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FABULOUS MARNI

MARNI2015Launched in 1994, Marni is a luxury brand favored by a discerning coterie of international women who are curious and sophisticated: not necessarily fashion-driven, but with a strong identity and a personal vision. The Marni woman is hard to pinpoint. Elusive and arty, she likes to play with forms, prints, textures and colors. Marni is in fact, essentially, a mindset: slightly out of the schemes and subtly subversive. It’s a quirky, unpredictable visual language: graphic, rigorous. Consuelo Castiglioni is the author.

The Swiss-born designer conveys her personal sense of elegance and experimental approach to materials and colors, her unique flair for mixing prints and shapes in collections that are at once irreverent and emotional, with an eclectic yet coherent Read more »

RENT A DRESS OF HAUTE COUTURE

dior1956If you want to wear a Haute Couture Dress you have now the possibility to schedule your delivery date, hire period (4 or 8 days) and size. Book it at least 48 hours in advance. Your order will arrive at the address of your choice, via DHL until 5 pm on your scheduled delivery day. DHL will pick up back the dresses at the same address. Make sure you use the original box to return your order. The company takes care of minor damages and spills, as well as dry-cleaning services.

Chic by Choice is a one-of-a-kind hire destination that allows women to access the most breathtaking designer dresses, straight from the catwalks, 85% off retail price.

We believe in a globally accessible style experience: to more than 15 European markets, including the major fashion centres of the UK, France, Italy and Germany. We are offering a selection of more than 40 designers. Take a chance to be your best self, transformed into every woman´s daydream and every moment highlight.

MEN’S FASHION WEEK PARIS STARTS

MENSFASHIONWEEKMILANOIf the beard is an undeniable plugged, it is clear that his equivalent is the suit. Masculin and elegant, the suit has it all and we’re willing to bet that you will not say otherwise!

Cardigans and glee club blazers collection were geared toward the American golden boy. Yorkshire color palette of pine green, grey, Atlantic Ocean blue and burgundy, blazers and neckties, as well as high-waisted, pleated 1930’s inspired trousers that taper at the calf. Milano is allways the top of the top for the men’s fashion week, very smart, very chic and very italian, indeed.

As in many collections, blazers with rounded lapels and slim silhouettes were just as fitting for an italian businessman. As in the history of Read more »

BURBERRY A BLANKET TURNOVER

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The brand’s monogrammed blanket ponchos that have really hit home, not only with street style photographers but also with customers.

That particular success was part of a solid, if geographically patchy, third quarter. For the three months leading up to December 31, Burberry brought in £604 million (about $917 million) in revenue, a 15 percent increase from the year before.

Its double-digit growth in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa was tempered somewhat by low single-digit gains in Hong Kong, which accounts for about 10 percent of global sales Burberry CFO Carol Fairweather said on the company’s quarterly earnings call.

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DSQUARED2 WINTER 2015 MILAN

dsquaredCANALDean and Dan Caten (born Dean and Dan Catenacci) are twin brothers, fashion designers, founders and owners of DSQUARED2. In 1983, they moved to New York to study fashion at Parsons The New School for Design, but stayed for only one semester before returning to Toronto. Finding a financial backer in 1986, they launched their first signature womenswear collection, DEanDAN.

In 1991, the brothers moved to Milan, Italy where they worked as designers for the house of Gianni Versace, and denim brand Diesel, the latter of which funded and launched their namesake brand. They debuted their men’s collection in 1994, and in 2003, they launched a women’s collection and a men’s underwear collection.

Their designs have been worn by Britney Spears, Madonna, Tokio Hotel’s lead singer Bill Kaulitz, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Nicolas Cage, and Lenny Kravitz. In 2000–01, Madonna commissioned them to design over 150 pieces for her Drowned World Tour 2001 and “Don’t Tell Me” music video. DSquared2’s design was also Read more »

GIVENCHY PRE FALL 2015

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MOYNAT IN HONG KONG

MOYNATTo celebrate its 165th anniversary, the Parisian leather goods house Moynat has opened a boutique in the heart of Hong Kong’s most famous mall, the Landmark shopping center, which houses 200 luxury brands.

The boutique is the house’s first location in Asia. Opened on January 8, the “Moynat Gallery” offers accessories and leather goods for men and women, a few rather famous trunks, and will, upon request, offer a personalized service: your bespoke, hand-engraved initials on the trunks and bags. Read more »

ARNAULT : 1 – PINAULT : 0

INTOTHESTORMIn the Bois de Boulogne, in the outskirts of Paris, Bernard Arnault, the Luxury French tycoon has asked Frank Gehry, the 85 year old American-Canadian architect to conceive a new Art and music place which will mark the LVMH empire.

Steel structure, its curved sails reaching into a windblown sky, iceberg in a forest, or boat in a city, is the vision of Frank Gehry combined to the one of Bernard Arnault. The president Francois holland said that it is the new “cathedral of light”, with its unique architecture.

From a democrate President, such a thought is quite amazing. However we can only congratulate Bernard Arnault for having been able to build such a monument where François Pinault failt.

GALLIANO / MARGIELA

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The talented British designer is back, and he has chosen a white, minimal environment. At the front row you had Kate Moss and Anna Wintour, two faithful fashionistas, as well as designers like Alber Elbaz (Lanvin) and Christopher Bailey (Burberry). John Galliano presented this Haute couture collection of twenty models in a modern building in central London, with only hundred guests. In fashion, Galliano is like a chameleon. He is a genius.

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VERTU AND BENTLEY

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For the presentation of Haute Couture, we highly recommend you the new Vertu telephone that Vertu has developed for Bentley a Grade 5 titanium casing and a sleek quilted trim to match Bentley styling.

With a Grade 5 titanium, engine-turned back plate, echoing Bentley’s instrument panel, this edition also carries a forged metal winged Bentley badge and contains exclusive Bentley content.

The fine attention to detail is carried through to the screws, modelled on the air vents of Bentley’s automobiles. It’s wrapped in diamond-stitched, quilted calf leather, crafted by one of Europe’s oldest tanneries using traditional methods.

DZIEN DOBRY GUCCI

GUCCIGucci has recruited the Polish actress and model, Malgosia Bela for its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign. In a refined, minimalist style, the campaign presents looks from the new collection against a grey background. Two celebrity models pose for the famous fashion photography duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott: Malgosia Bela for the women’s line, and Danish model Mathias Lauridsen for the menswear collection.

The Spring-Summer 2015 collection turns the spotlight on colorful floral prints and denim for her and geometric lines and stripes for him.

Seen on catwalks all over the world, including those of Lanvin and Read more »

BURBERRY PRE FALL 2015

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I AM CHARLIE

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Today, every independent Journalist is aware of the danger it may encounters because freedom and democraty are threatened.

Today’s tragedy reminds us that even in Paris as everywhere in the world our journalists are in danger.

We express our indignation and our solidarity with writers, cartoonists and professionals of the press defending our freedom.

We raise our voice, even if it is broken, to light a candle against indifference.

In solidarity, we will not publish today.

THE FANTASTIC THREE

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With their legendary sensuality and their sense of femininity, Italian women seem to be guided by one simple principle: make a beautiful impression. Read more »

THE GREAT SAMARITAN

samaritaineThe Administrative Court of Paris has again Monday stoped the building site of the Samaritaine department store confirming the cancellation of the building agrement. LVMH, the owner of the store says surprised … and bring the matter before the Council of State as might be expected.

The yard, which had briefly resumed since mid-October, will again be interrupted, as he had been the first time after the cancellation of the building permit by the administrative court in mid-May. He was seized by two associations, the Society for the protection of landscape and aesthetics of France (SPPEF) and SOS Paris, who were concerned about the transformation of the building and compliance with planning rules. Read more »

SUPERMARKETING BY KARL

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Quilted patent leather, metal button, non-slip wheels, Karl Lagerfeld reinvents the ultra luxury version of the trolley for his supermarket.

Pasta with caviar, sardines with “foie gras” … Karl Lagerfeld had dared to transform the Grand Palais into a luxury supermarket. With over 500 products and 1000 packaged items, the models parade between the shelf spaces.

In fashion, Chanel reinvented sneakers, leggings, tweed suits declined in jumpsuit, bags, box of milk “Coco” or candy package. The “must” of these exceptional accessories: the reinterpretation of Read more »

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

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THE BALLET YIQING YIN

tristan2Yiqing Yin created the costumes for the ballet « Tristan and Isolde», embodied by star dancers of the Opéra Garnier ,Dorothée Gilbert and Mathieu Ganio in a choreography by Giorgio Mancini, based on Wagner’s original work. The world premiere took place on December 28th at the Opera of Florence where the show will last until January 4th 2015.

“I wanted for Tristan and Isolde to create costumes which can express real emotions. I like the idea of infusing life Read more »

A NEW FASHION FEDERATION IN FRANCE

COUTUREA few weeks ago, there was a rumor about the creation of a new Federation of Fashion Designers which would compete with the French Chambre Syndicale of Couture in France!

The new Federation of Independent Fashion Designers would be controlled by funds from several countries. At the moment, the new Federation does not want to communicate on it.

Our investigation remains to this day in the most total blur. However, we can say that this new Federation has been raising hundred million euros, and already some famous brands and designers wish to become member once the Federation will be Read more »

LIPSTICK FOR THE GIRL

YSLYves Saint Laurent Beauté launches its latest innovation in lip color: Volupté Tint-In-Oil. In a new British campaign with the supermodel Cara Delevingne, she wears this new makeup item, a moisturizing lip oil that delivers bright, saturated color. Is it the year of the hybrid makeup revolution? Yves Saint Laurent Beauty could take things in that direction with its Volupté Tint-In-Oil, a lip color that combines intense color with nourishing ingredients.

This lip oil is designed to condition the lips while delivering long-lasting, vibrant color. It’s all thanks to YSL Beauty’s Read more »

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BALMAIN GOES WEST

kimYesterday, we discovered this picture; a black & white ambiance which is the quintessence of the BALMAIN brand. On the photo we can see the most famous couple and most controversed on the planet : Kim Kardashian and Kanye West! The couple dressed in black is kissing.

A photograph was posted on the instagram account of the American reality show star. One thing is certain: the beautiful brunette knows how to handle his com and we doubt that this photo was unveiled by chance or by mistake … Read more »

PETER COPPING OSCAR

PETERCOPPINGPeter Copping has officially begun his fashion work as creative director for the collection Oscar de la Renta before his death last October. An amazing tribute to such a fashion master!! But the question is: will Peter be the next designer choosen by Madame Wintour ?

During his studies at the Royal College of Art, he worked at the Conran Shop on Saturdays. One day he met Christian Lacroix: “I jumped on him and asked him a job!” This led to several courses and marked the beginning of my long history with Paris.

Born in 1967 in Oxford, Britain, he studied at the Saint Martins School and at the Royal College of Art before perfecting his apprenticeship with Christian Lacroix in Read more »

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