Feeling the Love x

IMG_0155How I love these sandals by Valentino! Let me count the ways..the studs are perfection, the colour sublime and the advert? So cool! – the manly hand resplendent with tattoos wearing the straps like a macho bracelet.  I’ve always had a thing about Greek sandals and I’ve been lusting after a gladiator style pair since the summer.  Happily I was lucky enough to receive a pair for my birthday in November, all the way from Athens from the very shop  recommended by our lovely blogger Lia.

IMG_3087My father, looking rather Greek  (he’s not, he’s Scottish (although he was born in Athens)) standing outside said shop.

IMG_3050Pantelis Melissonos third generation sandal-maker and designer holding my very shoe.

IMG_3081The ‘Mycenean’.

I’m not the only one that has loved/loves the classic, timelessness of these shoes that just get better and better with age..


IMG_3088 IMG_3089So I’m now the proud owner of a pair of ancient shoes, bought in Greece through the power of the blogging world, walking in the same footsteps as many of my icons and sharing the love with one of my favourite brands. Could it get much better??

(Now all I need is the maxi-denim skirt (dropped waist Valentino style) and white-rolled Palazzo pants I can see in my head to wear with them…and of course..the sun!!)

Laters, Kate x


  1. Fashion Mayann

    Love Terry Richardson’s super-creative shot for Valentino, love the stylish allure of your father, love Sarah Jessica Parker forever, love your ancient Greece-inspired sandals, so much love in this post … xxxxx

  2. dievca

    You are on a Valentino love kick (Runner’s and Sandals!). The question should be….when are you going on Holiday somewhere warm to wear your lovely Greek Goddess Sandals?

  3. Lia in Brussels

    Pantelis is always delighted to show off and get his pic taken and make the world happy, isn’t he? 🙂 A visit to his shop is part of the experience… I hope you can make it there sometime (and Pantelis will love it for sure)! Thanks for the link up, now joining you to the dance of Sun and Summer… ahh it can’t come soon enough! xxx

  4. longandluxe

    Oh god I love love love this whole post!!!! I love the story and the shoemaker. I love the tattoos on the masculine hand (soooo crushing on that whole ad campaign) and the sandals are beyond. And I love that you have them to cherish!!! xxx