I know right now the biggest question mark is running through your mind and, we have to be honest with you when we first heard of this, we where like what in the world could this be? Our Fashion/Style Reporter got right on top of this and let me tell you it is just a Fabulous invention that a wonderful Designer from San Juan, Puerto Rico is bringing to all of us! Without any further hesitation we want to get right into our interview so you can see what exactly is a “Heel Condoms”. Introducing Sandrysabel Ortiz of The Heel Condoms!
LFF: Hello Sandrysabel, I’m so excited to be interviewing you and introducing you and your Fabulous creation to all of our readers. Sandrysabel, tell us a little about yourself. SO:I studied Finance here in Puerto Rico at the University of Puerto Rico and got my Bachelors Degree in Finance, then I moved to NYC where I had an Internship with 2 major Investment companies. I came back to Puerto Rico where I worked for another well know and established Financial company for about a year and most of my professional life has been in Finances. LFF: Wow, Now how exactly did you come up with your company and product? SO: I have always been a person who has loved and loves fashion, and in my past career I always traveled a lot and I have had a passion for Shoes. I think if you travel and your trying to make sure you have the right shoe for each outfit you know how time consuming it really can be which in turn lead me to produce the “Heel Condoms”. I felt like “If I dress up why can’t my shoes dress up?” LFF: Now when you started thinking about the concept of dressing your shoes up, did you sit down and sketch out your idea or how did you come up with this? SO: I was talking to one of my family members (my grandfather) and I stated, I really wanted to start my own business and to come up with a brilliant idea and build a great business around it. He told me that he thought it was a great idea but he wanted me to first focus on my schooling and so that is what I did, but some time passed and I then was speaking with my Aunt and who is very fashionable and she really encouraged me as well to step out and try it. I started to learn how to sew because I didn’t know anything about sewing and my good friend helped me as well and we came up with the prototype of the Heel Condoms! (we would like to introduce you to the Heel Condoms (hot):
LFF: When was the company and the idea started? SO: We really started moving very quickly and everything from the manufacturing, the development and the site took place all this year 2010! LFF: Congratulation! That is rather quick! SO: Yes and the response has been just phenomenal!! LFF: Did you think that this would take off so quickly and be such a great success? SO: I kind of thought that it could take off quickly because it is such a unique product but, at the same time you know you have to create a need for it so the name is something that we thought it would be something great to catch the attention of people, men and women, because it makes for a great gift for a guy to give to his girlfriend, wife or mother or whomever. I’m always excited when I hear the feedback from people and I wear them all the time so when you, hear someone who has tried the product it is very exciting and just so good to know that people are loving them. LFF: Now is there a certain kind of shoe or size that the Heel Condoms are made for? SO: It fits any shoe size and it really depends on the cut of the backside of the shoe, such as if the pump is with a thick heel or kind of wide at the heel base, it may not fit properly but, any stiletto it will fit perfectly. The Heel Condoms is designed for a shoe that is like the ones that our model is wearing in the photos with a keen line. .
LFF: How do you go about selecting fabrics and production? SO: The process is very quick in all honesty and the fabrics are sometime from what I may see or the manufacture of my products may see fabrics that she thinks I would like for the Heel Condoms. LFF: What is the price point for the Heel Condoms? SO: $20.00-$30.00 the ones that are a little less interknit and the ones that are like with the feathers and studs are more of our higher end. LFF: Do you think you will ever do Custom designs? SO: I would love to take it into that direction and then maybe develop something sort of like Build a Bear, where clients can come in and design their own Heel Condoms and choose from different fabrics and designs one day. LFF: Where can our reader purchase the Heel Condoms? SO: The can directly to our site at http://www.TheHeelCondoms.com LFF: Before I let you go my last question, If there is one thing you could impart to someone who is trying to start a new venture what would you tell them? SO: Really educate yourself on everything that is dealing with your business and don’t be apprehensive over the roles and things you may have to do to get the business or product up off the ground. Be true to yourself and the product so this way when things start to form and take shape that you can really have a handle on things that may come up. LFF: Sandrysabel this has really been such a pleasure interviewing you and getting to know more about your wonderful product the Heel Condoms! I’m so excited for all of our readers as well because you are also allowing us to giveaway a pair to one of our wonderful readers that is following us either with Bloglovin or Google Friend Connect! SO: Yes, I’m really happy to be able to offer such a great opportunity to Lapazimageing Fashion Forward readers and I know they are going to enjoy wearing them as much as I do! Sandrysabel, really embodies the true meaning of being an entrepreneur! She is a real visionary with a very bright future in the Fashion Industry, and is taking the world by storm with such a unique and original idea as the Heel Condoms. We want to give you a peek at the pair that you can win! All entries are due no later than January 31,2011 and the selection will be randomly done. Please make sure your following us and leave us your e-mail address so we can contact the winner! The Heel Condoms: http://www.TheHeelCondoms.com
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