Saturday, July 31, 2010
As I wrote in Part I, if you have ever been frustrated by the limited availability of patterns and fabrics of ballet flats, here is a perfect opportunity - custom made Allez! Ballet Flats from Eliza B..
Here is variation two of four. This combination, Natural Rafia, Pale Pink Ribbon Trim, matching monogram and a rubber wedge sole, is the most "summery" of the four.
They go well with some of my older Lilly(s). I can pair them with a cotton cardigan for casual wear in town, or a shift for parties. And the rubber sole allows for more flexibility.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
If you have ever been frustrated by the limited availability of patterns and fabrics of ballet flats, here is a perfect opportunity - custom made Allez! Ballet Flats from Eliza B..
Choose your own fabric, trim and sole. There is a seemingly endless array of combinations. I have tried four variations. Here is variation one.
This combination, Natural Canvas, Black Patent Leather Trim with a (Black) Leather Sole, works particularly well for both business as well as evening. These shoes are flattering, run true to size, and best of all, are made at the Leatherman Ltd./Eliza B. company headquarters in Essex, Connecticut (from whom I have been buying for decades).
Sunday, July 25, 2010
My third pair of Eliza B. ballet flats (see pair one and pair two) are a "Nantucket Red" with a great Navy ribbon trim and leather soles. These were also personally embroidered for me (see bottom picture for the message). I like these for late summer and fall in New England.
I took them to see some British cars. Here is how they looked.