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Shoe-Making Mama Cristina Palomo-Nelson Of Freda Salvador

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photographed by Maria Del Rio

Ready for a tiny dose of shoe envy? It might be unavoidable when meeting Cristina Palomo-Nelson, a mother of two (Luca, 3, and Lola, 18 months) and one-half of the duo behind the coveted shoe brand Freda Salvador. Along with her co-founder Megan Papay (whom we profiled two years ago), the two boast an insanely swoon-worthy collection of kicks (mostly oxfords, boots, loafers, and mules) from five years in the design biz. Below, the El Salvador-raised Palomo-Nelson invites us into her Mill Valley dream home and talks style, having kids close together, the beauty and power in running a company with a fellow mother, and lots more.

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