We asked fashion designer and stylist Kendra McCullough about her biggest fashion passion....
Q: In fashion, what is your biggest passion?
A: SHOES!! I like shoes.
Q: Have you ever given someone shoes as a present?
A: I haven’t but I've helped others pick them out, especially my mom and my sister.
Q: Can your feet feel the difference between good quality and poor quality shoes?
A: I think so. Good quality leather molds and fits your feet. Man-made or cheap leather stays in its place.
Q: Do you have a favorite shoe?
A: I would have to say Alexander McQueen shoes are my favorite. I love the ones made mostly before his death but I do own a couple pair from after his passing.
Q: Do you remember your 1st “good” pair of shoes?
A: Ooh!! Good question! I think my definition has gone up over the years but a few years ago Jeffrey Campbell produced a pair that was black with spikes. It was “a good kick start”!
Q: How did you feel when you were wearing your Jeffrey Campbell spikes?
A: I loved them! They were a real attention-getter. I coveted them for months. I saved and saved and finally bought them.
Q: When did you fall in love with shoes?
A: As a kid, even in soccer, everyone else wore black and I had neon. At seven years old I wanted high heels but my mom said “No”. I tried to make my own heels from K’nex but it didn't work.
Now I mostly wear black, white or denim clothing. I like my shoe to be the star. I truly believe that shoes make or break an outfit.
Q: Do you have “enough” shoes?
A: No! Never! I constantly find fabulous shoes that I covet.
Q: What shoes would you never wear?
A: Crocs, there are others but I will stick with Crocs.
Q: Which shoes do you feel are indispensible in a woman’s wardrobe?
A: I would say a neutral/nude pointed toe pump.
Q: Who are your other favorite shoe designers?
A: Jimmy Choo, Yves Saint Laurent and, I have to say again, Alexander McQueen
Q: Do you have a shoe that “got away”?
A: Yes, a pair of Jimmy Choo flats that was on sale. They had a pointed toe with cut-out design. They were purple tone, grey suede and they sold out just before checking out on-line. I still think about that shoe as it had the most beautiful shade of grey. I’d never seen it before or since.
Q: Do you judge people by the shoes they wear?
A: Every time!