Friday, December 18, 2009

New styles ready

Today I received these photos from my cousin Shilpi in India. She took the photos today while at the supplier, checking everything one last time.  I can't wait to get them because I know they will be even more awesome in person. 

I am so excited the two new styles are finished and will be on the way to San Antonio tomorrow.  

They will be here just in time for spring shopping and warm weather!

The two new styles are from a new supplier who has increased the level of quality and comfort by 200 percent.  I received samples from them eight weeks ago and have been wearing them and showing them off.  People stop by constantly to ask when the new ones will arrive.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Results from twitter

When I started using Twitter just a few months ago, I never imagined that it would be such a positive experience.  At first I did it just because everyone else was, but then I started connecting with women all over the country who were doing exactly what I was—trying to market their businesses.  Through Twitter, I found a wonderful site:  I'm not even sure exactly how I stumbled upon it.  Following women-owned businesses on Twitter opened up a new avenue for marketing Lizzie Lou Shoes.

Womentorz™ is a marketplace of the latest inventions made by women where each inventor has their own storefront.  

Photo of Melinda Night and Jennifer Cannon at the launch party. 

I immediately connected with Melinda Night and Jennifer Cannon.  These two women had a vision for an online market place for women just like me.

When people now ask me why I use Twitter, I just laugh because I used to ask people the same question.  Twitter gives me a chance to talk to women all over the country and learn marketing tips & strategies, and hopefully make new customers.
Photo of Melinda wearing her fabulous Lizzie Lous!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Trinity Interns helping Lizzie Lou Shoes

Yesterday I met with two amazing young women who are going to help me get some exposure for Lizzie Lou Shoes. They are communication majors at Trinity University in San Antonio and are interested in working with me to gain some experience and be a part of my growing company.

Being back on Trinity's campus was very exciting for me. It looked so different from when I was there in '92 - '95. The campus has had an elaborate make over and I was surprised to see so many changes.

After talking with Brandi and Katie for awhile, I realized I had been in their same situation 15 years ago. It made me remember what it was like to be young and full of enthusiasm. I too was a communications major, but so much has changed since '95. When I was in school, there was no such thing as Face Book, twitter or even blogging. The girls probably know more than I do about how these new media outlets can be used in business today.

I can't wait to see what they can come up with for Lizzie Lou Shoes.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lizzie Lou Shoes on Luxist website

Lizzie Lou's Crystal Flip Flops

by Rigel Celeste (RSS feed) Jul 25th 2009 at 11:02AM

Summer is in full swing and although in some stores fall shoes are already starting to make an appearance in my opinion it's never too late to buy a great new pair of sandals. I tend to wear flip flops anywhere and everywhere that they're even remotely socially acceptable, which means I have a closet full of them and am always on the lookout for new cute designs. These handmade versions by Lizzie Lou Shoes are on the upscale side of the flip flop family tree, featuring comfy EVA soles, real leather straps, and lots of pretty Swarovski crystal and semi-precious stone embellishments. Prices range from $107-$123/pair.

Here is the link to the article:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Shoes Arrived Yesterday

Yesterday was quite a busy day.  Twenty two boxes arrived and we were building all the shoe boxes, unloading shoes, labeling the boxes and much much more.  Thankfully had lots of help from my the kids.  Of course, not all of their help was helpful.  :-)  I hope in the next few days to get these shoes off to the stores in San Antonio to make room for us.  

Monday, October 19, 2009

New styles coming soon

I am very excited to be working with a second manufacture in India. The samples they have sent are even better than our current line. The comfort of the soles is amazing.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Our new blog

I would like to use this blog for updates on new designs, sales and new retailers. Of course photos too! I hope you stop back by to see new posts.