Gladiator Sandals…got some?

Girl in the ArenaHIGH DEFI’ve been asked about the sandals on the cover of GIRL IN THE ARENA. They were a find by my editor at Bloomsbury. And I know, I know, they don’t have the exact number of straps as Lyn has…but close. The model, by the way, is a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet. And the bracelet she’s wearing cost tens of thousands of dollars (I kid you not) and was on loan from Barneys New York. The nail polish was my choice. I thought Lyn would wear navy blue, at least that day. For those of you thinking about becoming a YA author, I can honestly say: Yes, my editor called me to ask what color nail polish Lyn would wear. That was a pretty cool day.

I know that fashion is fickle but Gladiator sandals have been going strong for a while. I’ve been seeing some modified ones lately with the cuff around the ankle and different types of Roman sandals though not strictly gladiator. Here are my daughter’s pair of Glad sandals from England.IMG_2789cropped

If you’d like to send me a downloadable photo of your sandals, with or without your feet in them, I’ll put some of them up on my site. I’ll only post the first name you want to give me (feel free to make one up) and no other information will be posted. You know, I’m a mom so I am not giving out your personal info to anyone. You can see my privacy statement. I can only take photos in jpg or pdf format.

And have you noticed, the thing for spring is the toga? At least that’s what they’re saying over at the NYTs. Click here to see the modern toga. I think I’ll go watch Roman Holiday now. You know that great movie with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck…

9202-3 "Roman Holiday" Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck Titles: Roman Holiday

Zappos, Gladiator Sandals

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19 Comments

  1. RKCharron says:

    Hi :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    The cover is amazing!
    Congratulations on the release of THE GIRL IN THE ARENA.
    I am looking forward to reading it.
    All the best,
    RKCharron
    xoxo

  2. Lise Haines says:

    Thanks so much! It’s released October 13th. Meanwhile, I’m just doing my nails, waiting. Yrs, Lise

  3. YES, those cover sandals RULE–
    You go, Arena Girl!
    Roman Holiday– yes, one of my alltime fave.s; Audrey in that movie is my ideal of beauty– do not recall her footwear though– will have to fire up my VCR too–
    I’ve got green sandals w/ sequins but no photo to prove it, alas–
    Congrats on coolest cover of the year– E.

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