A Colombian feast at Colette’s

There was a double news that evening at Colette, the it store on rue St Honoré which is celebrating its twenty years. Kristina McLean was presenting her alternative guide book to Bogota, Columbia’s trendy capital city which is a hip destination with Carthagena and its music and book festivals in January. And Colette was announcing its closing at Christmas. A … Read More

Christian Dior at Musée des Arts Décos, don’t rush!

The event of the summer in Paris is the Christian Dior exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs. So obvioulsy, having missed the opening on the Fourth of July, I went to see the show as soon as I was back from celebrating with fireworks in Marblehead, Ma. And little did I know ! There was a line all the way to … Read More

Chloé-Bourdin a winning team

There was a discreet article advertising the Bourdin exhibition at the couture house of Chloé’s new headquarters on the discreet rue de la Baume in the eigth arrondissement. One had to reserve a time during the day and I did. And good for me because now, it has become difficult to get a slot before September 6 th when the … Read More

Summer (Duvelleroy) fans are in!

The adventure started in 2010 when two clever Parisian school friends decided to buy the Duvelleroy fan brand which was asleep. They revived it so well and developed so methodically both couture accessories and ready to wear or paper fans, that they are now able to celebrate 190 years of Duvelleroy fan making.

Summer slippers from Dallas

The summon came from Liz Tirrell and Woo Caroland in  Dallas: I had to attend the launch party of Sabah ephemeral boutique on the Palais Royal. So I rushed of course, and was happily surprised to meet charming Mickey Ashmore the creator of Sabah shoes.

Of the significance of jewels, at Musée d’Art Moderne

When Anne Dressen and Michèle Heuzé introduced their exhibition « Medusa, bijoux et tabous » at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the different themes and political inuendos all seemed a little austere for contemporary jewelry but once inside the exhibition, I found some very funny items. Don’t go there with the idea of seeing precious stones or remarkables designs. Noodles, … Read More

Dalida at Galliera

One needed a magician like Robert Carsen to build the perfect whimsical setting for the collection of dresses of Italian/Egyptian singer Dalida, who was Miss Egypt in 1954 and became one of France’s most popular singer in the 1970’s and 80’s. After her death in 1987, her brother Orlando decided to give her « garde-robe » to Palais Galliera. And … Read More

The Al Thani collection, fireworks of diamonds

A year ago exactly was opening at the V and A an exhibition of Indian jewelry from the Al Thani collection. So I thought the new show at Grand Palais would be an exact repeat of the already beautiful but small exhibition. Well not at all! The show curated by Dr Amin Jaffer and Amina Taha-Hussein Okada from Musée Guimet … Read More