A good old pair of jeans is like a song; it revives forgotten memories.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
If you’re interested in fashion, and more specifically French fashion, you’ve probably heard about A.P.C. Their minimalist and effortlessly chic clothes make it a key and desirable label that suits anyone and any style.
Many items enhance a look. It can be a pair of sunglasses, a bag, a necklace, a scarf... The list is infinite.
Summer is finally around the corner. If I can’t wait to overdose on vitamin D, I fear what every girl fears that time of the year: Wedding season. Whether you do or do not believe in the matrimonial union is not the point. The issue here is the dilemma women go through when the season is about to kick off.
I came upon a very interesting read last week in The New York Times. Written by Vanessa Friedman and titled “Hedi Slimane’s Dangerous Legacy”, the article questioned the designer’s departure from Saint Laurent (four years only after entering the French house), and the “contemporary disease of short-termism”.
Models are like fashion trends. They represent what the consumer looks for and reflect what society goes through. Take the ‘90s. The stars of the catwalk were as popular as actors.
When we’re romantically involved, words such as soulmates, boyfriends or friends with benefits define our relationship. But what about fashion? Can we be faithful to one label? Can it reflect our own personality? Is it as complicated as love to find our perfect brand match?
I may have grown up in Geneva and lived many years in Paris, I still have a very hard time accepting single-figure temperatures. Red nose, dry hands and tights (what’s worst than tights?!) stress me out. Moreover, for someone who likes to change looks several times a day, having to hide my clothes under a thick heavy coat is pretty frustrating.