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September 12, 2011

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Western Boot Factory

First and foremost, please excuse how horrible I look in this picture. It was like 500 degrees outside –as I was in the middle of the desert– and my hair was not feeling it. I had also gained a couple of kilo’s from how incredibly well the Spanish eat, like kings….hence my belly looking like a bloated lump. On another note, most of you know that I was away, in Spain, turning my designs into […]

March 16, 2011

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A Trip To The Gaziano & Girling Factory

I remember the first time I ever visited a shoe factory; it was Santoni’s factory in the Marche region of Italy, and being there (due to me being a shoe freak) was exactly like a little kid discovering Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The showroom was amazing, the factory floor was immaculate (especially for a factory) and shoes were everywhere. It was literally like shoe heaven. And the building I was in was just one of […]