I like to think there is a little bit of a rockstar in each one of us. I mean who hasn’t danced their way out of a bad mood? Bad break up? Bad hair day?

Music is the language we use when words are not enough. It has the power to motivate, inspire and move us. You’d be surprised how many of your favorite shoes were the result of a power ballad. And then, of course, there is the way in which they make us move.

For us, here at Heaven Has Heels HQ, we posed the question: What comes first, the strut or the heels? Suffice to say, we couldn’t agree on an answer. What we could agree on, is it’s almost impossible to have one without the other.         

In this issue, we explore the relationship between music and design; how one creative endeavor can greatly affect another. And how we, as lovers of fabulous accessories, have a lifetime of memories stored in those songs, those shoes, that bag.

As you go about your week, take a little moment to reconnect with your favorite strut song. Or better yet, enlist your co-workers as DJs for an Ultimate Strut Playlist. There really is nothing like a spontaneous dance-off to brighten your day.         

We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed creating it. Until next time, may your heels always be as high as your standards. — ANGELA GILLTRAP