MEET OUR MUSE: Deanna Richmond of Deandri

Deandri is starting to become a household name around the office, I mean, almost every employee has bought a pair already! So it’s no surprise that we wanted to really get to the know the girl behind the brand, Deanna Richmond; designer and head lady at Deandri. We’re definitely getting inspired from this mega talented designer, cause not only does she create the shoes we lust over, but the girl also draws!

We’re so inspired by the awesomeness that these drawings project, that we created a contest around it! Check it out here, but first, scroll down to read our quick Q&A with Deanna!
NAME: Deanna Richmond
AGE: 21
LOCATION: Los Angeles
CELEB CRUSH: they’re all dead and I can’t pick just 1! Jim Morrison, Edie Sedgwick, Ian Curtis, Marilyn monroe, Audrey Hepburn, etc…

Q: What inspired you to start your own shoe line?
A: I originally designed clothes and jewelry. I decided to learn how to hand make shoes for fun in a small factory. I made some shoes for myself and ended up falling in love with it. I made a few samples and Whala!

Q: When did it really start to hit you that Deandri was becoming “in demand”?
A: when Solestruck, the site I go to for my shoeporn decided they wanted to order my shoes.

Q: Who would you most like to see wearing Deandri?
A: I honestly just love seeing it on my customers most! It’s such an amazing feeling knowing someone wants to own my shoes! Celeb wise, grimes! Which she just got a pair of black on black Olga’s! Crazy!

Q: Which clueless character do you most identify with?
A: omg!! One of my fav movies! Would love to say Cher but probably Tai.

Q: Weirdest stalker moment?
A: never had the pleasure with a human, but my dog lambchop stares at me and follows me everywhere.

Q: What’s the one thing in your closet you’d die without?
A: my high collar shirts.

Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
A: genie powers, then I could change my powers to whatevers.

Q: Favorite Simpsons character?
A: Itchy and scratchy!

Q: What’s next for Deandri?
A: I’m working on my clothing line and new shoe designs!

Q: Word of advice to aspiring designers out there?
A: Don’t ever give yourself limits and make a lot of mistakes, they are you’re biggest strength.

Images taken from the Solestruck profile


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