IM: Where did you find those wild shoes?
DF: Rock Star Boutique on Keystone. I borrowed them for a photo shoot a while ago, and I loved them so much, my husband surprised me and bought them.
IM: How do you walk in them?
DF: Stay away from gravel! That’s not fun. I always put another pair of shoes in the car, just in case. And I won’t wear shoes in public before I practice in them. I’ll cook in them, walk around the house, whatever.
IM: Where do you like to shop?
DF: In my grandmother’s closet. She always has fun accessories.
IM: And she lets you borrow her clothes?
DF: Sometimes. Or she’ll say, One day, you can have this. She’s given me some faux furs. She kept the real ones, but that’s okay.
IM: Sounds like your grandmother has it going on.
DF: She does. She reminds me of Coco Chanel. That’s her personality. She’s actually my husband’s grandmother.
IM: What’s your next project?
DF: The sixth annual UnZip the Runway competition, sometime this year. We had to push it back because I found out I’m having a baby.
Photo by Tony Valainis
This article appeared in the May 2013 issue.