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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Shimrit Manor, the girl behind Lollytout: “I don’t know how to draw a straight line”. But, she doesn’t really need to know to make great designs.

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            When I thought of shoes, an image came into my mind...that of the malls. These big magazines made us forget about imagination and the feeling of being unique. Now, in my mind the malls are history. I absolutely love hand painted one-of-a-kind shoes. It’s like wearing a piece of art. And you can be sure that no other woman will have the shoes you wear. Lollytout only makes originals designs. Each design is offered for sale in a limited edition of up to 50 units worldwide. However, because each shoe is hand brush painted -by one of Lollytout artists they can’t really create two identical pairs, and don’t really want to. But who is behind these beautiful shoes?

Lollytout was founded by Shimrit Manor. As she states out, Shimrit dreamed and searched for shoes just like these: a one of a kind unique pair, high quality and durable. After a lot of searches and different ideas of how shoes must be created, she decided it’s time to stop searching and start creating.

- How did you start your business?
So… the truth is I don’t know how to draw a straight line - I established "Lollytout" as an entrepreneur. Was looking for shoes on web and couldn't find any that made me fully satisfied… So I Started learning about the shoe, colors and art industries and hired the best artists, colors and shoe experts. "Lollytout" head of design is Ofri Frastai, he is Responsible of all the artistic side and he is so talented and doing a wonderful job at it!!!

- What goes into making a hand painted shoe?
Each shoe is individually painted by hand and goes through several accurate processes until the moment it is sent to the specific client for whom it was created. It involves protecting, drawing and sealing – takes 4 days approximately to make one shoe, depends on the design. Each shoe is hand brush painted by one of "Lollytout" artists

- Describe a working day.
"Lollytout" have a studio in Tel Aviv. The day starts with thinking about new designs (a staff meeting) and then the artists start drawing on the shoes. They meet costumers at the studio and try to create for them the perfect shoe / Purse for a weeding / special night.

- How do people get in touch with you?
We sell throw our web site: and at our studio in Tel Aviv. The easy way is to write us an e-mail to Or give us a call.

- What are your thoughts about the handmade trends that are rather new and growing?
I think it's fantastic!!! People are so talented and the sky is the limits. For me, I think in time we forgot how to appreciate good quality and started buying all the "made in china" plastics. Handmade is refreshing – buying a handmade makes me feel it was mad especially for me! And I Love it.

- I see a lot of people starting their handmade business. What do you think makes you stand out from the crowd?
As I said… I don’t know how to draw a straight line and established "Lollytout" as an entrepreneur. I think that the way I can combine Art with Business and I don’t "fall in love" with my own designs – I can judge them in an objective way. Also I think I managed to pick the best artist EVER.
- What are your future plans in art and in your business?
For now It's all about letting people know we are here, We started Purses and bags and That is the fun with working with creative people – you can never know what's next.
Lollytout doesn’t make only high heels shoes for women. Brides and kids are not left out. And you can always have a matching hand bag. All hand painted, of course.

                Wishing many, many great designs to the team of Lollytout!


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