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How do you start a collection? I begin each season thinking about what I want to have in my own closet, and what my friends would want. I also look at a lot of old movies and photographs. For fall, I was really into Roman Polanski’s 1960s films Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby.
Do you have a best seller in your line? We’ve become pretty well known for our boots. Our first boot, the Elka, was so popular we’re bringing it out this fall in midnight blue. We’re also introducing a line of handbags. The Hattie bag—after my grandmother’s nickname—is a very soft satchel in Italian calf.
What shoes (besides your own DESIGNS) do you wear? Vintage flats and low heels from the ’70s and ’80s, the period when I was growing up. I’m one woman who’s not into superhigh heels. And I’ve never stopped wearing Minnetonka moccasins since I was a little girl.