Meet Franco Sarto

My heart leapt while cruisin Twitter a couple of weeks ago and seeing this:

— Belle’s Vue (@BellesVue) March 20, 2013

First thing I ask of course is, “How do I RSVP?” Next thing I know, I’m standing in line to meet fashion shoe designer, Franco Sarto. You may have seen his gorgeous shoe collection at department stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s. This charming Italian man knows how to design for a woman – starting as a young shoe cobbler. With a solid shoe-building foundation, he continues to design quality shoes for all women from the classic black pumps to the fun cork-wedge sandals. And his shoes are moderately priced from $70 to $190, great for us women who are looking for high style for less.

Check out some of the pictures from the meet and greet!


Models wearing Sarto’s cute cork-wedge sandals. You can see him chatting (with an interpreter) with some fans to the right.

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Me and the charming Franco Sarto. And he signed my choice of shoe illustration!


My favorite shoes from this spring collection – the cork wedges. This is also the shoe illustration I picked :)


They had cute Franco-Sarto-shoe cookies!


I’m the newest Franco Sarto shoe model 8)


Ahh dresser top is now complete – framed and autographed fashion illustration from Franco Sarto.

I’m so happy I got to meet shoe designer Franco Sarto! He’s a very friendly and humble man. And although he only spoke Italian, I could see the joy in his eyes, getting to meet his fans and talking about his passion – shoes. Meeting creative and successful people like Sarto, just keeps me going. What energizes you to keep working toward your dreams?

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