By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – The coveted, colorful and comfortable Brazilian sandals 'Havaianas' have hit New York’s Fashion runways and are now being designed by top celebrities in London. On July 15, UK-based luxury goods retailer Selfridges will hold an exclusive live auction, offering customers the chance to own a pair of celebrity customized Havainas. Footwear legend Manolo Blahnik and model Naomi Campbell are among those participating.

The sandals, worn by Brazilians since 1962, are now featured with patterned soles, furry balls, high heels and bows in multi-colored fabrics. At a silent auction hosted . . .

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