Tag Archives: French fashion

La Mode (non)jetable

This year, I discovered a new-to-me French clothing brand near Saint Sulpice church, Maison Standards. This home of chic basics has been around since 2013, but used to be only online. Now it has a handful of Parisian boutiques in … Continue reading

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Une femme d’un certain âge

A while ago, I started following a blog by Tish Jett, A Femme d’Un Certain Age. Jett, a journalist, moved to France three decades ago. She met and married a Frenchman and established her life there. Over her years in … Continue reading

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Combler une certain manque

There was a poignant story on the French news recently about Olivier Rousteing. The 27 year-old French fashion designer was made the head of the venerable Balmain fashion house two years ago. The Bordeaux native graduated from ESMOD, the École … Continue reading

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Rétro

The “mallization” and globalization of fashion mean that the distinctions between what’s available in the mid-priced store in Paris and the one in any other country may no longer exist. Zara, H&M, and the Gap are ubiquitous. French names like … Continue reading

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De toutes ses forces

The father of haute couture, Charles Worth, was born on October 13, 1826 in England. He moved to Paris in 1846 after having been hired by a fabric shop. He married one of the models who worked there and began … Continue reading

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Temps ensoleillé

If you’re looking for French fashion that channels the sunny south instead of understated Parisian chic, Souleiado, on 78, rue de Seine in the 6th Arrondissement, is for you. The colors and patterns date to the 16th century, when fabrics … Continue reading

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Apenage

Breaking fashion news: in a New York court today, Christian Louboutin, the French god of red-soled shoes, lost a case against Yves Saint Laurent for infringing against said distinctive soles. The court said that the color red wasn’t a unique … Continue reading

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