What’s it like to be an accessories designer? We meet Bruna Daudt who is taking the footwear world by storm.

Bruna Daudt is the name and face behind
“Bruna” – the next big thing in summer foot wear,
brought to us by Aqueo Import and Distribution –
the home of Havaianas.

A collection that features just seven styles ranging from
studs to crystals, the exclusively customised Dupé
flip flops have been transformed into “Bruna” –
edgy summer rubber that carry feet from the sand
into the twilight.

After moving to Australia from Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, in 2005 to study and experience Australian
culture and lifestyle, it was not long before Bruna
discovered her calling, and so it seems, the “thong
genes” run in the family.

“My Auntie Amelia introduced Australia to
Havaianas – she is a huge inspiration to me. Since
my arrival in Australia, I worked for her in the Aqueo
warehouse later moving into marketing and PR.
From a young age, I have always customized my
fashion and style”, Bruna says.

“When I presented the idea to Amelia to customize
thongs and showed her my designs, she gave me
an amazing opportunity. I am so proud of my first
range, and have taken a lot of inspiration from my
Brazilian heritage.”

Enter BRUNA, a range of customized thongs
inspired by Bruna’s favourite places in Brazil.
Available in store now. Prices start from $39.95

Check out our chat with Bruna here!

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