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  • Paris Shopping- Printemps Props the Chloé Edition Anniversaire Boutique

    Paris Shopping: Printemps

    Retail Remedy: Just in time for Fashion Week, Printemps salutes Paris shopping with a special homage to Chloe. >> MORE: Paris Printemps is blowing out the candles on the 60th birthday celebration of Chloé big time. Gaby Aghion, the founder of Chloé, started the label in 1953 with a modest show at the Café de Flore. Since then it has grown into one of the most beloved and respected French fashion brands and is sold internationally. Aghion’s original theory was to do casual,…

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day… A big French Kiss from Paris with love!

    Valentine's Day Paris

    Valentine’s Day Paris: What could be a more romantic way to cover Valentine’s Day than Valentine hearts from the City of Love? Let Richard Nahem virtually whisk you away for some Valentine’s wishes, Parisian style. –xoxoS Valentine’s Day in France isn’t as big a phenomenon as it is in the U.S., where people go all out to express their love. France does it on a much smaller and subtler scale. The chocolate shops don’t have massive displays of chocolates in their…

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  • Looks like showgirl costumes to me- Musée des Arts Forains, Paris fantasy costume museum

    Ohh la la, the French really have a reason to stay too long at the fair! Forget Las Vegas, when there are fantastic and feathery costumes in Paris at the Musée des Arts Forains (the Museum of Fairground Art). Richard Nahem takes us there, cancan costumes included. —S.H. The Musée des Arts Forains, the Museum of Fairground Art, is only open to the public once a year for a two-week period between Christmas and New Years.  Luckily, this year I had…

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  • Wear It Now: 7 Ways to Step Up to Pre-Fall 2013 by way of the Sonia Rykiel Lookbook

    Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013

    To most of us it seems that fashion has more seasons than a calendar can hold. The prelude to the next big runway fashion week season is Pre-Fall 2013. But you don’t have to wait. I’ve pulled key looks from the Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013 Look Book with styling tips to wear their nuances now. The Sonia Rykiel collection is inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory “where the anonymous came back out as icons.”  Spark your style by the effortless of  great classics with a modern spin…

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  • BHV Paris Holiday Windows in Collaboration with Alexis Mabille

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    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

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    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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