G.KERO PROVES THAT FUNNY IS THE NEW SEXY

If I had to generalize and categorize today’s fashion world, I’d say it’s divided in two teams:  those who root for sex and those who root for fun. French label G.Kero is part of the latter category. As much as medias, designers, famous and not famous people enjoy wearing less and showing more, lots of brands choose to take the path of joy and colors.

KIMABAYA AT THE ARAB WORLD INSTITUTE, PARIS

Lebanese designer Milia Maroun launched her own label, Milia M in 2000. Bright colors, noble fabrics and modern cuts are at the core of her work. Having lived in Beirut, Paris, Damascus, Istanbul, London and the Black Forest, her travels provide a constant source of inspiration.

GOWN DIARY, PART 2: THE DRESS CODE

I’m in the South of France, at a black tie birthday party where more than 400 hundred people are invited. If the hosts have pulled out all the stops, so have the guests.

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GOWN DIARY, PART 1: CHASING THE PERFECT DRESS

We all have our perfect pair of jeans and we all have our perfect dress length. We usually choose it according to our height, our body shape or our hung-ups.

MES DEMOISELLES, THE BOHEMIAN CHIC BRAND

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Mes Demoiselles, a brand founded by Anita Radovanovic. The first workshop opened in Paris at 45 rue Charlot (Marais neighborhood). Today, three additional boutiques can be found in the French capital, as well as Aix en Provence and Cannes.

PIMP YOUR HAT WITH LA CERISE SUR LE CHAPEAU

If today we wear hats as easily as we wear jeans, it was definitely not the case 10 years ago. Absent from catwalks and magazines, few men and women under 70 adopted that look.

Opening a shop solely dedicated to that accessory was quite bold back then. But Cerise Bentz took up the challenge.

BARBIE, MUSÉE DES ARTS DECORATIFS (PARIS)

I don’t like pink and I’ve never played with a Barbie doll. So why did I even consider going to Barbie’s exhibition in Paris? The answer in one word is “Fun”!

H&M X KENZO WILL EXTEND THE SUMMER SEASON

This post is especially dedicated to all the people who live in France and deal with a current crap weather. In case summer doesn’t show up in the coming months, you can be sure it will arrive on November 3.

IDEO PARFUMEURS, A THIRD CULTURE FRAGRANCE HOUSE

Hard it is to succeed in the booming and competitive perfume industry. So what makes a fragrance house stand out, apart from the obvious smell-good-factor?

IT’S NOT A BAG, IT’S A BIRKIN

“It’s not a bag, it’s a Birkin”. That’s what a salesman told Samantha in an episode of Sex and the City.  We’re in 2001, and at the time, a basic Birkin cost $4,000. Indecent, absurd, crazy, ridiculous, insane… all the adjectives were used back then.

I DON'T GO BACK TO BLACK

People say it’s a classic, a must-have, a wardrobe staple. The little black dress has been adopted by numerous icons such as Coco Chanel (she and Jean Patou are actually believed to have popularized it), Audrey Hepburn (remember her famous Hubert de Givenchy outfit in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?) and French singer Edith Piaf.

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GABRIEL & GUILLAUME STYLE UP DISTRICT S

In Beirut, the month of May usually coincides with artistic and cultural events.

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