Ah, the Antwerp fashion legends Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, and Ann Demeulemeester -once you’ve a convert to their fine-crafted avant-garde, architectural minimalism, you become a devoted fan for life! Richard Nahem, has his nose to the catwalk and has the quatre-un-un on the latest next big thing out of Antwerp in Paris.- S.H.
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Glenn Martens, a graduate of the prestigious Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, launched his debut collection last …READ MORE »
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Notes from Paris…
It’s quite the scene here in the city of light this week as it’s Paris Fashion Week for the Fall 2012 season. Fashion designers are madly racing to put the finishing touches on their collections, while fashion show attendees, groupies, fashion bloggers, buyers, and magazine editors are all scurrying breathlessly from one show to the next.
I met Brooke Taylor and Nana Aganovich, the founders of the label Aganovich, a few years ago …READ MORE »
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At the hump of the new year and with the let down of holiday hoopla and the start of winter dreariness, we are all ready for the next vacation, although most of us cannot break away.
Let us take you to a place of calm and sunniness by way of Richard Nahem‘s photo gallery of the Market in Eygalieres, Provence, France.
This isn’t just an exercise in gorgeous escapism, I WANT YOU …READ MORE »
Hermés never fails to serve up luxurious decadence in their holiday windows and this year is no exception.
From gold metallic boxing gloves, to an ostrich motorcycle helmet, to a lavender colored crocodile Kelly bag, to a sliver fox and shearling cape, the windows are pure fantasy along with the price tags.
Leila Menchari the genius window designer, celebrates her fiftieth year working for Hermés and is still pulling …READ MORE »
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The Printemps Christmas windows in Paris have F-A-S-H-I-O-N on the mind.
Holiday cheer is spread not through Santa and his team of gifty elves, but with a little munchkin-cute Karl Lagerfeld doll leading the Chanel team of fabulousness. Take a look… –S.H.
This year the Christmas windows at Printemps, titled Noel Reves d’Evasion (Dreams of Escape), is much ado about Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel.
Four windows have Chanel …READ MORE »
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French Chic Christmas Tree Inspiration- from Mary channeling Lady Gaga to Stella McCartney yarn tales
Christmas in Paris: Les Sapins de Noel des CréateursWho doesn’t need a little edgy style boost for their holiday tree? And why not make it a very French chic designer one at that? Richard Nahem takes on a visual tour of some very Parisian inspired Christmas trees for a bit of design inspiration and to benefit a very charitable cause . –S.H.
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It’s that time of the year again, tis’ …READ MORE »
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There’s no secret around here at FoS that I’m a huge Martin Margiela fan. There’s a minimalistic, yet futuristic simplicity of perfectly pared down, yet well-designed pieces that are always timeless, yet still maintain an avant-garde edge. So when a favorite label fashion expands it’s aesthetic to interiors, like Rick Owens or Jean Paul Gaultier, I’m sold… well, more so if that winged back chair was perched in my living …READ MORE »
Inside the atelier with Sally Perrin…
Sally is glamorous, chic, and fun. She spends about 2/3 of her time in Los Angeles and the rest in Paris with her husband who is originally from Limoges and their two daughters.
She recently started to design a line of sumptuous handbags and leather accessories and invited me to the atelier, where I went ga-ga over the gorgeous leather goods. Later that afternoon …READ MORE »
French Dining Glossary- Is it a Brasserie, Bistro, Café, or Salon de Thé… definitions s’il vous plaît
Whether in Paris or stateside, sometimes the name of French restaurant is more than simply, "restaurant." In a country where food is supreme, Richard Nahem provides the what's up on the types of French restaurants. –S.H.
I was asked to explain the different distinctions of French eating establishments by a client last month, and I thought it would make an informative blog post. Below are four categories: Brasserie, bistro, café, and …READ MORE »
In the courtyard of the Institut du Monde Arabe, in the Latin Quarter at the start of Blvd. St. Germain, is a shiny, curvaceous white structure resembling a spaceship. It's the mobile art pavilion designed by Zaha Hadid and features a retrospective of the last 30 years of her cutting-edge architecture.Hadid originally designed the structure for Chanel in 2008 as a traveling art exhibition showcasing artists designing special edition handbags for Chanel and toured Hong Kong,Tokyo, and New York before arriving in Paris. READ MORE »