Cool beach essentials: create your own chic flip-flops at Lavulous Workshop

Cool beach essentials: create your own chic flip-flops at Lavulous Workshop

Hello Style Lovers!

Do you like the idea of creating a pair of flip flops that are as unique as you are? This summer, uplift your mood and style with a pair from Lavulous Workshop, the only place in Hong Kong where you can become the designer of  your own flip flops and turn the most casual of shoes into a stylish one.

But hey, let’s focus on the awesome video below. Of course I want you to read the full blog, but I know that you guys love visual 😉

First things first, I called the Lavulous beautiful creations beach essentials because I believe that the beach is no place to compromise with style, but these gorgeous step-ins can easily transform into a key ingredient of one’s every day casual-wear mix. Wear them with casual shorts or capri pants, with jeans or casual short skirts or even with maxi skirts and dresses and step into your favourite summer activities with style.

Now, I really feel like sharing with you a couple of important rules I think it is good to follow when designing your own personalised flip-flops:

Rule number one: Less is more! Not an easy statement, I admit, and, I am telling you, I adore colour and all-things-blinky …but I am saying this because I am certain that the impressive variety of  fun pins, flowers, butterflies, Swarovski rivets and clasps will make you feel like decorating the whole strap…stick with a couple or three accessories on each side instead and you are good to go 🙂

Rule number two: More is more! If you are doing this with your children, and unless you want to ruin the whole fun, let them choose whatever sole and strap colour they fancy and pin whatever accessories they want, dolphins, soccer balls, flowers, letters…If, at a certain point you start feeling dizzy and unsure that the activity will ever end, here is what you can say “Honey, I love your design, but aren’t your flip-flops getting a little bit too heavy? Let’s stop now ’cause you will not be able to walk with them” . If this still doesn’t work, tell them you are gonna buy ice-cream 😉 . This statement works for kids the same way ‘Let’s go have a glass of bubbly’ works for me 🙂 Bubbly mama promise!

Let’s take a moment to go through the whole flip-flop designing process.

First, you get to choose the sole and the strap colour. You might think it takes a lot of imagination to decide what combo looks the best. You are wrong. Look at the picture below. I was quite impressed by the simple geniosity of this tool. It works like a Chinese rotating dining table, just what goes around here aren’t noodles,  but straps. Even if you completely lack of imagination, there is very little room for mistake as you will see exactly how your flip-flops will look. Quite handy, isn’t it?

Now it is time for ….hands on. With the help of the Lavulous assistant, your straps will get in place while you are selecting the accessories. Click this, pin that and in a few minutes your new funky flip-flops are ready to walk you out of the shop. Just stretch your toes and be joyful!

Here is what I created: two pairs for my beloved feet, one for my son and one for my niece. For those of you who are wondering where is the pair for my eldest son. Well, he wanted to design it himself and he followed the more is more rule! Good boy!

Here it is, my eldest son’s creation 🙂 You can tell what he really loves, blue, dogs, dolphins and his…name, which is actually good.

I am guessing that by now you got really excited about Lavulous and creating your own flip-flops. One last advice, do it with your girlfriends or with your kids and call it a party, a themed party 😉


WHAT THE HAPPY CLIENTS SAY
AliceAlice
Having Pavleta help me on my styling is literally the BEST decision I ever made. Pavleta is such a fun and inspiring person to work with. She is thoughtful, warm, professional, talented, honesty and hard working. I got a very messy collection in my wardrobe and thought she would suggest me throw most of the items and buy something new. But she didn’t. Based on my current collection, Pavleta made all different type of styles. Chic, cool, cute or charming, I’ve tried everything I wanted. I never knew those old collections of mine could look so so so stylish. Most of all, Pavleta made me feel all the mix and match (that’s how she called them) were really tailor made for ME. Pavleta also taught me some skills about styling. Last Saturday I did my own mix and match based on what I learned form her. All my friends were like ‘WOW’ when they saw me.  👠Today is my second time working with Pavleta within a week. And I cannot wait seeing her again SOON in the next couple of days! Thank you Pavleta! 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
Pav! Thank you so so much for today. It opened my eyes to a new world and I loved it!  I'm so happy with every single piece, I feel like a new lady 👏🏼👏🏼I've just retried a few things on and I'm so so pleased, and with clothes I have in my wardrobe - love love love!Thank you for your time, your fun, happy and on to it nature it was amazing! 100% reccomending and posting on my insta etc.Much love ❤❤❤Krys
Tom AllisonTom AllisonMindful Wing Chun
A stylist that really listens to what you want, and is prompt to give options that all seem to be what you are looking! Seem to know what you are after before you do! Professional eye and great 5* service! Highly recommended!
Alex Mattiko Alex Mattiko
I met the amazing and fun Pavleta a few weeks ago. I think of her as the “Clothes Genie”. Her warm,bubbly, knowledgable, inspirational and sparkly nature made the 2 sessions I had with her transforming! I am quite an organised person, but she helped me take my wardrobe to a whole new level. She gave me new ideas about combinations, organisation and a clear list of what I was missing. This means I am now far more focused on what I am looking for and less of a “on the whim” shopper! It has also meant, that packing has become 10000 times easier!! She has brought my wardrobe to life and I would recommend her transforming sessions to everyone who wants to combine fun with organisation!! Not an easy combination to get right!! Thank you so much for all you have done!!😊
Nikki Tanner Nikki Tanner
It was wonderful to have Pavleta come to my place for a wardrobe edit. She helped me make the most of the clothes I had and gave me the confidence to go out and make the right choices when buying pieces to fill the gaps. I highly recommend her services
Nadia KielyNadia Kiely
Pavleta really works with you and your needs, leaving you with some great practical tools that you can really use going forward.All the money I wasted buying the wrong stuff, wish i met Pavleta earlier.
Zoya VyshnevskaZoya Vyshnevska
I had a successful wardrobe edit session with Pavleta and I am very satisfied with how much more understanding of myself I have now. It is like everything fell into place and I have a clear vision and mission now.
Firstly, I was pleasantly surprised how well prepared Pavleta arrived (a suitcase of helping materials and even books) and in what a structured and clear way we proceeded.
After the theoretical part of defining and discussing my style/colours/body shape and respective golden rules of the wardrobe, we efficiently proceeded with evaluating each piece in my (I have to say quite minimalistic) wardrobe. I had best combinations of existing pieces explained and finally we made a list of missing pieces that would make it complete. We even managed to do some online shopping upon my wish.
Generally, the session was a pleasant experience that exceeded my expectations: Pavleta very quickly obtained the understanding of my taste/preferences and I am happy to be following the provided fashion direction in the future since I have a feeling it is very fitting to me. I also recieved answers to all my particular questions (which shoes to that cocktail dress, what to wear to the favourite swimming suit and even how to have a fitting capsule wadrobe). Thank you, Pavleta!
Mardi Wilson Mardi Wilson
" Thanks Pavleta! I really enjoyed today! I feel so enthusiastic about my new outfits...just from the things that are already in my wardrobe! Looking forward to going shopping to fill in all the gaps! It was such a great help. I can really see how certain items are going to go a long way in making my wardrobe a lot more interesting and fun to wear. Can't wait! "
Michele McGregor Michele McGregor
Some of my friends had their colour analysis done and they all had one thing in common, each one of them started to dress more stylishly afterwards and to look just more feminine and vibrant. I decided to treat my daughter and myself with a special gift, a full colour analysis for both with Pavleta from Stylish Sisters. Pavleta's passion about style, colour and helping people was so rewarding and enlightening that we both absolutely loved her and her service. Highly recommending Pavleta to everyone. And, a little suggestion from me, if you wonder what to buy to your grown up daughter as a Birthday Gift, buy her a Colour Consultation. I did and it was so much fun, something we could together that we enjoyed.
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I think my husband heard me saying way too many times that I had nothing to wear and of course he could not understand the point as my closet was packed with clothes of any sort, shape and colour, but there was a problem, this one he got it very clearly…so what he does next, as a practical and loving husband, is buying for me a styling package including colour, style and make up consultations, wardrobe editing and personal shopping. THE BEST EXPERIENCE GIFT EVER! Not only my entire closet, make up routine and shopping habits were REVOLUTIONISED by Pavleta, but my entire world! I see myself PRETTIER, I get loads of COMPLIMENTS, and even half of the CONFIDENCE I feel would be enough to conquer the world. In the few hours I spent with Pavleta, I learnt how to build a functional, neat and pretty closet and to become a smarter shopper. All this wrapped in friendly, fun atmosphere. I simply cannot recommend Pavleta more!