I lived in Dallas for a year when I was young and forced to leave my native Philadelphia following the closing of the big newspaper I worked for. I found a lot of strange things (like no nightlife downtown) and
Before I got into doing shoes, I was a long-time lover of sewing. Still am, as a matter of fact. It's just that now my fabric stash is being used in the creation of one-of-a-kind fabric collage shoes.
Last summer I raided
Given the name of this blog, I probably ought to talk about this glitter thing. Now,I’m not normally a glitter girl. I’m not glitzy or glamorous. I don’t wear diamonds (my engagement ring has sapphires and garnet). But I find
In the late 1980s through the late 1990s, I studied Zen and learned how not to be so impatient with myself, others, and inanimate objects. This was really, really useful when I started applying Swarovski flatback crystals to shoes….
My second adventure with Steve Madden shoes (see my previous post about his hightops) went to the other end of the spectrum: I started with a pair of elegant and sexy suede heels in a loden green.
Now, I know better than
I’ve been working on going Steve Madden one better. His shoes are fabulous and my first chance to mess with his work came when I got an email on a huge sale he was having. (I’m not about to experiment