Teen Competition Joins France’s Sustainable Fashion Efforts

As the fashion capital of the world, France has long been known for its clothing and designer styles. But instead of just focusing on couture, France has shifted its focus to sustainable fashion, hoping...

Book Review: Dior in Bloom

This breath-takingly beautiful book, put together by Justine Picardie, the former editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country, is a must for anyone who loves Christian Dior, flowers or fashion in general: it...

My Life in Paris: The Cat’s Whisker

Theadora considers the early influences on her 'you do you' mood board Startled by an elbow jab, I nearly drop my reporter’s notebook and swag bag. “They wish to take our photo,” the head-to-toe zebra...
Entre Nous, Bohemian Chic in the 1960s and 1970s

Books: Entre Nous, Bohemian Chic in the 1960s and 1970s

As Paris fashion correspondent for prestigious publications such as Vogue, Glamour, Women’s Wear Daily and the Herald Tribune, and stylist for the likes of Helmut Newton and David Bailey, American photographer Mary Russell not...
Heavenly Hermès

Book Review: Hermès, Heavenly Days

You won’t be able to resist this elegant collection of Alice Charbin’s whimsical illustrations from her 18-year collaboration with luxury goods icon Hermès. For almost two decades, illustrator Alice Charbin has been inviting people...
Yves Saint Laurent: Icons Of Fashion Design and Photography

Book Review: Yves Saint Laurent, Icons Of Fashion Design and Photography

This is a gorgeous homage to the uncrowned king of haute couture. Originally published in 1988, this new reprint traces the success of Saint Laurent’s haute couture and ready-to-wear designs from 1962 to 1988...
Marché Biron

Marché Biron: Shopping the Legendary Puces de Saint-Ouen outside Paris

“What you can’t touch in Versailles… you can get in Biron.” A beautiful Saturday morning in July and Chez Arnaud is packed with regulars savouring cups of coffee at the entrance to the Marché Biron....
Paris Fashion Flair book

Book Review: Paris, Fashion Flair by Marc-Antoine Coulon

Working for the biggest names in couture, Marc-Antoine Coulon celebrates fashion and the spirit of Paris both on and off the runway in this glamorous and evocative book. The anthology of sketches, collages and...

Book Review: Dior, Moments of Joy

A brief scan of the preface – a psychoanalytical essay on the mechanisms of joy – tells you this is no ordinary fashion coffee-table book. Inspired by Christian Dior's relentless pursuit of happiness (“I...

Hermès Launches New Métier: Announcing the New Beauty Collection

French luxury house Hermès, known for its 181-year-old history of combining exquisite creativity with quality craftsmanship, will soon make its foray into the world of beauty products. The first collection from Hermès Beauty is...