Interview With Mme Weathersby Shoes


Mme. Movie La Reine Mid Calf Boot

1. How did you come up with the idea of creating Mme. Weathersby Shoes?

Mme creates apparel, handbags, and footwear, also furniture. The shoes are getting the most buzz at this point. I love history architecture, culture, and all things feminine. That’s where my ideas come from. I can look at a petal, and in my mind, a collection can come forth.

2. Your collection is gorgeous, how do you draw inspiration for your feminine designs?

Anything that stands still, planted or moving can inspire me. I love the arts, not so much pop culture. The past inspires me more than the condition of the world today.

3. What is your favorite shoe you’ve ever created, and why?

I don’t have one, but my mother always says, “This is my favorite.” Then another design is made, and I outdo myself. I like a good challenge. I’m an INTJ, so I enjoy perfection, and want my customers to know that they have purchased a piece of wearable art, that brings them good attention.

4. Tell me a little about the process of making your shoes – how long does it take, on average, to make one shoe, for example?

It depends on the factory. I have gotten some duds, believe me when I say that. I was going to do a peacock shoe, and the factory gave me a green shoe filled with ghastly feathers and sequins. It looked like Big Bird on crack! Their favorite line, is “You don’t like?”

5. What do you look for in a shoe?

Beauty, Wearability, tailored perfect merchandise.

6. Number of shoes you own?

Basically everything you see in my collection , and then some, not all of Mme shoes are shown to the public. I do not own a pair of designer shoes, but I would like to someday. Like a pair of Chanel Ballet Flats.

7. Favorite designer?

YVES SAINT LAURENT the original master of course. I have his books, DVD of him. That man was genius and I will always love what he created, and the great skills of his business partner Pierre Berge. The old masters are dying out. I would love to have met him. Remember these were the days when the designs had classy mothers, and sophisticated lives, and imitated what they saw, but made the clothing of the future , which is what we wear today. Christan Dior, the original master, is my favorite also. Remember Yves worked for Christin Dior when he was a teenager. Oh, don’t forget the genius of modernity Mr. Lagerfeld.

8. What’s on your playlist now?

I don’t listen to that much music except for upbeat jazz like IILYA-they DIED FOR BEAUTY. That album is great A++, remember that Revlon Commercial with Halle Berry, and a song called Bellisimo. I love listening to commercials because the songs are better than those on the radio, which I don’t listen to, except for talk radio, classical, and jazz. I love my SADE, Jackson 5, and I’ve been listening to old Motown music, and rediscovered a great group from the 80’s called the System. Oh, and Robert Palmer, what a great artist.

9. What was on your Christmas wish list?

I don’t really celebrate Christmas. Maybe if I get married, or have children I will celebrate it. But very soon. I would love to go to an orphanage and give presents to those parent-less souls, and make them happy and have a pep talk with them. I have a heart for orphans, and people that can not defend themselves.

10. What’s next for Mme Weathersby?

Loads of trade shows like WSA, The Magic, La Fashion Week, hopefully to premier the apparel, furniture and perfume, Haute Couture appointments etc…

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Shine This Holiday Season In Dazzling Shoes

Nine West Timepiece Pumps, $89 at NineWest.com

These are the shoes I ended up bringing to Kansas with me for the holidays.  I would have brought more options, but I had for myself the goal of packing light, and I succeeded – fitting everything in one suitcase (under 50lbs) and my laptop bag!  These Nine West pumps are perfect, with the beaded decoration on the heels and the supple suede upper, and of course black goes with everything.  Not to mention they make my legs look AHH-MAZING and my feet don’t hurt after a few hours in them.

Of course, one pair of heels just won’t quite cut it for me…I did make a shoe purchase at TJ Maxx the other day ($69!!!) that will make me look and feel like royalty during the New Year’s Eve festivities.

Sam Edelman Queenie pewter booties, $159.20 at Shoes.com

What shoes are you wearing during your holiday parties?  Post a comment below and let me know, and you can always upload them to ShoeHunting.com and show them off there, too!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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I was making my usual morning rounds in the blogosphere, and wouldn’t you know many of my fashion friends have created wonderful gift guides.  It’s not too late to finish up your holiday shopping!  If you have gift guide links to add, please do so below in the comments.

Gifts Under $40 For The Fashionista (FashionGrail)

Shoe Holiday Gifts 2010: Chocolate Shoes (ShoeBlog)

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Have Yourself a Very Techy Holiday (Fashion Pulse Daily)

Luxurious Giveaway: Robert Verdi’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide Recommendations (Beauty Stat)

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Like the shoes in the picture above? Want to get them for FREE?! Today’s the last day for you to visit the ultimate shoe lovers’ site, ShoeHunting.com, where you can do just that.

How to Enter: Sign in or sign up at ShoeHunting.com.  Then comment on either the Fergie Blazing bootie or the Fergie Lustin slingback, and share your comment via Facebook or Twitter.  Lastly, “LIKE” Fergie Footwear on Facebook.  ShoeHunting will randomly select one winner to win both pairs of shoes.

The giveaway ends at 11:59P.M. ET December 16th (TODAY), so get to clicking quickly! Go here for full details and rules.

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Snow Boots

There’s no denying that, whether you’re an UGG devotee or just like the way sheepskin boots feel, these cold weather boots are more than just a passing fad.  In fact, sheepskin boots make a great holiday gift for anyone on your list.  After all, who doesn’t want to keep their toes warm and cozy?

This month I have an exciting promotion to share with you from DesignerShoes.com on sheepskin boots: Save 10% on Tamarac brand boots, slippers and moccasins through December 31 with the coupon code TAMARAC. This is the same company that makes slippers and boots for big stores like Nordstroms.   Most of the styles have genuine sheepskin lining, and uppers are either suede or soft leather. Soles are good for indoor and outdoor wear, featuring non-slip ridging.   Sizes fit men and women, from size 5 to size 16, including wide, extra wide and triple wide widths on some styles.

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