If you haven’t heard the name, no doubt you’ve seen Mara & Mine’s Jem Skull Slippers. Shooting to cult status after being worn by Cara Delevingne in 2013, the handmade suede slippers – embroidered with a skeleton foot – have now been spotted on the feet of Chanel Iman, Kendall Jenner and Margot Robbie.
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“Cara would be our biggest. After she wore them, we couldn’t keep up with the demand,” says Australian designer Jasmine Yarbrough. At least 250 pairs sold the month Cara stepped out in them, and around 100 pairs every month since.
Yarbrough is one half of Mara & Mine, along with best friend Tamara Ingham. The pair first met in Sydney in 2005, before travelling around the world and finally settling in LA where together, they launched Mara & Mine in 2012.
This week, they’re bringing the label home and opening a flagship store on William Street.
“I grew up shopping along the streets of Paddington. There are just so many incredible designers that are based along there,” says Ingham over the phone from a cab headed for LAX, where she’ll board a flight back to Sydney for the store’s launch. Managing time zones and jet lag is a craft Ingham has honed throughout her bigamous relationship with both cities.
The flagship will host a full range of Mara & Mine’s iconic flats; recognisable by their luxurious, androgynous aesthetic. The new fall collection (a result of Yarbrough and Ingham’s joint travels to Cartagena), will launch alongside the store. The Alexandria Scorpion Mules and Hannah Japanese Mulse are two highlights. The Candice Swanepoel vegan line will also be available in-store, and for first time in Australia.
Mara & Mine
76 William Street, Paddington
Tue to Sat 10am–6pm
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