I Heart Heels: Your designs are described as daring - and very artistic. Where do you get your inspiration?
Alejandra G: I'm inspired by so many things. From European runways to colors I see walking or driving down a street. My mood also sets the tone for my collection - and the music I'm listening to at the time. I just feel like I have a canvas and I'm creating art. It's a gift.
"I love when someone tells me they love my shoes or that I inspire them to chase their dreams. It's the most amazing feeling." -- Alejandra G, shoe designer
IHH: How did you find your way to the shoe business?
AG: I've always been into fashion, but I had a dream about shoes. Crazy as that sounds, it's very true. The shoes in my dream were so vivid I felt this wasn't a regular dream, but a calling. I sketched shoes the same day and then made calls. God blessed me with a huge magnate in the shoe industry, my mentor Joe Ouaknine. It started from that point two years ago.
IHH: What is it you like most about designing high heels?
AG: I love to see them on people. I love when someone tells me they love my shoes or that I inspire them to chase their dreams. It's the most amazing feeling.
IHH: What would you say to a more conservative fashionista afraid to wear a bold shoe?
AG: I would say every now and then a woman should try something new in her wardrobe. You can still be conservative and have a fabulous bold shoe and bag. I'm wearing a white blouse and jeans today with my Yesi pink heels and a neon green purse. I'm still conservative with a splash of color to create a fabulous outfit. Colors bring life to an outfit and just make me feel happy.
IHH: A lot of celebrities wear your heels. Who would you love to see wearing them one day?
AG: My fans. Women who love my shoes. Those are the most important people to me. Of course I would love every celebrity to wear my shoes! I don't have favorites, but I'm a huge fan of Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.