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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Valentino to open a museum outside of Paris

Chateau de Wideville © Ministère de la Culture

Fashion designer Valentino Garavini has announced plans to open a fashion museum outside of Paris.

Get THE FULL STORY HERE on where to find him and all his fashion friends like Gywneth Paltrow!

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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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Yves Saint Laurent, 40 years of creation

Elle MacPherson and Farida Khelfa © Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent

Mario Testino © Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent

Visit us on the Chicsetera Paris Party Pictures section for all the images of the opening cocktail for Yves Saint Laurent, 40 ans de création at the Petit Palais in Paris.

Mario Testino, Elle MacPherson and more!

Chic, chic, chic…

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Need I say more?!?!

The Kelly, The Birkin, and now The Yohji!

First glimpse at the Yohji Hermès bags

Meet the newest namesake bag from Hermès, a besace designed for Yohji Yamamoto, and first featured during the recent Paris Fashion Week. Initially offered in Barénia leather, the runway edition featured a super-luxe crocodile version, and is sure to heat up the custom orders at the Hermès atelier!

Available by special order from Hermès.

www.hermes.com

First glimpse at Chanel FW 2008/2009!

Cavalli takes over the Fbg St Honoré

My lovely and way-awesome fashion friend Zack Ashley, who has just moved to Paris from New York, took some pics at the Just Cavalli opening Tuesday evening on the rue du Faubourg St-Honoré. I love his description of the new boutique, which he calls “very fairy tale slash space ship”. Only in fashion! The opening was celeb-low but the after party warmed up with Kanye West, Dita von Teese, and current Cavalli poster boys Rock&Roll (who are also going to be playing a secret set tonight at the Truskel – shhhh!) 

  Just Cavalli 1

  Just Cavalli 2

Just Cavalli 3

Just Cavalli 4

Just Cavalli, 50 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, 75008 Paris, M° Concorde

www.robertocavalli.com

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

All you need is LV

The champagne was flowing at last night’s Louis Vuitton launch for Blason – the new line of fine jewellery designed by Marc Jacobs gal-pal Camille Miceli and rapper/producer Pharrell Williams. A wild start to Couture week!

Camile Miceli and Pharell Williams launch Blason!

Camille Miceli and Pharrell Williams launch Blason

Pharrell Williams and Ludivine Sagnier

Pharrell Williams and Ludivine Sagnier

Sophia Coppola, Yves Carcelle, and Virginie Ledoyen

Sophia Coppola, LV President Yves Carcelle, and Virginie Ledoyen

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson

Elodie Bouchez and Romain Duris

Elodie Bouchez and Romain Duris

Blason Party

www.louis-vuitton.com

You send me!

Franck Sorbier stamp for La Poste

Ok so maybe I’m not officially back from sale shopping! However one I thing I will pick up before the end of the day are this year’s edition of stamps from couture houses like Franck Sorbier (above), Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Chanel and Givenchy (I feel very guilty – I still have to send Christmas and New Years cards! Eek!).

www.laposte.net

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