In past years, I remember thinking how I would love to be in New York City during this mother lode of all sartorial celebrations. Now that I’m closer to the action than ever before, I’ve felt a strange lack of motivation to join the fray, in part because fashion inspiration abounds every time I step out onto the sidewalk.
Yesterday, I came across this $15 find at a street fair in the Lower East Side:
I’m in love with these flats. They’re cute, quirky, and absurdly comfortable.
The company that makes them, Terra Plana, is a brand with a cheeky sense of humor (click to enlarge);
a great design aesthetic (inside of their shoebox lid);
and a serious commitment to sustainability as a core part of their business model. Among other initiatives, they use vegetable tanned leather, natural cork insoles, and construction that stitches the upper directly onto the sole, which minimizes the amount of material and glue used.