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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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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 crowded in late summer so my toes turned towards the South, could sun-drenched Sicily be the solution? 

My knowledge of Sicily had been garnered largely by what Hollywood had shown me. Doing my research, however, I was enraptured in reading about the island’s endless groves of oranges and lemons. Not before long, I was adrift in thought, imagining myself wearing a white-cotton off-the-shoulder midi dress in the late afternoon light, the smell of citrus fruit filling the air while I wandered in my French Sole Henrietta flats. Eureka! To quote the exclamation of a certain famous Sicilian, I think we have a plan! 

Palermo was my starting point, the city that has been given the title of Italian Capital of Culture for 2018. Culture isn’t the reason I came however, it is to walk through orange groves as though I was in a Botticelli painting, to enjoy the last days of summer close to nature and to return, revived, recharged and ready for what the autumn may bring. So a short taxi ride away and I’m here, writing this now and raising a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice to you and saying chin chin my friends! 

I’m very curious how other French Sole fans are styling their French Sole Henrietta ballet flats in nude woven leather. Do mention #frenchsoleblogbyamelie on your Instagram and I’ll be reposting the most creative looks on our FS page. 

 

With love,

Amélie Florentine