Was very excited to get an email from Mr. Kanye West today.
I mean, whoa!
Kanye reading Sea of Shoes-glad to have visual clarification that this happened.
Thanks so much, Kanye. So glad you like S.o.S.
xo Jane
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  1. Aria says:

    That is quite the accomplishment little lady!!

  2. Nicole says:

    wow. Mr.West.
    quite an accomplishment.

  3. Karoline says:

    wow, that’s awesome! congratulations :)

  4. TSL says:

    well deserved.

  5. god its just insane how the internet is connecting peeps these days! good work jane, im sensing S.O.S world domination on the horizon.

  6. seriously that is amazing
    i am straight up jealous

  7. Alicia says:

    thats awesome! :)

  8. jfkjean says:

    congrats love, you’re gonna be a big star now (that’s if you weren’t one already!!)

  9. lisamarie says:


  10. kirstie says:

    uhhh that is pretty fuckin amazing. jealouss!!!

  11. keren says:

    Wowie. Congrats, Jane ! ;)

  12. oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    that is crazy incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love the reflection.

  13. Farren says:

    WOW. That’s awesome! And so now I think it is safe to say that “normal” people are now the inspiration for celebrities! =)

  14. amy says:

    now THAT’s gotta feel good! trip out!

  15. Leila Wylie says:

    Ohhhhhh my god. I have a huge crush on Kanye! I am crazy jealous right now! You deserve it though!

  16. Alice says:

    That’s SOOO Cool!!!!!! wowow

  17. ash says:

    that’s totally awesome jane! and glad to see it looks like you had a fun time here in austin. i ended up getting to see kanye play twice that saturday, and he was great. got some cool pics of him and his girlfriend at the shows. check it out here if you want…

  18. quelle says:

    wow, that’s major.

  19. K says:

    You’ve reached rockstar status, Jane! :D

  20. S.Elisabeth says:

    so cool, congrats!

  21. bluejayintokyo says:


  22. Brigadeiro says:

    OMG! That is TOTALLY unreal!!!!!

  23. candice says:

    incredible!! how flattering!

  24. Penny says:

    Kanye is my own personal Jesus Christ—WOWZA!!!!

  25. Cara says:

    Jane, i love your blog so i metioned it on mine. please please please check it out.

  26. OMG!
    it’s very flattering on your part, jane!

    I freaking LOVE Kanye. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
    I love his music and can NOT work out without it.
    I love his attitude and will never forget when he stood up to Bush on live TV
    I love his STYLE!!! He is amazing and I love the way he and his entourage are always styled to the 9s.
    I have a Kanye CRUSH!!! You lucky lucky girl. :)

  28. deltay says:

    Whoa – that’s so cool! Congrats ;)

  29. Victoria C says:

    That is insane!! What a surreal experience. xx

  30. Connie says:


  31. Georgie says:

    That’s awesome, Jane. :)

  32. Cindy says:

    Wow-ie-ka-zow-ie!!!! you are one lucky lady…. that is so awesome, you deserve it!!

  33. frenchghosts says:

    whoa, lucky girl!
    gotta love kanye!

  34. jamie clare says:

    you are BY FARRRRRRRRR the luckiest sixteen year old ever – and at first i thought only because of the givency wedges and ann demuelemeester boots and cute vintage animal belts and access to rick owens gorgeousness and such.
    but kanye confirms it. fo sho.

  35. Rosanna says:

    this must have been EXTREMELY thrilling!!!!

  36. you are offically a BAD ASS! one small step for sea of shoes, one giant leap for fashion blogigng kind!

  37. mrjyn says:

    Yes, but the story continues, apparently michelle? brought into question KW’s manhood while he was surfin [he’s in studio in HI] the fashion blogs today, and he straightened that issue right up, and not only that but he reiterates that even though she’s got a pretty cool blog, it’s not as cool [and here he says] ‘tdctlihs’. Jane West, same name as if you’d married Batman? hmmm, i wonder where KW’s surfin’ tonight?

  38. Emalyn says:

    That’s so sick. I follow your blog on a daily, and I love it, Jane! :D

  39. kalamazoo says:

    wow that’s so cool!

  40. Belle says:

    Woah!!! congratulations!! Amazing xx

  41. R says:

    Wow thats aweseom! Congrats!
    Blogs are definitely such a great way of connecting people together these days! great opportunities and experiences to be had.

  42. VIJA says:

    Kanye is rockin Varnets! Righteous! You should find some!

  43. Heleen says:

    ahhhh girl I’m very envious now :D
    congratulations! this is so, so cool.

  44. Heleen says:

    ahhhh girl I’m very envious now :D
    congratulations! this is so, so cool.

  45. M! says:

    I totally love love Kanye West, his music and his style. It’s so awesome that he’s reading your blog. I’m so jealous ;)!!

  46. dot says:

    wowser thats amaing well done you xxx

  47. dot says:

    I mean amazing oppsie xxx

  48. Ann says:

    I’m soo happy for you Jane! i wonder who else follows you who’s famous :D

  49. WOAH.
    that’s major love for you, jane! :D

  50. Hannah says:

    Aha! That’s so damn cool!

  51. Esme says:

    Like everyone: WOW!
    You’re the luckiest 16yo in the planet! THE AWESOMEST TOO. ;;)
    Like Carlotta, you WILL dominate the world. LOL. =))

  52. sam says:

    wow! that’s insane!!1 congratulations jane! it’s super amazing news ;)

  53. lunarzie says:

    that’s so awesome! congrats!

  54. Emlyn says:

    HAHAHA that’s a story to tell your grandchildren!

  55. Sara says:

    That’s amazing ! Love the picture he took.

  56. Alexis says:

    You are soooo lucky, I love Kanye!!
    If you talk to him tell him I loved him at jingle ball :) haha

  57. NVA says:

    congrats, jane
    now you are famous…

  58. Annie says:

    oh my god let me just take some time to BREATHE! I love him! As much as YSL, as much as KARL!

  59. iole says:

    Nice we to you!

  60. nikky says:

    there are no words.

  61. Kim says:

    He also mentioned, “They Don’t Call Them Lovers…”..congrats!

  62. Pave.Gurl says:

    Did you see he also mentioned “They Don’t Call Them Lovers in Highschool, Leeland” in his next one too?

  63. Dan Dixon says:

    That is quality!!
    So cool!

  64. Frida says:

    Wow! Congratulations Jane! :D

  65. Sarah Lilley says:

    congrats! this is truly a huge deal! i am so happy for you! now your amazing style and lovely personality appeals to celebrities too? WOW! the picture is awesome, too (of course!)i have a new respect for Mr. Kanye West now.

  66. sarah says:

    wow jane! that should keep you in a good mood for a long time! aren’t blogs the best? i have met so many great people through mine. keep blogging no matter what!

  67. styledrop says:

    Congrats! That’s cool. And so are Kanye’s mirror shades.

  68. So Crazy!!! Keep Doing Your Thing!!!!

  69. honey says:

    wow congrats
    dream come true 4 me

  70. S.I.Q. says:

    -March Jacobs
    -Christian Lacroix

  71. Zoe says:

    It’s amazing how far the internet reaches people! Keep up the good work on the blog!! :)

  72. wow you’re so lucky! ;)

  73. Ocular Oasis says:

    This is dope. Not to mention I dig the sunglasses!

  74. Kelsey says:

    Congratulations! Very exciting.

  75. Amelia says:

    cool wat to get the word of mouth!

  76. Jacqueline says:

    Ye thats awesome!

  77. Olya says:

    That is ridiculous. Congrats. :) You’ll go on to do great things when you’re older and I can be like “I read her stuff before she was megahuge”.

  78. chantelle says:

    wicked…sooo wicked.

  79. Amy Guidry says:

    Wow. Very cool. BTW, is this now the Sea of Sunglasses site? Because there happen to be a lot of photos lately with reflective sunglasses going on….very curious indeed.

  80. Libby says:

    You really must be the luckiest sixteen year old with a great closet and celebrities emailing and blogging about you. Incredibly jealous!

  81. J. Rene' says:

    holy shit balls! that is cool. the power of blogging to bring people together–wonder who else is looking?!?!

  82. mauri says:

    so, i had a dream last night that we were new friends. we had our first girly sleepover and i tried on lots of your shoes. none of my friends have the same size as me and it was nice to share that trait, especially with you, ms. sea of shoes.
    is it creepy i’m sharing this? … probably. i’m not even a hxc follower, but a friend showed me your blog a month or so ago. i think i’m hooked now.

  83. lilix says:

    I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!!!

  84. Jozee says:

    Jane, you are an internet phenom! I remember hearing about you from a friend of mine a few months back and immediately fell in love with your site. Since then I’ve told, and been told about you (course, I already knew) another countless number of times! I’m sure plenty of other famous people are reading this here blog o’ yours. It’s really fantastic.

  85. Eva says:

    That must have been really strange doing a daily routine of checking your e-mail and realizing you just got a note from Kanye West. More power to you! haha

  86. Hahaha, wow! That’s so cool :)

  87. sarah says:

    that’s amazing jane! (:
    two of my favorite things: your blog & kanye west

  88. Marilyn says:

    And how cool that he took the time to take a picture of himself for you. Maybe now your secret celebrity fans will start coming out of the woodwork.

  89. paola says:

    Congrats Jane ! your blog it’s sooo amazing, you deserves all this sucess !
    (sorry about the bad inglish, I’am brazilian).

  90. Feist says:

    oh my gosh! that’s so exciting, congrats! love your blog by the way! x

  91. emma says:

    wooooowww. way to go jane! that’s amazing! (:
    if anyone wants to check out my blog …

  92. 1. I loooooooove your blog. found it on yeezy’s a few days ago.
    2. you make texas look like the place to be, no doubt.
    3. your shoe collection is banannas, if you didnt already know…
    4. what do you think of the new nina ricci ‘suicides’?? im obsessed.

  93. That’s just TOTALY WILD! :D

  94. Toronto says:


  95. mss_nothing says:

    I’ve seen you in a magazine and as you are my age y thought to look through your blog.
    As I imgined I love your looks and of course, most of the shoes!

  96. Lea says:

    WOW Kanye! I love his style too btw.

  97. Daphne says:

    good job, jane!

  98. Sara says:

    wow…that’s amazing!

  99. FRED EGAN says:

    That’s pretty insane.

  100. ari says:

    that is so sick that kanye knows who you are!!
    ps. i love your blog, i look at your page every day!

  101. vintage Tea says:

    wow, you must be so pleased!

  102. Lizzie says:

    wow congrats that’s EPIC
    lol also did you see the person in the comments that ACTUALLY thinks you’re karl lagerfeld’s daughter?

  103. Michelle says:

    woah! woah! woah! congrats! you deserve it…you have fantastic style.

  104. Congratulations girl. That is awesome. I just hit Kanyes blog (a little late) and about fell out of my chair! Knowing his style, and yours, it was only a matter of time before you two connected.

  105. Leah says:

    oh youre so badass this is disgusting. like disgusting meaning wicked cool fabulous fantastic amazing, etc. etc. etc.

  106. lindy says:

    just too cool

  107. Becca says:

    seriously cool!

  108. Lola B. says:

    Wondering why anyone would be jealous….he peeped the blog for the same reason all of us do…cause she’s dope, and stylish, and young with a mean shoe game!!

  109. Justine says:

    This is amazing! You are very stylish and your blog is an inspiration.. I can’t believe you are so young and from such a small town. I’m actually from Pilot Point Texas, just north of Dallas, and I think they would fall over and die if they saw someone dressed as cool/sylish as you! Keep it up… I think you’re going to go very far in the fashion world. Can’t believe Kanye commented on sick!!

  110. dagmara says:

    he’s great, you’re great ! congrats from poland

  111. nina says:

    is Karl Lagerfeld really your father? btw, love your blog! =))

  112. Yaya says:

    def congrats! love his pic lol

  113. amazing
    kanye should fix his website so people aren’t spamming their blog addresses, that is shameful imo!
    xo holierthannow

  114. Connie says:

    That’s so crazy! I’m not a big fan of Kanye, but it’s always great to get exposure from someone of his fame level.

  115. sanjchee says:

    Saw this pic today and thought I’d seen those sweeties somewhere before.. :)
    Love your taste in shoes.. If you ever decide to get rid of those branch heels….. contact me lol ;) xox from Croatia!

  116. hanako66 says:

    wow, that’s amazing!

  117. Jules says:


  118. Jen says:

    fantastic, congrats!!

  119. Christina Chan says:

    Though this is an impressive blog, we cannot escape the facts. She is extremely privileged not only financially, but in the level of intimate fashion exposure that most girls her age and NOT of her financial disposition, she has received. Her mother was a former model that lived aboard for an extensive portion of her life in addition to providing for her children to the ability to live free of the usual constraints that afflict the masses. More and more I am beginning to feel that fashion & art, are privileges of those of have versus those who have not. I would be entirely more moved by this blog, if she were middle – class or even poor and scrapping a bit for her clothes and shoes, let alone, making them herself. This isn’t to completely bash her efforts, as she’s exercised considerable dedication to her blogs but let us not forget the reality here: she’s a wealthy 17 year old girl in Texas, with a former model for a mother and an unlimited wealth of resources at her fingertips. This is not common and her popularity is directly linked to “our” i.e. the “have nots” and the “masses alike” with the lives of those who possess the material things and opportunities we wished we had. It is really our envy, shrouded in “appreciation” that allows this girl to have reached the heights that she has, and will continue, as long as we worship material idols instead of going out, into the world, and inspiring not just ourselves but others. – CC

  120. Sydnie says:

    You’re so lucky, Jane! I hope one day my blog gets as popular as yours! Haha, I can dream, right?!

  121. Sarah says:

    Of course he would dig your style :)

  122. Snoopie says:

    WOOOWWW that’s a big compliment if the stars are watching your blog. And your blog is pretty interesting if a man is on a site for womenshoes.:P Best compliment ever, but afterall it is a good blog.

  123. Lala says:

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh, right!!!!?!!! That’s quiet an accomplisment!!! Congrats!!!
    Keep it up!!

  124. Lala says:

    We’re all admittedly a little jealous! But also very proud of you at the same time!!
    Congrats again!!!

  125. Ash Fox says:

    wow! i had no idea you are only 16. that is such an honor from Kanye. who knew he read blogs?

  126. J says:

    It would be even better if the people who followed his blog weren’t complete idiots. I believe your dad would refer to them as “demode”.

  127. Maeva says:

    Just rocked it/him out ;)

  128. Vicky!* says:

    You’re on fire girl, congrats!
    Kanye West has very good taste.

  129. Julian says:

    congratulations JANE! You deserve things like this! I can only imagine what you’ll do once you’re out in the real world! You’re gonna rock this bitch! ;)

  130. womensshoes says:

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  131. I am so happy for you. Please let us know how it has affected your business?

  132. I know I am soooo super late on this…but that is pretty cool! Blogs do come true! LOL
    Have fun in Paris for the “debut”….hell you are wearing Chanel…you’ve won already!
    Safe travels!

  133. kanye says:

    wow, its pretty cool that Kanye sent you an email himself. Are you sure it wasn’t some aid or employee of Kanye? hehe

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