The World Needs Sophia Webster

I'm not going to totally get into why I stopped blogging for as long as I did, but I will say that the failure of my own line had something to do with it. I can't explain to you the feeling of getting your own shoe line, and being SO excited about it, only to have it taken away from you. It was devastating and to be honest, a little embarrassing. Those of you who followed my blog before know that I loved making girly fun shoes. Working with Betsey Johnson as her shoe designer was one of the best experiences of my life. It was […] Read More

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Betsey Johnson Runway Show Spring 2012

I got a few tweets asking why I wasn't at Betsey's runway show yesterday. Well, for those who didn't catch my post, I'm no longer Betsey's shoe girl. :( Steve Madden bought out the company and along with it came the rights to make the shoes himself. I did however, check it out. I love and will probably ALWAYS love Betsey. Working with her was the highlight of my so far 7 year career in shoe design. I love her ready to wear as well. She's someone you can always count on for girly fun clothes that are never too serious. Sometimes not serious at all.... ...classic […] Read More

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Spring? Is That You?

The California sun seems to think it's time for Spring. It's so bright and sunny out, yet not warm enough for shorts, skirts, and shoes like these...(Shoes I designed for Betsey Johnson)Unfortunately these ones were never made for the masses due to the buy-out :( Lame, I know.Not to worry! We'll soon have shoes like this in my new and still yet to be named line! Thank you guys for all your suggestions BTW. You're awesome. I'll let you know what we're going with as soon as we clear it with the lawyers.Stella LOVES shoes, like her mama.Follow my blog with bloglovin […] Read More

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Hello 2011!

Well, it's already the 5th day of the new year and I'm finally making a post. Not a great start for the blog, but I've had a really great start to the year! I have a potential project coming up that could change everything so stay tuned!!I'm leaving for China in the morning and I'll be there for a week working on Bebe and Rock&Republic and hammering out the details of this "potential project"... I'm super excited. :)What are YOU excited about for 2011? According to some people it's going to be the last year of human existence so we better make it count! haha.I […] Read More

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Reality… Shoe?

Right before I left for Europe we had a reality show filming at work. It was really fun actually, and though I can't tell you everything about it, I can tell you that it is a show created by the super talented Sam Mettler of Intervention and it's produced by Ryan Seacrest's RSP. It will air on A&E, though I'm not sure when.On the show, I interview a potential designer... but that's it! That's all I can say ;)We filmed in our showroom. Shoes shoes everywhere!It was really cool to see how a reality show works. They hid a mic in my cleavage and after […] Read More

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