What was the inspiration behind this collection?
I was inspired by the rusty orange hues of the American Southwest and the brilliant blues of the Riviera Maya.
What is your “must-have” item this season?
A “must-have” this season is an espadrille on either a ballet or a wedge.
What is your personal fashion philosophy?
I’ve always said, “Get dressed feet first!” Pick your shoes, and then choose what outfit to wear.
What do you think will draw retailers to your collection this upcoming season?
This collection is a cohesive lifestyle collection. It is fun, fashionable, feminine, and flirty.
If you could dress a celebrity, who would it be and why?
Everyone wants to dress Michelle Obama, but she’s “on the go” just like our customer. She’s busy with her children, her husband and her work so she needs shoes that can carry her through her active days and let her beautiful summer style stand out.
What three items are essential to you during market week?
Three items that are essential to me during market week are my Blackberry, comfortable (but fashionable!) shoes, and healthy snacks.