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.

n15 Concept Store

Evidence of fashion’s eternal return, the just-opened n15 concept store seamlessly mixes outstanding vintage couture with the latest in prêt-à-porter and accessories, all in a sleek modern interior. Owner Natalia Tooke says she has...
Toile de Jouy

Made in France: La Toile de Jouy

The name toile de Jouy, now commonly used generically, stems from the village of Jouy-en-Josas, just south of Versailles, where the fabric was manufactured and where the Toile de Jouy Museum now perpetuates the story. The fabric has come...

Book Reviews: Brigitte Bardot, My Life in Fashion

Was there a ‘style Bardot’? Not according to the legendary movie star herself, who says in a foreword to this lavish new 300-page book “Je n’ai été jamais à la mode” (“I was never fashionable”). That’s hard...

Made in France: VERBREUIL Launches Line of Men’s Accessories

Fans of the Parisian haute maroquinerie house will be pleased to learn that VERBREUIL has launched a men's collection. Due to popular demand-- VERBREUIL received requests about men's accessories for years-- the maison recently...

Book Reviews: Dior and his Decorators by Maureen Footer

As Christian Dior's friends, muses and (largely unrecognised) mentors, Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy played quite the hand in shaping the couturier's empire and 'New Look' fashions. It was Grandpierre who masterminded not only...

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...

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style at the VMFA in Richmond

Prepare to be dazzled by this comprehensive exhibit of works by iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. On display are over 100 exquisite garments from his haute couture and ready-to-wear lines, as well as...

Read the Signs: Allée Sonia Rykiel in Paris

The iconic designer was immortalised in 2018 With her unmistakable hairstyle, Sonia Rykiel was a legend in France, an iconic fashion designer whose name was synonymous with knits, sequins and elongated silhouettes. Through her demodé philosophy,...

Karry’O

Designer-collector Karry Berrebi’s flair for hunting down fabulous one-off vintage jewels has made her rue des Saints Pères boutique Karry’O the go-to destination for international style mavens. There’s enough here to satisfy jewelry lovers of...