Our mission is to bring authentic, Italian luxury style straight to your doorstep. We believe everyone should be able to boldly live in the momento (comfortably and beautifully!) with our MADE-IN-ITALY shoes.
Meet the Founders
We are Chandra and Tabitha—sister-team, world travelers, and best friends. Raised by an Italian fashionista mother and an American diplomat father, we have lived most of our lives between two of the world’s biggest fashion capitals: New York City and Milan. We learned to appreciate the beauty and quality of Italian shoes early in life—when spending our summers in Italy, our parents always took us shopping for durable, Italian-made back-to-school shoes. The memories and decisions in purchasing these shoes, the pride in wearing them, and the quality that followed them, has had a strong influence on our first line of high-quality, high-fashion, handmade, Italian leather boots.
Chandra received her degree in international diplomacy and stayed closely connected to her Italian heritage while working for the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC. She found herself challenged by a knee condition that slowly steals away her cartilage, and comfort in her footwear fashion became absolutely critical. As a singer and actress, Chandra's shoes must move when she moves, last all day, and, of course, look good the whole time.
It has always been Tabitha's dream to create a fashion line and to design shoes. In order to make this dream into a reality, she increased her knowledge through education and hands-on experience in the industry, learning about design, development, manufacturing, and distribution, attaining the proper credentials to become an expert in the field. Her years of dedication to learning the art and craft of fashion design has culminated into creating a high-quality luxury brand, moon d'elle.
The meaning behind
Our Brand Name
Choosing the perfect name for our company proved to be a challenging task—until we turned to our own names. “Chandra” means “moon” in Sanskrit—a longtime symbol of beauty—while “Tabitha” means “gazelle” in Aramaic—an early representation of sensuality. This is exactly what we want to bring our clientele—a seamless blend of beauty and sensuality.