My most clever Christmas present

I had not received such a clever present for a long time and of course it came from my precious nephew Alex! This pretty make up mirror lights up with a led light and acts as a charger for your iPhone or any other telephone. How many times have you arrived near a house and the address was in your … Read More

Free exhibitions and expensive shopping in the Seventh

With Christmas getting dangerously closer, my steps led me to rue du Bac and rue de Sèvres where two small exhibitions are quite enchanting. While doing your shopping at Hermès, at Laurence Tavernier (for nightgowns) or at “38” rue de l’Université for South African and Mexican artifacts,  make sure to step into Fondation EDF next to the Récamier restaurant to … Read More

Michael Jackson celebrated by painters at Grand Palais

We have all grown up and lived with Michael Jackson (1958-2009) who died much too young at 51 and has sold over a billion records to this day. But what I didn’t know was how much he had been portrayed by his contemporaries. The National Portrait Gallery in London and the Grand Palais have jointly organized an exhibition “Michael Jackson: … Read More

Florence Lehmann, lights up jewelry

Naïla de Montbrison has a tiny jewelry gallery on rue de Bourgogne with a huge aura. And for the first time she is showing Florence Lehmann, an artist from Strasburg, who creates phosphorescent jewelry in resin: this inlcudes rings for the little finger only, large necklaces and magnetic broaches. She teaches at Strasburg School of Decorative arts and conceives jewels … Read More

An extravagant jewelry collection in Brussels

Travelling to Brussels for the opening of Solange Thierry de Saint Rapt’s jewelry exhibition “Objets ambigus”, was exciting and fun. This long time collector (over 40 years) of extravagant artist’s jewelry, has been wearing the largest and longest necklaces, the most threatening rings, and many purple jewels at every art opening, while she was running l’Oeil magazine. Now, is the occasion … Read More

Azzedine Alaïa is celebrated again by Olivier Saillard

It is incredibly moving to return to Azzedine Alaïa‘s gallery again after he suddenly died eight months ago. The opening of Olivier Saillard‘s new exhibition devoted to the Summer 1992 show, was well attended by all the fashionistas who came to Paris for the Couture shows. And most star models who were part of the défilé were there. The building … Read More

Be the first one to buy Jove-Paris shirts!

It’s always fun to see your friends’ daughters become adventurers or fashion moguls and when Joséphine von Klitzing invited me to see her new collection of Uzbek shirts, Jove-Paris, I ran. She had a presentation at la Folie Saint Martin, a unique little house near Porte Saint Martin, where you can entertain, organise concerts or lectures and discover a new … Read More

Latin American jewelry and French scents

There is something particularly exciting about discovering a new shop especially if it is managed by an old friend’s daughter. Inès Olaechea is half Peruvian half French and with her partner, Amaya Ducru, who is half Mexican, they started 85° Paris, a company which imports Latin American jewelry and fashion. I was totally charmed by Mercedes Salazar’s earrings in straw which … Read More