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sonyablue_small.jpg Putting your best foot forward is easy when you slip into a pair of Gigi Favela’s. These shoes are not only designed to be cute, but they’re also quite comfortable. That’s a relief to any woman who has ever tried to hold it together while enduring the pain that a pair of stilettos can cause. “They’re highly wearable,” explains Monica Favela the designer behind the brand “With 3mm of Poron dual layer anti-shock/comfort padding and walkable heel heights. If I go over 3.5 inches there’s a platform involved. Fashion is first with wearability being a close second.”

Monica has always had a love for shoes as evidenced when she shares one of her early childhood memories. “One of my fondest moments is sitting in my mother’s closet, inhaling the leather smell of her knee high cognac boots.” That love later manifested itself infoGigi Favela (named after her daughter) which launched earlier this year. Favela spends 2 to 3 months of the year working in Italy with artisans and technicians, who treat Monica’s vision with TLC to turn out the posh pumps and boots that you won’t likely see on your girlfriend or co-worker, “Gigi Favela’s are truly limited edition; you won’t see yourself coming when there’s sometimes as little as 20 pairs of combinations in existence.” states Monica.

Dubbed as the “Mixmaster” while she was in college, Favela’s obsession with color and material give way to a wide range of styles that are perfect for any occasion. We can pretty much imagine a place in our lives (and our closets) for each design in this line; we’ll start with studded peep-toe pumps (for work and for play) and throw in strappy gilded sandals (just because!). Sigh, so many shoes, so little time.

Hurry over to www.gigfavela.com to shop for your next favorite pair of shoes. Clutch readers get a 20% discount now through November 30th by using code “Clutch20” at checkout.

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(1) Tartufo Silver Miniboot, $575, Madison Beverly Hills, (310) 273-1203, , (2) Mat. Girl White Mini Boot With Tie, $300 (*On Sale) shop.gigifavela.com, (3) Courtney Cognac, $660, Antonia’s, Newport Beach, CA (949)644-6910

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