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The Birth of Dorothy African Yellow- As Told By The Designer

Intended only to be a 1 of 1, Dorothy in African Yellow quickly became a hit and created a life of its own. I was skeptical of this color before but my wife had very strong views about the combination of mustard yellow with the splash of red and really wanted to create a standout shoe color to wear for our very first runway show.  2018 birthed our limited edition Dorothy African yellow which we launched 2 years later on the brands anniversary. The demand for Dorothy was so high that since then this color was only available as part of our special anniversary editions released in late fall. Although it’s highly loved and a clients favorite it is time for us to...

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Agnes Bethel, A Brand Built On Terms of Endearment

"When shoes become a way to express love and unshakable devotion"- Tanita Gray A few years ago we had the honor of doing our first intimate 1 on 1 interview with an amazing woman who has been in the footwear industry for 20+ years. She has worked as a lead designer for Beyonce's House of Dereon, Naughty Monkey and other top brands. This interview really breaks down the backstory of how and why Agnes Bethel started in the first place. This brand has been brewing since 2008 and neither one of us knew it. Here is an excerpt from the interview below.  Agnes Bethel – Several years ago, I was approached via email by a gentleman who was in need...

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The Story of Origin - As Told By The Designer

Origin - the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived. ‘Origin’ was the very first shoe I created over 14 years ago for my wife right after moving from San Diego to Tennessee and 1 year to the day before I had my 2nd heart surgery. I can't explain the feeling I felt when I saw the DHL driver pull up to the front of our house with my creation. Origin started as a bet and turned into a creative outlet for me to take my mind away from all my health issues. I became passionate about designing and all I did everyday was create shoes I wanted to see my wife wear. At the time I never imagined...

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Bianca Me Please!

They say when life gives you lemons you make lemonade, but what do you do when life gives you BEAUTIFUL leather, produced sample shoes and Covid-19? The answer: Our first ever sample sale!  Bianca first debuted as a sneaky platform pump in 2018 during this same year we released our Spoiled pump in a glamorous metallic specchio leather. To help reduce our carbon footprint and eliminate waste we used the left over leather from the production of Spoiled to produce a sample full size run of Bianca as a slingback for a show that we were ask to participate in during New York Fashion Week that was postponed due to Covid. Every now and then designer's will produce a collection or sample certain...

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A Sexy Sandal

Our most popular sandal was featured in on Forbes.com.  Pat is a beautiful plush velvet sandal with metallic gold trim and a thick PVC strap across the in-step for extra stability. She was inspired by one of the original Halstonettes and one of few African American models to gain prominence in runway and print during the mid 1960's and 1970's.   Our Pat sandal is a celebration of confidence and natural beauty. She is a sophisticatedly sexy sandal and should be worn with caution as she will be guaranteed to turn heads.   

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