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Q&A with Anne-Gaelle Van de Weghe of Arizona Love

July 02, 20

We LOVE Arizona Love! Tell us about the history of the line please. 

Thank you! I met Leslie Kouhana, founder of Arizona Love, five years ago in Paris. Since I am Belgian, I tend to spend much of my year in Paris. 

What is your inspiration for these amazing sandals?

We are both obsessed with introducing products that are cutting edge and bring joy to our customers. We make a great team because we are always on the same page. We “speak the same language” in more ways than one. In the past, we have collaborated on a multitude of successful projects. Actually, we are on the cusp of launching another collaboration. So, you all should stay tuned!

Has COVID-19 changed fashion for you? How have you handled sheltering in place?

The answer to that question is a definite “yes.” COVID-19 has and will continue to change the fashion industry. For example, currently we have been relying more on online platforms, such as our Instagram account and our e-commerce websites. During this shelter in place order, it seems this is the only option available to consumers.

On a more personal level, I have used this time to focus on family. I have a husband and three beautiful children! 

Any books, movies, tv shows to recommend? 

To be honest, I did not do much reading or binge watching television. I spent more of my time in the kitchen, working on my new project! I have been tinkering with products for a collaboration with KetchupMustard. They are a small line that sells t-shirts and hoodies which I started with another NY friend. 

I know you are a dancing queen! Any music sources of inspiration for us? 

Dancing gives me life and makes me happy! I dance with my friend with whom I launched KetchupMustard.

What will women want to wear this summer? 

I am naturally a pretty casual dresser. My go-to aesthetic is some version of the t-shirt and jeans combination. You will also always see me wearing one of Rosie’s Assoulin designs. She is my absolute favorite! 

Have you been you bored, busy, or both?

So busy, as usual, even when I’m not busy, I’m busy.