You don’t want to be parading around in heels.
“I am big on practicality. I tell my clients if I cannot wear it, I wouldn’t make it,” Permanand says. Having the proper framework for the headdress and wings is important. “My pieces are usually very light. I know if I have a gorgeous girl wearing one of my pieces, I want them to wear it for the entire day.” Most women wear flat shoes with their Carnival costumes, too, because you are going to be on your feet dancing all day long. At the end of the day, though, everyone wants to slay. “There are pieces where you say it’s only for a day,” says Permanand, “I’m going to wear it and I’m going to suck it up.”