Do you have a favourite design?
I love them all as each one has its own unique story and personality, but I think my favourite is actually going to be in the new Spring/Summer range coming soon…
Would you say you prefer fashion or style?
Style—fashions come and go and can be bought into but style is timeless and cannot be acquired. You either have it or you don’t.
Other than shoes, what are you passionate about?
I love to travel and am passionate about art and architecture, hence the photos on our social media accounts, most of which are taken by the Bonessi team and I. Life can be very hectic in London so I think it’s important to take some time out occasionally to see the world and experience all the different cultures that are out there.
Do you have any favourite west London hang-outs?
Ealing is changing all the time. It has become very modern and even more trendy. One of my old time favourite places is the Grange Pub and I also love the Italian Pizza place Santa Maria for a great authentic Italian pizza.
Do you have any secret west London discoveries?
I like spending lazy, sunny days in Gunnersbury Park. It’s the perfect hidden location for a summer picnic or a stroll around the beautiful gardens.
What makes Bonessi ballet pumps different?
Bonessi has essentially captured the glamour and elegance of a high heel in the design of a ballerina shoe. Crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, our ballerinas ensure comfort remains at the heart of each unique design; the foremost priority being to provide the delicate female foot with maximum support.
In order to achieve this, we have spent years researching and analysing the anatomy of the foot in order to allow us to perfect the signature Bonessi cushioned inner sole—one that curves around the heel and arches of the feet with incomparable results. This unique design caters perfectly for the female physique; eliminating the daily tension that can be experienced whilst wearing shoes for extended periods.
The cushioned layers within the inner sole ensure feet remain adequately and expertly supported throughout the day and as a result, we are so confident in the design and quality of our ballerinas that we offer a full refund to anyone who is not 100% happy with them.
Where would you like to see Bonessi in 10 years’ time?
There are already exciting things on the horizon for Bonessi, as we will shortly be launching our Spring/Summer range of exclusive, high quality leather Bonessi Espadrilles made from sustainably-sourced materials. Reviews to date suggest these are set to be the new ‘must-have’ item of the summer for the London fashion scene.
In 10 years’ time, I would like to see Bonessi having grown with the times and still be producing the highest quality comfortable flat shoes of the moment, whichever style that might be, for only a handful of special individuals to enjoy. I don’t ever want the brand to become commercialised.