Not all dreams come true and especially not always in the manner or timeframe that we expect. But with enough perseverance and grit, sometimes – just sometimes – it happens. This is the case of Angela Scott, footwear designer, company owner, California transplant, and inner skater punk. Last Spring, I made a visit to Angela and her husband Scott’s (yes, she took her husband’s first name as her married last name) Kessler Park, Dallas home to snoop around their stylish digs. Afterwards, we made the trek over to the retail storefront and office space of her footwear company, The Office of Angela Scott, in Victory Plaza. It was all the classic, edgy, modern, quirky goodness that I expected!
Angela’s appreciation for fine craftsmanship and tradition came from her Italian grandfather who was a fine furniture maker and shared his enthusiasm for quality and style through his classic menswear wardrobe. After years of saving, dreaming, planning, and saving a bit more, Angela took the inspiration from her late grandfather and made her dream of owning and designing her footwear line a reality. It’s been almost three years since launch and things are continuing to look up.
As for her home and personal style, it is an evolving mix of classic Italian, irreverent pop art, and vintage modernity.
“You can have everything you want in life, you just don’t get to choose when.” – wise words from an old friend of Angela’s
At the end of my visit, Angela and I sat down to chat about her family’s history of craftsmanship, her California roots, and the journey that led her to becoming an artist and entrepreneur. In the course of our conversation, she shared some wonderful insights! Check back this Friday to hear the whole thing on the podcast. In the meantime, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.
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