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Footloose & Fancy Free

Footwear?s finest talk about where they go to decompress and find inspiration.

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WWD Accessory issue 08/04/2008

Designing stilettos and wedges is tough work, making getaways essential. Here, footwear’s finest talk about where they go to decompress and find inspiration.

PIERRE HARDY
Milos, Greece
 “I love to go to where there’s sea, sun, calm and beauty. It could be any island in the Mediterranean, like Capri or Corsica. But my dream location is the Greek Islands. It has to be somewhere you can live barefoot…like a kind of lost paradise!”

EMMA HOPE
Cornwall, England
“I recently moved here to a house by the sea that’s above a surfing beach on the North Devon/Cornwall border. I like exploring this place, walking down paths I’ve never traveled before, climbing over rocks, surfing at low tide and finding different ways up the cliff from the beach. I ride green lanes on my horse, Flash, because they are too rutted for a car.”

BRUNO FRISONI
Tangiers, Morocco
“When you land here it’s like going back in time. The city is so inspiring and cosmopolitan, and I love walking in the streets, feeling this unique climate—a mix of the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. My favorite spots are La Plage Des Moineaux, the incredible Kasbah and, for its charm, the Hotel Nord-Pinus in the city.”

OLIVIA MORRIS
Bali, Indonesia
“I’ve traveled a long way from London, but I knew Bali was the right place to wind down after a hectic season. I’ve visited Seminyak, a mix of traditional and modern, with some great little chic boutiques and fabulous restaurants. And I’m obsessed with traditional Hindu temple  umbrellas, especially the checkered black ones.” 

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