So back in the day when I was in Fashion, I had the great fortune to sketch and dabble with design. ❤ I wasn’t THE sketcher…or THE designer…but I had an opportunity to try – thank you to my boss for that! 🙂
I am not an artist, and never claimed to be. Nor, really, a “designer”…but I certainly loved it, and was thankful to be able to give it a go. 😀 I have a plethora of sketches, and sometimes bust out the pencils because I can’t help myself! Totally taught myself, so there is hope for EVERYONE!
One of my first trips to China resulted in one of my first boot designs… A military / combat style boot, lace up, with straps. RAD.
and I was BESIDE myself when it made the line! I know it’s not a big deal for everyone but I was so, SO excited! The boots were named “Larry.” I still don’t know why, though I’m venturing a guess that our name database was getting smaller by the minute (you can’t even IMAGINE!) (Where is that “GASP!” emoji!? Anyone know?)
I was always surprised the boots weren’t given a female name, though maybe the namer felt the namee was too, er, masculine? Given the details, I feel like they *could* have a been a she.
I might have called ’em “Dux” or something. Yes, I did see Bloodsport as a kid. I have an older brother! Or what about “Rogue” or “Sonja”..? I dunno… Larry felt like a let down (take no offense, boots, I love you all the same!)
We ended up detailing…him, I guess!…in black leather with “oro” golden lining, and gold metal details. I LOVE this boot. Love. And it’s not because I drew the thing…it’s because it’s glam AND badass at the same time. ❤
I wore them to the Dojang this morning because, SNOW. And I gave one of my boys a big smooch while in them also – note that he is totally lit up because HE loves them so much too! 😀
Yay for sketching, and triple yay for making the line! Though others may have passed HIM by here or there, I will always have a special etching on my heart that reads “Larry.”