Shoe Club: Tressa Scharf
Tressa Scharf is an L.A. girl born and raised, an art student, and a serious shoe lover—which is a good thing considering she works at Space 15 Twenty's Shoes Shoes Shoes + Bags shop. She took all these photos herself.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a Halloween baby (born October 31), currently 20 years young. I was born in Southern California, about 15 miles outside of Los Angeles and I’ve lived here my entire life. The majority of my time is spent at work, and UCLA, where I am currently a third year art major with a concentration in photography. I cherish the little free time I have, spending time with loved ones, eating delicious food, going on adventures, taking photographs and then documenting them on my blog, Little Fawn, while I spill my secrets for the world to read.
How would you describe your style?
It’s hard for me to describe my own style, but I would say I’m very open when it comes to clothing. Typically I am not flourishing cash-wise, but I’m a compulsive shopper regardless. Borrowing from my grandma and grandpa’s closet is a must. In my day-to-day get-up, I like to incorporate vintage with newer clothes, sparkle and lots of color. I was once told that “the most colorful creatures are often the most poisonous,” and I live by this virtue. Poisonous in the best way possible, of course.
What are your three favorite pairs of shoes?
One of my favorite pairs of shoes ever were leopard ballet flats which were disposed of against my will, because god forbid I wear shoes with holes in them. I have so many pairs of shoes, but I’d still rather wear my light brown knee high riding boots every day because they‘re comfortable, go with pretty much everything and can be worn in any condition. Last but not least is a pair of Marc Jacobs mousey flats which I do not own, but continue to drool over. They come in a variety of colors and have a mouse face and ears at the toes, and a little tail at the heels—simple yet adorable.
What do you like about working at Shoes Shoes Shoes + Bags?
We carry a lot of online-only and higher-end shoes, which is pretty amazing, and listening to The Postal Service, Bon Iver, The Beatles and Public Enemy on vinyl all day is definitely a plus. It has a different vibe than any Urban Outfitters that I’ve ever been into; it’s sort of like a cozy bohemian wonderland filled with lovely shoes and cute accessories.
What big shoe trends do you see?
Everything strappy and wedged is hot right now. Customers are generally attracted to the various Jeffrey Campbells that we sell. Pumps are a staple in any girl’s closet, which is why they tend to sell out the fastest.
What’s your favorite accessory that you own?
A chunky, super sparkly broach that belonged to my great grandmother. Any jewelry that she has ever given me is my favorite.
What’s your favorite snack?
Being a connoisseur of food, picking only one favorite snack is extremely difficult—so I’ll narrow it down to two. A mixed Dr. Pepper/Coke/cherry/blue raspberry Slurpee and vegan chili cheese fries, hands down… and maybe some frozen yogurt on the side.
What’s your favorite guilty pleasure movie?
Mean Girls, it’s a hilarious movie (or at least it was the first 20 times I watched it) and everything about it is reminiscent of my high school days.
If you were a professional wrestler, what would be your theme song?
It would be a remix of “Creep” by Radiohead, because that’s basically the soundtrack of my life, and I may or may not be a creep and a weirdo. And T-Pain’s “I’m So Hood,” ‘cause I’m so good because I’m so hood. Obviously I don’t know much about wrestling, unfortunately, or fortunately? You choose.