I always thought that I should design my own shoes. Not only because I constantly find myself full of ideas but because I found that over the years I found myself becoming more and more particular about what I was looking for in the footwear world. I’d be in need of a higher heel, or thicker strap; hunting for the perfect combination of materials or whatever else, and constantly be disappointed that such a shoe didn’t exist. I also wanted to design for others- I had so many friends and family members and complete strangers coming to me asking for help in order to find them a perfect pair. When I teamed up with the great people at Shoes of Prey last year, I was finally enabled to make a few of my designs come to life.
This is one of the first pairs of shoes I ever designed and I actually had them made for my mom as a Christmas present last year. Infact, they are the first of my designs I saw come to life. She loves blue and enjoys little kitten heels. After 20some odd years of shopping with her, I knew exactly what catches her eye and created for her what I felt was the perfect shoe. Made of rich blue silk and black leather, I had them made, boxed and shipped up from down under. Watching her unwrap these and seeing the excitement on her face- and knowing that these came from my own creative mind- was one of the most amazing moments I’ve had so far on my journey in fashion.
I’ll be sharing a couple of my designs this week so stay tuned for more of my own creations. I’ve been wanting to share these with you for a very long time but have never been able to find the proper words to go with the shoes. But I figured, I can’t share them unless I try, so here I am, about to tell you my designs as it is.
Enjoy your first Monday of Summer! There are huge changes going on here at Talk to My Shoes, and hopefully I will be able to share some more excitement (and shoes) with you over the season!