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Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Modern, The Unlikely, The Futurists………Elsa Schiaparelli & Muiccia Prada at The Met…..New York

This coming week will see the opening of a new show, “Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: Impossible Conversations”, at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum.…until last year, with it’s now legendary Alexander McQueen show, it seemed the opening party, with it’s incredible guest list of  fashion makers from all over the fashion world and [...]

Charlotte Gainsbourg…..Stage Whisper….Mai..2012…Paris…

Sometimes you really can’t believe your luck………I will be seeing the amazingly talented Charlotte Gainsbourg in May……..if her live performance is anything like her ethereal rock records, it should be an incredible show……..Charlotte only came to making her own music a few years ago, having made a brief debut at 14 ………she has also been acting [...]

Acne Studio……Marais…Paris…

Swedish label Acne opened their second store in Paris a few months ago…..and have once more created a new way to shop……a favourite label with many friends of mine……their jeans fit are the best around…..the store is at once very modern if not a little futuristic but also the easiest to navigate…..their collections have never [...]

Brunch at Leila’s…….Shoreditch….London

Ahhh, with no spring time yet in sight…..I am left to day dream about last summer in London, where the formerly maligned food scene has come of age and with so many wonderful places opening, it is hard to choose only a few favourites……my close by regular was Ottolenghi in Islington, which was always a [...]

At Home with Julie Verhoeven……….UK Elle Magazine

Last summer in London, I had the pleasure of meeting this remarkable and modest lady, Julie Verhoeven, at a Test Mag film night, where she shared one of her favourites, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant……(the most chilling and devastating film ever)…..she rates as one of my top 5 all time favourite English eccentrics [...]

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 [...]