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Author | Richard Nahem

Paris Style- An interview with Sally Perrin of Perrin Paris luxury handbags

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…

Published on October 07, 2011

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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…

Published on September 09, 2011

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Once a Pop Up Pavilion for Chanel, Architect Zaha Hadid’s Work Is Displayed in Paris

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.

Published on August 30, 2011

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Get Some Style Inspiration From Paris Flea Market Finds

Ordinary rummage sale? I think not! Ordinary rummage sale? I think not!Leave it to the Parisians to cleverly style the way they present their vintage wares at the Paris Flea Market. It’#39;s one of my favorite places to visit in Paris, even if only for some interesting inspiration.If you find some large items, like the perfect chandelier or chaise lounge, most venders are pretty savvy to help you ship them back to the states… for a price, of course. Luckily inspiration is priceless.The last time that I was in Paris, I tagged along on one of Richard Nahem’#39;s walking tours of Paris and we had the most incredible time looking for fashion and some rather glamourous home items. I’#39;ll let Richard Nahem take you on a tour of some of his recent Puces St. Ouen/St. Ouen Flea Market flea market finds. Wish I was there, but this is the next best way to experience it, don’#39;t you think? –S.H.

Published on August 16, 2011

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Another Must-See Costume Exhibition- Madame Gres Exhibit at Mus

That Grecian draped dress that you love was probably inspired by Mme. Gres! Most eyes may be on the Alexander McQueen retrospective in New York, but don't miss this exhibition from one of the masters in fabric draping.If I could only have just one vintage couture piece, something from Madame Gres would be on my wish list. The extraordinary and timeless designs of this French couturier are on exhibition in Paris. Richard Nahem takes us there. –S.H.Madame Gres was one of the great couturiers of the 20th century with a career spanning over 50 years. Born in 1903, Gres trained as a sculptor and later said that working with fabric was the same as working in stone.

Published on May 12, 2011

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Tres French Chic Store Windows Approved by La Parisienne Ines de la Fressange

Retail Remedy: A homage to the stylish women of Paris Who better than French style icon Inès de la Fressange to be the ambassador for La Parisienne? That’s the event at Galeries Lafayette department store to promote the stylish, urban women of Paris. Inès de la Fressange is a former top model, a muse to…

Published on April 07, 2011

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Home Style- French Furniture House Taillardat Adds a Fashion Touch to Marie Antoinette, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Empire and Directoire pieces

You all must know that I cannot possibly imagine living in a home without the benefit of having something beautiful to look at and inspire by way of its furniture. For me, in particular, the chair can take so many artistic and creative forms that I wish I could collect as many as my other obsession- shoes and boots!>>MORE: Home StyleI've almost run out of any possible space to add another "interesting" chair in our loft, so I've come to admire from afar, particularly ones that have a different design aesthetic from my home. Richard Nahem, who has a pretty fab pad in Paris, came across this incredible melding of design and fashion with classic high-end furniture reproductions on one of his Parisian walking tours.Both Richard and I love La Fumeuse, pictured left, and we don't even smoke! It's a hot pink velvet "smoking chair," complete with with cigarette box by fashion designer Chantal Thomass. The chair is made of black varnished beechwood and nickel plated nails and fabric by Pierre Frey. Here's what more of what he found –S.H.Taillardat is a manufacturer specializing in luxurious high-quality reproductions of 18th century furniture including Marie Antoinette, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Empire, and Directoire styles.

Published on March 30, 2011

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House of Dior Homage Exhibition for Paris Fashion Week

Retail Remedy: Le Bon Marché in Paris showcases the Eternellement Dior We know how much Richard Nahem loves the Paris that he shares in his walking tours, and he will be tipping FocusOnStyle during Paris Fashion Week. Designer John Galliano has been certainly in the news this week for his rather horrific alleged comments caught…

Published on March 03, 2011

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New Hermes Store in Paris is Ultra Modern Luxury

Left Bank Hermes Store in Paris is Ultra Modern Luxury. Retail Remedy: Is it possible to outdo a classic? Hermés on the rue St. Honoré is my favorite luxury store in Paris. Hermés opened a new shop on the Left Bank in December, and it is a stunner.They have lightened their approach with an airy, loft-like space on three levels housed in the former Art Noveau swimming pool of the Lutetia Hotel. At the entrance is a flower shop bursting with buoyant blooms by florist Baptiste Pitou.Then comes the most dramatic part of the shop: A sweeping staircase made of curved strips of ash wood. Walking down the grand staircase one feels like a decadent showgirl– all that's missing is a feathered head dress and the song A Pretty Girl…. playing.>>MORE: Paris

Published on January 27, 2011

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Christmas Windows Paris- Chanel and Lanvin Holiday Displays

Christmas Windows Paris- Chanel and Lanvin Holiday Displays. Retail Remedy: Rag dolls & dogs make for whimsy rather than traditional holiday window displays. Not so traditional Christmas, c'est si bon! There's nothing that I love more on my walking tours of Paris than to spot the unexpected, especially during the holiday season. Take these whimsical windows, for instance…Okay, the windows at Lanvin are not your conventional Christmas windows by any stretch of the imagination. Instead of cutesy dancing bears and marionettes gaily prancing, there are dogs wearing top hats, spectacles, and bow ties and bald headed mannequins spattered in white paint. Nonetheless, I think they are the cats meow and the dog's bark.

Published on December 22, 2010

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