Launched in May of 2009 Mallory Musante took the footwear industry into her own hands. Her hand painted (with no chip paint) designs are showcased in her one of a kind collections as well as custom designs. I was the unfortunate one who missed the recent press preview, but I did have the pleasure of later viewing the collection and interviewing Mallory on what’s to come for her brand:
– Where do you see the brand (your projections) this time next year?
I see the brand expanding and becoming more well known in regions other than the New England area. I also want to expand into more shoe styles and hopefully open a studio space, which will probably be a few years down the line.
– How will/do you accommodate for larger orders? Will you always be hand-painting the shoes?
I don’t typically do huge bulk orders because they are all hand painted but if it is something like a bridal party, I will definitely accommodate them especially since there is typically quite a bit of time to finish their order.
I do eventually want to replicate my designs by mass-producing them so they are more widely accessible to customers but they won’t be hand painted if I do this. However, even while I’m mass-producing designs, I plan on continuing to hand paint designs as well.
– Who is the ‘Mallory Musante’ girl? What’s her style?
The ‘Mallory Musante’ girl is a woman that has a strong sense of style and isn’t scared to make a statement with her shoes.
– Will you be expanding the line to include wedges and/or flats? (Personal question!)
I definitely plan on expanding into different styles. I plan on adding flats next and eventually expand into wedges, peeptoes, etc. in the future.
I love the pumps but waiting patiently for those wedges and Mallory I’ll be first in line when they hit stores! For more visit: http://www.MalloryMusanteShoes.com
*photos via Mallory Musante