LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF MARCOLINI CHOCOLATES...
Pierre Marcolini and Maison Kitsuné

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

IS SMALL BEAUTIFUL?

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.

Breakfast at Karl's, by Tiffany Cooper
HAVE WE ENTERED THE FASHION FUN ERA?

With the exception of few names like Franco Moschino and Jean-Paul Gaultier who’ve always been big defenders of happiness and frivolity, fashion is generally blamed for taking itself too seriously. But self-mockery and fun seem to have taken over the industry lately.

'STARCH YOUR SUMMER' AND 'STARCH FOR EVER' WITH RABIH KAYROUZ AND TALA HAJJAR

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.

ALL EYES ON EYEBROWS

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.

Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette
DID YOU KNOW? 10 FUN FACTS ABOUT KARL LAGERFELD

1. His cat Choupette has 62k followers on Instagram and 48k on Twitter, @choupettesdiary (picture 1).

2. His addiction to high collar shirts comes from his godfather who used to wear shirts of the same style.

OUT NOW, THREE DOCUMENTARIES ON THREE KEY FASHION FIGURES

Dior and I, by Frédéric Tcheng

What’s interesting about this film is that the director takes us behind-the-scenes and chooses to do so in a very precise moment, when the couture house welcomes its new designer, Raf Simons. Far from being a rookie in Ready to Wear, his 2012 Fall/Winter Couture collection was however his first.

MINI ME, SOMETIMES YOU (DON'T) COMPLETE ME

Fifty years have passed since André Courrèges and Mary Quant popularized the miniskirt. While it’s clearly a symbol of rebellion, sexual liberation and modernity, is it a symbol of youth? In other words is there an age to wear a miniskirt? How old is too old?

WHY I GET A KICK OUT OF SPRING CLEANING
sex and the city

Springtime has arrived and so has the annual spring-cleaning, which means, at least for me, maximum excitement!

DID YOU KNOW? 10 FACTS ABOUT THE BIRKIN BAG
birkin-bag-hermes

1. In 1981, Jane Birkin was seated next to Hermès Chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight from Paris to London.

GOING OR NOT GOING COMMANDO?

While I was listening to Fake plastic tree by Radiohead the other day, I wondered… Does gravity always win? Are fake breasts still in fashion? Can women still breast milk? And most importantly, is it ok to go braless? In fact, who can go braless full stop?

CAP TOWN

Each time I come back from the States or the UK I ask myself: why do the Anglo-Saxons have the monopole of the baseball cap? In the magazines it’s Jay-Z and Prince William, and on the streets it’s just everybody. From the high school boy to the full time mom, from the upper class teenager to the lower class teenager, all wear caps as often as jeans.

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