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February 27, 2013

Meet our Senior Manager of Marketing: Vanessa!

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Hi Vanessa!  What is your official  job title here at ShoeDazzle?

Vanessa:  I am the Sr. Manager of Marketing & Consumer Insights.

Favorite perk about working here?

V:  It ‘s being on top of fashion trends without event trying.  We’re constantly surrounded by it!

Yes.  ShoeDazzle is very fashion forward in a high paced environment!  How would you best describe your style?

V:  Always effortless.  I add a pop of color or something edgy every now and then to keep it interesting.

Effortlessly chic is what you’re known for in the office.  Now, let’s talk about your flawless skin!  What’s your beauty regimen?

V:  It’s a really simple one.  Cleanse, moisturize, BB cream for the day.  I’m all for the multi-purpose stuff.  The only thing I’m really particular about is SPF!

Good ol’ SPF.  The best anti-aging remedy.  So…you recently got married (and to a doctor)!  What’s it like being so young and married?

V:  Honestly, it’s not much different than not being married.  We’ve known for a very long time that we’d spend the rest of our lives together.  When you know, you know.  All that’s changed is we had a huge party and a legal document that says it happened.  And the being married to a doctor part?  Well, he’s a urologist, so we have interesting dinner conversations.  In all seriousness, I love talking to him to put my work stress into perspective.  I’m selling hot shoes, not saving lives.

Yes, two very different types of stress. What’s are some of your favorite spots to visit?

V:  My favorite spot I have traveled to is on the Big Island in Hawaii.  My husband and I saw a tiny sign with an arrow pointing to the southern most tip of the US.  We followed those signs for miles in complete darkness until we got to the biggest waves we’ve ever seen.  It was simultaneously scary and peaceful.

Sounds a-mazing.  What are your next travel plans?

V:  We’re finally going on our honeymoon later this year!  The destination is a surprise.  He’s planning it and not revealing anything until we get to the airport.  I got a good one.

You really did!  He better let you know what shoes you’ll need to pack!  What are your shoe must-haves of the moment?

V:  I’m loving the sneaker wedge.  They’re super easy to wear and instantly adds so much to your look.

They’re a trend that we’re really loving!  Are there any funny stories you want to share?

V:  My husband built me a ridiculous sized shoe closet when I first started working here.  Sweet gesture but I think he was sick of all the pink shoe boxes piling up!

Wow.  He has about 500 brownie points right now!  What’s something we wouldn’t know about you?

V:  I used to be a dancer.  I even auditioned for the Laker girls.  It was a long time ago but it’s still a secret dream of mine.

Love it!  You’ll have to teach us a dance class soon!

On Vanessa:  Hiroko