We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Steve Madden has THE greatest employees. We got to know Retail Associate Mayam Lillard, of our sunny CA store, and had her style our hottest Spring shoes.
SM: What is your name and where are you from?
Mayam Lillard, Northridge, CA.
How long have you worked for Steve Madden?
A year and 10 months! 2-year anniversary in June!
Which location do you call home?
My heart will always be with the store I started at. Store 121, Sherman Oaks.
What is the best thing about working for Steve Madden?
The people, hands down! I’ve met the most amazing souls and made lifelong friends working here.
What do you do when you’re not selling shoes?
I’m either in my room watching Netflix, or out somewhere pretending I’m Beyoncé.
How does your city inspire you?
I live in one of the most beautiful and creative cities in the world! I really just like to look at what the people around me are wearing and then make it my own.
What is your must-have shoe for Spring?
The Ms.Popular! I just bought them in white and I’m dying over them. I feel like Scary Spice when I wear them.
What wardrobe essentials are you stocking up on for Spring?
Denim highwasted shorts, pretty sundresses, and a few bikinis.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I love to sing and I’m an excellent bedazzler.
Describe your style in 3 words.
All black everything.
What is your style mantra?
If it’s comfortable and comes in black, wear it.
What are three things you always have with you?
My phone, Burtsbee’s lip balm, and some dope shoes.
What do you think about when you’re putting an outfit together?
Depends on where I’m going, but I mostly think about looking as cool as I can, while still being comfortable.
Beyonce, Charlie Hunnam, Tumblr, and any type of jungle cat.
Fill in the blank:
Everyone should wear more Steve Madden Shoes.
I’m secretly addicted to sushi, but it’s really not a secret, it’s just an addiction.
My guilty pleasure is In N Out.
I'm lusting after…wouldn’t you like to know.
My number one rule is No excuses, play like a champion.
I try not to get stuck at procrastination station.
I can’t live without my family.
Always say I love you.
Never take a nap at the beach without sunscreen, trust me.
When I first wake up I immediately wish I had another hour of sleep.
A typical day includes selling some dope Steve Madden shoes, pretending to be Beyoncé, and doing some homework.
Right before I go to bed, I brush my teeth.