Posts Tagged ‘Style’

Paris Fashion’s Most Priceless Photos

At its best, Paris fashion offers glamour distilled. But it took Vogue to send that message around the world. If you fancy seeing the very images they used to do it, check out Papier Glacé (Glossy Paper), presented […]

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French Fashion Tips

Whenever in Paris, I’ve discovered there is not a single fashion purchase in France that does not involve loads of advice. For your own […]

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Paris Fashion: Seen on the Streets of Paris

Ever wonder how couples dress in the City of Love? Take a look at my stylish Paris fashion finds on the city’s streets.

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Paris Fashion: Rive Gauche Shoes by Thomas Lieuvin

Graphic, colorful, feminine—the shoes of Thomas Lieuvin are designed for women who love the 1970s, the Rive Gauche, Paris fashion and modern art. The design is in the middle of retro and modernity, very minimalist and ultraelegant. The shoes are made especially for women who are comfortable in their bodies, in their time, and who are confident when wearing colors.

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Paris Fashion: Seen on the Streets of Paris

In London, my home capital, there are areas (such as Dalston) where people dress as eccentrically as the Parisians do chic. I haven’t seen as much Paris fashion on the streets of the City of Light that looks less than polished, but whenever I do, I snap it up. Here are a few Parisian women wearing something a little different from the boulevard norm.

A vision in pastels and netting, I saw her walking through the market.

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Hair by Style Pixie, a salon in Paris

Paris Beauty: Hair That Speaks to You in Paris

For decades, Parisian woman have been branded with the iconic image of being poised, well styled and groomed. Whether this cliché rings true or has…

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Your Paris Palette: Pompadour Pinks

Paris style owes a lot to Madame de Pompadour, the 18th century’s charming patron of pink. Officially (very officially) she was the mistress of Louis XV. At his side, she essentially acted as culture minister. Already a trained dancer, actress and musician, the former Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson was an important sponsor of French fine art and artisans.

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Paris Shoes and Bags: The ABCs of the Fall/Winter Season

The Word on Shoes and Bags

The best Paris shoes and bags will reinvent your look for the season. From the baroque to the classical, the world of shoes and bags this year is defined by deep colors and luxurious surfaces, from platforms to pumps with decorated heels or open toes. Fall usually promises a selection of boots in a range from the horsey to the street rocker and something between. There is something for everyone: high heels, platforms, flats, boots, wedges, pumps, sandals and equestrienne riding boots or ultimate ballet flats. Just be sure to watch the proportions of the boots, and make sure they are working with your overall look. The leg was the focus of all the fall collections, so be sure to add the right hose, black matte, patterned fishnets, nude hose or colors to accent your shoes. The new black sheer footless hose is going to be the sexy add-on to this fall’s leg looks. Rain or shine, your shoes this season are the defining moment that takes your basics to the next level. Indulging in one or two trends will update your look and help you clean out the closet for this year. Take a look at these designers and remember that everyone will be inspired by them, so you’ll see something you like that matches your budget at every level.

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Purely Paris: Autumn’s Little Black Jacket

Paris fashion has a serious love affair with the little black jacket. Here, it is regarded as much more than just another accessory. The jacket is always one of autumn’s wardrobe staples. Long after comfort-conscious Americans grab their winter gear (and Londoners their trench coats), local ladies are still happy to pair a tailored jacket with their jeans and scarves. They may move from pumps to boots, from smart shirts to woolly sweaters. But, until it really freezes, that scarf and jacket provide their major heating aids.

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Paris Style: A Paris Woman’s Perfect French Man

Could Jérôme Dreyfuss be the perfect Parisian male? The tousle-haired designer’s luxury bags are so trendy Woody Allen had to have them for Midnight in Paris. Dreyfuss is married to the Paris style icon Isabel Marant. His slick shops (like his wife’s, all by Nicolas André) are not just in the 6th and the Palais Royal; he also has one on Broome Street in Manhattan. Dreyfuss speaks English so well he can chat about “slow fashion” and “sustainable” leather. (He has a label called Agricouture dedicated to the latter.) And, now, men of Paris—he’s coming after you!

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Your Paris Palette: Go for Baroque

Few kinds of Paris style are as beloved as the baroque. Every so often, it grabs center stage again. When that happens, even a minimalist caves in. Few can resist a glint of gold, a really dramatic ruffle or the exuberance that makes us think of Louis Quatorze. Maybe it’s genetic, but each wave of curls and swirls creates brand-new fans. This fall, much of Paris fashion just adores it.

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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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