Carel Soraya Sandals

Carel is a French shoe brand I discovered last year. I was immediately drawn to their vintage designs and Parisian look. The brand was founded in 1952, and ballerina flats, Mary Janes, and low-heel pumps quickly became some of their signature styles.

I collaborated with Carel and my friend Valentine to create these images featuring the white Carel Soraya heels. The French girl sandals feature a simple design with a rounded toe and ankle strap. The design was inspired by the film One Deadly Summer. The sandal has a 5-cm heel and it was handcrafted in the brand’s Spanish workshop.

We shot along the Seine river in central Paris on a sunny day in May. We also brought along a bag from the newly launched Carel handbag line and in these photos, I have the France handbag – aptly named! The bag is made of leather and was produced in partnership with Léon Flam.

Carel Soraya Shoes and France Handbag
Carel Soraya Shoes and France Handbag
Carel Soraya Sandals and France Handbag
Carel Soraya Shoes and France Handbag

All photos by Valentine Martin Duchêne

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