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The formative years

The formative years

I went to a Catholic high school in Worcester, Massachusetts. Back then, in the '70s, everybody wore hideous uniforms. To cope, girls would express themselves with massive hair and enormous shoes.  I was a junior in high school when I...

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Meeting Tim Gunn

Meeting Tim Gunn

When you have incredible mentors, they push you to do improbable things. Under Aki Choklat encouragement and insistence, I pursued my Masters in Footwear at Polimoda Fashion Institute. To a retired telephone repairman, design is a foreign language. I struggled...

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Handmade, with Passion

Handmade, with Passion

Another unexpected journey my shoes took me on, was to the town of Vigevano – a stunning historical and architectural town outside of Milan. In the town center is the Museo internazionale della calzatura – the International footwear museum. Vigevano...

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