Happy Friday, chicsters! I was so, so thrilled (let me go ahead and squeal!!!) to catch up with mega shoe designer Ruthie Davis this week (hello, she's a go-to for the likes of Beyonce to Selena Gomez and Fergie!) and talk about her appearance on the new BRAVO show MAD Fashion that premiered this past Tuesday night. Fashion designer Chris March, a former Project Runway contestant, makes his outlandish creations for clients, such as Ruthie, come to life. If you missed the first episode this week, watch it on BRAVO on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. CST. Now, time to talk heels...
I Heart Heels: What makes a fabulous heel?Ruthie Davis: A fabulous heel is one that makes a woman feel confident and powerful and sizzling hot! A great pair of heels should almost become like a part of a woman's body - her foundation. A great heel is not an accessory - it's a body part!
IHH: Which heels did you wear to the premiere last week (pictured above)?
RD: My new Spring 2012 Pandora mary-jane pumps in navy. They have a six-inch heel and two-inch platform with a pointy sculpted shape. Love them! I actually initially designed them for Dennis Basso’s Spring 2012 fashion show, but loved them so much that I had to put them in my line.
"A great heel is not an accessory - it's a body part!" -- Ruthie Davis, shoe designer
IHH: What did you love most about being on the show MAD Fashion?
RD: I loved the people involved in the show and the humor! Chris and his team are totally amazing. I think it's a rare experience to be surrounded by such totally original, creative people. It's refreshing to immerse yourself in an environment where everyone is perpetually thinking outside of the box. I like an environment where I'm allowed and encouraged to dream big!
IHH: What makes you so "mad" about fashion (in a good way, of course!)?
RD: I've always been inspired by fashion and style. I think that embracing the "extraordinary" in the form of a fabulous dress, or a killer pair of heels, really allows a woman to touch the divine. There's some sort of unexplainable feeling of being alive that one gets when they feel strong, confident and sexy in great fashion.