Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Make Your Own Havaianas at BT2!

So. This post is a little . . . late, given that I went to make my own Havaianas approximately a month ago. I’m really behind, and today (Sunday – hurrah for scheduled posting!) is the day I have dedicated …

Mon, Jun 27, 2011, 10:30


So. This post is a little . . . late, given that I went to make my own Havaianas approximately a month ago. I’m really behind, and today (Sunday – hurrah for scheduled posting!) is the day I have dedicated to going through the tonnes of press releases and various items I need to get published for the blog in the immediate future. SO! Havaianas is it, but let’s get started with what I’m listening to right now (and what will, surely, go down as one of the anthems of summer 2011, for those of you actually going on holidays):

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(I feel, as another point to note, as if that Janet Jackson ad has been running on YouTube for roughly 10 years.)

So a couple of weeks ago I was invited by BT2 to head in and check out the MYOH bar in their Grafton Street store – it’s a pop-up concept that, as far as I know, launched last year, and basically allows you to create your flip flops from scratch, with a whirlwind of colour combinations available.

See?! Seriously, more colours than you could shake a stick at. Unless you had a really big stick. First off you choose the colour of your sole, then it’s the colour of your straps – and you have a choice from the get-go, of the top straps or the slim straps. I opted for the top straps, my reasoning being that the slim straps would serve only to make my feet look chubbier. Yes, that’s how my mind works. (When I used to smoke, you know, six months ago, I refused to smoke Vogue cigarettes for the same reason – if some sneaky individual snapped a shot of me smoking them, I looked like a giant smoking a regular cigarette. Not flattering.)

The setup of the stand is really cute, I should add – I love the tropical fruit elements, and the guy and girl who helped me (or man and woman?) were really friendly and chatty, and helped me when, really, I shouldn’t be allowed customise anything.

And I’ll tell you why. When faced with too many choices, I lose all sense of logic and reality and choose really badly. In this instance, I went for purple and green, which are lovely together when you’re in Brazil, but go with nothing when you’re in Ireland attempting to pair them with jeans and a T-shirt. They basically go with black and white, and that is it.

Why didn’t I go for baby blue and white?! WHY! Anyway, they are still lovely, if not as wearable as I’d fancied. I’d never owned a pair of Havaianas before, although friends swear by them as being really comfy (as far as not cutting your in-between toe area in half, shudder). How about you? Do you have a pair of Havaianas? Would you get a customised pair, or does that seem like a lot of effort? Let me know! Oh, and, prices, innit! Because we’re not in Celtic Tiger any more, Toto.

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