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When the Price is Right!

Right now I am so jealous of Clare’s H&M sunglasses…..having just visited from Melbourne, she took Paris in her stride and did things her way……and in these gems…..for the price of a cup of coffee….perfect…..

Yves Saint Laurent…..Fall 1971……

A collaboration with Jean Claude Vannier and Yves Saint Laurent, created this short fashion film, showing one his most notorious collections of the seventies…..’L’Enfant La Mouche et les Allumettes’ is the equivalent of opening a French Vogue of the time, dramatic and exotic, devastatingly beautiful……    

Marc Jacobs Loves Louis Vuitton…..15 Years of Reinvention……

  Look at the time already…………once again those blog post entries are adding up…..but even with so much excitement going right now, I can barely think of not writing…..I am sad to say a few exciting things have gone on in my Paris adventure that I am not allowed to blog, but many others I [...]

Chloé…….Turns 50……….

This year, the beloved label Chloé is turning 50…..she doesn’t look older than 21 though….. there is a planned exhibition on later this year in Paris to showcase it’s history with lace, shades of nude silk and romantic leanings that this label’s reputation has been built on…..started as a small boutique on the Left Bank, [...]

Kenzo………NOW…..

Walking into the newly re designed Kenzo store on rue Rennes on the Left Bank of Paris last week, on the suggestion of my dear friend Ben, who has just started working with the company, brought  the Jackson 5 song “Can You Feel It?” into my head……because it really was an exciting moment happening right [...]

Afternoon Chai Time with Tiff…..at Télescope Cafe….. Paris

A few days ago my friend Tiffany introduced me to yet another little pocket of Paris….with so many pockets to find, I am amazed people ever really get to know this city……but having one of Tiffamade Chai’s in the newest home of coffee for coffee lovers, Télescope, was a treat…..the cafe opened only 2 weeks [...]

Seeing the World Through Charlotte Rampling’s Eyes……..

Ohhh I must be missing Melbourne right now…..it’s hard not to, with my family and dear friends over there, enjoying their take away skinny lattes, new deliveries of Lover’s winter Lydia collection and fish & chips…………my friends over there, keep inspiring me over here…..but they always have……another dear friend Deanne and I were discussing personal [...]

Magical Making with Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbit…….

A while back my dear friend Isobel told me she was working on a book, using her amazing animation talents……(my thought not her words!) and every so often she would mention it again……now one of Isobel’s charms, is her total modesty, which means being blown away every time she shows me something new she has [...]

Front Row at Nina Ricci…..Le Bon Marché….

When the new season arrives in Paris, everyone wants to see it from the front row, including the mannequins at Le Bon Marché…all dressed in Nina Ricci……I can’t help but think of eighties VM classic film, Mannequin……the dresses, exquisite of course….. Le Bon Marché, 24 rue de Sèvres 75007 Paris, France

Kenzo……..THEN………

In the 1970′s Paris fashion experienced it’s most lasting fashion revolution with YSL, Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel, Ungaro….. the new establishment in place….the white gloves were off….and in came the fun, which still remains, amongst those who added the newness was Kenzo……with his label JAP, and his love of colour, knitwear and prints…. Paris in [...]