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5 Minutes With: Adina Porter

3-minute read

Adina Porter of True Blood and the Newsroom, wearing custom tall all leather comfortable but sexy boots made to measure wide, narrow and wide fitting calfs by Poppy Barley

Who’s walking around in Poppy Barley shoes? Here, we spend 5 minutes with our customers to find out who they are and what they do.

Name: Adina Porter Occupation: Television and Film Actress Home: New York and L.A. I Own: Poppy Barley's Highline Boot in Black (you can watch her wearing them on the red carpet at the American Music Awards here and here!), and Blue Jean Baby Classic Ankle Bootie Describe your typical work day. That's what I love about my work--it is so very fluent. I could get a call and have an audition the next day where I could be anything from a judge in a TV courtroom drama or a drug addict in a feature movie.

What does your perfect weekend look like? My dream weekends are ones where we have a few children's birthday parties to attend--my kids have fun and then are tired out, so going to sleep at bedtime is easy for the Au Pair and I get to go to an adult dinner party. Or, the party is an all day affair at a friend's mansion. The kids eventually fall asleep and the adults can share good wine and conversation. There's enough beds to crash once you get tired enough.

Describe your journey as an actress. I feel very blessed to make a living doing what I love. I have been able to experience so much as an actor. I've worked in theater back home in New York and I have been able to play so many different parts in movies and television shows. I'm proud that I continue to get up when I get knocked down--when I don't get a role, or when the show that I'm doing is not well received.

What are three career highlights? I guess the highlights so far with my career are when I won an Obie for playing the Hottentot in Susan Lori Park's Venus. I very much enjoyed the rollercoaster ride I got to experience as Lettie Mae Thornton on True Blood. And I'm loving finding the balance between being a fierce warrior, yet a human being as Indra on The 100, which is what brings me to Vancouver.

What's one thing you miss most about being on the set of True Blood? Its a corny answer, but the thing I will miss most about being on the set of True Blood is the people. That cast and crew were together for 7 years. I'll miss the people. And when you are on an HBO hit, the parties they throw are epic!

If you could host a dinner party with anyone--dead or alive--who would be on the guest list? What would you cook for them? I would make some dish stew like Gumbo, or the Sierra Leonion equivalent, Jela Rice. I would invite folks I could learn from, like Harriet Tubman and Sammy Davis Jr. And I would like to visit with Angelina Jolie again. We worked together years ago in Gia.

Any last thoughts on your Poppy Barleys? They are comfortable and sexy.

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The Harley Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How To Measure:
The Harley Heeled Sandal: Take a tape measure and wrap it around your foot, right below your ankle bone as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 26 cm
5.5 26.5 cm
6 27 cm
6.5 27 cm
7 27.5 cm
7.5 27.5 cm
8 28 cm
8.5 28 cm
9 28 cm
9.5 28.5 cm
10 28.5 cm
10.5 29 cm
11 29 cm
11.5 30 cm
12 30 cm

The Esther Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How to Measure:
The Esther Heeled Sandal: take a tape measure and wrap it around your ankle, above the ankle bone, as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 23 cm
5.5 23 cm
6 23 cm
6.5 23 cm
7 24 cm
7.5 24 cm
8 24.5 cm
8.5 24.5 cm
9 24.5 cm
9.5 25 cm
10 25 cm
10.5 25.5 cm
11 26 cm
11.5 26 cm
12 26 cm

Belt Sizes

Natural Waist Measurement Typical Jean Size Belt Size for High‑rise Pant Belt Size for Mid‑rise Pant Infinite Belt Size
23-25" 23/24 26" 28" 1
25-26" 25 28" 30" 1
26-27" 26 30" 32" 1
27-28" 27 30" 32" 1
28-29" 28 32" 34" 2
29-30" 29 32" 34" 2
30-31" 30 34" 36" 2
31-32" 31 34" 36" 2
32-33" 32 36" 38" 3
33-34" 33 36" 38" 3
34-35" 34 38” 40" 3
36-37" 36 38" 40" 3
38-39" 38 40" 42" 4
40-41" 40 40" 42" 4
42-43" 42 44" 46" 4
43-44" 43 44" 46" 5
44-45" 44 46" - 5

Sizing Note: For the most accurate fit, measure around your body where you plan to wear the belt. Choose the closest belt size to that measurement.

Belt Diagram Accent Belt and Complement BeltThe Accent Belt, The Polished Belt and The Complement Belt size measurements start from the beginning of the leather to the middle hole.

Belt Diagram Infinite BeltThe Infinite Belt size measurements cover the entire length of the leather.

Belt Measuring Guide

Belt Measuring Guide

A - High-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt around your natural waistline, wrap a measuring tape around the narrowest part of your midsection. Then, add 3” to determine your high-rise belt size.

B - Mid-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt lower than your natural waistline, you will require a dierent size. If you have a particular pair of bottoms you intend to wear your belt with, wrap a measuring tape through the belt loops while in a relaxed position.

When wearing your belt in your preferred style, it should fasten in the middle hole. The belt will relax with wear allowing you to cinch it tighter, as needed.

If you plan to wear the belt in both the high and mid-rise styles, you have two options:

  1. Select your high-rise style and fasten it more loosely when worn in the mid-rise style.
  2. Select your mid-rise style and fasten it more tightly when worn in the high-rise style.