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The Story of my SS17 "Caprese"

Posted: Jan 22 2017

Hey shoe dolls,

So this is my very first post on my blog. I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to post any blogs. I promised myself that this year I would post a blog at least once every 2 weeks. So with that being said, I want to tell you the story of how I created my highly anticipated "Caprese" rope sandals. 

In February of 2016, I was in Venice, Italy on business for meetings and visiting new material suppliers. ‎As a designer I feel the need to travel to different countries to not only find new materials, but to get inspired by other cultures.  

Fast Forward....

It was a gorgeous sunny  Monday and my agent and I were having lunch at this cute boutique hotel. It had amazing Panini’s (I swear I can still remember every bite)!  So as I am sitting down savoring every bite of my lunch, I noticed all this colored rope hanging from the ceiling (They were dangling all over the ceiling).  I was actually quite surprised I didn't notice it the second I walked in the restaurant.  I stared up at the ceiling and was immediately inspired! I started mental sketching ideas of how I could create heels with rope.

This was the mental birth of "Caprese‎".  

Right after lunch, we headed to meet some new suppliers we had already planned to visit after "siesta". (Siesta- when businesses close for about a 90 minute rest/lunch break) Anyways, so we drove down some quaint streets that were close to the Grand Canal and arrived at a supplier that carried ornaments, trims, laces and a few other things. I quickly found their rope section, which was filled with tons of rope of different sizes, material and colors. I picked out 5 or 6 colors and took them back to my hotel room.

I sketched a few different styles with the rope in mind and finalized one sketch that I felt captured a women's flirtatious, yet delicate nature. I fell in love with "Caprese" the day I sketched her. 

"Caprese" had now come to life!

I can't wait to release them in February and for all of you to enjoy them as much as I do! 

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