Sunday, March 20, 2011

Design a Day - Day 24 (Seaglass Ballets)

Sea Photo from Here

Live in the sunshine,
swim the sea,
drink the wild air…

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't know what it is about the color sea glass, a little dusty and somewhere in between green and blue, I tend to pick this color over and over. Maybe it's a subconscious yearning for a little sand and sea and all things tranquil. So, it's no surprise that I have a Design a Day shoe in that color family.

However, before I delve into that, let me share my apologies for running behind on the Design a Day series. There have been a couple key projects {in combination with having the kiddos home for spring break} that made it impossible to get it all done. But, I have to say, if you like our handmade shoes, you will love our firm-soled shoes even more. We took all the qualities of our handmade roots, and transition them into a more durable shoe, with all the careful, thoughtful details you would expect from Joyfolie. You will love them, I'm sure... I can't wait to show you!

Back to today's shoes, these are a redo of a very popular old design, which customer's dubbed the Cinderella shoe. These little flats aren't revolutionary, but a more refined version of that initial design. They are the perfect shade of seaglass, have a lovely textural component, and have a hand cut, hand stitched cream linen flower.

I know that those of you with wee little babe's are concerned about straps. Please know that I have taken this into consideration, and some of our designs with include a strap for smaller sizes. Generally, though, I prefer a simple flat. Mia can slide them on and off on her own, and it keeps the design clean and simple.

I think the reason these shoes were so popular in the past is because little girls love them for the cinderella colors, but they are not too princess-y nor dressy. Wear them with this nostaligic playwear from Olive's Friend Pop:

In another tip of the hat to my fav color, mom can wear a soft and sweat little sea glass dress, either in a flow-y version by Sarah Seven or casual summer seer sucker by Judith March.

I have a few more inspirational sea glass colored photos for you, an aqua chandelier and elusive mask photo...

And a gorgeous beaded wedding gown photographed by Elizabeth Messina, juxtaposed with a sea-worn and weathered door...

I almost forgot, the shoes are called Eva, there is one pair available here.


Hana said...

ooohh, love all this color inspiration....seafoam green/blue is my fave!

kpriss said...

I can't wait to see them hard soles! I'm dreaming about a pair for my girl! Every time I look at your designs I feel so inspired! (Then again I already told you that :P )

Jessica Haley said...

Thank you! I am excited for the launch, too!!

ericainrockwall said...

Is there any way that I could purchase these shoes from a website or something?


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