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Author Archive | Richard Nahem

  • House of Dior Homage Exhibition for Paris Fashion Week


    Retail Remedy: Le Bon Marché in Paris showcases the Eternellement Dior We know how much Richard Nahem loves the Paris that he shares in his walking tours, and he will be tipping FocusOnStyle during Paris Fashion Week. Designer John Galliano has been certainly in the news this week for his rather horrific alleged comments caught on a cell phone video. I’ve been interviewed a bit for my opinion on this and, based on what I have seen thus far, personally…

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  • New Hermes Store in Paris is Ultra Modern Luxury


    Left Bank Hermes Store in Paris is Ultra Modern Luxury. Retail Remedy: Is it possible to outdo a classic? Hermés on the rue St. Honoré is my favorite luxury store in Paris. Hermés opened a new shop on the Left Bank in December, and it is a stunner.They have lightened their approach with an airy, loft-like space on three levels housed in the former Art Noveau swimming pool of the Lutetia Hotel. At the entrance is a flower shop bursting…

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Chanel and Lanvin Holiday Displays


    Christmas Windows Paris- Chanel and Lanvin Holiday Displays. Retail Remedy: Rag dolls & dogs make for whimsy rather than traditional holiday window displays. Not so traditional Christmas, c'est si bon! There's nothing that I love more on my walking tours of Paris than to spot the unexpected, especially during the holiday season. Take these whimsical windows, for instance…Okay, the windows at Lanvin are not your conventional Christmas windows by any stretch of the imagination. Instead of cutesy dancing bears and…

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Printemps Loves Lanvin and Alber Elbaz for Holiday


    Retail Remedy: Everybody loves Lanvin! Can Alber Elbaz do no wrong? Window shop these Paris holiday windows and see… Noel au Chateau where Mr & Mrs Lanvin once lived is the theme of this year’s haute Paris Christmas windows…The windows at Printemps are delightfully enchanting this year. Alber Elbaz, head designer for Lanvin, was chosen to create the windows this year.The theme is Noel au Chateau, and represents the famous Chateau Mr. & Mrs. Lanvin lived in. Marionettes styled after…

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  • Paris Chic Bicycles Are Rather Fun and Utalitarian


    Somehow we would like to believe that the bikes in Paris are rather tzujed up glam affairs.But, no. More often than not, Parisians go for practicality rather than preciousness when it comes to getting around the city– always with a dash of French chic style, of course! Richard Nahem, observes…I recently started taking photos of bicycles around the city. They have a certain charm which is hard to describe.From the slick racers that are used in the Tour De France,…

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  • Art Exhibition in Paris- Vincent Gagliostro Case Installation Opening


    An art show not to miss in Paris. Without exception, Vincent Gagliostro has been a multi-talented fine artist as well as coveted, award winning art director and friend. It was at Vincent's coaxing that I started my career as a fashion stylist. He is also the art director responsible for the current It is with great honor and praise that I share Richard Nahem's invitation with you. Please do not miss this exceptional event. –S.H.Vincent Gagliostro | (1)case |…

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  • Printemps Paris Store Windows Love New York, Mr. Brainwash Style


    Retail Remedy: While we are obsessing about Paris Fashion Week, Primtemps is in LOVE with New York! The grass is always greener on the other side of a trans-Atlantic flight…Here I am living in Paris and fending off questions about the Paris Fashion Week and the Parisain department store Printemps loves New York, my former hometown. Go figure.While Paris is overflowing with some of the most styled out fashion peeps in the world and celebrating French Chic like nobody’s business,…

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  • Jean Paul Gaultier Furniture Sweetens Up Paris Elle Decor Suite


    Love the crazy way Jean Paul Gaultier put his signature nautical stripes on wacky, cool furniture. For the last two years Elle Decor has selected a fashion designer to decorate the former apartment of Jacques Carlu at the Cite de Architecture. This year the chosen is Jean Paul Gaultier, proceeding Christian Lacroix and Martin Margiela. Jean Paul Gaultier has brought his usual whimsical and sometimes kitschy style to the 2,400 sq. ft. space atop the museum.

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  • Looking Like Your Dog Is So Chic in Paris


    My Dog, Myself: Paris Pooches… they’ve got the look!Only in Paris when you look like your dog, it will be chic!I know I will get an argument by dog lovers from other places (particularly from Sharon and her love of French poodles), but I say no one loves their dogs more than Parisians.I back up my statement with the fact that dogs are allowed almost anywhere in Paris- at the butcher, the baker, restaurants, the metro, parks, art galleries, food…

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  • Brigitte Bardot Bag for Lancel is Eco Chic and Controversial


    “Kate Moss for Longchamp was so five minutes ago as we dig further back in It Girl sex symbols to go forward in It BagsLancel is reverting back to the glory days of the iconic French sex symbol Brigitte Bardot with its launch of Le Brigitte Bardot handbag. Known as the provocative “woman child” who captured 1950’s Saint Tropez and the world with her so carefree, sexy teased blonde hair, heavily lined cat eyes, and sometimes wearing not much else……

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  • Printemps Paris Alice in Wonderland store windows salute fashion and whimsy


    “When we look through the looking glass, we see the Eiffel Tower.Alice in Wonderland mania has taken Paris by storm! Printemps is lighting up the the dreary, gray winter with their delightfully whimsical and chic Alice in Wonderland windows.The department store is celebrating the release of the new Tim Burton version of “Alice in Wonderland,” starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, with a very French fashion touch.Free rein was given to…

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