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!

Latest Kate Moss news from Paris

Kate Moss © Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Kate Moss is sure to be disappointed! We breaks some huge news about the supermodel on our blog!


Jean Paul Gaultier shows in Paris!

Jean Paul Gaultier

Spring has sprung! Wondering what Jean Paul Gaultier is up to?

For all the details and a chance to meet him in Paris get THE FULL STORY HERE

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…

A Jolie Scoop

Angelina Jolie

The rumour mills are working overtime for the latest Brangelina pregnancy – everyone has been whispering twins – while French paparazzi will be intrigued to learn the Jolie-Pitts may be planning to deliver in France!! A tribute to Angelina’s mother Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away last year.

Eloise Comes to Paris!

Eloise in Paris by Kay Thompson

A friend forwarded me these details today! What fun!

For an American movie « ELOISE IN PARIS»
(Based on the children book by Kay Thompson)
CASTING : Joule Studio Juliette MENAGER
Casting associate : Annette TRUMEL
Contact :
Tél : 01 53 25 11 25
Send photos, Tel & Date of birth.

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

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!

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!

Les Années Folles

Les Années Folles at the Musée Galliera

If I could pick any age to live in, the roaring 20’s would definitely be in my top 5. So last weeks opening of Les Années Folles at the Musée Galliera certainly gave me lots to dream about. Beautiful clothes, fast cars, furious lives!

Les Années Folles, 20th October 2007 – 29th February 2008, Musée Galliera, 10 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris, 01 56 52 86 00, M° Iéna or Alma Marceau

‘Tis the season to party at Hermès!

Hermès, 24 Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Everyone’s favourite shop (or maybe just mine…!) Hermès, located at the famous 24, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, is getting ready to kick-off their new extended shopping space with a 24 hour party which starts at 8 pm on October 23rd. There will be dancing and musical performances throughout the night, which leads into breakfast and shopping the next day. While there’s no official stance, who’s to say that getting your favourite sales associates a little bit tipsy might not help with your advancement on the Birkin waiting-list (hey, it’s worth a try isn’t it? 😉 )

More artistically inclined clients will want an invite to the opening of H Box, the new itinerant art show by Hermès, which will open at the Centre Pompidou on November 28th. The show will run to January 5th, and features the work of artists like Alice Anderson, Yael Bartana, Sebastian Diaz Morales, and Dora Garcia; all exhibited within a massive space-pod-like structure designed by the artist-architect Didier Fiuza Faustino!

Hermès, 24 rue du Fbg St-Honoré, 75008 Paris, 01 40 17 47 17, M° Concorde or Madeleine

H Box from Nov. 28 2007 – Jan. 5 2008, Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, 01 44 78 12 33, M° Rambuteau or Hôtel-de-Ville

Going Gallic!

A tart-red beret from L.A.M.B.

Last Saturday night I thought I would do my part to support France in the Rugby World Cup! No, I didn’t buy some sketchy tickets on eBay and fly to Cardiff; and no, I didn’t go in search of official rugby paraphernalia and paint my face in blue, white, and red! Instead, I decided to wear a blue and white striped mini-dress (that looked très, très French) and don a beret! First of all, I was just meeting a crew of sports-mad French boys, who probably wouldn’t have batted an eye if I had shown up in just a big t-shirt, but I do think that dressing and “creating a mood” is seriously tied in general to a sort of collected consciousness, and going Gallic for the evening was my part in supporting France through the general consciousness! (let’s just liken it to the same spirit as boys screaming comments at a television screen!).

In the end, I have to admit that the beret did stay at home, because instead of being the pièce de résistance, it turned out to be way too over-the-top!

However, my plan was obviously successful, and I think we all know who to really thank for the magnificent victory of Les Blues over the Blacks! 😉

And now the pressure is on!!! (what to wear next Saturday night….!)

Acquiring Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa

You’ve no doubt dreamed of acquiring a little of your own Alaïa! Hot after buying his company back from Prada Spa, Azzedine Alaïa has entered into a financial agreement with the Compagnie Financière Richemont. While it is considered a small investment, the cornerstone will be the creation of a new Alaïa Foundation in Paris, a plan which includes the construction of a 5-story building next to his current headquarters, in order to house more than three decades of the designers archives.

Far from the hoopla of Paris Fashion Week, Alaïa will be presenting his 2008 Spring/Summer collection today, to selected buyers and press.  

Take a bow Monsieur Saint Laurent!

Fondation Pierre Bergé/Yves Saint Laurent Exposition

Yesterday I paid a visit to the newest exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Bergé / Yves Saint Laurent to view Yves Saint Laurent: Théâtre, cinéma, music-hall, ballet; a look at Saint Laurent’s contribution to the worlds of stage and cinema. I was incredibly pleased to be up close to so many classic pieces of haute couture, including the famous dress Catherine Deneuve wears in Belle de Jour. My guide Pascal lowered his voice to point out the one and only piece of mere ready-to-wear allowed in the exhibition: a strapless dress worn by Isabelle Adjani in Subway.

Complete with video interviews, sketches, film extracts, and photographs; this is a fascinating glimpse into the inspirations of a fashion genius.

Yves Saint Laurent: Théâtre, cinéma, music-hall, ballet   Oct 4th 2007-Jan 27th 2008

Fondation Pierre Bergé / Yves Saint Laurent, 5 avenue Marceau (entrance 3, rue Léonce Reynaud), 75116 Paris, 01 44 31 64 31, M° Alma-Marceau

No one loves a late-comer

Courtney Love at the Rick Owens défilé Sunday

Not many people may have noticed Courtney Love’s attendance at the Rick Owens défilé on Sunday evening. That’s because it was already over by the time she arrived! And this on top of most shows starting notorious late! Let’s hope she can get it straight for the Rick Owens vernissage at Galerie Philippe Jousse ce soir. Owens tries his hand in furniture design, no doubt, to incredible results!

Jousse Entreprise, 18 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, 01 53 82 13 60,  M° Mabillon or Odéon

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