Born in Bayonne, France, Celine Legey-Salisian spent most of her childhood between Europe and Africa, where her family used to live. She never spent more than a few years in cities across France, Ivory Coast, Gabon or the United Arab Emirates. In 2004, she settled in Los Angeles after meeting her husband on a plane while coming for the first time in California. She got a taste of the footwear industry after working with several brands that manufactured their products in Vietnam on a large scale. The desire to produce shoes in smaller volume, locally, and using fine materials, became a reality thanks to a handful of artisans still working in the Los Angeles area. In Southern California, she finds the international diversity that energizes her life and can be reflected in the footwear she creates.