Karrots Nazareno is not a normal human being. I have seen her do a monologue from My Fair Lady, chase down Vic Sotto for an autograph and wear floral cut-off shorts. No, she definitely is not a normal person.
Which is a good thing, because to be at the helm for Anthology Shoes, you have to be a little nuts to do the job.
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you would know that Anthology makes the yummiest, mega-comfy shoes that make my just-going-to-the-supermarket look more of a wow-she-looks-like-that-just-for-the-supermarket without any effort at all.
My first Anthos are these San Francisco flats that put a little zing in my usual black, grey and white outfits.
Tita K invited a bunch of us one lazy Saturday afternoon for tea and to see the magic happen at the Anthology shoe factory.
The kids had loads of fun. Of course some of us came in their favorite Anthology shoes. Also present was my old friend P, the blogger behind 101 Grams of Eye Candy. I tried to take a picture of her but she would rather remain a mystery right now. Paparazzi shot!!!
It’s so easy to go crazy with so many shoes within reach. Before I went there I was telling myself, “don’t buy any shoes.” The moment I stepped into the showroom, that changed to “okay, maybe just one pair.” Karrots and Ivan gave us a short talk on Anthology Shoes. It was easy to spot their honesty, sincerity and passion to simply make great shoes. We had a close look at the yummy material and the memory foam they use that make each pair of Anthology shoes super super comfy.
They prepared a lovely tea spread. The caviar pie was to DIE FOR.
Right after tea, I tried this pair of Sydneys and just couldn’t walk away.
OC Mom wasn’t spared from the wallet massacre. Here is our attempt to direct her to do a pose ala fashion blogger in her new wedges.
Then we paid a visit to their factory floor, where all the magic happens. Check out the little action figure I spotted on someone’s workstation. Creativity is everywhere in Anthology, hehe!
The size 9 of the brown and blue wedges are in a box in the factory somewhere WITH MY NAME ON IT. Agaw not allowed.
As the day went on, I found myself wanting another pair. I called on my inner kuripot, and asked it to fight the battle between good and evil. But then I thought…..
Almost everyone walked away with a new pair.