Behind the Scenes with Chai Vasquez II
Chai: Inspiration comes from everything and anything that touches my life. It can be a Van Morrison song, a paperclip, a tree, a movie, and even sometimes smells or the earth itself. But if I had to give credit of inspiration to anyone or anything in this world today, it would have to be my daughter Natty. 11 years old and my muse, not many have that luxury.
B/H Girls: Aw. . thats so sweet! But what made you decide to design shoes instead of bags or clothes? Why shoes?
Chai: Eventually ready to wear and accessories will be in the picture, but for the time being shoes are my passion. There’s just something about a beautifully sculpted heel, a well thought out design, and the essence of glamour that protrudes through the sexy women that wear my designs that keep me wanting to create.
B/H Girls: What does C Label have in store for us next year?
Chai: Well, if I let the cat out of the bag then what would be the fun in waiting right? All I can say is that I mature and learn more each day and that you can expect the collection to be better with each season. I guarantee you’ll love it.
B/H Girls: Oooo that sounds exciting! Where do you see C-label in five years time?
Chai: Well respected and continuing to stun my audience. Like yourselves!
B/H Girls: Which celeb do you think has the most fantastic shoes?
Chai: Whichever one has at least one of my pairs in her closet…just kidding. I’m not one to choose a particular celebrity. In my eyes, every woman that has a passion for shoes is a celebrity.
Comfort or style? Both. How could you wear something that hurts or something that looks like last weeks lunch?Mary Kate or Ashley Olsen? Again, both. Each with their own style sense. And their twins!
Round toes or pointy toes? Whatever fit’s the occasion girls.
Diamonds or Pearls? Let’s end this like this: combine them…break the rules.
B/H Girls: LOL, very smart answer. And lastly, and possibly the most typical question of all, If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is the one thing you cannot live without (besides food and drinks)?
Chai: That’s too easy. My daughter.
B/H Girls: Aw. . no wonder your shoes are so completely ADORABLE! Thanks sooo much for this interview. We can’t wait to see your newest collections!