“Dondoks” ~ a Franco-Mexican-Brasilian Shoebrand

When you’re feeling stuck, feeling overwhelmed and getting no where closer to your dreams, goals and visions – thats where you give EVEN MORE… but not to yourself. Thats when you change your focus and choose someone else…

Soul Stories is super proud of these two dancer friends of mine (whom l used to dance with at the Lido) Carmen Cerrillo Corbin and Charlotte Janaïna Calixte – taking their dancing artistry to the next level and creating bigger and better things.

Please, please, please take a little look at their Kickstarter idea, “Dondoks” ~ a Franco-Mexican-Brasilian Shoebrand and the beautiful story of two friends who met through their common passion for dancing.

Feeling so much to love to help out two inspiring souls stretch out a little closer to their dreams. Sure it may only be in a little way – but lots of little ways pieced together = one BIG way!
Happy sunny hump day – how are you helping someone else reach a little closer to their dreams?
Much love, xt

The idea of Dondoks sandals was first brainstormed back in 2015 as our co-founder Carmen Cerrillo was travelling to Spain. She was looking for a pair of nice colorful sandals, but she couldn’t find anything she liked. She thought how nice it would be to have a pair of cute, comfortable and stylish sandals for summer. After returning to Paris, she shared the idea with her best friend Charlotte who had just graduated from a renowned Parisian fashion school. Together they realized it was time to create a product that would combine high quality materials with beautiful and feminine designs. Fast forward two years, and they are proud to announce the launch of Dondoks. 

              

“We have been working on this project for almost two years now, and it took us a long time to find the right manufacturer who would understand exactly what we had in mind and who would be willing to work with a young brand. As a matter of fact, we were looking for a traditional and handmade “savoir-faire”. We knew that in Europe, France and Italy are well-know in the shoe industry for luxury handmade products, but we had also heard that Brazil’s history in high-quality shoe production could be the perfect solution for two girls coming from Latin America.“

Want to learn more? Click below:
https://www.kickstarter.com/…/1…/when-2-showgirls-make-shoes

Extraordinary Love

Who would have known
that an innocent phone number
on a paper napkin
would eventuate into
the most beautiful friendship
and then flourish
into such extraordinary love?
He promised
to always hold her hand
& take care of her soul
and she would
simply love him
with all of the colours
of her magical heart…

February 2002

(Tailor Made Soul Stories)