We all know Christian Louboutin is Nene Leakes’ shoe BFF, but the Atlanta housewife is going much more budget with the line of shoe wear she’s creating herself. Finally putting an end to the mystery of why she’s been hanging out with Kim Kardashian so much, Nene revealed that she’s creating her footwear for Kim K.’s online style warehouse, ShoeDazzle.
Nene recently tweeted that she’d just left a meeting with at the company’s headquarters and said, “Imma make the hottest shoes 4 Shoedazzle b on the look out this fall!” But while these two might look like a match made in ratchet reality TV heaven, I’m not so sure about this fashion venture.
ShoeDazzle in and of itself has certainly been a hit. The company, which sends custom-styled shoes to customers on a monthly basis for $39.95 is on target to bring in $70 million in revenue this year, but there’s just something about a woman who’s used to spending upwards of a thousand dollars on a pair of “red bottoms” or Manolos creating a $40 line of footwear that makes me a bit nervous. Plus, I don’t really see Nene as a style icon. She may be the most fashionable of the “Real Housewives” ladies but her best looks usually rely on the exclusivity of the labels she’s wearing rather than the overall style of her look—and you just can’t get that same factor with a footwear line anybody can buy.
We’ll have to wait until later this year to see just what Ms. Leakes comes up with honey, but given the budding entrepreneur’s height, I bet she’ll be looking out for women who need a little more length in their shoes. I just hope that overall the shoe line has the kind of quality she says she’s accustomed to.