A brief history of your embellishments: age 4, sequined tutu; age 14, bedazzled jorts; age 24, declaration of love to that one-night fling.
Start a new era with adorned sandals by LES-based Caroline Cree.
Spurred on by impressed strangers and inquisitive friends, the former Coach and Gap designer turned her shoe-embellishing experiments into a debut solo line.
Hit the pavement in T-straps topped with metal nuggets and ceramic pebbles or polished marble and crystals. Petersham ribbons, paillettes, and bits of brocade or canvas anchor each broochlike cluster. Resin flower heels are low enough to wear all day, but it’s the golden nugget, metallic leather, and olive suede flats that put a twinkle in our eye.
Bridle stitching (Cree grew up riding horses on beaches in Northern Ireland), luxe leathers, and hidden rubber platforms (heels only) make the shoes comfy; expert construction in Italy, Spain, and Brazil make them durable.
We’re in love. No exaggeration.
Available at carolinecree.com, $250-$398.
Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Cree