Ballet flats are my current obsession.
I blame Inès de la Fressange for my ballerines fetish. Ever since I read her book, “Parisian Chic: A Style Guide“, I’ve been on the lookout for French-style ballet flats: round-toe with thin soles! I love Inès de la Fressange’s style because it’s chic and fun at the same time. She mixes classic staples, like a blazer, T-shirt, jeans and her signature shoes: Converse and ballet flats. It’s E. Porsellis ballerines (www.apc.fr) or bust for the model-turned celebrity!
Thank God a local retailer has finally produced beautiful ballerines. I’m talking about Tarte Tatin.
Tarte Tatin is a children’s apparel store which also carries home accessories and women’s shoes. I wrote about Tarte Tatin’s chic ballet flats early this year on my previous blog. Unfortunately, they produced limited quantity only. I texted Tarte Tatin owner and designer Mandy dela Rama-Santos and told her how chic her shoes were and that she was crazy for not making more ballet flats and in different colors!
Mandy promised me she’d produce more. Fast forward several months later, I was happy to see new Tarte Tatin ballet flats in different hues! OMG!
Peg: Inès de la Fressange
My Tarte Tatin ballet flats collection (please don’t judge me, haha).
Tarte Tatin ballet flats are available in five colors: black, white, gold, silver and in patent fuchsia.
According to Mandy, she’s coming out soon with nude-colored and leopard print ballerines! OMG. OMG. OMG. Give me a heads up, Mands!
Tarte Tatin is located at Rustan’s and at Greenbelt 5, 3F