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.

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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

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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

Everyone wants to DJ!

Chloë Sevigny cycling in Soho

One of the biggest scoops of this week’s fashion week is all about who is DJing and for whom! It seems everyone wants to thrown in their musical two cents! Last night English designer Gareth Pugh was a surprise addition to a Richard Mortimer (of Boombox fame) party. This weekend will see French actress Joana Preiss promoting her new album and spinning at a Rock & Republic party at the Hôtel de Crillon. And Saturday night’s Colette/Self Service party at Le Lup will feature two very hush-hush guests: YSL designer Stefano Pilati and actress/designer Chloë Sevigny!! Get your groove on!!

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

Yum! er.. Miam Miam!

The Delaville Café

After a few years of semi-pointless privation, I’ve recently started eating beef and pork again. Partly because I had no real reason not to eat them; it was getting annoying at dinner parties; and mostly, both were starting to look really, really tempting again! I’ve been eating them for over a month now, and I can’t tell you how much fun it’s been to have all these “firsts”! I had my first Croque Monsieur, which was actually a bunch of delicious mini Croque Monsieurs at the Prix de Flore party, my first steak was a hilariously nervous affair at Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, but the meaty experience which has really stood out, is what must be the world’s most super delicious hamburger, found at the Delaville Café! This hamburger is a mouth-watering invitation to hamburger heaven! A “must” I’m happy to say should be discovered tout de suite!! Mmmm..

Delaville Café, 34 Blvd de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris, Tel 01 48 24 48 09, M° Bonne Nouvelle or Strasbourg Saint-Denis

www.delavillecafe.com

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!

www.paris.fr

Night Cravings

Restaurant Le LUP

How many times have we moaned about needing a place on the left bank (aside from sandwich grecs! Eew!) to get a late-night bite to eat! With a fabulous nights-only formula, Le LUP is sure to attract all the hot Germainophiles.

Le Lup, 2-4 rue du Sabot, 75006 Paris, Tel. 01 45 48 86 47, M° Saint-Germain-des-Prés

A busy, busy bee!

Sophia Coppola and Thomas Mars at the 59th Cannes Film Festival

Many apologies to all for the lack of posts this week! – it’s been a very crazy week and tomorrow I head to Italy for some welcomed R & R. My occupations since Sunday have been trying to finish all my work before I leave, organising travel logistics, making time to catch up with some friends, and planning my wardrobe for my trip as each evening will have a different themed dinner – this included finding a formal dress in white for the first evening, something I have actually managed to pull off! (even though it did include a rather desperate email to my favourite fashion designer yesterday!).

Last night I managed to join my friends Thibaut and Rebecca at the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz. This bar is a great place to go in Paris, especially at the beginning of the week, when most other places are dead. Not long after we arrived Sophia Coppola entered with her husband Thomas Mars. I’ve always wanted a Sophia sighting in Paris, so it was well-worth getting a little behind on my to-do list.

Anyway, Happy Hallowe’en to all and see you back daily on Monday! 

All aboard!

Paris croisière, Quai Henri-IV

If you happen to know why 93, Faubourg Saint-Honoré is a cherished address in Paris (and quite possibly one my favourite talk shows of all time!!) you will love the next generation: Paris Croisière! Aboard “l’Excellence”, moored at the Quai Henri-IV, this new version of the “people”-heavy dinner party/talk show format will feature a different host each week (goodbye Thierry Ardisson, we’ll miss you!) and kicks off a first season with Jamel Debbouze, Laurent Gerra, and Philippe Torreton.

Paris Première, diffusion ce soir à 22h35.

www.paris-premiere.fr

‘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

www.hermes.com

www.centrepompidou.fr

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…

Scoops from Paris

Karl Lagerfeld and Delfina Delettrez Fendi

Monday the Fendi’s turned out en masse to support Delfina Delettrez Fendi’s (pictured above with family friend Karl Lagerfeld) new jewellery line available at Colette. Everyone was talking about two things! Supermodel Irina Lazareanu’s recent engagement with the ex-future Mr. Kate Moss (a.k.a. Babyshambles front-man Pete Doherty); and Charlotte Gainsbourg’s big Vogue announcement: she will be guest-editing the upcoming holiday issue of Paris Vogue! Both events will no doubt be of epic proportions! 😉

Eco-Disco Inferno

Carmen KassJessica Stam

Fashion may be all about setting the newest trends, but fashionable eco-consciousness has officially moved from the runway to the boîte de nuit. This Wednesday, super models Carmen Kass and Jessica Stam (pictured above at the recent Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 09 défilé in Milan), will host a teaser party at Le Baron to celebrate the New York opening of “The Greenhouse”, the soon-to-be-launched night club, armed with two fashionable essentials: a secret location and an environmentally aware party manifesto.  Join the eco-disco revolution!

Quel bonheur!

Institut de Bonheur

This summer there was only one place I wanted to go on a Saturday night! My memories are of a secret idyllic party universe, where everyone is beautiful; the champagne never stops flowing; the music is fun, fun, fun; and even though you might have to sacrifice your favourite shoes, you wouldn’t blink an eye! Just as you would think, the Institut de Bonheur is true joy, true fun, true happiness!

Unfortunately, all good things must come to end, and this Saturday’s edition will be the last! I’ll cry when it’s over, but for the moment, I just want to dance! 🙂

PS – Tomorrow night le déguisement est obligatoire!

Institut de Bonheur, rte de Sèvres, Jardins de Bagatelle

www.institutbonheur.com

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