“The book project Shoe Fleur: A Footwear Fantasy began with a picture of a leaf I had taken for a client” says Michel. “The leaf was turned upside down and I remember saying out loud to no one in particular, “that leaf looks like a shoe”. After a move here and a twist there, Michel had created his first shoe fleur, appropriately named, La Première. Each morning for a year Michel went to the flower market and came home with the blooms that inspired him. “The flowers actually spoke to me…and by sculpting these accessories from individual botanicals I was speaking back”. Whether you’re shoe-obsessed, fashion-forward, flower-powered of just an imaging aficionado, Shoe Fleur just may stimulate and inspire a few fantasies of your own.