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    FREDA GIRL: Katie Hintz-Zambrano

    Katie Hintz-Zambrano is the Co-Founder of Mother Mag, a modern mom’s ideal parenting site, where the content is beautifully curated.  The topics are bold and honest and it’s packed full of inspirational women kicking ass at what they do. We originally met Katie in June of 2012 when she was the Senior West Coast editor of Refinery 29. She came to our Sausalito design studio (a tiny cottage in Megan’s backyard) and interviewed us for our first ever San Francisco based feature. (See article here!) She was patient with us and beyond inspiring.  Over the years, Katie has been our biggest supporter; she continues to spread the word about our brand and every time we see her she is wearing our shoes.  We are beyond flattered, because we know she has options.

    Katie epitomizes what we love about a FREDA Girl.  She is wicked smart, driven, and she truly cares about supporting and empowering women and mothers. (Holla!)

    See her with adorable son Diego and read about her passions/inspirations below.

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    images by Melissa McArdle


    You have lived in New York and San Francisco, what is one striking difference that you appreciate most between these two cities?
    They each have their own unique energy. New York is all go-go-go, ambition, and glamour. San Francisco is about slowing down, health, and quality of life. I am so thankful I’ve been able to indulge in both!

    When you hear the word STYLE  – who or what is the first thing that comes to mind?
    When I think of style, I think of personal expression and throwing something together—even jeans and a t-shirt—with some sort of coolness. Kate Moss comes to mind!

    What’s inspiring you right now?
    I’m really inspired by building my company, Mother, alongside my business partner James. We’re currently working on a big revamp and we can’t wait to take things to the next level. It’s really thrilling to see how far we’ve come and to imagine our future.

    When are you most creative?
    Definitely the morning! I get really in the zone around 9 a.m. In the evening, my energy starts to plummet, so creative work is usually so much harder.

    Daily uniform?
    An easy jumpsuit—recently I’ve been wearing versions by Hatch and Amae—and a pair of Freda Salvador flats. And I’m not just saying that! I am fortunate to own a whopping 10 pairs, and they’ve become my signature.

    What are five everyday items you cannot live without?
    (Can’t think of any material things! eeks!)

    Snuggles from my son.
    Sunshine/getting outdoors.
    Laughs with my husband.
    Banter with my girlfriends.
    Intellectual stimulation via my work.

    Best advice ever given…
    Treat others how you’d like to be treated.’ It’s something my mother taught me from an early age, and I think it’s served me pretty well.

    Your cocktail of choice…
    A pina colada in my hand feels like an instant vacation!

    Katie is seen wearing our WIT in SMOKE FISH.