Illustrations: The GR1 by MOLLY

Today, I’ll be sharing a sketch map detailing some of the different ways the interchangeable silhouettes of The Gemini Rebirth 1 can be styled, as well as the individual 3-in-1 looks for each pair… Enjoy! The GR1 Attached, Detached, Laced-Up & Interchanged styles The GR1 – OLIVE/VERT (left); The GR1 – OLIVE/VERT – SLIPPER (right)Continue reading “Illustrations: The GR1 by MOLLY”

The Journey To Molly: Are We There Yet???

Yes, yes, yeees! And… no. After 8 months of working tirelessly on the first model in The Gemini Rebirth collection, The GR1, 1 month awaiting my shipment, and nearly 2 weeks having to wait for clearance with customs, I finally received all 250 handcrafted pairs! If you’ve read any of my earlier posts such asContinue reading “The Journey To Molly: Are We There Yet???”

Let’s Talk Real Life: Reflecting On Failed Job Offers And Dealing With Redirections

During my design & discovery journey, I found myself in situations where I was overly eager to gain more knowledge and experience in various aspects of the footwear industry. This often led me to explore job openings ranging from lower levels to top tier positions in established brands. At some point, I would have killedContinue reading “Let’s Talk Real Life: Reflecting On Failed Job Offers And Dealing With Redirections”

The Journey To Molly: Manufacturing Mishaps & Plummeted Partnerships.

At the start of my Journey to Molly in 2018, I was straggling the fence about whether or not I would like my brand to remain exclusively one-of-one custom pieces or to mass produce and share these unique and intricate designs with a larger, still limited, number of sole lovers. It was one hell ofContinue reading “The Journey To Molly: Manufacturing Mishaps & Plummeted Partnerships.”

The Journey To Molly: Winning The Prestigious A’ Design Award

After months of nervous waiting, I am glad to share that Molly can now be addressed as an award-winning brand! Of 46,222 submissions, The Gemini Rebirth proudly holds 1 of 3 winning spots in the 2019-2020 Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Award Category for The A’ Design Award Competition. It is the world’s largest designContinue reading “The Journey To Molly: Winning The Prestigious A’ Design Award”

A Dollar And A Dream: My First Order of Custom Molly Shoes.

I’m about to sell my very first pair of handcrafted Molly shoes- cute, of course with my edgy take, sturdy and ready to be envied. The problem, however, is that it’s bitter sweet. There’s an indescribable feeling of comfort; of love; of peace; of joy, that I get when I make any pair. It’s likeContinue reading “A Dollar And A Dream: My First Order of Custom Molly Shoes.”

The Journey To Molly: Unveiling My First Pair of Handmade Shoes & Dealing With Creative Block.

The last time I bared my soul, I was stuck on the disappointment of not having my very first pair of shoes finished AND having to deal with not living up to my own expectations. I have a deep-rooted fear of being mediocre. I don’t know where this trait stems from, but its a driveContinue reading “The Journey To Molly: Unveiling My First Pair of Handmade Shoes & Dealing With Creative Block.”

The Journey To Molly: Why I Put A Pause On Shoe-Making.

Shoemaking has given me a totally different perspective on life. These days I tend to feel a lot more purposeful and optimistic when I wake up. Not that I wasn’t at all to begin with, but it’s pretty heightened lately. The mere thought of a dream that seems so out of reach remains frightening, butContinue reading “The Journey To Molly: Why I Put A Pause On Shoe-Making.”

Real Life: The Struggles Of Building A Footwear Brand

Starting a business could either be the single most terrifying thing on the planet or the most liberating thing. After years of expressing my love for shoes through conceptual sketches and proof of my helpless addiction peeking through the crack of my closet door, I decided to start a footwear brand called Molly. It wasContinue reading “Real Life: The Struggles Of Building A Footwear Brand”