What's in a name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
- Shakespeare 

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Many have asked why I give my shoes a name and what inspires me.
"Is there a meaning behind it?" 
"Do you think of the names before you design them?" 
"It's. Just. Shoes. नाम क्यों देना है?" 
Just a few such questions have come my way, and I'd love to address these all at once.

First off, names hold a lot of significance and I strongly believe that they embody a person's (or in our case, a shoe's) personality. You see, every time I think of a new design, I imagine who'd be wearing it... What's this girl like? how does she walk? How does she like her shoes? Do they reflect her taste? Is she demure or gutsy? Does she like wearing heels she can run in or does she like mixing up a western dress with an ethnic pair of juttis? 

...And then I imagine her name. 

From the formal and chic Valentina to the rebellious and bold DeeDee, my shoes and their names reflect their personality. And believe it or not, it takes all but a second to do that. Hopefully you find one that protects your personality and your taste in clothing. 

So when they ask "what's behind a (shoe's) name?" I say, "A LOT." 

Shoe love,

P.S. - Have you ever liked the name of any of my shoes? Tell me in comments below. 

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