Fashion

Fashion Outsider: On Paris’ Spring Fashion Week

The entire quartier heard my squeals of joy when I opened my mailbox to find invitations to Paris Fashion Week. Rather than watching Fashion’s elite strut by from one of the reclining chairs in the Tuileries, I was going to be one of them. Fashion Week was here, and I had arrived.
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Les SOLDES: Navigating Paris’ Fierce Sale Shopping Scene

Regulated by French law since 1906, stores are only allowed to have sales twice a year in Paris. When the Soldes begin, it is like hunting season, with each shopper tracking their prey. This year, Les SOLDES begin June 25th and last one month. ...read more
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Style Secrets: How To Accessorize Like a Parisian

Much ink has been dedicated to determining exactly how Parisiennes come up with their particular brand of right-bank chic. You can read articles on how they tuck their shirts in (or out), which brand of jeans they favour and which hairdresser ...read more
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Our Favorite Trends from Paris Fashion Week AW 2014

Tweed turned up at Paris Fashion Week’s most talked about show, Chanel – a full-scale supermarket set up in the Grand Palais that made shopping for groceries look incredibly glamorous. Colorful candied shades of tweed swept down Karl Lagerfeld’s ...read more
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Parisian Style: Chic Shopping in Paris on a Budget

There are plenty of ways to score fashionable finds in Paris without breaking that stretched bank account. Just shop like a local. Here’s our cheat sheet for chic (and wearable) souvenirs on a shoestring....read more
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Parisian Style Tips: A Few Basics For Fall-Weather Fashion

To start the season in style, find the cosiest café, order a warm café crème and wrap up in a snug sweater. As cosy as it is chic, a cashmere sweater, slightly oversized, worn with jeans, flats or biker boots will take you seamlessly from café ...read more
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Paris Summer Fashion: Keeping Cool, Comfortable and Chic In the City Heat

Keeping cool, comfortable and chic during the Summer in Paris, can be quite the sartorial challenge. You feel like dressing for the beach but stepping out in a sarong and flip-flops in this city is not the way to go. When temperatures soar, I’m ...read more

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Dressing For Paris: The Parisian Male, From Bourgeois to Belleville

Swagger in Paris In an episode of HBO’s New York comedy Girls, Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah, ironically states as she steps out onto a hip Brooklyn street: “it takes a lot of money to look this cheap”. Sadly, the irony of this statement will ...read more
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Paris Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013: A Recap In Images

For most Parisians, this week isn't any different from any other week of the year. A few restaurants and hotels might be a bit busier than usual, but other than that, you wouldn't necessarily notice it's fashion week in Paris if you don't want to....read more
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Packing for Paris: How to Dress Like a Parisian

You’re excited about your next Parisian vacation and eager to start packing. You open your closet, start sifting through the shelves and putting together possible outfits. And then it hits you, you have nothing to wear! Easy. Shop in ...read more
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Fashion in Film: Catherine Deneuve’s Classic Glamour in Belle de Jour

Is there anyone more radiant than a young Catherine Deneuve? The answer, my friends, is no. I confirmed this fact upon re-watching Belle de Jour, Luis Buñuel’s 1967 film in which Mme. Deneuve deftly juggles her housewifely duties with her day ...read more
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Paris Fall Fashion Week: A Recap in Images

I returned to Paris just in time for the fashion madness last weekend, and here are some photos I took to document my passage… – Carin Twice a year (or three if you count the haute couture shows) the stiletto clad fashion crowd ...read more
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Haute Revelations: A Parisian Style Evolution

When I was reluctantly packing my bags for Paris, I was worried my suitcase of vintage dresses would not cut it. Having obsessed over Paris’ notoriously chic female species since I picked up my first fashion glossy, how would my frumpy ...read more