And yet, there is still a part of me that just adores pointe shoes for their sheer beauty and craftsmanship. There’s something magical about the perfect pair and in a small way, seeing a new pair kind of makes me feel like a kid again. I remember all the excitement and the impatience as I anxiously waited to go to Capezio’s and get fitted for my first pair. I remember the scent of Baaaalerina Wool and how I used to try to flatten the boxes by placing them under my iron bedposts. I remember that my first pair of shoes were Capezio Ultimos and I kinda hated them because they were Pepto-Bismal pink.
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Heather danced with the Mandalone Company, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Austin and the California Contemporary Ballet before hanging up her pointe shoes to explore other ventures where eating was more encouraged and her hair need not be in a bun. She has an English degree from UCLA, and currently works as the US fashion editor for the clothing brand Jigsaw London. She likes the color of eggplant, making short films, all kinds of crafting and discovering new artists. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and is hoping to have a pet dog one day soon.