Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fashion for feet: Karmen Sega

Once again, the Kingston Markets brings to my attention another fab designer, this time something delicious for your feet, and in Canberra's winter, these will be wonderful for keeping your tootsies off the cold cold floor. I spoke with Karmen Sega about her designs...

"Inspiration comes from anywhere and everything that catches my eye: colours, objects, moods. My style is unique, clourful, alive and personal."

Karmen studied fashion at CIT, but chose not to pursue it seriously. Of the delectable leather 'house shoes' she designs and makes, Karmen says "they started as Christmas presents for family members and the ideas just started rolling, and they evolved from there"

"My slippers are an unique product as every pair is made individually and no two pairs are the same, so every customer is assured they're the only ones with that particular design. I Only use the best Australian leather and wool felt for padding in the soles. My slippers are leather laced around the edges."

Most of the designs have botanical themes, such as leaves, flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and lady bugs. Karmen also designs Australiana themes, sunflowers, cherries, frogs, all in a huge variety of colours and textures.

Sizes are in small medium and large and cater for men and women, with custom sizes also available for unusual sized feet). Karmen also does children's slippers to order, starting from size 3.

See the range of leather house shoes at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston, where Karmen is a regular stall holder or drop her an email at karmensega@optusnet.com.au for more information.

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