#SHOES ARE MY LIFE
As a little girl growing up in Italy, I was completely obsessed with shoes. My mother tells the story of how, at age four, I was dragging her to all the shoe boutiques in Torino...Shoes have been my life for as long as I can remember. After studying footwear design, I went on to design shoes for many fashion houses including Juicy Couture, Donna Karan and Alice & Olivia. Today, my home is New York. I am a mother, a wife, and entrepreneur. I’ve been designing footwear for 25 years...it’s time to make the shoes I’ve always wanted to wear.
#I KNOW A GUY
How often do you hear someone say they ‘know a guy’? Everyone claims they have special relationships with their Italian factories. But let’s be clear – there’s special, and there’s special. My dear friends are the most esteemed shoe manufacturers in Firenze. While dreaming up SCLARANDIS, I described my new plans to them over breakfast. By evening aperitifs, we’d struck up a deal to make my shoes. It’s good to have friends in the best places.
#LET’S GET REAL
We make big sacrifices to look fabulous in skyscraper heels. Sacrifices to our health, our mobility, our comfort and our bank accounts. You owe yourself better. I created my namesake label around this simple idea: The perfect pair should fit you and fit everything you do. Better shoes, at better prices. There’s no great secret. We work hand-in-hand with our shoemakers; from stitching the uppers to impeccably packaging them. You never spend outrageous amounts for that luxury.
#TRY THEM ON
From picking up your kids, to walking confidently into a meeting, to chasing down cabs, to feeling fabulous at a dinner party... I want my shoes to make every day better. Timeless, feminine shoes of uncompromising quality, that actually work with your life – not against it. Our shoes look great in pictures. And because you can actually do everything in them, you look great. Trust me. Do yourself a favor. Try them on.