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  • BHV Paris Holiday Windows in Collaboration with Alexis Mabille


    Retail Remedy: We’re wrapping up our Paris Holiday Windows series with an unexpected twist from BHV by way of cutting edge designer Alexis Mabille. Sometimes the less glamorous BHV department store gets it together to do cool holiday windows.  >>MORE: Holiday Style  This year they have tapped the hot, of the moment French fashion designer Alexis Mabille to create the windows. These windows seem a lot more kid friendly and have some whimsy to them. Mabille has adorned the front of the store with his signature giant bow in white…

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  • Paris Holiday Windows 2012: Le Bon Marché


    Retail Remedy: Le Bon Marche with beautiful shoes above the Paris sky… oh my. Richard Nahem brings us more Paris Holiday Windows… no airline ticket required! With a more subtle approach, Le Bon Marché has done tastefully appointed windows that show off luxury in an understated way. Gold birdcages decorated with twinkle lights have dazzling evening shoes, jewelry, and handbags inside with doves flying along side. >>MORE: Holiday Style  Other windows have 3-D backgrounds of the Rive Gauche including rooftops of Haussmann buildings, the Eiffel Tower,…

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  • Galeries Lafayette Paris Holiday Windows Loves Louis Vuitton

    Galeries Lafayette Paris Holiday Windows

    Retail Remedy: Our tour of Paris holiday windows continues with Galeries Lafayette, which kinda sorta reminds us of a not quite as elaborate version of Bergdorf Goodman’s New York windows from a few season’s back. Or, a tad of  Le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris gone fashionista. Let’s see Richard Nahem‘s report. Galeries Lafayette Paris Christmas windows have also been hijacked by a mega-brand fashion label, Louis Vuitton, but at least they are more kid friendly than Printemps this year….

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  • Printemps Paris Holiday Windows- Dior & Marion Cotillard, absolument!

    Printemps Paris Holiday Windows

    Retail Remedy: The world of Dior for the holidays. Richard Nahem continues to bring us his tour of  Paris Holiday Windows I adore the Printemps windows this year but I have a slight problem with them. As fun and imaginative as they are, they symbolize promoting a brand rather than the spirit of Christmas. The windows are devoted to the Dior brand and their logo and name is bluntly splashed everywhere. As much as they appealed to me, I think tiny tots and kids…

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  • Oggle this! Hermes Paris Holiday Windows for a very luxurious Christmas in Paris 2012

    Hermes Paris Holiday Windows 2012

    Retail Remedy:  The mother of all luxe, Paris style. Richard Nahem takes us there to start is Paris Holiday coverage this week. It’s time for my annual coverage of magical, enchanting Christmas in Paris. This year the shop windows and streets are especially dazzling. I want to bring the allure of Christmas in Paris to you with my little photographic treats. >>MORE: Holiday Style ,  Paris Holiday Windows and Hermes Hermés as usual is a feast of unbridled luxury and decadence. The windows…

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  • La Comedie Humaine- Parisian Men’s Shop Inspired by Balzac

    La Comedie Humaine- Parisian Men's Shop Inspired by Balzac

    Retail Remedy: Men’s style gets intellectual with this clever spin at a Parisian men’s shop. Richard  Nahem reports from Paris… I decided to take a stroll through Canal St. Martin, as I had not been there in a long time. Always hunting for the new and interesting, I came across an intriguing new men’s shop, La Comedie Humaine. I started looking through the sparsely stocked racks, the first one starting with crisp, finely detailed button down shirts. The shirts came with a…

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  • Paris Resale: Vintage French Chic at L’Ibis Rouge

    Chanel jacket at L’Ibis Rouge

    On The Road: Richard Nahem comes across a marvelous Paris shop full of gorgeous French designer goodies. They say the teacher learns from their students. In my case, it’s the Paris tour guide who learns from their clients. Over the years, my clients have shared many things I haven’t had prior knowledge of including: restaurants, historic facts, shopping, hotels, and other insider tidbits. Many have been great finds and very useful. >>MORE: Paris A lovely client from Louisiana and I hit it off…

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  • The Right Attitudes: Chloe Exhibit in Paris Explores the History of the Fashion House

    Chloe Attitudes

    Paris In Style: Chloe Attitudes Exhibit at Palais de Tokyo There hasn’t been a fashion exhibit that has wowed me since I wrote about the Madame Grés exhibit last spring. The Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton show earlier this year was a letdown for me and far too much a promotion for the brand.  I just went to the Chloe Attitudes show and it was a delightful surprise, as I didn’t know much about it before I saw it. The show is a tribute to Gaby Aghion,…

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  • Highlights from Paris Runways- Spring 2013 Balenciaga, Celine, Dries Van Noten, Stella McCartney


    Get inspired right now with highlights from the Paris Runways for Spring 2013 Too much fashion too fast coming your way during fashion month? While we may agree and said last week with Milan, consider the collections ample reason to bulk up on instant style advice that you can try at home -TODAY! >>DISCOVER: Highlights from New York Spring 2013 Fashion Week Fresh off the Paris runways that just closed comes our seasonal take on notes you shouldn’t miss, condensed for…

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  • Martin Margiela – Spring 2013 Complete Collection


     Martin Margiela 2013: Get inspiration for right now with highlights from the Paris Spring 2013 Runways Maybe it takes a few hit & miss collections to deliver the kind of on the dot, pure perfection the design team at Maison Martin Margiela presented in Paris as it was one winner of an outing. >>DISCOVER: Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 Streamlined and solid, a sobering palette of neutrals made way for plays on proportions and shapes that kept up with the modern…

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  • Valentino – Spring 2013 Runway Highlights


    Valentino 2013: Inspiration for what to wear right now with highlights from the Paris Spring 2013 Runways By now it’s no secret that we are big fans of the studied femininity the duo behind Valentino keep churning out with collections rife with wearable, yet covered up clothing so proper, it has a modern preciousness to it. >>DISCOVER: Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 What they continue to excel at is taking the stiffness out of couture garb that ultimately gives it a…

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  • Chloe – Spring 2013 Complete Collection

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      Chloe 2013: Fresh layering inspiration right now with highlights from the Paris Spring 2013 Runways The Spring runway collection from Chloe saw the Parisian label continuing on with an ultra-femme take on light, minimal dressing with enough cool girl finessing to get the attention of many around. From wallpaper printed separates to a heavy use of palette cleansing white, the labels latest collection had a firm grip on what looks hip for right now. And with the storied label’s…

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