Tag Archives: Chanel

Son chiffre porte-bonheur

Launched in 1921, Chanel N° 5 is without doubt the most famous perfume in the world. Until very recently, it was also the best seller year after year. From May 5 until June 5, 2013, a free traveling exhibit focusing … Continue reading

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En vogue

The must-see exhibit in Paris this spring is free. The Paris City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) is hosting “Paris Haute Couture” featuring the most beautiful pieces selected from the musée Galliera as well as other prestigious institutions, many of which … Continue reading

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Une archiviste de la mode

Every year, the school where I work has a career day, just like my own high school did when I was sitting on the other side of the desk. They feature all the usual suspects, but they’ve never had fashion … 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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La mode se démode, le style jamais

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was born on August 19, 1883. Few designers achieved the name recognition and design impact of the petite couturiere. She was born to illiterate parents – a market stall holder and a washer woman – in the … Continue reading

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Je ne sais quoi

It’s a subject that never ceases to enthrall: how can a mere mortal develop the indefinable something, the je ne sais quoi, of the Parisian? Inès de la Fressange, former French supermodel has je ne sais quoi by the bucket … Continue reading

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La liberté s’arrête là où commence celle d’autrui

Laetitia Casta, model, actress, and national symbol, was born on May 11, 1978. Frequently rated as one of the most beautiful women in the world, she was first discovered by a photographer while she was on a family vacation in … Continue reading

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