Tami Roman Makes Money Moves with Foray Into Fashion as She Prepares to Launch Shoe Line
Television isn’t the only arena Tami Roman is spreading her wings in. The actress recently announced she’s about to release a shoe line in collaboration with designer Jessica Rich, and she couldn’t be more thrilled.
“Finally can talk about this… so excited to team up with this beautiful & talented being @jessicarich on another dream of mine! Shoes coming MARCH 2019 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 Read all about what we’re cooking up on @footwearnews LINK IN BIO! Sending special thanks with hugs to @sheissosheena & @danikaberry 💋💋💋,” Roman said on Instagram Jan. 24.
Speaking about the venture with Footwear News, Roman, who has over 1,000 pairs of shoes in her closet, said it just made sense to step into the shoe game.
“When I thought about a business I could get into, I wanted to pick things that are organic and authentic to me,” the star of BET’s “Carl Weber’s The Family Business,” said. “I don’t do things because someone else is winning in that lane. I do things I’m passionate about — and in the event it doesn’t take off, I can say, ‘But I still love it!’”
Roman’s collaboration focuses on strappy, heeled sandals and fitted booties. Taking a cue from the fashions Roman frequently sports on Instagram, the footwear will feature leather, exotic and clear elements. The line, which ranges in price from $179 to $249, will be available for purchase from jessicarich.com this March, which is just in time for the spring 2019 season.
The “Basketball Wives” star noted that she was hands-on with the creation of the shoe line, which will be made up of comfortable footwear “with sex appeal.”
“I’m involved in every aspect of my shoe collection — I’m anal that way,” Roman explained. “I can’t sketch, but I told [Rich] what I wanted and she sketched it out. In the beginning, I focused solely on how I could make the ankle stand out, make it sexier and dress it up. Then we went into the height of the shoe — [we made] sure it has the right elevation from the ground up, for comfort as well as sexiness.”