Seriously Sexy, Incensée Lingerie

Will we ever tire of French lingerie? Not if undies this good keep coming along. There’s nary a pinching pushup bra or silver G-string to be found in the beautiful new Insensée boutique on...
The office of Emile-Maurice Hermès

Hermès: A Family Affair

Within the Hermès family the words luxury and profit are never spoken—as if even pronouncing them would be incredibly vulgar, almost indecent. They use the word elegance, of course, but mostly they talk about...
Van Cleef craftmanship

Dance-Inspired Jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels

For decades Van Cleef & Arpels has drawn inspiration from dance. The maison’s collection of high jewellery pieces with feminine figures reflects the poetic flair of ballet. The use of various techniques such as...
Alexander McQueen in Paris

Paris Shopping: Alexander McQueen on rue Saint-Honoré

The much-missed McQueen earned his credentials as a fashion legend long before the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s posthumous blockbuster exhibition, Savage Beauty. In the wake of his untimely death, McQueen’s creative director and his successor,...

Book Reviews: Paris Through A Fashion Eye by Megan Hess

Armed with her trusty Mont Blanc, Monty, Megan Hess has captured the ephemeral sheen of the world’s most exclusive fashion districts, sketched for countless luxury labels and immortalised their lavish confections. Fresh from coaxing...

Singular Signature Scents: A Guide to Perfume in Paris

Scent shopping in Paris is still a singular experience, when nosing out rare, custom-made and niche fragrances.

Serious Chic on the Cheap at the Dépôts-Ventes in Paris

The best French fashion needn’t cost the earth. Jennifer Ladonne takes us on a tour of the Paris stores where you can bag a designer bargain for a fraction of the retail price Shopping in...
The Art of Travel at the Lalique Museum

The Art of Travel at the Musée Lalique in Alsace

A visit to the Musée Lalique in Alsace is a surprise not just for the fantastic permanent collection and the spectacular natural setting, but also for the quality of the temporary exhibitions, guided by a different...
Fashion show

An Exhibition Dedicated to Brussels Designers in Belgium’s Capital

Belgian fashion is a major phenomenon on the international scene... But did you know that Brussels is a hotbed for fashion? Through the talent of 32 designers, a new exhibition called Brussels Touch features this...

Cartier: Three Brothers et La Panthère

When King Edward the VII of England called Cartier “the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers” back in 1902, he certainly could not have been accused of exaggerating. As jeweller to the...