Women’s Wear Daily
04.18.2014
markets
markets

Marcia Kilgore's Good Taste

The FitFlop founder balances work and play with her family in London.

markets/news
View Slideshow

Best way to fly: "British Airways"

Photo By Courtesy of Getty Images

Most Recent Articles In Markets
Most Recent Articles In Markets More Articles By

FitFlop founder Marcia Kilgore is an eternal optimist.

And no wonder: She has moved successfully from beauty guru to shoe entrepreneur in a very short time. After selling her remaining equity in Bliss Spa in 2004, Kilgore relocated to London and founded beauty line Soap & Glory. She followed that with FitFlop in 2007.

What began with just a $50 sandal is now a brand available in more than 44 countries. The latest style — a colorful clog called Happy Gogh — has just landed at New York retailer Kirna Zabête. And FitFlop is expanding its collection with several new styles for fall ’10.

But the Saskatchewan-born businesswoman’s life is not all work. The mother of two boys opens up to Footwear News about how she likes to spend her free time.


Best way to fly: “British Airways, if I’m trying to be nationalistic. Right now, with ash clouds and cabin crews, they can use all the help they can get.”

On my walls at home: “Slim Aarons, for the color and the fantastical nature of it all. Irving Penn, because of his mastery of still life. And David Montgomery, because I love rock ’n’ roll.”

Best TV series: “I’m still trying to find time to watch seasons 5 through 7 of ‘The West Wing.’ They’re still wrapped in cellophane, but I do aspire.”

My shade of nail polish: Essie’s “Macks” (at left) or “Leave It to Diva”

What do you enjoy doing most with your boys: “Giggling.”

Favorite runway designer: “Yohji Yamamoto, by a runway and a half.”

Favorite brands (apart from your own): Apple (at left), Comme des Garçons and Charvet

Best London haunt: “Hyde Park for weekend walks and catch-ups with friends, and as a great place to let my kids run free!”

Summer vacation destination: “Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where we have a farm. It’s great weather, food and history. And in the summer, the sky is bluer than blue.”

Must-have summertime drink: “The red wine of the region.”

View Slideshow
load comments

ADD A COMMENT

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.

Ads by Google

Newsletters
Newsletters

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

Publications

ArticleFinder

Footwear News


Choose By

Clear

How it works

Close

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.


Or