How glam can you get?!

How glam can you get? Some inspiration from the opening sequence of Lipstick the movie (1976), starring Margaux Hemingway and Anne Bancroft. Ooh la la!

Must be Santa?!

We all know that good communication is key to a successful relationship – so this Christmas, when gripes run aplenty, but everyone should be happy – save yourself some pain and register with Santa’s Helper on! This cheeky little virtual adviser will tell your honey what you really want via a personalised video message!! All you have to do is fill out the online questionnaire and hopefully “Santa” will take care of the rest!!

A Hedi feeling

Photograph by Hedi Slimane

One of fashion’s most beloved super stars will be opening his show “Perfect Stranger” tonight at the Almine Rech Gallery. Hedi documents the scene at this years Festival de Rock at Benicassim; photographing bands, sets, and many, many, rocked out fans!

“Perfect Stranger” by Hedi Slimane, Nov. 29th, 2007 – Jan. 5th, 2008, Galerie Almine Rech, 19 rue Saintonge, 75003 Paris, 01 45 83 71 90, M° Arts et Métiers or Filles du Calvaire

A charitable thought

Sonia Rykiel Carré d’Espoir

Leading up to Christmas is always a fun time to go to charitable auctions in Paris! The combo of fashion designer/celebrity + charity always works wonders, and has the added advantage of making everyone feel good!

Tomorrow evening Dessine l’Espoir will be holding their vente aux enchères featuring 20 designers like Sonia Rykiel and Alber Elbaz, in an effort to raise awareness and support for their charitable actions throughout Africa. Fashion cares? Sold!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Vanessa Paradis

Looking to brighten up a dull Monday evening? Ce soir at 18h00 join Vanessa Paradis (most recently seen in the movie L’Arnacoeur with Romain Duris) and Bertrand Delanoë on the Champs-Elysées to inaugurate this year’s Christmas illuminations!

Behind the Scenes with Marc Jacobs and Richard Prince

A fun behind the scenes look at the Richard Prince collaboration at Louis Vuitton for Spring/Summer 2008. Enjoy! x

Miss France in 2008

Le Calendrier des Miss France 2008

A calendar of Miss France? In any other country this would be a cheesy addition to an automobile garage or a men’s sporting facility, but in France Peter Lindberg snaps the former Misses France and Yves Saint Laurent dresses them! This is good. This is how it should be.

Le calendrier des Miss France, au profit de l’association ELA qui lutte contre la leucodystrophie. Available now in FNAC and from Nov. 23rd in kiosque.

Night Cravings

Restaurant Le LUP

How many times have we moaned about needing a place on the left bank (aside from sandwich grecs! Eew!) to get a late-night bite to eat! With a fabulous nights-only formula, Le LUP is sure to attract all the hot Germainophiles.

Le Lup, 2-4 rue du Sabot, 75006 Paris, Tel. 01 45 48 86 47, M° Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Today’s gossip!

Claude Chirac

It’s not often that news emerges sending fashion, business, and political tongues a-wag, however former first-daughter Claude Chirac is certainly not your average potential employee! According to market sources, Chirac will shortly be named as the newest Director of Communications at PPR, reporting directly to François-Henri Pinault himself. We look forward to seeing what this means for the retail and luxury-goods conglomerate! 

Citoyen, Citoyen!

I’m happy to report that being a good citizen of the world (from France) just got a whole lot easier! I, like many others I’m sure, am always wondering where the nearest bio market is, and would be happy to know where to buy fair trade goods in Paris!  Especially with Christmas approaching! Last year’s Opération Noël was a huge success, and thankfully this year’s edition has just launched, on Le Marché Citoyen. Log on to find bons plans and original gift ideas, whether they be bio, équitables or solidaires!

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