St Tropez: Another Side to the Côte d’Azur Glamour Spot

A recent trip to Saint-Tropez made me think how schizophrenic life on the Côte d’Azur can be. One moment supermarket shopping and picking up dry-cleaning, the next sailing into one of the most chic...

Aux armes , citoyennes. Fauré Le Page bags.

Fauré Le Page, armorer to 18th and 19th century French royals, nobles and revolutionaries, is the latest entry—and one of the best—in the race to resurrect ancient pedigreed French companies and elevate them to...

Mauboussin: An Evening of Discovery

Parisian jeweler Mauboussin, founded as a small artisan jewelry shop in 1827, has grown from its longtime Paris boutique on the Place Vendôme into world-wide renown, adding shops on the Champs Elysées and in...

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...

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...

Nelly Saunier, Plumassière

Nelly Saunier is most often to be found perched in her tiny atelier near the Parc Montsouris in Paris surrounded by an exotic array of peacock tails, ostrich plumes and radiant-hued hummingbird feathers. The...

Discount Designer Shopping: La Vallée Village Presents “La Vie en Rose”

Summer hit its peak on the sizzling streets of Paris, so I escaped to La Vallée Village and its air-conditioned boutiques to experience "La Vie en Rose". Pink and sparkling, "La Vie en Rose"...