Ok, I love Red Bottoms as much as the next gal but come on, I'm on the broke artist diet which mean I can't afford them but (here comes the reason you should THANK ME NOW. BO0M) It's called Arch Tags...dang doesn't it just sound amazing? Yeah I know.. Basically it's these stickers that you put on the sole of your amazingly affordable heels that last abnormally long, (it isn't the type of sticker you get from the dentist DUH) pardon le` dramatics I'm about to display buuuuut YOU CAN GET THEM IN ALL TYPES OF FAB DESIGNS EVEN CHEEETTAHHH PRINT WHICH IS GOOD FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! ok enough of that here's the oh so inside exclusive interview I scooped with the Founder, CEO, HeadFckinHoncho Alexandra Pappas.
1. How did the idea of Arch Tags come about?
About 9 years ago when I first moved to New York City, I lived as a typical starving artist. I would walk up and down Madison Avenue peering into the shop windows longing for my own pair of Louboutins. The idea was percolating but didn't manifest itself for another couple years. When I started seeing those nail decals everywhere, something clicked in my brain and Arch Tags™ was born shortly thereafter.
2. Are they interchangeable?
You can re-apply the standard tags up to two times, sometimes more! Tease Tags are a special line of textured tags, which can be interchanged with one another. They are the couture version of Arch Tags™!
3. How long do they last?
They will last as long as you want them to. If applied correctly, the tag will stay put for quite some time but removes easily when you are done with it.
4. When did you start the company?
Arch Tags™ and our e-commerce shop officially launched in May of 2011.
5. How do you apply them?
You can apply the tag two ways. The first is by using the special guide printed on the reverse side of the Arch Tag...simply compare the generic print to the sole of your shoe, trim and apply to the arch. The other way would be to apply the strip to your shoe first, then trim around the sole with a craft blade or a pair of scissors. It’s quite simple and takes only a few minutes.
6. Advice for people that wanna start a innovative business such as your own?
If I had known how much work goes into starting and maintaining your own businesses, I may have reconsidered! Actually, that's a lie. There is something absolutely magical about seeing your dreams manifest through your efforts and hard work. It's absolutely true that hard work does pay off! My advice would be to start with something small and realistic, especially if you don't have a huge budget to work with... the less overhead the better! FOCUSING was a big lesson for me to learn! If you want to be successful, you have to focus on your goal every single day and do something productive toward it every single day. Research what it is that your mentors do that makes them successful, and follow their pattern. There is a definite pattern for success! If you are passionate about something, you can definitely make your dreams come true. Just be prepared to work for it...day and night, 24/7.
7. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I definitely see myself continuing to create innovative interesting products for women of every economic background! Also, launching special charity projects and helping other artists achieve their dreams through positive encouragement by acting as a leader and mentor. Being able to give back is everything!
8. Will you buy me shoes, apply cheetah print arch tags and then marry me as you're clearly brilliant and I want to cash in on your ideas ?
I thought you'd never ask!
Uhm...do I really need to say it ?! =)
YES, bitches this is lace..which means when you're having your sexy moment with that gazabillionaire sexy Jean Paul type he'll have a little extra something to look at, if you're flexible that is. #classy
Isn't she lovely? Aw =)
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WITH LOVE AND CLASS B.
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