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The Velvet Luxury

The Velvet Luxury

With the luxury of time on my hands before the start of Paris Fashion Week, I elected to take a stroll on the streets of the French capital with my pair of beautiful French Sole Hefner slippers. Rather than pursue my usual well-worn routes, I […]

Celestial Board Walkers

Celestial Board Walkers

Upon my return to London, I was reminded that it’s not easy to find somewhere among the bright lights of the big city from which you can spend a little time with the moon and the stars and to be able to dream a little […]

A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side

Romantic as I am, occasionally I like to take a walk on the wild side. And what better way to do that than with a pair of leopard print flats from French Sole’s signature collection, the purrfect choice for my latest adventure, an exploration of the urban […]

Love is in the air!

Love is in the air!

Love is in the air and as the wedding season is upon us, this month I’ve been doing a lot of singing! To quote Marilyn Monroe, my French Sole India flats, like diamonds… “Are a girl’s best friend”. . .   Those are praises sung from […]

Another Italian Adventure

Another Italian Adventure

A trip to Rome earlier this year left me yearning for another Italian adventure. Having just received my brand new Henrietta flats, made of sumptuous nude woven leather, I decided my trip should be somewhere more rustic and in tune with nature. The north would be too […]

Weekend in Paris

Weekend in Paris

A most spontaneous decision came to me just the other day, while I stared lovingly at my brand new French Sole Henrietta in crocodile print…Which by the way, now come in the exciting new colours of cool coral, elegant taupe and exquisite turquoise. Hot on the […]

French Sole Sandals

French Sole Sandals

I’m writing this between sips of my ice-cold Limoncello, not far from The Spanish Steps, relieved to be sitting down and giving my beautiful French Sole sandals a well-deserved rest. It seems only fair after all, as these super soft favourites of mine have been […]

French Sole Ballet Flats

French Sole Ballet Flats

A mere glimpse of French Sole Henrietta ballet flats will echo in me words such as Plie, Balancé, Coupé and Pas de bourrée. These are terms, that fill me equally with joy as much as with fear, for they form the core of my youth […]

Into the Wild sneakers

Into the Wild sneakers

  Today I’m venturing out on a secret agent mission, to test how sneaky my new French Sole sneakers can really be. “Moochers”, that’s the name they’ve given to these super silent lace-ups and I’m told that they’ve become the favourite footwear of Californian celebrities […]

Welcome to the French Sole blog!

Welcome to the French Sole blog!

I’m very excited to welcome you to the French Sole blog, written by me, Amélie Florentine. An eternal optimist, dreamer who loves beauty in all its forms but also one who has a penchant for art, everything with a flower motif and for pink cakes! […]


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The Velvet Luxury

The Velvet Luxury

With the luxury of time on my hands before the start of Paris Fashion Week, I elected to take a stroll on the streets of the French capital with my pair of beautiful French Sole Hefner slippers. Rather than pursue my usual well-worn routes, I decided that I would try something different and explore one of my favourite buildings, The Palais Garnier. After all, surely one of the world’s great opera houses, would be the perfect compliment to my slippers made from sumptuous black velvet adorned with gold embroidered tassels.

Accompanied by my recently purchased satin-panelled straight leg pants and oversized pussy-bow blouse, my French Sole Hefner slippers eagerly entered the Palais to begin their guided tour of the building. First was the Rotonde des Abonnes with its heavy pillars and mosaic floor and then, the most breath-taking spectacle which is the Grand Escalier. Such a beautiful staircase that has surely seen the most elegant women ascend it wearing exquisite couture, while the scent of delicate perfumes filled the air.

While I pondered pensively a few steps up, leaning against its marble balustrade, I hadn’t noticed but I had become the centre of an impromptu fashion show of my own creation. A group of passersby, perhaps equally entranced by its beauty and seeing me looking so romantically posed, asked if they could photograph me on the steps. Naughty French Sole Hefner slippers I thought, no matter where I go, they always know how to become the centre of attention.

I’m very curious how other French Sole fans are styling their French Sole Hefner Slippers. Do mention #frenchsoleblogbyamelie on your Instagram and I’ll be reposting the most creative looks on our FS page.

With love,

Amélie Florentine