About Y. Jaiselle

   

    Y. Jaiselle Shoes may be a fancy brand name given to really glamorous shoes, but the real story behind it all is that I am just a regular girl…


    I am Yasmine Jaiselle.  I was raised in Los Angeles and fell in love with high heels when I was about 6 years old.  My Dad owned a women’s shoe store, which carried designer brands at a much lower price.  The store was filled with some of the biggest brands at the time… rows and rows of shoes.   There was one row that was all mine; the size 5’s that no one could fit- I could play dress up whenever I wanted.  Wobbling around in those size 5’s, I remember I couldn’t wait to grow up so that I could have some of my own.


   I went to college in Florida and majored in Broadcast Journalism. While in college I found joy in utilizing my artistic talent (which came from my mom) by making clothes and costumes for other students.  I have been making things, painting and drawing all of my life.  I had no real interest in any of the offered areas of study, so I just picked one.  I received my Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism and after about a year of working in that field I realized… I hated it. I quickly realized, I should have just gone to design school.

 

   So there I was… I picked a major I had no interest in and was earning an average salary.   I didn’t have thousands of dollars to spend on shoes and bags like I would like because after all, I am just a regular girl. So one day while flipping through a magazine I saw Rihanna in a pair of black spiked heels and I loved them.  I quickly fell out of love when I found out the shoes were $3,000. As an experiment, I decided to make the shoes myself.  They came out really pretty and I posted them on Facebook to show off to my friends… they all wanted some. Soon after, people I didn’t even know where contacting me about the shoes.  Out of nowhere I had a business… and Y. Jaiselle Shoes was born.



   This journey of mine started in 2010 and is still going strong. I have made well over 400 pairs of shoes that are completely customized for each individual customer. I love coming up with new designs and using different materials.  But the best part of what I do is offer the celebrity look to regular girls like me all over the world for less than half the cost.  The shoes I create are so fierce no other garment is necessary. 


   I now love what I do. This is what I was meant for.

   

   

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