Posts Tagged ‘couture’

Ekyog, a stock store in the 10th Arrondissement in Paris

Paris Fashion: Stock Stores in the 10th

Paris isn’t Paris without fashion. A walk down the street is a runway experience in itself. A lover of fashion, and especially Paris fashion, I’m infatuated with the style of this city. Being passed by one chic Parisian after another, I can’t help but lust after the high fashion tempting me at every corner. But since couture isn’t always in my budget, I was lucky enough to stumble upon the wonderful world of stock stores. In the 10th Arrondissement, there are a handful of outlets for fabulous French designers, which offer discounts of up to 50 percent. These stock stores can solve all your fashion woes and bring the essence of Parisian style right to your wardrobe.

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French Fashion for the Holidays

French Iranian, and Parisian-born, this intriguing designer is quickly becoming known all over the French fashion and luxury scene. Claudine Ivari‘s designs are composed of all that is feminine and fine, with an acute attention to detail, to create garments that are infinitely stunning, intricately designed, veritably couture and most definitely on the defining edge of luxury. Her Spring/Summer 2013 collection is her seventh collection and the sixth time she has held a show at Paris Fashion Week. Her enterprise is the pride of her family, and every season you can see her three sisters working at, or in, her fashion shows.

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Oversize Paris specs by Emmanuelle Khanh

Paris Style: Perfect Vintage Sunglasses

Sunglasses beside the Seine, sunglasses on a terrasse, sunglasses for a Parisian nuit blanche (all-nighter). Whatever your taste, Paris is a perfect place to feel great sporting shades. However, they may not be something you ever thought of shopping for here. If so, set aside your Holly Golightly Wayfarers and let David Benhaïm show you sunglasses, Paris style.

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Cop-Copine/Riselli on the rue d'Alésia, in the 14th Arrondissement

Shopping in Paris for Less? Yes!

Paris is one of the best cities in the world for fabulous, of-the-moment clothes shopping, but unfortunately you can empty your entire wallet after one stop on the rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré. What’s a cash-strapped fashionista to do while trying to go shopping in Paris? With a bit of perseverance and a lot of rack research, you can stay in the glamour game and start buying your favorite labels for less.

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Paris Fashion: The First Couture Café

When Swiss makeup artist Martena Duss came to town, she found Paris fashion just a bit intimidating. “Fashion is my world, but one thing surprised me. French women and the look they cultivate are just so classic. Here, the whole craft and artisan culture is almost underground.” It was one of the reasons Duss made friends with Sissi Holleis, an Austrian designer who has spent 20 years in Paris.

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18th-century clothing and Chanel dresses in the Salon des Glaces, at Versailles

Paris Fashion: Three Centuries of Couture

This month, Paris fashion lovers flock to the fall couture shows. But most will also make a pilgrimage to Versailles. They want to see that landmark show, “The 18th Century Back in Fashion,” currently installed in the château’s Grand Trianon.

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Dress shopping at Valentino, Paris

Walking into the hallowed ground of the couture showroom of Valentino, Paris located right on the Place Vendome discreetly…

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A Comeback for Worth, the Paris Label That Invented Couture

In Paris the one fail-proof cure for summer heat and humidity is the July couture shows. These magical three days involve a marathon of taxis,…

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