“To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.”
Roger Vivier’s famous shoe quote probably best describes my relationship to shoes. For many years, I nurtured my creative spirit by working with jewelry and painting. However, throughout this entire period, women’s shoes were always my fetish. I was constantly looking for unique designs with finesse. Not being able to find what I was looking for, I initially turned my creative energies to designing shoes for myself and my friends. Not only did this fulfill me but seeing the reaction of friends wearing my creations was so encouraging that I decided to turn my hobby into my own brand of inspired, high quality leather shoes and accessories for under the brand name, Calliope Psoma (CPS). Magically by designing the shoes I had always imagined and ‘wearing my dreams … I gave reality to my dreams.’
Now I have a workshop where I and a team of skilled craftsmen design and hand make women’s sandals from genuine quality leather, tastefully imaginative and decorated with semi-precious stones like onyx, turquoise, coral, quartz and moonstones; pom poms and tassels; and macramé friendship bands, all sewn by hand. Moreover, each design is unique and although there may be similarities, no pair of sandals is ever exactly the same.
Thank you for visiting my shop and I look forward to taking this creative journey with you. ♥