An outfit with a retro touch was the natural complement to this superb Lancaster en-suite. With such a setting, it seemed like the ideal occasion to discuss the movie Laura. Continue reading “LAURA”
How surprising, I usually overthink various topics (from the emotional development of my children to worldwide geostrategy, which is quite a wide range of subjects). Continue reading “DEFEANING SILENCE”
Sorry to state this again and again: I love red, that hot, sensual, lively colour. I love red that instantaneously highlights and brightens an otherwise slightly neutral or demure outfit. Continue reading “MOTHER CHRISTMAS”
I had already mentioned in a post two years ago that, although my Instagram page might make you believe otherwise, I am absolutely not a “shopaholic”. Continue reading “ETHICAL CONSUMPTION”
You understand the name of the Parisian Cercle Interallié when you know its full name: Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, founded in 1917 when the USA entered into World War I. Continue reading “CERCLE INTERALLIÉ”
Yes, I am indeed breaking the sacrosanct rule, the law according to which one leopard print item per silhouette is enough. Continue reading “ROARING”
We say the Monceau Park, the Montsouris Park and the Buttes-Chaumont Park but the Luxembourg Gardens, which are treasured by many Parisians, deserve their particular appellation. Continue reading “LUXEMBOURG GARDENS”
My family history has made me, for better or for worse, I’m not entirely certain, into a person who is extremely demanding when it comes to gastronomy. Continue reading “SAINT GERMAIN RESTAURANT – PARIS”
Let me introduce a true Dior jewel. The work that went into this divine cocktail dress is absolutely mesmerizing. Continue reading “NEW LOOK”
Anything funny, a bit surprising, and a tad crazy this past few months?
Sure! The unexpected shooting of a TV episode for Fashion One Television, in English, over the course of two days. Continue reading “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PICTURE – PART 12”
Before Bégum Paris, there was Delage, the beautiful French maison with its workshop in Ile-et-Villaine, France. A maison that would regularly lend its talents and savoir-faire to the greatest names, such as Chanel or Louboutin. Continue reading “BEGUM PARIS”
It is simply delightful to wear this Jason Wu dress, which I find absolutely gorgeous, during the festive season. The slightly dramatic bejeweled neckline is perfectly balanced out by the aerial grace of the skirt. Continue reading “INTO THE BLUE”
Do you remember the scene where Cinderella’s godmother helps her prepare to go to the ball in Walt Disney’s dreamlike movie? Continue reading “FAIRY TALE DRESS”
Time to clear the air.
My Instagram followers have been increasing by the thousands every day for over a week now. This could sound like good news but really it’s not because these accounts are fake, empty shells with no one behind them. Continue reading “FAKE LIFE”
This beautiful little gem is from Needle & Thread, an English brand founded in 2013, whose sophisticated, supremely feminine style is instantly recognisable due to the embroideries and sequins present in each collection. Continue reading “MAHARANI”
The Païva hotel is a Parisian townhouse built between 1856 and 1866 on the Champs-Elysées avenue. Its owner was a famous courtesan, Esther Lachman, better know under the exotic name “La Païva”, born poor in the Moscow ghetto. Continue reading “LA PAÏVA HOTEL”
Here she is, the reason for this website. Here she is, the dear teen of whom I speak so often.
Here she is, the smart and kind and beautiful Hannah. Continue reading “WELCOME INTO THE POST-WEINSTEIN ERA”
Wearing leather pants can be a perilous exercise. The piece is so connotated that it can easily become vulgar. The main trap to avoid, in my opinion, is to try and erotize the silhouette more than it already is. Continue reading “ROCK’N ROLL VIBES”
Les Invalides complex dominates the Parisian skyline and encapsulates two major moments of French history: Louis XIV and Napoleon’s reigns, my favorite French dictators (kind of). Continue reading “LES INVALIDES – PARIS”
People often ask me if I like to shop. Those who don’t know me imagine that I raid the Avenue Montaigne on a weekly basis.
They couldn’t be further removed from the truth. Continue reading “CONFESSIONS OF A NON-SHOPAHOLIC”