Category Archive: Clothes and/or shoes

Dec 05 2011

Made (to measure) in Toulouse

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Every week here in Toulouse brings me a new discovery: a tiny shop with the créatrice (designer) sitting at her sewing maching in the middle of it, making brooches and bags, a mercerie (haberdashery) selling exquisite ribbons and buttons, a new walk along a quai where you think you are in Venice, a string of …

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May 22 2011

escaping… your French coat becoming a feast for the ‘clothing moth’

My French coat (albeit in Venice)

As our winter in Australia is quite short (even here in Melbourne!) if compared to that of Northern European countries, our winter coats spend a lot of time in spare-bedroom wardrobes, or in storage in garages or attics. So if you buy a coat in France and bring it home (and there are gorgeous coats …

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Oct 03 2010

Escaping ugly shoes

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The Mephisto company, in particular, has the most beautiful shoes that are soft and comfortable, with moulded soles. They are made in Alsace. I bought two pairs of sandals, as it was summer in Paris, and that was all I wore during the heatwave in July.

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