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Luck be a lady in gold

Luck be a lady in gold

I don’t need a fortune cookie to tell me that I’m a very lucky person. All I need is to gaze upon my dazzling French Sole Starlight Glitter Ballet Flats to know that I’m the luckiest girl in the world. Yes, they are beautiful but […]

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 […]


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Luck be a lady in gold

Luck be a lady in gold

I don’t need a fortune cookie to tell me that I’m a very lucky person. All I need is to gaze upon my dazzling French Sole Starlight Glitter Ballet Flats to know that I’m the luckiest girl in the world. Yes, they are beautiful but more so, the style has been named after me. I feel so honoured that Amelie is their name and though they come in a variety of colours, the pair that I coveted is in show-stopping gold.

Considered in China to be the most beautiful of colours, gold was everywhere to be seen during my trip to London’s Chinatown for Chinese Golden Week. My new Amelie flats, showing very little toe cleavage, made for the perfect choice with these slightly colder Autumn days. They also happen to be the perfect match with my recently acquired pants made from sumptuous black velvet and a wool blazer with red embellishments.

Both red and gold, colours associated in China with happiness, luck and wealth, are everywhere to be seen in Chinatown. From the second you walk through the ornate gate with its golden dragon motifs and then when you turn onto Gerrard Street, you enter a world of rich reds and gold detailing. All around me were tokens of good luck, in the form of lanterns above your head and Chinese lucky cats waving from every shop window. It’s a world where my French Sole Amelie’s instantly felt at home and I swear that for the briefest of moments, I caught them smiling and waving back at the cats. My new flats definitely feel like happy shoes and I feel lucky for having them.

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