Malileh Salari was born and raised in Iran, where she became an interior designer and graphic designer after graduating from Tehran University.
In 2011, she moved to the United States, settling in Pleasant Hill, California. Now a mixed-media painter, Malileh has designed a shoe called Mystery for BucketFeet (1924 8th St. NW #125, DC), a designer show store that opened its doors in Shaw in recent days.
Each pair of shoes sold by BucketFeet, whether for men, women, or children, bears a unique art pattern created by an individual artist. And as a customer, you can read a bit about the artist on an accompanying placard, such as shown in these pictures taken by us in a grand opening party at BucketFeet on Wednesday:
For more information on BucketFeet and its shoes and artists, visit http://www.bucketfeet.com.
Here are a few pictures of BucketFeet courtesy of public relations photographer Joy Asico: