WHERE HAVE ALL THE GENTLEMEN GONE?

When I hear the word gentlemen, I think about manners and I think about style. I instantaneously visualize a man wearing a three-piece suit and opening the door of a cab for the woman he loves. Am I retro?

MY FIRST ELIE SAAB SHOW

National pride, Elie Saab is for us Lebanese the ideal ambassador. Successful yet humble, he has earned fans from all over the world. What I found absolutely brilliant is his ability to enhance beauty and femininity. The clothes reveal the person as much as the person reveals the clothes.

THE BON MARCHE CELEBRATES PARIS

After Rio, Tokyo and Brooklyn it’s time for Paris to invade Le Bon Marché. The department store presents a selection of French brands that ooze coolness and diffuse Parisian vibes.

TORAYA: A LEGENDARY JAPANESE CONFECTIONERY IN PARIS

Toraya is exactly the kind of place I love to go to in a populated city like Paris. It’s small, intimate, cozy and peaceful.

FASHION EQUATION
La patisserie des rêves, Balades gourmandes
PASTRY MEETS HISTORY WITH LA PATISSERIE DES RÊVES, PARIS

I’m like Cole Porter. I love Paris in the springtime, in the fall, in the winter when it drizzles, in the summer when it sizzles. I love Paris every moment of the year.

WHAT'S BEING CHIC?

A week ago, Olivier Rousteing (Balmain’s creative director) was invited on a French television program and questioned about what’s being chic?

DAUNT BOOKS, A BOOKSHOP HEAVEN IN LONDON

Yes, it’s back to school time. Since September 1st, magazines and social medias present the perfect outfit to brave the coming year. Well my contribution won’t be sartorial, it will be intellectual.

Karoline Lang
KAROLINE LANG ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

I often say that when it comes to fashion, we can either decide to blend in or stand out. Whatever we go for, the key is to choose a style that makes us feel confident and happy, a style that reflects our personality.

DID YOU KNOW? 6 FACTS ABOUT SONIA RYKIEL

Avant-gardist
Emblematic figure of Paris Left Bank, Sonia Rykiel opened her first shop in 1968, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Known as the “queen of knitwear”, she contributed in offering women freedom of movement and, in this regard, had a political approach to fashion.

FASHION EQUATION
BRANDS, DESIGNERS AND THE GAME OF MUSICAL CHAIRS

Summer is about to end. Students will soon go back to school, grownups to work and we will all return to our original tan.

BLUE JEAN BLUES

A good old pair of jeans is like a song; it revives forgotten memories.

KILOMETRE PARIS CELEBRATES TRAVEL THROUGH FASHION

Globe-trotter Alexandra Senes worked many years as a reporter and a fashion journalist for prestigious magazines such as Jalouse and Harper’s Bazaar. We met by chance during one of her trips in Beirut.

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