Gladiator Sandals by MIA Shoes
When I hear the word “Gladiator,” the first thing that pops into my head is actor Russell Crowe, playing the role of Maximus Decimus Meridius, in that famous and totally awesome Ridley Scott movie, “Gladiator.” It’s still one of my favorite flicks to date.
Maximus wasn’t just brave; he was sexy, provocative and totally hot! Just like the “Gorgeous Gladiator” trend. If you couldn’t tell, I used the movie as creative inspo for the blog; more specifically, Connie Nielsen’s character, Lucilla. If you don’t remember her in the film, she was exquisitely dressed as a Grecian goddess in almost every scene. I know, I know…
I’ve written so many blogs on this particular trend, but honestly, it never goes out of style. It just keeps reinventing itself. This spring (and heading into summer), it’s all about the TALL gladiator sandal, ones that slink all the way up the leg. The more laces, straps and detailing, the better! And…
If you got it, flaunt it! Hello, MIA Shoes (a Miami-based company and one of my favorite things), is currently slaying the “Gorgeous Gladiator” trend. For the blog, in killer kaftans and jewelry from Le Beau Maroc with the always-inspiring Mandarin Oriental, Miami as the backdrop, I’m working MIA’s Ricarda, Donata and Devi styles.
The Ricarda is my favorite with a sexy but comfy heel and a coy hint of fringe, which keeps the look current. Also, I love how the sandals lace up the front and zip up the back, allowing for a perfect fit around my leg (most fashionistas know how tricky the whole calf thing can be).
Even though natural leather colors are in, I love the black sandals, too. Pairing it with summer-inspired colors really makes the shoe stand out. The “Gorgeous Gladiator” isn’t just regal, it’s timeless. If you invest in a pair, they’ll be in style for years to come and that’s why it’s one of my favorite things.
I think the “Gorgeous Gladiator” trend is pretty versatile, but I especially love wearing mine on the weekend. If I’m not pairing the sandals with a dramatic kaftan, there’s nothing like wearing them with an off-the-shoulder sundress that hits mid-calf. I like dressing up the trend, too. Think date night: a slinky top, a flirty skirt and a high-heel gladiator. Just like a Roman fighter, you’re sure to knock em’ dead.
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Photographer & Videographer: James Woodley
Stylist: Asmaa Benkirane & Jackie Kay
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Editor: Matthew Auerbach