SALES AT HERMES

hermesCANAL-LUXE would make no sense if we did not keep you inform on private fashion events or offers going on in Paris. So how about we let you in on an ongoing sale for an iconic French brand that does not even hold sales in their local boutiques.

Armed with some patience and a reliable credit card, you might have the chance of acquiring “les carrés de soie” at half off and further discounts for the other collections. They restock items daily but the sale ends on Friday, 15 January, so head on over. Next time if you wish to receive the dates earlier, please register you on to the webzine Canal-Luxe. Doors open at Continue reading

ANDRE COURREGES DIED YESTERDAY

courregesFrench fashion designer Andre Courreges, symbol of a style revolution in the 1960s, has died at the age of 92, his company announced on Friday. Courreges, who stopped working in the 1990s, passed away on Thursday after a 30-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, the Courreges company said in a statement.

Courrèges was influenced by modern architecture, technology, new fabrics, and modernism and futurism in art and design. Several designers lay similar claim, including Coco Chanel, who worked with and knew many modern artists, and Mary Quant, whose career parallels those of Courrèges in some ways (both Courrèges and Mary Quant lay claim to the invention of the miniskirt). Continue reading

ANOREXIA PUNISHED

anorexiaLast Thursday French lawmakers adopted a bill forcing ultra-thin models to provide a doctor’s certificate confirming they are healthy and the magazines that Photoshop their silhouette to tag the images as “touched up”.

The bill stipulates that models must obtain a medical certificate stating that their health, “assessed in particular in terms of body mass index, is compatible with the practise of the (modelling) profession”.

Breaches of the law will be punishable by up to six months imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 euros ($82,000). Continue reading

A PENINSULA IN PARIS

CANALTOITFrom the top of the world, day after day, I watched the most beautiful hotel in the world to be build. May I remember you that it is there that in May 1922 James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky and Serge Diaghilev who celebrates the premiere of his ballet Renard, were seeing each other.

It is also in this place that in 1928, George Gershwin composed the celebrated symphonic poem « An American in Paris ». It is again here that the Paris Agreement, which lead to the end of the Vietnam war, were signed in 1973. Finally it is still here that from 1936, the French government located UNESCO offices and from 1958 (till 2009), the French Foreign Minister held conferences.

To give you further information on the hotel we are expecting to be invited as we would like to report on the services and the palace.

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HERMES DARES NADEGE VANHEE

nadegeNadège Vanhee is 36 years old. Famous both for her discretion, her talent and her efficiency, she seems to be the right person for that job.

She has been the Artistic designer for The Row, a label created by the Olsen Sisters. She worked as senior designer with Phebee Philo at Celine’s. Graduated in 2003 from the Antwerp Academy, she started her career at the famous belgian luggage brandname Delvaux and then at Martin Margiela’s in Paris.

Though the rumors no parties has confirmed her nomination but from our sources we know that it would be her.

H 2OBVIOUSLY FAMOUS

ONAURATOUTVU1Since the dawn of time, crystals have fascinated man. They have been associated to symbolic meaning and healing properties. Crystals are from a molten rock, it is the heat in the heart of the earth and that was the theme “On Aura Tout Vu” chose for their 2015 collection.

Livia and Yassen took us beyond the galaxy, in a cold and on a crystallized earth, but the suns that produce photosynthesis are not far away. It is the door of their universe waiting to melt their crystals into glamorous dresses for WonderWoman like Livia. The symbolism of water and rock crystal is Continue reading