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France’s Foot Fetish: The Cult of Repetto French Ballet Slippers

parisatelier.blogspot.com When it comes to footwear, there is one word that sends fashionistas around the globe swooning: Repetto. The brand is a well-kept secret that Parisians have known about since the first pair was created in 1947, but (as usual) the rest of us are just catching on. Frankly, I’m not the type to squeal […]
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Paris Souvenirs: What You Shouldn’t Leave France Without

Images courtesy of Marvin Shaouni, Cesarastudilo, Quinn.Anya Just like any other major city, Paris has its fair share of kitschy souvenirs on offer. Indeed, the word souvenir itself is French. And I’ll be the first to admit that I still ...read more
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What to Wear in Paris this Spring

Text by Je Ne Sais Quoi for Parisien Salon In Paris, the bitter temperatures are finally subsiding and the sun is trying to shine through the seemingly endless grayness.  That means one thing: spring is quickly approaching, and heavy down ...read more
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New Couture Café Makes You Sweat for Style

Text by Paris By Appointment Only; Photos by Fabrice Fortin. Even though they live in the capital of couture, most Parisians can’t sew a stitch. Like most countries, France kicked home economics to the curb decades ago. Since hardly any one ...read more
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French Summer Fashion Trends by Lilye

Original text by Lilye. Translated and edited by Geneviève Sandifer. Images courtesy of Madame Figaro. After taking stock of the latest runway trends, Lilye, personal shopper, blogger and friend of HiP Paris, shares some precious insight on how ...read more
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A Visit to Le Marché aux Puces (The Paris Flea market)

When I said I was moving to Paris for three months, those who know me well were worried for me. I’m a city girl, so adapting to the hustle and bustle of this little métropole (metropolis) wasn’t a concern. They knew I’d adapt eventually, and I ...read more
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Surviving Fashion Week in Paris

womensmafia.com/tapisserie-jdsavoye.com Brace yourself, Parisians! The Jet Set is about to  descend upon the city for yet another fashion week. This year’s Ready-to-Wear shows run from March 2-10, but as we all know, fashion week is about much ...read more

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Parisian Street Style: The Art of Layering for the Weather

Photos: styleclicker.net While there are some things you can always count on in Paris—fresh bread, the reliable Metro system, the weekly markets—there are other things you can never count on. The weather is one of these things. I can’t tell you ...read more
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Paris Kid Street Style: French Children’s Fashion

imworld.aufeminin.com/s.plurielles.fr/thesartorialist.com I gave up long ago on the idea that I might ever effectively emulate the effortless chic of your average parisienne. It’s an innate sense of style that one is either born with or without, ...read more
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La Vaissellerie: Kitschy French Kitchen Supplies

Erica Berman It’s hard for me to pass by the Vaissellerie St. Antoine without stepping inside to poke around for a few moments. I inexplicably find myself stroking the blades of knives, holding quirky corkscrews up to the light, brandishing ...read more
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Make My D: Eclectic European Fashion Hits Montmartre

Our friend Linda Donahue (of Parisian Salon) has a sixth sense for shopping. Most recently, it led her to one of Montmartre’s newest boutiques opened by Nathalie Bui, sister of French fashion titan Barbara Bui. It’s cheekily named ...read more
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A Little Parisian Luxury this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a love-it-or-hate-it kind of holiday. But whether you’re a cynic or a romantic, single or attached, you can probably justify making room in your life for a little Parisian luxe. Kim Petyt, an American wedding ...read more
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Handmade Artisan Umbrellas from Parisian Couturier Michel Heurtault

Winter in Paris can be tough on the psyche, with one grey day following the next. But Zeva’s post (from Paris by Appointment Only) about Michel Heurtault’s amazing couture umbrellas has us doing rain dances. Who knew showery could be ...read more