Months ago, I was at a MNO and was admiring the gorgeous shoes of a beautiful and hip mom in my son’s kindergarten classs. I told her they were beautiful and totally my style, and asked where she got them because I wanted to run right out and get a pair for myself. To my surprise she said, “I am a shoe designer and these are mine.” Wow, really?! Gotta love multi-tasking moms! I was so taken with her shoes, that she kindly offered to gift me a pair 🙂
Let me tell you about the lovely and creative Taline Farra. After years of honing her skills as a designer, Taline’s natural talents led her to designing shoes. Having grown up in the shoe making business, Taline slowly developed a keen eye for shoes and shoe design. Building on her natural design flair and talent for shoe making, she decided it was time to launch her own label. Married to an architect, further inspired Taline to create symmetrical designs that showcase timeless classic styles, resulting in unique hand crafted shoes. Her designs are inspired by the carefree California disposition and tend to have a modern artisanal flare and understated funkiness which I absolutely love!
Each of Taline’s designs are custom made and one-of-a-kind. She buys recycled leather in small quantities in order to give each shoe a unique look and texture. All of her shoes are feminine, comfortable, versatile, high quality and hand crafted in Los Angeles from start to finish. Supporting a local mom and product, I am all for that!
The shoe I coveted is called the Maui Wedge Sandal This is a slip on wedge style platform sandal in a soft and yummy distressed latte brown leather. I can’t get over how comfy they are, how hip they are and how high quality the craftsmanship is. The love that goes into the creation of these shoes is totally evident. I dig the slightly asymmetrical cut of the leather and how sexy it looks from a side view. This is the type of shoe that goes with everything, you can dress it up or down and it is built to last. A perfect summer shoe.
Let’s hear it for this awesome, fab mom and her creative brilliance!
Check out the entire Taline Farra collection HERE