Your new collection is all about California. What elements of West Coast style inspire you?
The sunshine and positivity and its blue sky punctuated with tall palm trees all played a part in the inspiration for the Spring/Summer Collection. I also love the idea of Hollywood glamour mixed with a vintage style.
Beautiful weather can make us dress more casually, but there is such a glam aspect. What will we see in the shoes?
Artisanal details emphasized by the bright color palette of buttercup, coral, and Maliblu. I took the idea of the palm motif and interpreted it across different styles throughout the collection from the Mina boot to the Prova wedge.
LA has become a scene for modern art and architecture. How is that reflected?
There are architectural influences reflected in the collection. Sandals are sculpted into heels that experiment with new angles in the Dora, Mayje, and Trix.
What style icon do you picture wearing the shoes?
A modern Marilyn Monroe. Someone with an effortless sense of style and laid back glamour, a girl who is innately confident in herself and has a playful sense of fun.
Festivals have become the platform to experiment with a more "anything goes," bohemian style. They are a global catwalk for a more laid back style where you aren't taking yourself so seriously.What would be your essentials for the 2016 Coachella festival?
The Mina boot for a laid back bohemian vibe and the Vernie ankle tie flat in canyon tobacco suede.