Since we know you love shoes as much as we do, we've made it our mission to keep you up-to-date on all the stylish trends and happenings in the footwear world. And what's our latest kicks crush, you might ask? Zendaya's upcoming shoe collection, Daya, which was created in collaboration with her stylist Law Roach and is launching this spring.
Naturally we jumped at the chance to talk to Zendaya and her stylist about all things shoes at the pre-launch party for Daya in Los Angeles. (The event will even be featured on an upcoming episode of David Tutera’s CELEBrations this spring on WE tv, if you're experiencing some FOMO.) From how to walk confidently in heels to some A+ style tips, we came away with amazing pointers from the 19-year-old fashion wunderkind.
Scroll down to read our full interview with Zendaya and her stylist Law Roach, and preview styles from their upcoming shoe collection, Daya!
WHO WHAT WEAR: What's your best tip for walking confidently in heels? And for tall girls, in particular?
ZENDAYA: Don't be afraid to practice in heels. When you're cleaning your room or when you're doing the dishes, wear some heels around the house so you get comfortable walking in them. And if you're tall, people are going to comment on you being tall, whether you like it or not. So you might as well be extra tall—you might as well look fabulous while they comment!
WWW: Why did you decide to start your shoe line?
ZENDAYA: [I wanted] to hone in on one thing. If we did womenswear, you'd have to do a certain demographic. We decided shoes were more universal and allowed us to have more fun and do what we love.
LAW ROACH: No matter how old a girl is, or what size she is, shoes are always something that bring in new life. An old dress and a new pair of shoes? There you go.
ZENDAYA: New outfit, new woman!
WWW: What's your best trick for making heels more comfortable?
ZENDAYA: Absolutely wear Daya shoes, because I added extra padding to the bottom. I call it extra squish. That is something that I personally deal with, and my fellow women will no longer have to worry about that. You're welcome!
WWW: What's the best trick you've learned from your stylist?
ZENDAYA: I've learned to not care: to not care about what people think, to dress for yourself, to not listen to trends. You have to focus on creating your own trends and starting a movement of your own.
LR: If we focused on trends, she would be naked on every red carpet. That's not what's going to happen.
WWW: What are your favorite shoe styles right now?
LR: For us, it's all about booties and a single-soled pump. Classic, great staple pieces. They never go out of style.
WWW: What's your process like when getting Zendaya ready for red carpet events?
LR: It's a collaborative effort. It's much simpler than people would like to believe. We scour the collections and go through submissions from new designers. We see what we like, we get it, we try it on, and there you go.
ZENDAYA: It's really easy. 1, 2, 3, bam, bam, bam.
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Opening Image: Earl Gibson / WE tv