Idea for today’s post started with one of my favorite pair of shoes – black leather gladiator sandals. I bought them five years ago on a big sale. I remember watching them for weeks and saving up my money to buy them. They truly are powerful fashion statement. I don’t feel the need to wear anything colorful or extravagant when I have them on my feet – simple black dress is my favorite choice.
I am a big fan of books “Song of Ice and Fire” and series filmed by them – “The Game of Thrones”. My favorite character is by far Daenerys Targaryen, also known as Khaleesi or Mother of Dragons. I’m very proud that big part of the scenes for the last couple of seasons of this TV series is filmed in Croatia and in my hometown Split. With my friend and photographer Stela I came up with the idea of this post being a tribute to the wonderful George R.R. Martin books, Roman heritage of our hometown and a fashion trend that cannot go unnoticed.
All the pictures were taken in amphitheater of the ancient city Salona, 5 km from Split – this is a beautiful place with huge history…I felt humbled knowing that 2000 years ago gladiators were fighting for their lives at this very place!
Oh look! My dragon has arrived 🙂 !
“Dragon” earring bought on E-bay – Three headed dragon is a symbol of the House Targaryen from the “Song of Ice and Fire” books
“Cesare’s Veto” dagger earring by Alchemy Gothic
Net and metal bracelet – a gift from my friend Martina 🙂
My hardcore weapons 🙂 – props for children theater
Black chiffon dress and fake leather belt by H&M, black leather gladiator shoes by “Bata”
….and now…..my big fight with Gregor Clegane, known as “The Mountain” from GOT series – I kicked his a** 🙂 !
Admit your defeat Mountain!
Inspired with the Roman Empire era, gladiator sandals are summer’s fiercest footwear style. They are light and airy thanks to the delicate stripes but that doesn’t prevent them from looking tough.
Roman gladiators in their leather sandals
Paintings inspired by Roman fashion
Today they are a must fashion item for the summer months, in all the colors and sizes. This statement piece can easily be dressed up or down, whether you’re wearing heels for a night out or flats for a more casual look. They can be worn with shorts, skirts, and summer dresses.
The key to wearing them is to keep it simple on top and let the sandal be the focus.
With them you definitely won’t go unnoticed!
Kate Moss campaign for Stuart Weitzman
Elie Tahari gold gladiator heels
From L to R: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Versace
From L to R: Lanvin, Chanel, Fendi
From L to R: Rihanna, Ciara, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora
From L to R: Mary Kate Olsen, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Anne Hathaway
Amazing tribute to the Khaleesi or Daenerys Targaryen by The Art Of Blouh
Thank you Miss Stela for the pictures and your photoshop skills 🙂
The birth of Daenerys’ dragons: