LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF MARCOLINI CHOCOLATES...
Pierre Marcolini and Maison Kitsuné

Chocolate AND fashion! The most obvious ideas are the best, aren’t they?

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER’S RETROSPECTIVE AT THE GRAND PALAIS

Jean-Paul Gaultier is the reason I became interested in fashion in the first place. So imagine the degree of excitement the day I intended his exhibition in Paris.

IS SMALL BEAUTIFUL?

Surreal things happen when you’re in the petite category. The other day I was at a beach party with a group of friends. Rule number one is of course to wear flats to such events.

LANVIN AT THE PALAIS GALLIERA, PARIS

This first Paris exhibition devoted to Lanvin features over a hundred models from the oldest French fashion house still in business.

We tend to associate the brand to Alber Elbaz, current artistic designer, forgetting that a woman, namely Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946), built and ran a successful and innovative house for nearly fifty years.

Breakfast at Karl's, by Tiffany Cooper
HAVE WE ENTERED THE FASHION FUN ERA?

With the exception of few names like Franco Moschino and Jean-Paul Gaultier who’ve always been big defenders of happiness and frivolity, fashion is generally blamed for taking itself too seriously. But self-mockery and fun seem to have taken over the industry lately.

Anna Dello Russo in Vita Kin dress
VITA KIN'S VYSHYVANKAS: MY NEW OBSESSION

I opened my Instagram account last summer (initials_dd), forced by a friend of mine who argued rightfully that we were in the 21st century and that a fashion and lifestyle blog couldn’t prosper without it.
The ultimate peeping tom tool got me to share and discover great brands.

FASHION EQUATION
Yves Saint Laurent 1971 the Scandal Collection
YVES SAINT LAURENT 1971: THE SCANDAL COLLECTION

Five minutes away from the Trocadéro, in a quiet little street of the 16th arrondissement, stands the Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent. The venue exhibits a collection that caused, back in the days, a major turmoil in the fashion world.

INES DE LA FRESSANGE NEW EPONYMOUS SHOP

The French fashion icon and former muse to Karl Lagerfeld has just opened her new shop in the 7th arrondissement. Simple, chic, elegant and sans chichis, INES DE LA FRESSANGE PARIS is a nice little nest where you instantly feel at home. And how refreshing it is to be welcomed by a smiling team clearly happy to be part of Inès’s world.

INES DE LA FRESSANGE PARIS
SUMMER TIME = SHORTS TIME

D-15 before June 21st, the official day of summer. So let’s get ready to take out the havaianas, warm up the barbecue and show some skin!

Here’s some looks with the ultimate summer item, shorts.

Picture 1: shorts Vince, shoes Repetto, shirt Liberty

Vince short, Liberty shirt, Repetto ballerinas
'STARCH YOUR SUMMER' AND 'STARCH FOR EVER' WITH RABIH KAYROUZ AND TALA HAJJAR

Elie Saab, Rabih Kayrouz, Zuhair Murad, to name but a few, have undeniably propelled Lebanon into the center of the fashion world. But young emerging designers are still struggling to make it in the industry.

Missoni headband
HOW TO HANDLE CURLS AND HUMIDITY

Summer fast approaches. As a Mediterranean girl, I welcome the news with open arms and look forward to spending my days in sandals. But one little detail spoils the fun every single year though: humidity… in other words, curly hair. And I’m not talking about nice Sarah Jessica Parker curls, but weird and frizzy Sun King Louis XIV curls.

TASSEL ALERT!

Every season, designers choose a general look: preppy, bohemian, romantic, minimalist etc. As different and versatile fashion shows may be, there is always one specific element common to all catwalks.

ALL EYES ON EYEBROWS

For Mediterranean women like myself, hair occupies an important place at a very early age. Forget the bold, smooth, immaculate “Nestle baby” head; we ladies come to this world with a full haircut. I still remember my childhood friend’s reaction (she’s Swiss) when she opened my baby picture albums and went through the maternity section.

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