Fashion Flair


Anonymous beautiful faces from around the world with amazing style. Their fashion flair is undeniable. It reminds you how strongly we are inspired by them in the world of fashion.

The styles or the looks that we admire on Paris, London, NY or Milan catwalks simply interpret the fashion flair coming from these different parts of the world.

As the expression goes “The devil is in the detail ” and here the details are paramount: tattoos, patterns, paisley, ornaments, beads, feathers, shells, batik, sheepskin lining, silks, painted faces, layered fabric, mix and match, florals, stripes – the list is endless.

A style is so personal, so defining.

Each of their styles is a feast for the eyes.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Paris

Paris is always a good idea.

I was lucky enough to get away for a long weekend last week and to return to this beautiful city that I know well. Each time I come to Paris, my breath is taken away by its beauty. The alignment of the streets, the boulevards, the architecture, the monuments, the cafés, the cobbled stoned roads, the fresh flower markets are mesmerizing.

Paris early in the morning when the city is still half asleep, Paris at night with its bright city lights on and the shimmering Eiffel Tower, Paris under the rain, Paris in Autumn, Paris in Spring. The descriptions are endless but the sentiment remains the same.

This time, I took the time to visit the YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM which opened exactly one year ago, fifteen years since the Haute Couture house closed. It is located at   5 Avenue Marceau in the legendary “hotel particulier” where Yves Saint Laurent spent nearly thirty years designing his collections from 1974 to 2002.  Within this space, a rotation of retrospective displays and short termed thematic exhibitions will present the Pierre Bergé-Yves St Laurent Foundation’s rich and unique collection.

The current exhibition: Yves Saint Laurent – Dreams of the Orient which takes place from October 2018 to January 2019, brings together approximately fifty haute couture designs inspired by India, China and Japan and is complemented with Asian artworks borrowed from the Musée Guimet and private collectors.

The most touching and to me the most magical moment was entering the “Studio” of Monsieur Saint Laurent, recreating the original atmosphere of the haute couture house. You enter the studio where you find the desk of YSL with his personal belongings – a pair of glasses, piles of art books, drawing pencils, a dog figurine and little things personal bits scattered on his desk, just as though he had momentarily stepped out of the room.

I am in awe of such talent. Truly one of the great names of French Haute Couture.

Definitely a must-see stop to add to your list of things to see in Paris.

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The iconic Publicis Drugstore has just recently reopened its doors. Over 2000 square meters of restaurants (there are 2) and shops (there are 10), where you can seven days a week till 2.00 am, eat, buy and browse. From books and newspapers to gadgets & toys, a pharmacy, a deli, and a movie theatre, the Parisians can shop once again in the iconic 133 Avenue des Champs Elysées.

Renewing with the Drugstore DNA of the sixties, Maurice Lévy hired two prestigious project managers. Star designer Tom Dixon for the interiors and multi-starred chef Eric Frechon for the restaurants.  Their mission was to re-invent the Drugstore as it was in the sixties.

Publicis Drugstore is back. Why change a winning team ?



Mr. & Mrs. Perrin

« My motto is to keep it simple and chic ».

Charismatic Artistic Creator and General Manager Sally Perrin sets the tone. Founded in 1893, RigaudyPerrin was France’s premier purveyor of leather gloves for the major couture houses.

In 2009, the family-owned company relaunched as Perrin Paris and extended their expertise into a collection of luxury leather handbags & accessories. at that time, Michel Perrin, the French-born CEO and his American wife sally together with their daughters Chloé & Emma, relocated to southern California from Paris.

The newly launched luxury line of handbags and leather accessories revived the multigenerational family business by combining the finest quality skins with highly conceptual design. brother, Henri, oversaw the Perrin tannery in Vietnam. although Michel’s family history in the leather-glove business extends back generations, Sally & Michel Perrin opted to relaunch the brand by introducing a line of handbags to compliment the glove collection.

Find out more about the prestigious brand and the dynamic duo behind the label on Yad Cheri’s page THE SKILLED ONE on their website




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Ils Crawford is named Designer of the Year at Maison & Objets – September 2016 edition



Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre of all that she does. As founder of Studioilse, together with her multi-disciplinary, London-based team, she brings her philosophy to life. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. It means designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behaviour and actions in everyday life.

Hero, Paris

Hero, a new Korean-inspired, street food and champagne restaurant just opened its doors at 289 rue Saint-Denis in Paris.
Quixotic Projects of Paris tasked New York creative agency Safari Sundays to develop a brand and dining experience that goes beyond Korean street food. Imagine a world where Korean street food meets high-end cocktails. source :






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NENDO named designer of the year for Maison & Objet Paris 2015

Japanese design studio Nendo has been awarded the Designer of the Year title for this year’s Maison&Objet and will create a “chocolate lounge” at the Paris trade fair.

Following a prolific 2014 – which saw Nendo design ranges for Disney as well as eyewear, umbrellas, furniture, shirts, and interiors – the studio founded by designer Oki Sato has been named as this year’s recipient of the Maison&Objet Designer of the Year accolade. was asked to design a lounge for visitors to the upcoming edition of the biannual furniture and interiors show later this month. The studio has also created a range of nine chocolates moulded into unusual shapes within a 26-millimetre cube. source : Dezeen

Congrats to Oki Sato & his team !



Paris City Hall till March 28th – Paris Magnum Photography Exhibit

Paris, 1967 by Raymond Depardon Courtesy of Magnum Photos

150 shots from 30 photographers, Paris Magnum – at Paris City Hall until March 28 – presents a touching love letter to a city which has witnessed both jubilance and struggle in equal measure. Paris Magnum is a cooperative that makes the photographers the exclusive owners of their own works; images which gracefully merged art with journalism, and have so far captured almost 80 years of Paris. source : taken from

AIRBNB’s very unique accommodation – Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Airbnb is known for allowing travelers to stay in unique accommodations, and its “A Night At” contest series takes this reputation to a new level. The Airbnb activity is designed to unlock places around the world where it’s never before been possible to spend the night.

On January 6, 2015, the eve of the “soldes,” the participants will get to spend the night inside the chic department store located on the Boulevard Haussman, which will be closed to the public during their stay. Following their arrival from 8:00pm, they can take advantage of a personal shopper to help them select and set aside items in a sneak preview. The guests will then be served dinner before falling asleep on beds set up underneath the store’s famous red dome.

The next morning, after breakfast, they will leave with their purchases! – reblogged from

Now that’s one way to start the year ………


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Camel hair tent outside l’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

Architecture studio Kilo has pitched a traditional Moroccan camel and goat wool tent in front of the patterned glass and metal facade of Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe building in Paris. A performance space is hosting a variety of events over the duration of the show, and the cafe is serving a Moroccan-inspired menu of mint tea, couscous and traditional pastries. source :dezeen

The exhibition and tent will be open to the public until 25 January 2015.



Tokyo Nights in Paris – EKO

EKO – Japanese Club & Saké Bar – 14 Rue Saint-Fiacre – Paris,75002

Blank has designed a Japanese Club that recreates Tokyo styled clubbing. Giant images of Tokyo streets are projected on the walls, together with neons and video games & vending machines. The waiters are stylish and offer a wide selection of sake, whiskey and other Japanese cocktails. On another level you can find the karaoke corner or you can hit the dance floor and listen to the latest selection of house straight from Tokyo. via




Le Comptoir Général, Paris

Hidden in a Parisian alleyway, an eclectic, living museum invites the curious traveler to immerse themselves in creativity.

Visitors will explore a space primarily focusing on Francophone Africa and the Caribbean in a immersive fashion. You will wander from the Café to the street-inspired restaurant, passing through Le CoIffeur, if you fancy a haircut and a still-life classroom set up with rows of old wooden desks and a chalkboard, which acts as the children’s rendezvous. Next door, La Petite Boutique des Horreurs cultivates and sells rare plants. Upstairs is Le Marche Noir (The Black Market), a thrift shop and street styling agency. The profits from each live museum are invested into new projects at LCG, and the space also plays host to meetings for Amnesty International, Greenpeace and various crowd-funding ventures. LCG is a place for visitors to explore and learn. Source : Coolhunting.








A tale of 2 cities : Paris – New York by Film-Maker Franck Matellini

Paris-based freelance film-maker Franck Matellini has created a fascinating time-lapse video that revealed the many, uncanny similarities between two of the world’s largest cities—Paris and New York.

In his video ‘Paris / New York’, Matellini featured a split-screen comparison of the two cities’ architecture, monuments, culture, people, and transportation systems.

“I wanted to explore not only these comparisons but also the differences, in order to expose the beauty and individuality of each,” explained Matellini on his Vimeo page. source : designtaxi

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Frank Gehry’s major European retrospective opens at the Centre Pompidou in Paris till January 26th 2015

225 drawings, 67 models and supporting material, presenting a detailed portrait of the architect’s career since he set up his office in the early 1960s. The exhibition that just opened at the Centre Pompidou in Paris will be a welcome chance for professionals and architecture aficionados alike, to dip into the considerable body of the master’s oeuvre. source : wallpaper


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