At times we might be guilty of big-hair syndrome (hey, the hair spray counteracts the humidity), and perhaps we’ve never met a cosmetics-counter makeover we didn’t enjoy.

But we ladies of Dallas might be most united in our strong fashion sense, i.e., we know what we like.

Shoe designer (and Southern Methodist University alum) Emily Mack Jamison certainly knows what drives us wild: her line of highly customizable and exceedingly elegant Emy Mack heels and flats.

Whether you need a wider width, a higher heel or maybe just more bling, the Italian-made shoes can be made to order. And the array of gorgeous adornments from which to choose--think beaded bows and handmade rhinestone-embellished designs--is thrillingly daunting.

The just-released spring/summer collection is a mix of practical and polished looks--and a marriage of covetable materials like patent leather and python--with round-toe ballerina flats, on-trend slipper-style shoes and platform sandals ($350 to $800).

These are not your grandmother’s shoes, Jamison says, then hastens to add, “unless your grandmother is really stylish.”