The Little Shop Around The Corner

Sewing in Paris © Munia Sbouri

A Votre Service © Munia Sbouri

Tea and café mode © Esther Michel

Sweat Shop Paris © Esther Michel

We can picture indie fashion girls like Erin Featherstone or the Coco Rosie sisters loving a place like this.

Click HERE FOR THE FULL STORY on the hottest new fashion café in Paris!

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Glamorama in Paris

Karen Mulder ©Rindof-Bellak / Agence Angeli

Vincent Darré, Eva Herzigova, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Arielle Dombasle © Rindoff-Bellak / Agence Angeli

Major glamorama in Paris! Join Karen Mulder, Natalia Vodianova, Ellen von Unwerth, Arielle Dombasle, Lou Doillon, Ali Mahdavi, Béatrice Dalle, Aure Atika and friends as they celebrate the launch of the Eva Herzigova collection for 1.2.3. at a private party in Paris.

Click HERE FOR ALL THE PARTY PICTURES!

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The Fabulous Coco Girls

Mad Vicky’s Tea Gallery - Paris

The cat’s out the bag: American sisters and local Parisian expats Bianca and Sierra Casady (AKA CocoRosie) will be the hot-band-to-watch performing at Prada‘s New York fashion week party tomorrow night. It’s not a Prada first for the girls, who were also featured on the Spring 2006 runway soundtrack created by Frédéric Sanchez. Those of us in Paris shouldn’t feel left out however, on February 14th Bianca Casady will be celebrating the opening of her art-meets-fashion-meets-everything-else tea room called Mad Vicky’s Tea Gallery! Mariage Frères beware!

Mad Vicky’s Tea Gallery, 3 rue Nicolet, 75018 Paris, M° Château Rouge

www.madvickysteagallery.com

Mmm… donuts!

Donuts @ Coffee UnionCheesecake @ Coffee UnionBagels @ Coffee UnionSmoothies @ Coffee Union

This has not become a food blog, I promise! But I’m so excited about my find yesterday! Coffee Union is an independent coffee shop offering real American donuts!! There are currently 13 different flavours, but there will be 20 by the end of the month, and everything is available for delivery. Homer Simpson would be proud.

Coffee Union, 11 blvd des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris, 01 42 77 51 99, M° Filles du Calvaire

www.coffeeunion.fr

Cashmere jumpers and other musings…

Uniqlo in France

A recent post from Style Bubble made me laugh! First of all her waiver that a **GIANT DOSE OF BORING IS ABOUT TO BE FED TO YOU** and then her soliloquy to her days at Uni wearing Ferragamo “Vara” flats and Uniqlo cashmere jumpers. I was sent off on a trance about how much I adore preppy-ness, especially à la “Love Story” (which is quite possibly my favourite film wardrobe of all time), and then to thoughts on cheap cashmere jumpers from Uniqlo.

I went on the UK website for Uniqlo to look at the prices and £29.99 for a v-neck jumper seemed totally obscene! I immediately tried to buy a whole lot! But at the billing section, I realised they wouldn’t take a foreign credit card. A good thing to tell the truth, as I was a bit dubious about buying cashmere without actually feeling the quality.

Then yesterday, a friend very casually mentioned to me that he was interested to go to La Défense on Friday, as the first Uniqlo shop in France will be opening at the Commercial Centre “Les 4 Temps”!! How bizarre is that? I suppose now I have no excuse, and must certainly make the trek with him to see whether I should officially make a fuss or not!

Uniqlo France, Centre Commercial Les 4 Temps, Niveau 1, Zone Cassis, 15 Parvis de la Défense, 92092 Paris La Défense, M° Grande Arche de La Défense

www.uniqlo.co.uk

www.les4temps.com

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! 

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