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