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Minuit Moins 7

Minuit Moins 7 By JoyLovesParis. Watercolour

If your classic red soles are in need of some love, Minuit Moins 7 is the place to go. Situated in the quaint Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris’ 1st arrondissement, it is known as the offical cobbler to Christian Louboutin. Their services include the replacement and repair of the famed red soles and shoes, including the installation of the CL signature rubber red soles.

minuitmoins74Galerie Véro-Dodat joins Rue Croix des Petits Champs and Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau and is close to the Louvre and Palais Royale.  Inside it is quiet and picturesque, with architecture that takes you back to the 1800s. There are a few of these galeries (indoor passageways) in Paris, each with their own feel and boutiques.  I had visited this galerie a few times before, as our usual accommodation is situated close by, and each time I’ve been in awe of the ambience of the arcade. The flagship Christian Louboutin store is conveniently found next door to the Cordonnerie.


I have, for some time, been wanting to get rubber soles put onto my pair of Loubi’s to prolong the usage of my beloved shoes, as well as to add grip.  I had purchased my 100mm glitter Pigalles here in Sydney, and was recommended a local cobbler to carry out this service for me.  But alas, I had much preferred to go to the source, so made sure I brought along my glittery pair to be repaired when I left for Paris.

The gentleman who served me spoke English and assisted me with my desired service.  The turnaround time was a month, and as I was unfortunately not staying in Paris for the duration, requested they be sent to me in Sydney.


They arrived a week or two after the date quoted, but when they did, I was delighted to see they were packaged well and the soles just as I had imagined.

I would highly recommend their service, whether you are in Paris or elsewhere (as you can send your shoes to them for repair).  They have also opened a shop in London, which provides the same services.  Do contact them for more information on their services, your Red Soles (and you!) will be grateful you did!



Minuit Moins 7



10 Passage Véro-Dodat
75001 Paris
Tel : +33(0)1 42 21 15 47


163-165 Whitecross Street
Tel : +44(0)207 6082330


Paris Fashion week SS16 has quickly come and gone, but not without my Instagram feed being regularly updated with a number of beautiful photos.  Not only do I enjoy eyeing the up to date looks of fashion’s elite, but I love observing the beautiful Parisian settings.  From recognisable architecture and street signs, to the unmistakeable gravel of the Jardin des Tuileries, here are some of my favourite blogger’s PFW Instagram photos that take me back to Paris.

All images sourced from Instagram

I couldn’t not mention the genius that is Karl Lagerfeld’s creation of an airport inside the Grand Palais for the Chanel show.  I am amazed every year at the themes he comes up with.

Image source: Reuters via news.com.au
Image source:  news.com.au

Feature Image source: PopSugar.com.au 

My revelation

I started up this blog two years ago. I chose a name, a theme and even wrote an extensive ‘About’ page. I was excited and feeling very inspired to blog about my upcoming experiences of moving abroad. We had packed up our home and were ready to move on to a new life, but then suddenly, it was no longer happening. I then abandoned the blog, without making a single post, as it had reminded me of the life that was once a possibility.

Two years later, I’ve had a few more life experiences, but am still on the look out for something new. One where I can express the creativity that I have tuned out for so some time now.

A few weeks ago, I sent out a message to the universe, to tell me in some way, what it is I should do next. Sometime later, I had a dream about my blog. I woke up the next day feeling energised and inspired. Ideas buzzed through my head, way too many for me to pursue at once!

What I came up with is to just write about what I’m all about. I have a fondness for Paris and all things French. I love fashion, travel, and food.  I may also share some of my motherhood experiences too!  I will let the blog evolve in its own way, and see where it goes.

With this blog, I hope to be able to express my creativity through writing, photography, styling and more. I’m keen to see where this journey will take me, and my blog.

Monet's Garden, Giverny France ©joylovesparis
Monet’s Garden, Giverny France ©joylovesparis

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