director (and self-proclaimed footwear enthusiast) Jenna Lyons gives InStyle readers a peek inside the making of the luxe new line in this exclusive video. Watch the clip above to see the flirty Etta pump transform from a simple sketch at J.Crew‘s New York City headquarters into what J.Crew calls a “shiny pony” in the hands of skilled craftsmen in a small workshop in Pisa, Italy, where the collection is brought to life. “Anyone who thinks that a shoe isn’t informative about who you are is making a mistake,” quips Lyons, as she shows off the Italian Shoe Collection’s jeweled flats, sequined heels, and super-soft suede pumps. The entire collection, priced between $125 and $378, is now available in stores and online at jcrew.com.

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