I have a pair of sandals that I have been wearing to death lately. With a wooden heel and a glorious animal print leather design, they are both glamorous, elegant, and not only can I work in them, I can dance the night away. The shoes in question are the Charlaine Leopard Print sandals from the Saint Tropez company K Jacques, who have been producing hand made, bespoke shoes and sandals since 1933.
K Jacques often have an association with the most stylish of sandals, with their designs beiing worn by the likes of Kate Moss, Emma Watson, Diane Kruger and Cheryl Cole. Their leather and suede designs, and the fact that they can be totally customised to your own taste, makes them a popular choice for stylish trendsetters. But K Jacques are not just about beach ready designs, their heeled sandals are also perfect for weddings, cocktail hour and formal evenings, as I think my designs prove.
I totally love animal prints, so a brushed leather print was always a must for me. I think they can be worn with so many different colours and even worn with print for a stylish clash. The Charlaine, which retails at 390euros is a classic design, with a slight retro 1970s feel. I did size up to a 6 and these are really comfortable and a great fit.
I have been wearing my sandals a lot, I think they look great for parties and formal occasions, and yet they work well with casual dress too. I also think they rock with a red toenail (Gitane from Chanel for information) and because they are comfortable, they allow for more than just a walk in and out of a restaurant. I’ve ran for a train in these sandals, and danced the night away at a party – which is pretty impressive considering they have a heel.
K Jacques sandals have style and quality in abundance, along with that certain something that is unmistakably French.