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?
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.
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.
A week ago, Olivier Rousteing (Balmain’s creative director) was invited on a French television program and questioned about what’s being chic?
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.
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.
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.
Summer is about to end. Students will soon go back to school, grownups to work and we will all return to our original tan.
A good old pair of jeans is like a song; it revives forgotten memories.