1. why socks? do you guys have a foot fettish?
No way! I actually have really long, narrow feet (women’s 11 US) about which I’ve always been shy. Knee socks and shorts were my trademark fashion statement for years when I realized that socks are a fun and underutilized design canvas. We actually sold our very first pair of socks, OBAMA socks (the world’s first-ever Presidential knee socks!), in Denver in 2008 at the DNC!
2. what were your last lives before gumball poodle?
Ivy League (Columbia) English major > rock T-shirt expert/co-author of the world’s first book about vintage rock tees, Rock Tease (Abrams Image, 2006) > partner in the West Coast’s biggest vintage store, Portland’s Red Light (check ’em here) > hosiery honcho at Gumball Poodle!
4. what music plays in the studio?
We’re working on Spotify playlists to share with everyone right now! Our studio sound track is fairly eclectic – everything from classic punk (New York Dolls, Ramones, etc.) to hair metal (Motley Crue, Cinderella, etc.) to African jazz and Ananda Shankar.
and there ya have it! our questions, their answers. thank you to Gumball Poodle for their time, lovely answers and frickin’ hilarious socks. Check more about them here. xo!