sass & bide have proven that, like a bird from Portland, you can put animal print and metallic embellishments on anything, especially thongs.

Aztec goddesses/designers Heidi Middleton & Sarah-Jane Clark have partnered with the unofficial purveyor of footwear for Australian Summers, Havaianas, to create a limited edition ‘Brazil Brazil’ style which, true to form, features a monochromatic cheetah print and the designer’s symbol of everlasting love – the star, which we’ve come to know from previous sass & bide collections.

sass & bide Embark On Unexpected Thong/Short Film Collab With Havaianas

Speaking of previous collections, Middleton and Clark recently debuted their Spring/Summer 2013 collection at London Fashion Week. Like the flip-flop at hand – or foot ha ha, good one – the show’s masculine/feminine dynamic came rendered in a largely monochromatic palette and incorporated both the label’s signature embellishment and animal motifs. It also took cues from the designer duo’s recent trip to Peru, which – unless Apple maps is yanking my leg – is right next door to Brazil. Convenient!

The chic rubber pluggers are available now for $49.95 from the Havaianas online store, sass & bide boutiques nationally and online from October. Which is now. Run, don’t walk, and don’t step in the yellow cake!

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