“It’s like riding a roller coaster. It goes up and down,” explains Ruthie Davis of her whirlwind life designing shoes and accessories for the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé Knowles. “And if you do it long enough, you don’t get too freaked out about the downs, because you know the up is coming.” While Ruthie’s signature edgy glamour has been embraced by the glitterati, you don’t have to headed for a red carpet to embody the confident woman for whom Ruthie designs. “My shoes are for women who feel good about themselves—who want to express themselves,” Ruthie clarifies. “Women who feel good about standing tall.”
So what advice does the design maven offer women dying to walk a mile in her heels? “Have that mindset of a challenge, and love it, and say, ‘Bring it on,” encourages Ruthie. Guess your heels are never too high for you to keep on growing.
—Video by Amy Stringer