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  • French Canadian Chic Week: Authentic espadrilles, handmade & forever stylish. Plus, a little history too!

    My espadrilles: Custom designed tan & black lace worn at the St. Suplice Hotel in Montreal, the Lola black platform wedge, and my red wedge espadrilles that started my obsession.

    I’ve had a bee in my bonnet to find a replacement pair of handmade authentic espadrilles for some time. The kind that are brimming with history as timeless classics for runaround French Chic and usually made in France (think back to Brigitte Bardot in St Tropeze) or Spain (Penelope Cruz in Volver) by villagers who have been handcrafting these shoes for years. There are a few shops in Paris where I could pick them up, but I’m in New York where all points…

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  • Beat Winter Blahs With the Colors of Summer in Provence

    Handmade espadrilles in the Market in Eygalieres

    Summer in Provence: Dreams are made of this. At the hump of the new year and with the let down of holiday hoopla and the start of winter dreariness, we are all ready for the next vacation, although most of us cannot break away.  Let us take you to a place of calm and sunniness by way of Richard Nahem‘s  photo gallery of the Market in Eygalieres, Provence, France. This isn’t just an exercise in gorgeous escapism, I WANT YOU TO THINK LIKE…

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  • Viva Designer Espadrilles, the on trend summer shoe, be it designer or classic


    I almost feel that its an oxymoron to say that espadrilles are right on trend this summer. Nothing says bring on the warm weather more than a pair of espadrilles!Espadrilles have got to be one of those summer classics that you can never go wrong with and are always super comfy and add an instant Euro beachy feel to whatever you are wearing.Dating back to the Pyrenees at about the 14th century, the cotton canvas espadrille is also one of…

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  • Royal Wedding Fashion- Kate's Honeymoon Comfy Wedge Pump Espadrilles Are a Shoe In

    Lanvin espadrille wedge pumps, like Kate

    Our collective feet are killing us from all the festivities… It certainly was the wedding of this century (so far)! I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted from it all but certainly don't want give up on style. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, didn't skip a beat in her polished, skeek "Kate Middleton style," when she left Buckingham Palace the morning after her wedding in some very chic and comfy black patent espadrille pumps.We've tracked the Royal Wedding getaway shoes…

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