What I've been up to


Hey, it’s me again! I’m back and ready to start blogging! Is it even called blogging anymore? Journaling?

 It’s been so long since I’ve last blogged. A few times in my previous blog, I commented that I want to start blogging more, and unfortunately, I never had the time. I’ve been working on a lot of projects and traveling that I have not been able to have a moment to write, or more the inspiration to write. When you’re tired, there is not much you want to do, but chill. 

 I also feel a little overwhelmed with today’s social media, and trying to keep up with it, and figuring out my voice. There is so much pressure to have the perfect photo and communicating thru perfection is just not my bag.  I connect more with writing even if no one is reading..lol. Are you feeling that way about social media?

Earlier this year, I made a decision to update my website (it’s actually more of a revamp), and at the same time relaunch my blog.

I decided to start the blog from scratch, and share not only about shoes, trends, my process, but share about myself. There is more to me than shoes. I love fashion, art, furniture, travel, and even have an entrepreneurial streak, and can share more about things I’ve learned over the years. I would also love to hear from you. So, don’t hesitate to email me and ask questions.

So, let’s go back as to what’s been going on. I’ve been working on several projects. I traveled to China about eight times in the last two years.  I went to India twice, Tokyo, Hong Kong so many times that I don’t even know the exact number, and New York a ton. It’s been exciting but promise you not glamorous at all.  I’ve been super excited to be working on these projects, and just put all my energy into it.

The project launched and am quite happy with the results so far.  I will share more about that in blog posts to come, but for now, know it’s been an interesting ride.

I moved my office to an actual studio in Downtown LA’s fashion district. I love having more space, being able to have a shoe library, material library, and a space that’s separate from home. I love being surrounded by other creatives, have walking distance access to leathers, trims, and materials. Lastly, I love downtown, and so of course being inspired with the hustle and bustle of DTLA is always exciting.

Thanks for reading my long story, but want you to know I’ve missed sharing, and hope to connect to more with you. Whether you’re an aspiring shoe designer, a working shoe designer, a creative of some sort, or anyone who just wants to talk about shoes, fashion, art, architecture, business,  I want to hear from you too!





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