"The next one is a grey sling-back with a black toe and its all suede. When I was designing that one I wanted something that was trendy but also practical, and I named it after Lisa Messenger. Lisa was the one who very kindly put me on the cover of The Collective magazine last September and that was a huge highlight for me. I'm definitely a person who when it comes to magazines I'm always behind them, so it was really bizarre to be on the cover of one because I had obviously left my print career and had ventured off into the world of digital at that point and I was and still am building Gritty Pretty as a business. When Lisa put me on the cover of her magazine — which is printed in something like 37 countries around the world — that was a huge moment. She's someone that I consider to be so inspiring. I don't know if you've ever seen her speak, but her energy is completely contagious . . . but ever since Lisa gave me that opportunity there have been so many other opportunities that have come my way which I believe are a direct result from that. So yeah, Lisa has played a huge part in my life when she took that chance on me."
The Lisa, $244, Shoes of Prey.