Social media has been an amazing space for us to find inspiration for new styles and collaborations.Read More
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MEET | FRANÇOIS DU CHASTEL
Featured 1.16-1.22.17 | François du Chastel has a foot fetish. But not the creepy kind. The Paris-born former investment banker-turned-footwear designer saw his girlfriends hobbling around on stilettos in pain and thought, why can't flats be fashionable? The answer is, they can, and du Chastel made sure of it with the launch of his company Chatelles in 2012. In just three years and with more than 200 original styles of gentlemen slippers reinvented for women, he truly has made the flat not only acceptable, but covetable. So covetable, in fact, that he's played footsie with some of the most well-heeled women out there (Oh, hey, Kate Middleton). And I don’t know about you, but I’ll take a flat over a heel any day, especially when they’re French fashionista-approved.
Welcome to François’ week.
I am constantly inspired by the fashion that surrounds me - most specifically, Parisian women and their ability to make everything they wear both effortless and chic. This was one of the reasons I started Chatelles - to give women access to effortless style in the form of beautiful and comfortable footwear.Read More
Living in Paris, I have access to some of the best restaurants out there. One of my favorites is Brasserie Lipp (151 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006, +33 1 45 48 72 93) a classic French cafe located in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. It's an institution here in Paris, and the food is pretty great too!Read More