“When I get dressed in the morning, I become who I really am that day” Maggie Xie, Surfacing Artist at Guru Studio in Toronto, once told me. Maggie later explained how she every day learn more about what it means to be a modern, independent woman and the fact that Stig Percy can be a part of that is an honour.
Maggie has a lot of shoes but prefers a pair that she can walk confidently and quickly in, at the same time as they’re comfortable and flattering. “If they are made with sustainability, it’s even better”, she said. Maggie and I have talked about sustainability in fashion before and it’s something that Stig Percy takes very seriously, therefore we were thrilled when she wanted to collaborate with us. We like Maggie Xie because first of all, her style is impeccable. She combines the classics with the unpredictable and makes it look professional and playful at the same time. Secondly, she’s a modern and truly inspiring, hard-working woman who radiates girl power and loves fashion.
“I think I love fashion more than dating. I usually think about what trend I want to invest in or what trend won’t last long. I love learning about new brands too, especially if they’re local”, we definitely agree with Maggie, that’s why Stig Percy wants to provide quality and timelessness worth investing in. There are so many negative aspects of consumption and we want to provide people with shoes that last instead of fast fashion.
“The best thing about fashion is the way it makes me feel. It’s a boost of confidence to put on something that I feel good in […] It always becomes apparent to me when I get dressed for a job interview, what we wear is important! The bad thing is over the years I’ve seen how much textile waste I’ve created, so I try to shop thrift or consignment. Textiles are a huge pollutant and I make an effort to wear everything many times before I donate it or take it to a clothing swap”, at Stig Percy, taking care of what you have and being responsible for where your belongings end up when you want to make room for something else, is a core value. That’s why we thought Maggie represents what we at Stig Percy value in a customer.
“I plan to wear Stig Percy shoes to work, on a walk, going for dinner with friends. I think they’re a go-to classic shoe! I would wear some high rise black trousers, a crop top and a chequered blazer or a pretty white dress. You can really wear them with anything!”
What does your shoe wardrobe look like?
I have a lot of shoes but I always make sure I can walk confidently in them! I wear a lot of heels since I’m a bit short, but the style is usually a bit androgynous. Some chunky heels and boots! I have to say I own a lot of black shoes since they look professional, flirty and match everything.
What qualities do you value in a pair of shoes?
I think it’s important to be able to walk quickly in any shoe I choose. They have to be comfortable, versatile and flattering. If they don’t give me a lot of blisters, then it’s a good shoe! If they are made with sustainably, it’s even better.
Tell us about your favourite pair of shoes!
I think my favourite pair right now are my black heeled booties. They just look good with everything and are so comfortable. I love all shoes though, everyone loves shoes, they take you where you want to go!
How would you wear a pair of Stig Percy shoes?
I plan to wear Stig Percy shoes to work, on a walk, going for dinner with friends. I think they’re a go-to classic shoe! I would wear some high rise black trousers, a crop top and a checkered blazer or a pretty white dress. You can really wear them with anything!
Thank you, Maggie Xie, you inspire us.
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Shop the Black Stig 3 loafers that Maggie is wearing here!