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Navigating a New Life as a Shoe Designer w/Cheval of Say Yes to the Dress

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Meet Cheval, a former wedding dress designer who has reinvented herself after facing legal challenges. Formerly known by her birth name, Cheval had to rebrand and pivot her career due to a lawsuit, emerging as a shoe designer and creative director at She is Cheval. Despite the hurdles, she has thrived in her new venture for over a year, bringing sparkly steps to women everywhere.

Cheval’s journey into the wedding industry began at a young age, inspired by her grandmother’s creativity. With a background in design and a passion for craftsmanship, she pursued her dream of becoming a wedding dress designer. After years of education and experience, she landed a significant opportunity to lead her own collection, signing a contract that ultimately led to legal complications.

Navigating through litigation and contractual disputes, Cheval found herself reevaluating her career path. Despite the challenges, she embraced the opportunity to reinvent herself, channeling her creativity into designing shoes. With determination and resilience, she taught herself shoemaking and teamed up with a business partner to launch her shoe line.

Cheval’s shoe designs, characterized by their sparkle and style, have gained attention, even gracing the feet of celebrities at events like the Oscars. Beyond fashion, Cheval is also dedicated to giving back to the community. She founded the Girl You Might Know Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and advocacy to young artists and entrepreneurs.

Through her foundation, Cheval aims to raise awareness about creators’ rights and offer support to those navigating legal challenges in the creative industry. She believes in the power of storytelling and uses her own experiences to educate and empower others.

In addition to her foundation work, Cheval continues to innovate in the fashion industry, developing new shoe styles and exploring product lines that cater to a broader audience. With a focus on inclusivity and authenticity, she remains committed to bringing joy and sparkle to women’s lives through her designs.

Cheval’s journey is a testament to resilience, creativity, and the power of reinvention. Despite facing setbacks, she has emerged stronger and more determined than ever to pursue her passion and make a difference in the world of fashion and beyond. As she continues to evolve and grow, Cheval serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and creatives everywhere.

Show Notes

Cheval, a former wedding dress designer, shares her journey in the wedding industry and the challenges she faced due to a lawsuit. She discusses the impact of social media and the ownership of social media accounts. Cheval also talks about her transition to shoe design and her experience on Say Yes to the Dress. She shares her plans for the future and her foundation, Girl You Might Know, which provides resources and support to young artists and entrepreneurs.

Shop Cheval’s Shoe Line here: https://sheischeval.com/

Follow Cheval on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/sheischeval/

Check out A Girl You Might Know Foundation: https://www.instagram.com/agirlyoumightknowfoundation/

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