28 September 2016

so very thierry lasry

Frechman Theirry Lasry is bringing futuristic eyewear to the Parisian masses, thanks to the opening of his new store, designed by the Vincent Darré. Most recently, his collaboration with Fendi has been well received by celebrities worldwide.

visit : 40, rue du Four, 6ème
located on the left-bank, for obvious reasons.

See more photos of the new shop here, and explore other creations signed Maison Darré.

27 September 2016

40, rue sèvres

Once a year, Paris encourages the opening of doors and the creation of behind-the-scenes tours of it's most beautiful and exclusive buildings. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of touring Kering's brand-new renovated space. It's slick.

The building dates back to 1634 and became the Laennec Hospital in 1878. A stone's throw from the Bon Marché, (you know, Paris's first-ever shopping mall that is now a concept-meets-luxury shopping center). Kering, owned by François-Henri Pinault, is one of the few fashion groups capable of combatting the ever-expanding power of LVMH-founder Bernard Arnault who just happens to owns the Bon Marché. A very chic battle is brewing. 

Balenciaga is one of Kering's best-known names among their very chic conglomerate. Cristobal was a genius. Take a peek at some of the most impressive creations. 

Read more about the 33rd celebration of the journées europeennes de la patrimoine at Kering here
More photos of the incredible garments can be found here

15 September 2016

spotlight: Sidney Toledano

2016 marks the integral moment when the house of Dior finally appoints a female design to the helm of it's oh-so successful ready-to-wear and couture designs. The house built by Christian Dior in 1947, one based on a feminine silhouette that empowered women with a "New Look" of nipped waists and ample skirts celebrating the female form, welcomes Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri to take over 60 years after its' creation.

As with all great fashion brands, Dior is a house shrouded in controversy with a touch of drama. John Galliano's bias-cut dresses, passion for historical references, and a flair for the dramatic created some of the most beautiful, elaborate, and profitable collections the company had ever seen. In the last few years, however, handbags and accessories have become the money-makers, a fact that the CEO of Christian Dior Couture is well aware of. 

Adecade at the helm of Lancel, a french-based handbag company, offered him the opportunity to learn what women looked for in a handbag. Quick to catch on to the needs of the clients, the year following his arrival to Christian Dior, he would oversee the introduction of the house's now-iconic bag, the Lady Dior. Wife of French President Jacques Chirac gifted the bag to Princess Diana, and the rest is, as they say, history. 

The man, the myth, the legend. {ahram}

Moroccan by birth, Monsieur Toledano has seen a rotation of international designers add to the impressive collections of the Dior creative teams. Most recently, he spook to the incoming class of students at the IFM, touching on the heritage of the house and their future projects throughout the world. One of their most exciting endeavors to date is the "Miss Dior" exhibition, currently making its way through Asia, with plans to finish in Paris.

15 February 2015

kiff du moment : les plumes Marni

In an attempt to clean out my overflowing closet, I've joined Vestiaire Collective.

A virtual consignment shop of haut de gamme labels, the site offers up a section of hand-picked new arrivals, including this feathered beauty.

In the time it took to make two calls : one to the dry cleaner specializing in exotic feathers, one to the bank demanding a student loan on the basis of fabulous-ness, the jacket had already sold. At a cool 1200€. 

Le luxe ne connait pas la crise. 

27 January 2015

Archi-cool girl Tavi Gevinson reveals her back-stage dressing room to The Covateur. As if life wasn't unfair enough as it is, she shows off her acquired collection of hand-me-downs from Stevie Nicks and humble-brags her way through 42 snaps of life with famous fashionable friends. I want those Cole Haan booties. I need those Cole Haan booties. 

16 January 2015

moss is boss

Queen of cool, Kate Moss celebrates another year of her fashionable existence today. Pay homage by snagging yourself a Topshop-copy of this yellow chiffon dress circa 2004, (while it's still available) à net-a-porter.

05 January 2015


Forget Marsala, pastel pink is the color of 2015. 

Une très bonne année à tous ! 


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