Meet the beautiful shoe designer Joyce Echols. I have known her for several years and was so thrilled to have the opportunity to try on her chic high-fashion shoes as well as take these pics and do her interview. Both of us being creative gals, we had so much fun role-playing for this photo shoot. Backbends and waitressing!
The first thing I noticed when I arrived was how unique, edgy and attractive her shoes and boots were. The second thing I noticed, and maybe more importantly, was how unbelievably comfortable they were. I immediately turned to her and said “Joyce, I don’t get it, these shoes are so damn comfortable! How do you do it???” She explained the Italian craftsmanship and specifically the way they are designed. Her shoes have grommets, ribbons, barbed spikes, rhinestones, gold coins, fringe, guns in holsters, pony print, chains and fur. Incredible!!! Check out our video interview and get to know this remarkable lady better.
After a career in styling and art directing, designer Joyce Echols put the pencil to paper and began sketching high-end shoes, a dream she embraced since she was a child. Joyce combines the unique, independent spirit of Texas – a little rough and rowdy, yet metropolitan and vogue – with the inspiration from the objects she adores. Her shoes combine Texas-sized flair with impeccable Italian craftsmanship.
Though Joyce is beginning this fashion endeavor in high-end shoes, her sights are set much further, she intends to grow her company for many years. Her plans include creating accessories and handbags next, eventually designing clothing. I have already seen some of her jewelry and it’s fantastic. My fave are the mink rings. I have one and everyone who sees its asks me where I got it.
Photos/Assistance: Angie Fanelli