Monday, April 08, 2013

Chic Shoes for Cabaret and Everyday



One of the amazing things about Paris is the artists and artisans that still work at highly skilled crafts, like no where else in the world.  I've recently stumbled upon the maison Clairvoy, a handmade shoe workshop that has been making shoes for French theater and cabaret since 1945.   The house was  taken over by new artisans in 2006 ; it still supplies all the cabarets, but it also now makes sur mesure shoes as well.  It takes 6 -8 months [with between 150-200 steps to make each pair!], and you, too, can have your own custom-made shoes.  [Top photo:  shoes for the Moulin Rouge dancers.]

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Spring trends in Paris: Stripes are back!

It's springtime here [at least that is what the calendar says- the weather isn't quite cooperating!]- and stripes are back in shops again!  Here are a few of my Frenchy faves for spring:
Petit Bateau, 45 euros

Dress by Sineanquanone, 109 euros


Dress by Comptoir des Cotonniers, 135 euros

Sandro,  63 euros