At Galliera, Comtesse Greffulhe still impresses the crowds

« This is the first ever exhibition of fashion recorded in litterature », says with great pride, Olivier Saillard, director of Musée Galliera in Paris. The collection of dresses worn by Comtesse Greffulhe, born Princesse de Caraman Chimay, is the largest of the museum of fashion of the City of Paris, and Marcel Proust and Robert de Montesquiou mentioned them … Read More

In 2016, I can’t wait for…

If you remember the luxurious costumes of Atys by Lully created by Sir William Christie at Opéra Comique in 1987 or at BAM in New York in 2011, you will enjoy the costume exhibition, “Barockissimo” at Centre National du Costume de Scène, in Moulins, from April 9 to September 18. For its 10 th anniversary, this very original museum in … Read More

Hunting, shooting, giving

Last minute shopping for Christmas, can be done at Artumès, on Faubroug Saint Honoré, where tweeds, cachemire scarves and cute mugs mix in a very luxurious shop. Opened by the Drach, Father and sons, it has become the classical men’s store for soft Portugese woolen jackets, Scottish socks, hand painted china with shooting themes and fun cocktail parties all year … Read More

Korea now!

It is France-Korea year and Paris is buzzing all over with this mysterious and so successful country. In music, golf and design, Koreans have made many of their names famous in the last ten years and so it seemed natural that Musée des Arts Décoratifs, dedicate two large spaces, la Grande Nef and Musée de la Mode to its artists … Read More

Balenciaga makes a come back in Calais

If you don’t know what to do in Calais after having driven under the Channel Tunnel, make an escape to the Cité de la dentelle et de la mode. You will feel immediately happy! Born in Spain, 120 years ago, Cristobal Balenciaga, remains one of the most celebrated XX th Century French, Haute couture designers. Hubert de Givenchy, who worked … Read More

Socks, socks, socks

I recently mentioned to you which is one of the most incredible websites I have ever visited, well there is another one which you might want to use this summer if you are going walking in the Alps or shooting grouse in Scotland. « » was started with Gammarelli socks from Rome. You know the famous purple and … Read More

A stroll on the left bank

  There is nothing I like more than having lunch in St Germain des Près (this time I returned to la Ferronerie on rue de la Chaise) and wander around for an hour in the bookstores and shops nearby. It is well known that since the Bon Marché became the trendiest food shop of the 7 th arrondissement, the rue … Read More