Paris comes to our attention for the most original exhibition – personalized minaudières, watches, cigarette cases in gold and precious stones – which takes place for the entire month of April, almost, so plenty of time to discover the treasure and feast your eyes with the collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan. The School of Jewelery Arts, supported by Van Clef & Arpels, presents their ultra excentric items from the 20’s, for the first time in France. Enjoy and […]
As we were letting you know in a previous post Margherita Missoni launched into childerenswear – the presentation of Margherita’s first collection took place in Paris, during Paris Fashion Week, and important fashion names, like Miroslava Duma, came to congratulate the girl for her successful idea to enrich the family business. The little fashionistas – for boys from 6 months to 2 years, and girls from 6 months to 10 years – have now charming dresses with ruffles in natural […]
Paris fashion week has been marked by the arrival of Sonia Rykiel‘s promising show. Julie de Libran debut collection for the house was definitely a success – “My mother wore it a lot, so this felt like coming back to her closet a little bit,” de Libran said about the brand. “There are so many codes, and there’s such a nice heritage, which I’m lucky to be able to take from and reinvent, to kind of close the archive, and just go […]
French-American designer Delphine Delafon presents the new RTW Collection for Spring 2015 – a one of a kind line of bucket bags, fully lined in leather, suede or python skin, with a chain shoulder strap that can be styled at two different lengths, adorned with fringes or studs. Delafon’s handbags are a super hit in Paris where the designer is based. The collection will be available at Net-a-Porter but in the meantime you can request your prices at delphinedelafon.com.
The stunning glass and metal building, in the centre of the Botanical Garden, in the Northen part of Bois de Boulogne, Paris, appeared for the first time in press in June, this year. American architect Frank Gehry created it for Louis Vuitton – a project entitled to support contemporary art to a new level, and a new home for the work of contemporary artists was a logical continuation of the plan. An impressive structure whose inside we were only able […]
The news of Christoph Lemaire’s departure – the creative designer of Hermès – came this morning, July 21, from the CEO of the house, Axel Dumas. Lemaire decided to leave the prestigious fashion house, after four years of collaboration, and his last collection for Hermès will be presented in October, during the Paris fashion week, for the Spring/Summer 2015 season. He took over from Jean Paul Gaultier, designer at Hermes for seven years before Lemaire – behind his decision stands the designer’s desire to […]
The last day of couture met a rainy Paris, the trendiest guests had to come to the shows on a moody weather – a fateful companion lately of our fashionistas – but one with another, nothing was ruined, nor the cheerful spirits or the glamorous outfits. Valentino and Viktor & Rolf ended the third and last day of couture shows, and the closure of the day had more style than the previous ones, some of the guests arriving in couture themselves […]
Bulgari gathered a renewed crowed at the party they hosted on Rue d’Artois, in Paris, celebrating the Italian’s house new high jewellery creations. Between cocktails and chitchats, at Apicius restaurant, the guests were able to admire the precious pieces of jewellery on the models present at the event. The beautiful gems glowed on stars like Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the testimonial of the brand, aside Anna Dello Russo, Jared Leto, Olivia Palermo. The main role has been assigned to the colourful gems, of […]
On Tuesday, the hits of the day were the Chanel and Ulyana Sergeenko couture shows, and these events attracted the russian girls – on the streets were spotted Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminov, Vika Gazinskaya, Evelina Khromtchenko – are just some of the best dressed fashionistas. Check out the girls in the selection below.
The couture shows in Paris attract the most glamorous of the spectators – the chicest crowd ever occupy the front row seats of the shows. People like Sean Penn and Charlize Theron, were spotted at the Versace show, aside Emma Watson and Marion Cotillard. Kristen Stweart, with a total different hair style, was the most looked at star of the Chanel show, joined by Poppy Delevingne and Jared Leto. Just take a look at the photos below. Photos by Rex Features.
The high fashion week started Monday 7, in Paris – a week where haute-couture is at its best, with first shows of magnificent Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli. The guests came back to Paris after only a week since the Men’s shows ended, to cheer up the streets of the city with their fabulous outfits. Here are the picture of the first day of shows.
Olympia Le-Tan bags are a well-known accessory in the fashion world, both for their creativity and the fine craftsmanship – an artist, that decided to unite forces with another one, coming from a different world – the sweets land. I’m talking about the recent limited edition collaboration of the designer with the famous pastry chef, Pierre Marcolini – a legend in Paris and a couturier of the chocolate. To delight the sight and taste, they came up with two chocolate boxes […]
Harper’s Bazaar China latest issue features “On The Water” story, with gorgeous Maud Le Fort – on the boat “Excellence” of the Yachts de Paris Fleet, on a windy summer day in Paris, Maud gets sexy and sporty for the lenses of Benjamin Kanarek. An invasion of colours from DKNY, Emilio Pucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Balenciaga, Mary Katrantzou, Gucci, Saint Laurent Paris and many more. Check out the making off video of the story captured by Frédérique Renaut. Can you feel the summer breeze? Model Maud […]
Yesterday, according to an established tradition, the Saint Laurent show ended the Men’s Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer 2015 season. Despite the rainy weather and the fact that the final day was not as rich in shows like the others, the fashionistas on the streets were no less than usual. The melancholic rain clearly had an impact on their clothing choices : the set is mainly black, white and denim, with occasional splashes of colour – purple and brick – and […]
Paris Men’s Fashion Week is coming to an end – editors, stylists and buyers will soon scatter to their homes, but not for long, because here in Paris the haute couture shows for fall/Winter 2014/15 will begin. The guests we see on the streets of the city are not too dressed up, they kept it simple but still looking fashionable in a non pretentious way. Here are the best dressed hits of the week.
Paris is really hot right now, and not just because of the weather, but also because here they are in the middle of the Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week. On Wendsday we had the Raf Simons and Valentino shows, and yesterday the long-awaited Louis Vuitton and Dries Van Notten. The girls that attended the shows came in a higher number compared to Milan, but they look much more restrained – the classic black and white looks prevailed.
Paris – a city that has already so much to offer that one week is hardly enough to discover it and get familiarised with, has now a new cultural and architectural attraction – the Foundation Louis Vuitton, a giant and impressive architecture designed by Frank Gehry, situated near Bois de Boulogne park, that will finally open its doors on October 27. The project for the LVMH museum, initiated in 2006, aims to support the development of contemporary art, both in France […]
Alexander Wang introduced his first fragrance for Balenciaga – ‘ B ‘ – a return to the roots of the House of Balenciaga (cracked bottle included) to be released in October this year. The handmade bottle, the arch crown shape (in honor of some of the creations of his predecessor) and the hexagonal shapes are pure Wang. B – the name is minimalist, as well as his creations, pure to the core as one would expect. Based on green notes, woodsy accents and having at heart lily, violet […]
Jimmy Choo prepares for the launch of a new service – the made-to-measure – that, until now, was given only to the red carpet celebrities, will be also available for their other clients, starting from May 19, in Jimmy Choo Paris boutiques, in the avenue Montaigne and rue Saint-Honoré. It’s a first for the British company and models that can be customised are Anouk, Lance, Xenie and Tite. Personalization service Jimmy Choo, from Monday May 19 in French Jimmy Choo boutiques. 34 avenue Montaigne, Paris 8th and 376 rue Saint-Honoré, […]
French singer, actress and model Vanessa Paradis graces the pages of Elle France for the March Issue of the magazine. The 42 years old beauty was photographed by legendary Karl Lagerfeld – it’s not the first time the two of them meet on a set – Vanessa’s collaboration with Chanel starts back in 1991 when she promoted the fragrance Coco, again in 2005 when she modelled for The New Mademoiselle handbag and 2010 when she became the face of Chanel’s […]
Graphic, timeless and elegant, Dior VIII Montaigne recalls the iconic suit jacket “Bar”. Its name – Lucky Number – Dior VIII Montaigne Watches – as if to celebrate once again the fetish number of Monsieur Dior, evokes the date of creation of the Maison, October 8, 1946 – the first and main address of Dior House in Paris, on avenue Montaigne. Day models with simple dials or studded with precious stones, cocktail models with the bezel set with baguette-cut colored stones and […]
On February 22, three days before the start of the Fashion Week in Paris, legendary department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche will open an exhibition devoted to the work of the American design duo Proenza Schouler. Designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack MakKollou won five awards Cfda and considered to be one of the most important actors of the American fashion scene. At the exhibition the designers will present the most iconic models from different years of their collections and show […]
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Model Freja Beha Erichsen; Photographed by Inez & Vinoodh; Stylist Alex White; Hair Shay Ashoual; Makeup Wendy Rowe; Manicure from Deborah Lippmann.
Lanvin prepares to celebrate its 125th birthday. In 1889, Jeanne Lanvin founded her Fashion House, on the corner of rue Boissy d’Anglas and rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. It was the success of her hat designs that led her to launch her own business – “Lanvin (Mademoiselle Jeanne) Modes” – and to design the hats of the most fashionable Parisiennes at the time. Lanvin made such beautiful clothes for her daughter Marie-Blanche de Polignac that they began to attract the attention of […]
If you are behind with the Christmas gifts here is a collection of 15 coffee table books, exploring the world of precious gem stones from Cartier refined style to Bulgari opulence and Indian priceless stones. A perfect gift for the beauty lovers! Sapphires from Sri Lanka, diamonds from Golconda and engraved emeralds, this breathtaking book of condensed luxury, published by Assouline, retraces four centuries of Indian history through the astounding jewelry collection of Sheikh Hamad. Beyond Extravagance – A Royal […]
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French brand Guerlain is celebrating the 160th anniversary of its famous honeycomb perfume bottle with a new exclusive exhibition at its Paris flagship store. To celebrate 160 years of their iconic honeycomb perfume bottle,Guerlain have invited nine leading artisans, including gilders, feather workers and leather craftsmen, to reinterpret the fragrance’s signature flask design. However, before the pieces are sold to raise money for the Institut National des Métiers d’art (France’s national Institute of leading artisans), the works will go on show in a special exhibition […]
Starting December 4 and running through February 16 2014, Paris’ Grand Palais will be dedicating its main exhibition space to the world of Cartier, with what is set to be the biggest exhibition on the jeweler to date. For the event, over 600 watches and pieces of jewelry tell the sparkling story of the legendary French house. The Monegasque royal family’s links with Cartier go well beyondPrincess Grace, the whole Principality has been linked to the house since Prince Albert I signed […]
The iconic fragrance, released back in 1947 and Christian Dior turned muse for a brand new exhibition opening this month at the Grand Palais in Paris. Inspired by the fragrance, the bottle and its bow or the current face of Miss Dior, Natalie Portman, 15 female artists including Shirin Neshat, Joana Vasconcelos and Carole Benzaken have created a range of artworks especially for the exhibition.The exhibition only runs from 13-25 November so if by chance you are in Paris in this […]
Gwynet Paltrow unveiled the Prada Christmas 2013 window at the super luxury Parisian department store, Printemps. For the event Gwynet was joined by Prada fashion house communication director Stefano Cantino and CEO of Printemps, Paolo Cesare. The window display titled Noël, Joyeuse Obsession by Prada is simply stunning. Get a glimpse of the Printemps interior!
Rivaling the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London and the Hope Diamond in D.C.’s Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the collection of Paris-based maitre joaillierAlexandre Reza features some of the world’s rarest gemstones. To the French designer, a brooch was no standard lapel décor. Among the retired designer’s elaborate pieces is his version of a brooch: a stunning, 134-carat Ceylon unheated sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds (weighing 17 carats each), a pear-shaped one-carat diamond, and 14 additional eight-carat sapphires. That’s over […]
This Fall, Dior has dedicated an entire exhibit to Miss Dior, its emblematic fragrance. In 1947 Christian Dior didn’t just present his first collection, thereby ushering in the era of the New Look, he also released Miss Dior, his first perfume. 66 years later and Dior has now taken over the Courbe Galerie of Paris’ Grand Palais to pay homage to the successful fragrance with a new exhibition titled “Esprit Dior, Miss Dior.” Alongside vintage photos, unique manuscripts and historical documents, visitors will discover original works […]
It’s a story that spans 14 generations of one family, running from the Craveggia valley on the Swiss-Italian border, to Paris’ rue de la Paix, via some of the most colorful figures in the European royal history. Jewelry historian, Vincent Meylan, takes us through the Mellerio dits Meller story, in a new book from Télémaque. With jewelry for Marie-Antoinette, brooches for Princess Mathilde and tiaras for the court of the Netherlands, some of the biggest names in European royal history […]
Since the creation of his eponymous fashion house in 2004, modern design has certainly felt the influence of Giambattista Valli. Whether it’s atMoncler Gamme Rouge where he combines sportswear with a haute couture aesthetic, or in his own ateliers on Paris‘ rue Boissy d’Anglas, having learned the ropes at Fendi and Emmanuel Ungaro the designer’s creations are sumptuous in their minimalism, oozing his unique brand of elegance and timeless vision of femininity. In 2011, the designer’s work received the ultimate accolade from the Commission de Classement Couture Création in the […]
Sunny Monaco, on the 28 of September will hold a charity event, “Only Watch 2013” for the shortsighted persons. There will be the biggest luxury brands, such as Chanel, Piaget, Breguet, Bell & Ross or Van Cleef & Arples, to support this great cause.
The most happening city by far right now is London, preparing for the most fashionable event, Vogue fashion Night. The streets will groan with people for the stores will be open till late in the evening and not only, the designers created items especially for the event, all limited editions. For those of you in Paris right now, grab the opportunity and trot the streets Faubourg-Saint-Honorè, Rue Royale and, for the first time now, the Palais Royale. Enjoy! […]
How you choose to wear a summer scent is nearly as important as which one you choose to wear. When it’s rainy or humid, it’s best to spritz a bit of your perfume onto your clothing since damp skin won’t hold scent, explains the Paris-based perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. If a long, hot weekend in Marrakech is in the near future, on the other hand, you may want to apply an unscented moisturizer first to ensure that your skin doesn’t absorb […]