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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Audrey Tautou, shopping in Paris!

Rue Henry Monnier © chicsetera 2010

Rue Henry Monnier © chicsetera 2010

Audrey Tautou can be spotted here! Find out why rue Henry Monnier is one of the hottest new places to shop and dine in Paris!

The FULL STORY HERE

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Pop goes the world!

Pop chinos from Acnepop chinos from acne 2

Acne jeans are popping into a new line of chinos inspired by iconic chino-wearers David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg. The POP line (for both men and women) is to be available for preview from tomorrow evening, at a special cocktail in their new galerie Valois boutique.

Acne Studio, 124 galerie Valois, 75001 Paris, Tél: 01 42 60 16 61, M° Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre

http://www.acnejeans.com

Need I say more?!?!

First glimpse at Chanel FW 2008/2009!

Hello Mrs. Robinson

John Galliano’s show at Dior yesterday afternoon was a swinging sixties trip to the Valley of the Dolls! Big-haired super-groomed Barbies walked the catwalk, oozing with high-octane glamour! Colours were bright magentas, turquoises, lemons, and limes; prints were psychedelic; and the exotic skins were totally drool-worthy! 

Dior 1

Dior 2

Dior 3

Dior 4

Dior 5

Dior 6

www.dior.com

Welcome back for Fashion Week!

Last night Cacharel founder Jean Bousquet invited fashion press to a cocktail to view the upcoming collection under new artistic directors Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto of Eley Kishimoto fame. I can’t think of a better partnership and I love the quirky universe they’ve already created!

Cacharel 5

Cacharel 4

Cacharel 3

Cacharel 2

Cacharel 1

www.cacharel.com

PFW Sweet Peek

Notes from Ungaro

Esteban Cortazar might be the new kid at Emanuel Ungaro, he’s amazingly only 24 years old, and he definitely has some large shoes to fill, but he’s obviously taking the attention in stride. Boxes of Jadis et Gourmande chocolates were dispatched yesterday morning to fashion editors worldwide with a note attached “Pressure? What pressure!!…” A sweet peek to his first show at Paris Fashion Week for Ungaro on February 27th!

www.estebancortazar.com

Your couture week bible!

Editions Falbalas

Every couture week I come to realise just how much I have still to learn about fashion and clothes! I used to blank when someone mentioned a term like dolman sleeve (was that the shorter elongated sleeve or a puffy cuffed sleeve?! Panic!) but recently I got a hold of former Yves Saint Laurent staffer Sophie George’s new fantastic book Le Vêtement de A à Z, a complete guide to sartorial terminology and I love it! Entirely bilingual in English and French (very useful) – it comes from her new publishing house Editions Falbalas – the first house to be exclusively devoted to fashion!  

En librairie now or at www.amazon.fr

For Sale on Girl and the City!

Prada sandals à vendreMiuMiu sandals à vendre

A Friday sale on Girl and the City to get in the spirit of things! A very fashionable friend who works at a major fashion house is selling a selection of shoes and other items. To view a complete list please send an email to me at girlandthecity@hotmail.com and I will forward you the images which have prices and sizes listed. Bon weekend and happy shopping! xox

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

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?!

Net-a-Porter.com

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 Net-a-Porter.com! 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!! 

www.net-a-porter.com/santashelper

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

Citoyen, Citoyen!

lemarchecitoyen.net

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!

www.lemarchecitoyen.net

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