Espadrilles have had a bit of a luxe make-over lately having been given a reboot by designers including Stella McCartney and Celine. We love them – but they are prohibitively expensive. So we were delighted to discover Jespadrilles – hand-embellished espadrilles by British designer Jessica Maisey. There are Breton stripes with pom poms or plain ones topped with rosettes or sequinned motifs or edged in ribbon. Jess will also create bespoke shoes too if there’s something in particular that you want. She can also host hen nights if you are looking for a low-key crafty activity to keep your hens entertained – she will arrive loaded with unadorned espadrilles and piles of passementerie for you and your party to get crafting with. You can even then use them as early hours dancing shoes for your wedding.

— Clare
29th July 2014