Aventura-based Mira Hightower embodies the artistic renaissance of Miami; a community rooted in innovative & marketable design. After studing Fashion Merchandising and Accessory Design at Miami International University of Art & Design, Mira founded Heather Hightower, a footwear label focused on looks which empower women and embrace their femininity. We got the dish from this fashion-forward entrepreneur:
Miami Happening: Starting a business is one of the hardest endeavors you could take on in your profession life. What motivates you every morning?
Mira: Two things… The first is my son; I want to be better every day for him. The second thing is that I want to make a difference and leave my footprint.
Miami Happening: What would you say is your idea of a perfect day?
Mira: Accomplishing everything on my to do list … Lol!
Miami Happening: We know the feeling! Who would you say inspires you?
Mira: I’m inspired by women in their everyday life and strive to create something they want and need.
Miami Happening: How did you decide to launch Heather Hightower?
Mira: I’ve loved shoes since I was a little girl. I knew I wanted to create in fashion so I was naturally drawn to the shoe business.
Miami Happening: You’ve accomplished so much at a young age. Which achievement are you most proud of?
Mira: I’m most proud of having the courage to follow my dreams
Miami Happening: And what has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome?
Mira: Lol… In being an entrepreneur I’ve had to overcome myself. Things I thought I wouldn’t do or couldn’t do.. That stuff is out the window
Miami Happening: What would you most like to achieve over the next 5 years?
Mira: In 5 years, I’d like to see my brand expand into an Italian line… Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!
Miami Happening: How do you think your friends & coworkers would describe you?
Mira: Bubbly… Enthusiastic hard working and “she talks a lot.”
Miami Happening: Where’s your favorite place to go to unwind in Miami?
Mira: I love to go to Turnberry for a quick get away.
Miami Happening: If you could go back in time and talk to yourself ten years ago, what advice would you give?
Mira: Save… Save.. Save! Don’t cry over spilled milk it probably was spoiled anyway and leap out on faith don’t be so afraid because everything will be alright.
Miami Happening: Great advice. You’re a shoe in for success (We know! We know! But we couldn’t resist…)