Naomi Campbell isn’t the only supermodel collaborating on sandals this summer. Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel is also getting her feet wet in the sandal biz, stepping into a new collaboration with Mara & Mine, a shoe line led by designers Jasmine Yarbrough and Tamie Ingham. The range consists of four styles in luxurious vegan leather, detailed with crafted crochet anklets, ornate shells, and star and luna hardware, bringing an artisanal chic feel to the minimalist shoe. “The inspiration behind the shoes came from my love of the summer months, travel, and my bohemian and minimalist style. I wanted to create a summer collection that is flattering simple and ethical to show people that vegan accessories can be just as beautiful and luxurious as regular leather accessories,” the model said in a statement. “I was involved in each step of the creative process. The girls and I sat down together and shared what inspires us and made mood boards to begin the design process. They were very excited at the opportunity to explore what we could create using vegan leather.”
The sandals are available on www.maraandmine.com, priced from $210 to $285. Candice is donating 100 percent of her proceeds to Mothers2Mothers, an organization creating awareness about pediatric AIDS in Africa.