The Ballet Flat Blog; balls to heels — #behindthescenes
Well here's a (long overdue) blog post I never wanted to write. Some of you may wonder about the creative process and how I design new Sloafers. I don't follow trends, because I hate waste. I go to tanneries where I look and feel and go by sight; I put things together then and there that I love and I know you'll love. So what happens when you get a call a week later after you've "nailed" your new collection, to tell you that everything you chose is out of stock?
Just a few weeks ago I was thinking about the end of the summer; now I'm thinking about the end of Autumn. Last week we did our winter Sloafer shoot and I wanted to bring you some of my favourite looks and behind the scenes photos. I'm not a natural when it comes to posing so when my photographer shouts, "move your left foot left a little" - I always pause for a bit too long trying to work out exactly what that means I have to do. I'm better at designing the shoes than modelling them, but when you...
I'm going to the factory next week. Anyone who travels for business knows it’s not as luxurious as it sounds. Long days, short nights, and always more to do than there is time in the day. I can’t take much onto the flight by way of hand luggage so I have to be super mean about packing anything unnecessary. Wherever you are, you never use as much as you think. Admit it, you’re going to fall out of love with having to pin a dress to stay in place or having to wear nude underwear with a python like grip around...