Our Story: About the Founder

Lauren has her Bachelors of Fine Arts from University of California, Santa Barbara and left that beautiful weather for the cold (yet amazing) Chicagoland area. While she is a non-practicing attorney (and a proud member of the Illinois State Bar Association), Lauren can’t help but live the creative life and is constantly inspired by the art and culture in Chicago.  With an artist family and background, Lauren says “in my family, we didn’t have a choice not to be creative!  The arts were a way of life.”

Each pair of shoes takes Lauren between 3-6 hours per pair to paint in her Chicago studio. After giving them a glossy waterproof seal, Lauren personally boxes them up and ships them straight to you.

Her awesome husband, two chubby cheeked young kids, and trusty dog often serve as fabulous “interns” on her many trips to the post office.