A Market for Sole-Sisters

To put it quite honestly what's the one thing that a fashionista might focus on to complete her outfit? It's simple ... shoes, of course!

If you're a funky sole-lover as much as I am then you've probably flipped through favourite magazines viewing a few styles by the creators of Plomo shoes, an under-the-radar label that's known for their avant-garde gladiator sandals and leather heels, and all entirely wearable. Whether their style's for you or not, it's most definitely a conversation starter. 

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to catch up with Galia, one of the lovely ladies behind the brand to find a little bit more about what it's like working with your close friend, taking a small concept internationally, and more importantly being able to live your dream. 

Keltse and Galia, the founding designers of Plomo shoes met in Mexico after Galia co-hosted a fashion TV pilot. The two became close friends, and deciding on becoming business partners was a match made in... well, Mexico actually! "When I wanted to start making shoes it only seemed natural to invite Keltse to the project. We have a great connection and respect each other tremendously. I think that's the secret - trust, and respect," said Galia.
With Keltse now living in New York the collection has also gained an added urban feel to some of their designs than the previous collection, giving more versatility to their market. "We design things that we would love to wear ... strong, confident, smart, and daring women wear our shoes," said Galia.

"It's been amazing what we have accomplished in such a short period of time, we're already in all of these amazing stores." 

The ladies attribute the alluring aesthetic of their designs by their heritage; both born in Mexico having a love for sexy and edgy styles, "both of us are latin, so I guess it has an influence on our look and design, all of our customers always tell us that Plomo is very sexy," said Galia. They actually offer a variety of styles in their collection ranging from leather heels with a high-spiky appeal to studded or boot inspired looks, amongst many others.


After chatting with Galia, it's easy to see that these hardworking gals are dedicated and inspire women to go after their goals no matter what they might be, what's their advice to an aspiring shoe designer? "Be patient, and to realise that you never stop growing or learning. We have learned so much in the past year and a half, and are very conscious that we still have a long way to go. That's what makes it so exciting," said Galia! 


The new summer collection is online or perhaps in your local boutique!
For more locations visit www.plomoshoes.com


Getting to know Galia & Keltse:
On their sartorial style...  Both of us are very sexy, urban, feminine and elegant. We also own alot of shorts its quite funny. Boots with cutoffs and a blazer, or tight bandage skirts & a loose silk blouse. We like things that look they have been lived in.


On inspiration... People, paintings, nature,& street-wear inspires us. For F/W 2011 we were inspired by the color of the leaves in the fall, by menswear and schoolgirls, also Gustav Klimts painting, "Forest of Beach Trees," & Lou Dillon´s style.

Favourite designers? Yes, Isabel Marant, Christophe Decarnin, & Karl Lagerfeld


On biz + friends...  We're so similar that we can shop at the same store separately & end up buying the same things.  


What's next?... To keep on growing & keep on selling. We want the buying experience to be a lot more personalised.



Photos: Courtesy of Plomo Shoes
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44 comments

  1. CMeAsChanel13 June, 2011

    I have never heard of Plomo Shoes. I went and checked out their online site and I can definitely see why you featured them. I'm gonna have to see what I can get for myself and send you a pic of me in my hopefully soon-to-be new Plomo Shoes!
     
    Chanel
     
    http://wtfash.blogspot.com

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  2. CMeAsChanel13 June, 2011

    I have never heard of Plomo Shoes. I went and checked out their online site and I can definitely see why you featured them. I'm gonna have to see what I can get for myself and send you a pic of me in my hopefully soon-to-be new Plomo Shoes!
     
    Chanel
     
    http://wtfash.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh, this is also new for me. Their shoes have some attitude too. Fierce!

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  4. Wow! Outstanding!
    The shoes really fascinate me! Cool!

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  5. I love this mini interview and insight, these two ladies sound like they've got an amazing future ahead of them! I enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing!
    xoxo, Veena <3

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com/

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  6. Fantastic post! I too am all about the shoes when it comes to fashion - they are my favorite thing to shop for!  :)

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  7. those shoes are so hot! yeah, a pair of shoes def make or break the outfit!! :D

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  8. Thanks Erika!
    yes, I think the shoe is an important asset (as many other elements) to your outfit! -xo

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  9. Thank you Veena,
    So glad that you took the time to read it, I agree, they have their focus in the right direction & so nice!

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  10. Hi Chanel,
     So happy that you got a chance to vie, got your msg. via twitter. :)  Yes, do check them out, let me know which ones you buy! -xxoo Have a great day!

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  11. Great article - hadnt heard of them - always good to hear of a new brand getting out there and doing well - like you i love shoes!!  x thanks for your great comment 

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  12. love the shoes definitely a shoe fanatic!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  13. Emily Capretta13 June, 2011

    Shoes are def important!!! This is a fun post! Thanks so much for visiting my blog as I found yours and am now a follower!!

    www.mrscapretta.comRecipes Fashion Marriage

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  14. Emily Capretta13 June, 2011

    Shoes are def important!!! This is a fun post! Thanks so much for visiting my blog as I found yours and am now a follower!!

    www.mrscapretta.comRecipes Fashion Marriage

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  15. They've put a unique spin on their shoes. Fantastic

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  16. Madison so nice of you to introduce new designers. I went on their website and in fact I have been to the store in L.A. (Diavola) where their shoes are sold. I will definitely make a return trip and now view the shoes with different eyes. I love the construction of the shoes, it is edgy and yet wearable. Love the ones with the bows in the back!!

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  17. what cool background info! I love the shoes in the first photo! The color is perfect!

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  18. Sweet Veloso14 June, 2011

    I love shoes...I have been buying a lot of shoes lately...I hate it when I get depress or something hahahaha!!!! 

    great post and I miss your blog babe!!!

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens@mistytewest

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  19. Yes!!! Shoes always complete me!!! I think shoes definitely complete and outfit, then comes the accessories!!! :)
    I am heading over there now. :)

    p.s. I'm hosting  giveaway! :)xoxo,Mel

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  20. That's great Ambu,
    I'm so happy that you can appreciate their designs. Yes, the bow sandals and many others are a favourite of mine as well. Thank you! :)

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  21. Hi Emily,
    A warm welcome to you...I'm so excited that you stopped by to view the post. Yes, shoes really are key aren't they! Thanks for the comment! :-)

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  22. Thank you Claire, I appreciate your comment. Yes, it's nice to see such a new company flourish so rapidly! :)

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  23. I thought you might like them... Thanks! Have a  great day! -xo

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  24. Thanks Nefferth! I agree they are fierce & spicy fabulous! :)

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  25. Hi Mandy,
    I can see why... these designs are really fascinating and alluring as well. It's hard to choose with one to love more! Thanks!  :)

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  26. Thank you! I'm happy that you liked it, so glad to introduce this company to you all! Enjoy your day! -xo

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  27. SweetNESS!!
    Thank you so much, so glad that you had time to visit. I understand about work, as I've been super busy as well. Welcome back dear!

    Thanks,
    Madison :)

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  28. Hey there Mel,
     Was just thinking of  you (since I've been doing a bunch of DIY)!
    Thanks so much, do check them out, even more cool styles online.
    -xxoo

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  29. What a great interview - I've never heard of this brand before, so it was a real treat for me to be introduced to such a fabulous designer duo! Their collection is awesome.

    Thanks for visiting us, your blog is lovely! We're now happily following :)-jsorelle in style

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  30. Ah! I love women who love women!!! I'm sorry, we need to support each other and their attitude makes me want to hug them...and their designing makes me want to love them!!

    Wonderful highlight Madison, I'll be sure to look out for them!

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  31. Thanks Jamillah, You're always an absolute supporter. 
    Yes, they have such a good attitude on business and in general.
    I'm certain they will go far! :)

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  32. Welcome to FASHION TALES!
    Hello & thank you so much for taking the time to read this interview.
    So glad to introduce you to a new & exciting brand! -xxoo 

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  33. Mademoiselle Poirot14 June, 2011

    I had never heard of them, but the shoes are fabulous! Shame I'm rubbish at walking in heels... ;-) Love from London xo

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  34. I haven't heard of them before but I'm definitely going to check them out some more!

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  35. thanks for introducing me to this brand!! i love the flats with the bows up the back :)

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  36. i love the bows on the back of the shoe! so creative and new :-)

    mordrian xo

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  37. I am such a shoe gal, these designs are right up my ally! Thanks for introducing these lovely ladies and the brand. Will definitely be on the look out for them.

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  38. Hi Noelani,
     Great! A pleasure to introduce you to a new brand, yes do check them out they have many stores throughout the world... and more to come!  :)

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  39. You're welcome Zarna! The bows are the cutest... Thank you! -xo

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  40. Hi there,
     there are also a few flats versions of styles, sandals... Cheers & thanks for the comment!
    ~Madison 

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  41. FashionPad17 June, 2011

    Love these shoes!!!

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