Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Let them eat cake!"

Heavenly in Henrietta 
Henrietta Wedge Tan Quilted Leather with Black Patent Toe Cap and Black Grosgrain Trim 
Henrietta Tan Leather with Tan Grosgrain Trim
Henrietta Black Leather Quilt with Black Grosgrain
Henrietta Grey Patent Leather Croc with Grey Grosgrain Trim
Henrietta Red Patent Leather Croc with Red Grosgrain Trim
Henrietta Red Patent Leather Croc ballet flats are the perfect shoe to wear this summer!
Wrap me up!
Winner takes all...
Henrietta Tan Leather ballet flats are the perfect neutral that will go with everything!
I want them all and I want them now! 
The perfect collection...
Black London Sole ballet flats, always chic.

London Sole ballet flats now available at NET A LA MODE ~ 
A great online boutique that offers international fashion labels, articles on the latest trends and dressing tricks on how to multi-wear a favorite piece. Read more about NET A LA MODE here.
Many thanks to NET A LA MODE for putting together a fabulous Marie Antoinette inspired photo shoot. See more photos on instagram @londonsole @netalamode 


Friday, February 24, 2012

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Today's universal LOVE horoscope
Friday, February 24th 2012
"Our own needs take priority as we reflect on how to improve a love relationship situation today.The Aries Moon supports our quest for personal fulfillment." - www.dailyhoroscope.com 
Have a LOVELY weekend! 


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Don't you step on my red suede shoes!

Ok, so we know Elvis sung about his "blue suede shoes" but we are sure that if he saw a pair of red suede shoes as beautiful as these we all might be singing "red suede shoes" today... 

Kick off your heels and dance the night away in your beautiful red suede shoes!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Smitten by a snake!

 Pirouette grey snake with dark grey trim is our "Shoe of the Month" until the end of February!
 One of our dear friends and good customers in San Francisco

Monday, February 20, 2012

Los Angeles, I'm yours!

Care free and beautiful in London Sole Henrietta flats!
Our Los Angeles boutique is located on lovely Montana Avenue. 
The perfect place to go with your friends and family after a morning hike in the Santa Monica mountains. Come visit us and many other great boutiques, eat lunch or grab a cup of coffee and enjoy beautiful Los Angeles weather!     
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photo from heartshapedsoul.blogspot.com, a lovely new blog that we follow.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Drive baby drive!

Sublimely comfortable and always chic, new collection coming out for Spring/Summer 2012 
Let's take a drive through the country side!
Tan nubuck - fully leather lined with rubber dimpled soles 
Photo submitted by one of our favorite London Sole customers. 
Taken while driving around in her new Mini, sporting her new Black Nubuck Driving Shoes!
Très chic Jaime! 


Friday, February 17, 2012


Designer, Jane Winkworth's new website and blog
"I have been very happily married to my husband for the past thirty five years and every
Valentine’s Day without fail he sends me a bouquet of quite the most hideous and tasteless flowers imagineable. They arrive from an unknown florist somewhere in the countryside and usually consist of unattractive South African flora with some English hedgerow stuffed into an enormous oasis pot, tied with disgusting red fake ribbon, a few dying roses and a couple of stems of something “plastic” are stuck in for good measure."
 - Excerpt from Jane's most recent Valentine's Day post.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Harper's Bazaar UK

Georgia May Jagger wearing our Henrietta Black Leather Ballet Flats featured in 
Absolutely divine!

Henrietta in Black Leather with Black Grosgrain Trim
Spanish made, all leather soles, leather lining, and leather insoles - all with fully adjustable laces.
Timeless and elegant in black leather, truly the perfect ballet flat! 


Friday, February 10, 2012

Shoes always fit... so let's bake!

  • Conversation Heart Cookies
  • From Martha Stewart
  • Indulge a little this Valentine's Day and treat the one you love or treat yourself to some sweet treats. We found a tasty, cute cookie recipe and thought it would be nice to share it with all of you!

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For Royal Icing recipe, please click here


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy. With mixer running, add egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture gradually, beating until just incorporated. Divide dough in half; flatten each half into a disk, and wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees with racks in top third and lower third. Let 1 disk of dough stand at room temperature just until soft enough to roll, about 10 minutes. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to just under 1/4-inch thickness, adding more flour as needed to keep dough from sticking. Cut out cookies with a 2-inch heart cutter, and place them 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roll out scraps once, and repeat. Repeat with remaining disk of dough. Freeze cookies until very firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through and switching from top to bottom, until edges turn golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Cookies will keep, covered, for up to 1 week.
  4. Divide royal icing into 1/2-cup portions in small bowls. Tint each with a different gel-paste food coloring, starting with just a drop, mixing well, and adding more, drop by drop, to reach desired shade. Transfer 1 bowl of icing to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/8-inch round plain tip. Pipe the outline around edge of each cookie, then fill in with frosting. Poke air bubbles with a toothpick. Transfer decorated cookies to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and let stand uncovered overnight until dry.
  5. Arrange stamp letters to create desired phrases. (We stamped LUV U, UR A QT, BFF, LYLAS, B MINE, and 2GTBT.) Fold a paper towel into quarters. Squeeze a small amount of red gel-paste food coloring onto a paper towel, and press stamp in coloring. (You may need to blot stamp a few times on a clean paper towel if coloring is too thick.) Lightly press stamp on top of icing in center of each cookie. Let stand until dry, about 30 minutes. Stamped cookies will keep, covered, for up to 3 days.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Be Brit! 2012 Olympic Henrietta

Limited Edition
2012 Olympic Henrietta
London Sole is excited to announce that the 2012 Olympic shoe is in stock! This lovely shoe was made in honor of one of our best customers, Kate Middleton (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) and the 2012 Olympics. Hand painted British Flag on leather with a matching innersole, red grosgrain trim & rubber soles.
Available by phone or in stores only
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge have been named official ambassadors to the 2012 Olympics!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Your wish is our command!

Just in...
Henrietta Black and White Gingham Custom Order 
Custom shoe specs:
- Black and White Gingham Fabric
- Black Grosgrain Ribbon Trim
- Super Low Vamp
- Rubber Sole
- Signature Gold London Sole Innersole
- Size 39

If you would like to hear more about our custom service please visit our website or phone our
Los Angeles or San Francisco boutiques at 310.255.0937 ~ 415.397.8088. 
You can also email us here!


Monday, February 6, 2012

love love love

Enjoy this poem and share it with someone you love...

I will not play at tug o' war
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses
And everyone grins
And everyone cuddles
And everyone wins.

- Shel Silverstein

London Sole

Friday, February 3, 2012

Send love to your love

Say "I Love You" everyday!
Select Love Hearts on sale in San Francisco
Be mine this Valentine's Day!
In addition to our Lovely Love Heart Sale we will be offering 10% off any red style in the store or online through February 14th 2012

Treat the one you love... or treat yourself!