In mid-2012 I learned about Angelesque Stilettos, custom shoes with swarovski crystals in any color and pattern. I instantly knew three things…. I knew that I needed a pair, I knew that this girl was going places and I knew that we had to feature this shoe candy at Girl Power Hour before she became a smashing success. Lucky I was able to make all of those things happen before she hit the big time.
After a year of hard work, Angelesque Stilettos has been selected to display their beautiful swarovski-encrusted dazzlers during the red carpet weekend of the “55th Annual Grammy Awards.” During this magical time, Angelesque owner and creator Jenna Williams will be walking the red carpet, meeting many of today’s famous stars, and she’ll get the chance to be interviewed by various magazines and press. I caught up with Jenna before her flight to LA to learn a little more about her journey to the Grammy’s this weekend and… ahem, revel in the (I told you so) excitement.
Q. Jenna, How did you get selected to go to the Grammys?
A. It all began by attending a GIRL POWER HOUR event. An LA publicist attended the G5 event and learned of Angelesque Stilettos that night. She kept me in mind and the right opportunity came up, the GRAMMYS. She invited me to be apart of “Rock Out Gifting Lounge, ” a pre-grammy celebration honoring all the 2013 nominees, Saturday, February 9th. I was then further extended personal tickets to attend the Grammy Award showing.
Q. When are the Grammy’s this year?
A. The Grammys are held on February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA airing at 8/7 Central time.
Q. How will your shoes be displayed and where?
A. Angelesque Stilettos will be on full displayed at the starstudded ”Rock Out Gifting Lounge, ” a pre-grammy celebration honoring all the 2013 nominees, Saturday, February 9th. Angelesque is also designing stilettos custom for Cindy Rocker, furniture and interior designer for celebrities such as The Jay Leno Show, Dancing with the Stars, the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, and American Idol judges. Cindy Rocker will be wear Angelesque at the gifting lounge as well as on the Grammy red carpet.
Q. Will you be walking the red carpet?
A. Yes! And of course I’ll be wearing Angelesque Stilettos on the red carpet Saturday and Sunday nights.
Q. What will you be wearing? Give me the 411….
A. Jenna Williams will be wearing a couture BCBGMAXAZRIA dress and accessories, styled by BCBGMAXAZRIA and wearing debut black crystal stilettos by Angelesque.
Q. I imagine this must be a spendy undertaking. How can people support you on your journey?
A. Our goal is to raise $5000 by Sunday, February 10th, 2013. With the support of our many friends and family I know we can meet our goal. I encourage you to be so kind to donate $25 (or any amount you feel comfortable donating) to help toward my journey to the Grammys! Please use this link to make donations. Every sponsor will receive a hand written letter, Polaroids from the Grammy weekend, and personal or company logo will be displayed and posted on all social media websites as a thank you for your sponsor!
Q. Ok, if you could meet one person at the Grammy’s, who would it be?
A. I would love to meet Kim Kardashian. Her shoe collection, Shoe Dazzle, has
been a huge inspiration during my journey in the shoe business. She is a true woman entrepreneur and has had many successes in launching her numerous clothing and fashion lines.
Q. I can see Kim K. sporting your shoes! Speaking of shoes, can people back home follow your journey? Ie: will you be live tweeting, etc?
A. I will be live tweeting as I meet celebrities, interview with magazines, and during the live Grammy showing. I will be posting up and close photos of the celebrities Twitter and Facebook!
Q. Where do you see your shoes taking you?
A. Angelesque’s ultimate goal is to design beautiful stilettos for events such as the Victoria Secret Runway show, Dancing with the Stars, and for celebrities to wear while performing on stage.
Q. Girl, I’d say you’re on your way! Is there anything else about your shoes or your business that you want people to know?
A. Angelesque is all about personal style. We love working with our many different clients and getting to watch a woman’s vision come to life. Angelesque offers personal shopping experiences to find the perfect base shoe to be embellished with genuine Swarovski crystals. We have recently expanded our services to international clients. Angelesque was recently awarded “Accessories Designer of the Year” for Raw Artists Seattle and has been featured in Poshy Magazine as well as Wedding Nouveau print magazine. We can’t wait to see what is in store for 2013!
Thanks Jenna! We wish you a star-studded, swarovski-encrused sparkly good time! Follow Jenna and her magical shoes as she struts her stuff on the red carpet here:
More About Jenna Williams and Angelesque Stilettos
Jenna was born and raised in Ft. Pierce Florida, graduating with honors from Lincoln Park Academy and majoring in Microbiology. Jenna was a junior olympic gymnast and diver, as well as a professional cheerleader growing up. ”When I was little, I always had this fascination with Cinderella, more importantly the beautiful, magical, glass shoe. I think that is the underlying reason why I created Angelesque. When I wear Angelesque’s dazzling Swarovski shoes I feel like a princess. I hope I can make every woman feel the same way!” Williams says. Moving to Seattle Washington a year ago and having a love for shoes is where Angelesque Stilettos began. By hand, Angelesque custom design shoes with dazzling Swarovski crystals for women all over the world.’Angelesque’ brand was created to inspire woman and help develop their personal style. Angelesque startedby selling their creations on Etsy.com. Jenna was later found and invited to be presented in several runway and bridal shows. In December, she won “Fashion Designer of the Year” for RAW Artists Seattle! Through her journey, Jenna has had the honor of meeting many influential people who have helped in the success and growth of her business.
Darnell is the founder of Girl Power Hour, with which she strives to empower, celebrate and inspire women. She has a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and International Business and has worked in TV, radio, print media and event planning over the last 15 years. She is passionate about helping and connecting women to brands and other women. She enjoys traveling the world, tweeting and staying connected. @darnellsue @GirlPowerHour #whatsnext
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