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Summer Fashion Footnote

As you have gathered from some of my previous posts, Gabriella Ligenza is one of my favourite shops in London.

Since last summer I have been sporting a pair of black raffia tasselled loafers. Every once in a while I pop into the store to see if their stock has been replenished. Claire, the ever so amiable shop manager, has seen me so many times, that, fortunately, the moment something new arrives, she gives me a call.

The expression “do not judge a book by its cover” applies to this boutique, which,  from the outside looks like a magnificent hat shop. Enter, and you are certain to find beautiful shawls made of the softest cashmere, vintage Italian jewellery, woven leather handbags and shoes. As with everything Gabriella designs, nothing is plain or ordinary. Take a look at her latest collection of ballerina flats below…


raffia ballerina flats trimmed with leopard printed fur

raffia ballerina flats trimmed with leopard printed fur


ballerina flats with a twist in beige, yellow and leopard printed fur


I could not resist this pair!

They are extremely comfortable and will add a little pizzazz to a shoe concept that has become a bit too pedestrian (no pun intended) for my taste.


Gabriela Ligenza Hats
5 Ellis Street
London SW1X 9AL

Monday to Saturday
10am – 6pm
TEL+44 (0)20 7730 2200
FAX+44 (0)20 7730 5588





3 Responses to “Summer Fashion Footnote”

  1. Tina Kaplan

    so pretty Paulette! Can I get them in the states anywhere?

    • stylishmews

      Unfortunately not. I am sure they could send you a pair. They run narrow and need to be sized down. I usually wear a 39 and bought a 38.


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