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How they make lace… from then to now with an inspiring road-trip uncovering the history of lace
With wedding, prom and formal season about to commence, we bring you our very own Parisian ex-pat who set about to uncover the rich history of lace.
From styles evocative of the Victorian era to the modern day romance of Kate Middleton’s spectacular lace wedding dress, there’s plenty toREAD MORE »
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Ya know I love a good freaky outfit from time to time. Wacky fashion and its wearer, when done right– as a fashion performance piece– is pretty incredible. It puts a smile on your face and let’s you appreciate people who live their life as their art.
But, then you get those wackadoodle show ponies who have the chutzpah to put on anything odd and outlandishREAD MORE »
Tags: Alexander McQueen , Andrea Crews , Bernhard Willhelm , costume , fashion victim , Gareth Pugh , Henrik Vibskov , Issey Miyake , Museum , Paris , richard nahem , Rick Owens , Scary fashion , wacky , wacky fashion , Walter Van Beirendonck
Perhaps, you’ve noticed how opulence and embellishment have been on trend lately? You even may be adding some luxe to your wardrobe now. But nothing beats the elaborate and ornate fabrications of centuries gone by.
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Fashioning Fashion. Deux Siècles de Mode Européenne at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris an exhibition in tandem with LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum) showing the extensive collection of Martin Kamer and Wolfgang Ruf, two antique and costume dealers.READ MORE »
Retail Remedy: Just in time for Fashion Week, Printemps salutes Paris shopping with a special homage to Chloe.
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Printemps is blowing out the candles on the 60th birthday celebration of Chloé big time. Gaby Aghion, the founder of Chloé, started the label in 1953 with a modest show at the Café de Flore. Since then it has grown into oneREAD MORE »
Valentine’s Day Paris: What could be a more romantic way to cover Valentine’s Day than Valentine hearts from the City of Love? Let Richard Nahem virtually whisk you away for some Valentine’s wishes, Parisian style. –xoxoS
Valentine’s Day in France isn’t as big a phenomenon as it is in the U.S., where people go all out to express their love. France does it on a muchREAD MORE »
Ohh la la, the French really have a reason to stay too long at the fair!
Forget Las Vegas, when there are fantastic and feathery costumes in Paris at the Musée des Arts Forains (the Museum of Fairground Art). Richard Nahem takes us there, cancan costumes included. –S.H.
The Musée des Arts Forains, the Museum of Fairground Art, is only open to the public once aREAD MORE »
Retail Remedy: We’re wrapping up our Paris Holiday Windows series with an unexpected twist from BHV by way of cutting edge designer Alexis Mabille.
Sometimes the less glamorous BHV department store gets it together to do cool holiday windows.
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This year they have tapped the hot, of the moment French fashion designer Alexis Mabille to create the windows. These windows seem a lot more kid friendly and have some whimsy to them. Mabille hasREAD MORE »
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Retail Remedy: Le Bon Marche with beautiful shoes above the Paris sky… oh my. Richard Nahem brings us more Paris Holiday Windows… no airline ticket required!
With a more subtle approach, Le Bon Marché has done tastefully appointed windows that show off luxury in an understated way. Gold birdcages decorated with twinkle lights have dazzling evening shoes, jewelry, and handbags inside with doves flying along side.
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Other windows haveREAD MORE »
Retail Remedy: Our tour of Paris holiday windows continues with Galeries Lafayette, which kinda sorta reminds us of a not quite as elaborate version of Bergdorf Goodman’s New York windows from a few season’s back. Or, a tad of Le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris gone fashionista. Let’s see Richard Nahem‘s report.
Galeries Lafayette Paris Christmas windows have also been hijacked byREAD MORE »
Tags: Christmas in Paris 2012 , Christmas Windows , Galeries Lafayette , Galeries Lafayette holiday windows , holiday , holiday style , Holiday Windows , louis vuitton , Paris , paris holiday windows , Retail Remedy , richard nahem
Retail Remedy: The world of Dior for the holidays. Richard Nahem continues to bring us his tour of Paris Holiday Windows
I adore the Printemps windows this year but I have a slight problem with them. As fun and imaginative as they are, they symbolize promoting a brand rather than the spirit of Christmas. The windows are devoted to the Dior brand and their logo and name is bluntlyREAD MORE »
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