I can't claim to completely comprehend the Battle of the Flowers Parade or the spectacle that is San Antonio's Fiesta - but it is inspiring! The photo above is from Lanna DeLarosa. All of the princesses and royal court of Fiesta that ride the floats in the parades wear crazy shoes under their gowns, as the drive by everyone shouts "Show us your shoes!" and I realize I will never understand this land called Texas. They are crazy here.
But when in Rome!
No, I'm not running around showing off my bad taste in footwear. But I did create a piece of jewelry inspired by San Antonio and the Battle of the Flowers parade for the next issue of Bead Style magazine. (That's a sneak peek above.) It's an All Star issue where they asked their favorite designers to create a piece of jewelry inspired by their hometown. It's was fun and I knew I would do something Fiesta related as soon as they asked. I can't wait to see the issue which should be out soon!