Thursday, June 18, 2009
concept store extraordinaire colette is having some special early sales this year-- stop by before saturday to take advantage of up to 50% off women's & men's spring/summer 2009 fashion, plus assorted books/cds/misc. can't get there in the next few days? sales are also happening online.
it is one of my favorite times of year in paris-- sale time! the official dates for the soldes [(as set by the French government) this year are june 24- july 28. click here for more tips on shopping the soldes!
what a great way to own an original work of art-- bid on one of roger vivier's prototypes at the upcoming auction. vivier is one of paris' master shoemakers, responsible for the famous buckle shoe worn by catherine deneuve in belle du jour. i can only imagine that his prototypes are fabulously chic, to say the least!
the auction takes place thursday, july 9 at 2pm at richeulieu drouot, salle 8 [room 8]. you can stop by to peruse the wares on wednesday, july 8 form 11am-6pm in the same place.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
the dates for this years hermes sale are....[drumroll please....].....june 24-26, again at the palais de congres, NOT at the hermes boutiques. check out the antiques diva's blog for an interview of yours truly sharing my hermes shopping tips....
Sunday, June 14, 2009
"My shoes are not fashion, they are gestures. So says Blahnik in a book that lays out his designs as brightly colored whimsies, sketches deftly convey the essences of his creations. Celeb quotes, interspersed throughout, heighten the spiraling sense of posturing and play. Madonna says, "They are as good as sex... and they last longer." Paloma Picasso, Isaac Mizrahi, Bianca Jagger also check in, and there are introductory essays by Vogue titans Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley and Anna Piaggi, as well as by Michael Roberts of The New Yorker. It should appeal to any fashionista or design aficionado anyone with a sense of shoes as art."
I just ordered my copy from amazon - can't wait to have this on my coffee table.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Everytime I take clients on a shopping tour in the St Germain de Pres area I always go back to my favourite store - Sabre. [Also featured in Chic Shopping Paris, the book, FYI!] Bright, fun, happy colors are the theme of this boutique that specializes in table wear. I love collecting the big coffee cups in every color possible. If you get a chance do check out Sabre at 4 rue des Quatres Vents in the 6th arrondissement!
A one stop shop for Chloe, Burberry, DKNY and many more - this fabulous boutique with gorgeous moldings and parquet flooring is a must for your little black book. Among the fabulous clothing there is a little corner dedicated to newborns with great gift ideas for all of those chics mamans!
Atelier de Courcelles
113 avenue Victor Hugo
A must see shop when in Paris -the fabulous lingerie/home wear store Princess Tam Tam is making mother/daughter bikinis in adorable cotton poplin printed fabric. For more details have a look at their website or visit one of 26 stores in Paris. My fave is at 9 rue Brea in the chic 6th arrondissement!