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.

Krazy for Karl

Karl Lagerfeld and Valentino

Having recently told press he could never think of retiring like Valentino (“Fashion is about today and tomorrow, not about yesterday. If you have to be taken seriously because you have a heavy past, I don’t think it’s a good thing. I don’t want to remember, I want to do things and go ahead.”) the Karl Lagerfeld machine keeps pumping: Rodolphe Marconi’s “Karl Lagerfeld Confidentiel” hits theatres on Oct. 10th, and Lagerfeld himself will be the guest Editor-in-Chief of Paris Première programming on Oct. 12th (he has scheduled programmes like the Actors Studio with Johnny Depp; and movies like Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari). He edited October’s German Vogue supplement (including shoots with Claudia Schiffer in Deauville), and will also be shooting the upcoming Spring campaign for Dior Homme.

I was amused to see his appearance at the Playboy party this week, Lagerfeld shot the cover feature with 99 F actress Vahina Giocante. He descended into the paparazzi frenzied crowd with friends like Lady Amanda Harlech and Interview EIC Ingrid Sischy. It’s not every day you get to see Playboy bunnies nestling on either side of Karl, and it did make me smile, but of course, it’s probably just another average day in the crazy life…

Foodie Pursuits in Paris

Remembrance of Things Paris

This is my new favourite book! I was recently looking for something to read in between meetings, and while on the métro, deciding in the end that an anthology of short stories was the way to go. While at WH Smith looking at cookbooks, I happen to glance upon “Remembrance of Things Paris: 60 Years of Writing from Gourmet”. I was charmed immediately! I love Gourmet magazine, and what better than to read a collection of their best reviews from Paris! What I wasn’t expecting was for the portraits to be so gloriously vivid, and still entirely relevant to today’s diner. I have since discovered where the word “bistrot” comes from (something I quizzed a French friend about recently, who actually had no idea!), seen the birth of many of my favourite restaurants, and drooled over some of most fantastic recipes (like Oeufs Reine Amélie… mmm) that are unlikely to be recreated in our lifetime, if ever!


Ssshhh.. it’s private!

Private by Visionaire

There seems to be no end to the latest Marc Jacobs furor, however the designer himself is gearing up for one of the most revealing personal insights ever, as the guest-editor of Visionaire’s upcoming Private edition. Sponsored by Louis Vuitton, and to be sold in a limited-edition gold monogrammed case; Marc Jacobs and Visionaire co-founder Stephan Gan, have called on a bevy of beautiful people to pose nude for their pages. Celebs include Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, and Selma Blair; along with the usual tops like Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Jamie Dornan, Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova. Jacobs himself appears in one of the last spreads, and according to a Visionaire staffer, were not retouched!


Get Chic for Fall


Welcome back for Fall!! The beach was amazing, and how lovely to go swimming every day! But now you’re back, you’ve got a great tan, and you can’t wait to dive right into Fall shopping, Fall clothes, and Fall parties! Girl and the City will be back daily starting Monday! In the meantime, check out my new column in London’s Chic Today magazine: Mademoiselle in the City! This month featuring the divine, and stupendously talented, fashion designer David Szeto. See you soon!! xoxoxox 



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