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Author Archive | Richard Nahem

  • I See Paris, I See France, I See Catherine Deneuve In The Store Window Glass

    Retail Remedy: Paris Catherine Deneuve Windows at Le Bon Marché, and Kusama Windows over at Printemps It may be Paris Fashion Week, but there’s plenty of Parisian élan off the runways too. Who better than Catherine Deneuve, the most iconic living French cinema legend, to kick off the launch of the 160th birthday of Le Bon Marché. >>READ: How…

    Published on September 28, 2012
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  • Notes from Paris- Parisian Milliner Marie Mercié

    Retail Remedy: From our resident Parisian contributor Richard Nahem comes a visit to milliner Marie Mercié’s charming boutique Stephen Sondheim famously begged the question “Does anyone still wear a hat? ” in the song “Here’s to the Ladies who Lunch ” from the musical “Company”. If he walked by Marie Mercié’s eponymous shop near St….

    Published on August 13, 2012
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  • White Drama Paris: Comme des Garcons Spring Favors Blow-Up Domes Over A Fashion Show

    Always a designer to go against the grain of traditional fashion and fashion shows, Rei Kawakubo has done it once again with her new Comme des Garcons spring 2012 collection, White Drama. Instead of having a runway show, she has decided to present her spring/summer collection as an installation in clear plastic blowup domes with quasi-monochrome mannequins in which she dramatizes life’s important…

    Published on April 20, 2012
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  • Paris Fashion Week Up and Comer Glenn Martens is the Next Generation in Antwerp style

    Ah, the Antwerp fashion legends Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, and Ann Demeulemeester -once you’ve a convert to their fine-crafted avant-garde, architectural minimalism, you become a devoted fan for life! Richard Nahem, has his nose to the catwalk and has the quatre-un-un on the latest next big thing out of Antwerp in Paris.– S.H. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Glenn Martens,…

    Published on March 08, 2012
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  • Aganovich, the small label to watch from Paris Fashion Week

    Notes from Paris… It’s quite the scene here in the city of light this week as it’s Paris Fashion Week for the Fall 2012 season. Fashion designers are madly racing to put the finishing touches on their collections, while fashion show attendees, groupies, fashion bloggers, buyers, and magazine editors are all scurrying breathlessly from one show to…

    Published on March 06, 2012
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  • Beat Winter Blahs With the Colors of Summer in Provence

    Summer in Provence: Dreams are made of this. At the hump of the new year and with the let down of holiday hoopla and the start of winter dreariness, we are all ready for the next vacation, although most of us cannot break away.  Let us take you to a place of calm and sunniness by way…

    Published on January 10, 2012
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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Hermes

    Hermés never fails to serve up luxurious decadence in their holiday windows and this year is no exception. From gold metallic boxing gloves, to an ostrich motorcycle helmet, to a lavender colored crocodile Kelly bag, to a sliver fox and shearling cape, the windows are pure fantasy along with the price tags. MORE: Holiday  Leila Menchari…

    Published on December 14, 2011
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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Printemps ‘Dream of Escape’ has a little Karl doll!

    The Printemps Christmas windows in Paris have  F-A-S-H-I-O-N on the mind. Holiday cheer is spread not through Santa and his team of gifty elves, but with a little munchkin-cute Karl Lagerfeld doll leading the Chanel team of fabulousness.  Take a look… –S.H. MORE: Holiday  This year the Christmas windows at Printemps, titled Noel Reves d’Evasion…

    Published on December 12, 2011
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  • French Dining Glossary- Is it a Brasserie, Bistro, Café, or Salon de Thé… definitions s’il vous plaît

    Whether in Paris or stateside, sometimes the name of French restaurant is more than simply, "restaurant."  In a country where food is supreme, Richard Nahem provides the what's up on the types of French restaurants. –S.H. I was asked to explain the different distinctions of French eating establishments by a client last month, and I thought…

    Published on September 09, 2011
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  • Get Some Style Inspiration From Paris Flea Market Finds

    Ordinary rummage sale? I think not! Ordinary rummage sale? I think not!Leave it to the Parisians to cleverly style the way they present their vintage wares at the Paris Flea Market. It’#39;s one of my favorite places to visit in Paris, even if only for some interesting inspiration.If you find some large items, like the…

    Published on August 16, 2011
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