Jamie Okuma lives on the La Jolla Indian reservation in Pauma Valley, Calif. Her artworks include customized designer footwear incorporating traditional beading techniques. The Native American designer likes to mix the modern and the traditional in her fashion pieces.
Okuma frequently uses Louboutin’s red-soled shoes as the base for her designs. Her works are displayed at a wide range of museums and exhibits, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Her art is currently on display as permanent collections at the Minneapolis Institute of Art , Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the National Museum of the American Indian.