We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Steve Madden has THE greatest employees. We got to know Retail Associate Gisell Gutierrez, of our NYC Canal St. store, and had her style our hottest Spring shoes.
SM: What is your name and where are you from?
GG: I’m Gisell Gutierrez and I’m from Queens, NY.
How long have you been working for Steve Madden?
About 5 months.
Which location do you call home?
Store 200, at Canal Street in NYC.
What is your favorite thing about working for Steve Madden?
The staff that I work with—Everyone is so unique, but we work so well as a team.
What do you do when you’re not slangin’ shoes?
I’m buying shoes.
How does your city inspire you?
I’ve always gone to school in the city, so it’s a huge influence on my fashion sense. Everybody in the city looks different and knows what’s trending, so I like to keep up-to-date.
What is your must-have shoe for Spring?
A flat with a little cut-out piece, like the COLUMBUS. Or the ROOKIIE—it’s cutout with a bit of a heel.
What wardrobe essentials are you stocking up on for Spring?
Rompers and overalls.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I always have the hiccups. Always…everyday…it’s not really a talent, just more of a surprising fact.
Describe your style in 3 words
Colorful, chic, loud, bold...that's four words...
What is your style mantra?
Never style an outfit the same way twice.
What are three things you always have with you?
Chapstick, eyeliner, and my cell phone.
What do you think about when you’re putting an outfit together?
I think about what I’m going to be doing and who might see me.
Magazines—no particular one, just any one.
Okay, fill in the blank:
Everyone should wear more heels.
I’m secretly addicted to chocolate.
My guilty pleasure is chocolate.
I'm lusting after chocolate…and gladiator heels.
My number one rule is keep on keeping on.
I try not to procrastinate.
I can’t live without iced coffee.
Always try to smile.
Never tell a lie.
When I first wake up I check Instagram.
A typical day includes drawing, doodling, whatever.
Right before I go to bed, I get comfy in my favorite pj pants.