Good news, fashion-loving folks: There’s now yet another reason to love wearing ballerina flats, our go-to footwear for ultimate comfort – they can be made-to-order at Pretty Ballerinas for a very limited period only, from March 16 to 31, 2017.
Here’s the low-down on the brand, which is well worth sussing out. For starters, Pretty Ballerinas is a Spanish label that comes with a long and storied shoemaking tradition; skilled craftsmen have been crafting ballet slippers by hand in Menorca, Spain since 1918.
Specialising in ballerinas, the brand introduced Rosario (fun fact: this is named after a Spanish singer Rosario Flores) – a classic pair of low-cut flats with a comfy 0.5cm heel that’s topped off the signature Pretty Ballerinas lace bow.
You now have the opportunity to customise your very own pair of Rosario across all local stores by selecting your favourite material for the upper (shoe body) and perfecting it with grosgrain trimming and a lace bow as a final flourish. Each sole is also wrought from premium leather, making your ballerina flats truly different in appearance and quality from your conventional array of ready-to-wear shoes.
For the shoe body, take your pick from 68 types of leather and textile swatches, all of which come in an eclectic spectrum of hues and textures. For instance, the Ami swatch is a buttery soft sheep leather with a lustrous metallic coating, and is offered in six colours. Another swatch we love is Ipnotic, a patent leather in soft cowhide that’s available in 19 colours.
To complement the upper, choose grosgrain trimming for your shoe’s lining from 30 varied shades, all of which hail from Mokuba, a region that’s known for proffering the best trim in the world: It’s exceptionally soft on the foot and does not wrinkle when curved.
Lastly, select a thick or thin hand-tied lace bow from 49 vibrant shades and voila! Your personalised pair of shoes is yours for the taking.
We don’t know about you, but our favourite has to be this punchy pair with a green body and red bow. This colour combination is sure to put you in a festive mood all day, every day.
But don’t take our word for it – check out the personalisation service yourself for $260 at Paragon Shopping Centre (#02-47) and Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City (#B1-50) from March 16 to 31, 2017. Have fun adorning your happy feet!