It's all in the details for L.A. jewelry designer Tiffany Kuntz. Intrigued by her Grandmother Ruth LaGrandeur’s creativity as a jewelry designer and lapidary, Tiffany followed in the family footsteps studying at the Gemological Institute of America. After honing her skills working for several emerging labels, she launched her own eponymous line in 2007. Fascinated by the deconstruction of shapes, repetition and textures, Tiffany Kunz creates thoughtful, eco-conscious pieces of jewelry perfect for every occasion. We put her in today's Well Heeled Hot Seat to talk fancy footwear. — TiffanyKunz.com
Sequins or Satin? I know it's not an option but I'd have to say leather, I doubt you'd ever catch me in satin or sequins.
Flats or five inches? Definitely flats for my everyday. Running around downtown L.A. is pretty much an everyday occurrence with my job so I have to be able to last hours in whatever shoe I'm wearing. I do love slipping on a beautiful, well made and designed heel for evenings out with my husband though. There's just something about putting on a heel that makes you feel so good, even if they make me over six feet tall, which they always do, but I don't care!
Tiny tote or enormous bag? Enormous bag for sure! I don't know why I have so much to carry. Every day I agonize over what to bring with me when I leave the house. I always have my sketch pad, a book or two, a magazine, food, sunglasses, tons of lipstick, head phones, power cords. I try to anticipate anything I may need throughout the day and it just gets so ridiculous.
Overdressed or under-dressed? Understated I would say in both clothing and jewelry. I love being comfortable in a t-shirt, sweater and jeans and minimal gold jewelry that I don't have to take off and then building on that depending on what the day looks like. I feel like I spend a fair amount of time in curating what goes into my closet so that day to day getting ready is simple and quick.
What's your fashion mantra to the masses? Wear what makes you feel good and dress for yourself and your day. If you feel comfortable in what you're wearing you won't be distracted by it and can focus on other things that come up throughout the day.
If you could be one shoe what would you be? Oh, this is a great question, I think I'd have to go with a hiking boot. I know it'd be hard work but you'd get to be out in the world taking in amazing scenery and having adventures!