Our buyer and resident cat lover (one of the many, but possibly the most committed), Alex, is making her big debut on the Solestruck blog! She will be tellin’ you all about what inspires her, what she saves to her desktop (mostly cats), and possibly her deepest darkest secrets- if you’re lucky. Also, keep an eye out for her on Instagram and Facebook for some sneak peeks, behind the scenes shenanigans from our buying trips, and what shoes she’s deemed worthy enough to be on her feet. See the best random photos from her desktop and read the interview below to find out a little more about the girl that picks out your shoes!
Name: Alexandra – I go by Alex
Interview by: The entire Solestruck office
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Being able to not wear pants, and it being okay.
What’s your most prized possession in life?
The love of my life – Kitty!
What’s your favorite drunk snack? The one you make at 3 am and eat sitting on your kitchen floor.
Taco Bell or McDonalds!
What do you like to collect – besides shoes?
Vintage scissors and crazy rocks/crystals. Oh and cat shirts…but thats not weird.
If you had to pick one type of food to eat forever what would it be?
You and kitty are trapped on a deserted island – what two items can you not live without?
Kitty’s hairball control cat food since she won’t eat anything else and sunscreen for my pale pasty skin.
How many times a week do people assume you’re a boy, and how do you typically handle that?
At least once a week, but usually I just go with it.
Surprise – you’re not a boy! Tell us something super girly you love.
Make up! I’ve always been really into it regardless of how tomboy-ish I am.
You have to take a bath with one of your coworkers. Who do you pick and why?
Melissa – because she said if I didn’t pick her she would be mad at me!
After seeing hundreds of shoes each season how do you keep track of what is good, what is amazing and what is hideous?
I have a really good memory when it comes to shoes so the ones that are amazing stay in the back of my brain FOREVER. The ones that are good stay in my short term memory and then I forget about them until they deliver. As for the hideous ones – I don’t like those ones and try not to think about them but I see a lot of them every day.
How long does it take for a shoe you order to actually deliver to Solestruck?
It all depends on the brand – It can be anywhere from a month to a year.
What’s your favorite part of being a buyer?
I see a lot of shoes so finding the really amazing ones that I can still get really excited about is my favorite part. At the end of the day I’m still just a girl that loves a good shoe.
How lucky do you feel to have a sexy Korean assistant who’s ready to throw his body at you any chance he gets?
What are your favorite brands or designers?
Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, and Acne.
What toppings does your dream pizza consist of?
My favorite is – olives, mushrooms, canadian bacon, and jalapeños. Its weird, I know.
If you could turn Kitty into a boyfriend- would you date him?
No way! She is too needy!
Name one secret talent you have?
I am really good at crocheting.
Would you rather have crazy eyebrows tatted on you or eat moldy cheese that’s been left out in the sun for 2 days? You can not get the tattoos removed.
I’ll take the cheese. My eyebrows are very important to me.
When you’re alone- do you talk to yourself? If so, what are you usually talking about?
I am usually talking to Kitty. I ask her about her day or why she barfed on the rug again.
Do you ever doubt your shoe buying choices?
The worst is at the buying shows – at the end of the day we all get really tired and our opinions on shoes are no longer valid – until the next day.
What is your favorite thing about working at Solestruck?
The amazing people I get to work with everyday. My coworkers are the shit!