Category Archives: Jewelry

Haute joaillerie

A new exhibit has opened at the musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Five hundred pieces of haute joaillerie (oat zjo-eye-er-ee), or “high jewelry” inspired by haute couture created by Van Cleef & Arpels will be on display until February 10, … Continue reading

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Sur cinq colonnes à la une

A few days ago I wrote about Garance Doré and her partnership with Kate Spate with a capsule collection for Fall 2012. The entire, much larger, collection is called Parisian Chic (watch a video of it by clicking on the link). … Continue reading

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De première qualité

I wrote the other day about learning about the making of the beautiful Hermès carrés at the Festival des Métiers in New York. While that was undoubedly the biggest draw for the crowd, there was also plenty of interesting work being done … Continue reading

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Biennale

Buy your ticket for Paris; the Biennale des Antiquaires will take place from September 14 to 23, 2012. The 26th Biennale will be held in the beautiful Grand Palais. Organized by the Syndicat Nationale des Antiquaires since 1956, the Biennale … Continue reading

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Les 3 marches

I discovered a great vintage boutique just a stroll away from where I live in the summer, Catherine B – or really two boutiques in one at 1 and 3 rue Guisarde, in between the boulevard St. Germain and Place … Continue reading

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Vente privée

Today was the opening day of the Hermès vente privée (vahnt preevay) or private sale. It’s time for les soldes in France, but some of the most exclusive stores don’t like to stoop to slapping sale signs in the window … Continue reading

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Tel père, tel fils

Anne Paloma Picasso was born on April 19, 1949 in Vallauris in the south of France. Her father was the famous Spanish painter and her mother was the French artist and writer Françoise Gilot. Although she was frequently Picasso’s muse, … Continue reading

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