The Parisian girls love the Lady Dior bag, one of the most popular designer handbags of all time and Princess Diana‘s favorite. “Real luxury requires the best materials and the best craftsmanship”, Christian Dior declared! Amazing story of a legendary bag… 

After a few days before the opening of «Paris Photo», the most important photography fair in the world, Angela Lo Priore, the famous photographer of 100 PORTRAITS and EAT ME talks about her inspiration and her work. Waiting to see his new opera "Stairs Obsession" at the Grand Palais in Paris, we dive into the surreal world of Angela Lo Priore.

Good jeans deserve, and above all require, special care and maintenance. Here are tips from Monsieur, the longest-running men's magazine in the world (launched in France in 1920 by Jacques Hébertot and Paul Poiret, it reflects an "Art de Vivre in the name of Elegance" that always remains faithful to the times). 

Fashion designer Christian Louboutin has developed an international following for his distinctive red-soled footwear. But he happened on his life's passion by accident: all it took was a trip to a museum where he saw a sign indicating that high heel shoes were not permitted there. “I was totally fascinated by that sign. I'd never seen shoes like that”… 

If you are in New York on 1st November at 18:00 please join us for this glamour moment: Jessica Matlin shall present Sophie the Parisian’s book « Style tips from a true Parisian woman» at the mythic Rizzoli library of Broadway. We’ll talk about Paris, but about beauty and elegance. If you haven't heard of Jessica Matlin, she is the reference of beauty and health in the US media world. Her job, beauty director of the famous US magazine: Haper’s Bazaar. We can say Jessica thinks, feels, and breathes luxury. 

Mention the name Sonia Rykiel and you think of the French designer’s geometric red bob, striped knitwear but mostly, eminently wearable clothes. Sonia Rykiel created chic ready-to-wear clothes that were popular around the world. She died two years ago, but for the past four years, her fashion house has been overseen by artistic director Julie de Libran. 

Fr« Ginette Ny » originated the concept of Contemporary Jewelry and created a world where each woman can invent her own modernity, made of a subtle balance of achievements, emotions, and sensuality.

Grazie a Instagram, il settore della moda ha subìto un effetto di democratizzazione, diventando più alla portata di tutti: le sfilate ormai possono essere seguite in diretta, i “dietro le quinte” vengono condivisi, i look possono essere acquistati in un clic! Ecco le influencer più seguite in Francia in questo momento (non ho incluso le “celebrities”, la cui attività principale si svolge lontano dalla Rete dei social).

Monsieur è la rivista maschile più antica del mondo. Lanciata in Francia nel 1920 da Jacques Hébertot e Paul Poiret, riflette un “Art de Vivre all’insegna dell’Eleganza”, sempre fedele ai propri tempi. E alla parigina piacciono gli uomini eleganti, soprattutto quando si tratta del suo uomo! Ecco i consigli di stile della rivista più chic fra i magazine di Parigi…

Karl Lagerfeld is by far the most famous fashion icon in the world.  As a designer, photographer and artist, he is known for his bold designs and constant reinvention.  
At the humble age of 86 Lagerfeld is still running the world of fashion today with his influence in Chanel and Fendi and collaborations with H&M, Chloe and his own brand Karl and Karlito collection by Fendi.

It is amazing how certain people manage to create a universe. What I like about Sézane-creator Morgane Sezalory's hyper-Parisian style is that her idea of ​​elegance is immediately clear. Elegance applies to everything from her clothes to the environment in which she lives and works.

La parigina ha la particolarità di seguire le mode, pur conservando una certa libertà. Il suo segreto: fare un mix dei capi base con dei capi molto trendy e giocare con i colori. Quest’inverno le parigine coloreranno le strade di Parigi, perché i colori e i tessuti stampati sono al centro dell’attenzione. Il nero non ha più il ruolo di protagonista esclusivo, anche se rimane un colore senza tempo, simbolo dell’eleganza in ogni circostanza.

Parisians have the distinguishing feature of following the trends while maintaining a certain freedom. Their secret: mix basics with ultra trendy items, play with colors.  This winter, Parisians will brighten the streets of Paris because colors and prints are in the spotlight. Black no longer has the lead even though it remains a timeless, elegance in any circumstance.

Daughter of a diplomat, Michela Bruni Reichlin has grown up as a citizen of the world. Half Swiss and half Neapolitan, Michela combines exactness and correctness with a creative and ingenious drive. Behind the appearance of a young, fashionable woman in perfect makeup and vertiginous heels, hides the determined and practical character of a self-made explorer, always ready for new adventures!

So, you’re vacationing in Paris and you’d love to catch a Froggy Prince Charming, right? To attract a French guy, first you have to know what turns him on or off. Generally speaking, they’re attracted by interesting feminine women. In fact, several surveys have shown that on a first date, they notice your eyes, your smile, your boobs, and your hair (in that order). Weight actually comes last. In terms of fashion, their tastes are pretty conventional. The results below might just surprise you.

Rami Mekdachi ha dato origine alla tendenza, molto sulla cresta dell’onda, delle cosiddette fragranze “selettive”, create su misura per un personaggio o per un posto cult. Ultimamente, queste fragranze riscuotono un vero successo. Rare, insolite, adattate e identificate con i vari nomi di chi le ha richieste, sono accomunate – quasi tutte – da un nome, quello del loro creatore: Rami Mekdachi. Le tre fragranze Jacques Garcia, sono lui. Sono lui anche l’Eau de cologne Bensimon, l’Eau de Colette, il Parfum Costes…

If you still haven’t heard about Roland Mouret, don’t waste any more time. This jewel of French couture has just been nominated for the 2014 British Fashion Awards in the “Establishment Designer” category. The ceremony will take place in London on December 1st. Personally, I adore this genius of his super-elegant and ultra-contemporary creations and I’m not the only one. Born in Pierrefitte-Nestalas near Lourdes in France, Roland Mouret is now one of the favorite couturiers of stars throughout the world . Good news, the Roland Mouret store open on 1th November 2014 in New York…

Sabato 14 luglio dalle 18:30, alla Feltrinelli Red, via Tomacelli. Partendo dal libro di Nathalie Peigney, Sophie la Parigina (Rizzoli), l'autrice e il filosofo Giacomo Marramao dialogano sulle differenze tra l'estetica francese e quella italiana.

I would like for my dresses and my drawings to be studied in a hundred years", declared fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in 1992. He couldn’t imagine that in 2017, a museum would pay tribute to his work.

È incredibile come certe persone riescano a creare un universo. Quello che mi piace nello stile iperparigino di Morgane Sezalory, creatrice di Sézane, è che si capisce subito che la sua idea di eleganza si applica a tutto, dai suoi abiti all’ambiente in cui vive e lavora.

Figlia di un diplomatico, Michela Bruni Reichlin è cresciuta cittadina del mondo. Metà svizzera e metà napoletana, combina la precisione e la correttezza verso il prossimo con uno slancio creativo e geniale. Dietro l’aspetto di giovane donna vestita alla moda, trucco sempre perfetto e tacchi vertiginosi, si nasconde il carattere determinato e pratico di chi si è fatto da solo ed una esploratrice sempre pronta a nuove avventure !

Emma Meston è una creatrice di gioielli diversa dalle altre. Questa artista ha dato vita alla propria tecnica, che appartiene ai  mestieri d’arte: la Smaltatura. Una sottile trina di filo di rame italiano, stagnato e sottoposto a bagni particolari, lavorata a mano, ingloba delle madreperle, delle pietre semi-preziose, inserti di pezzi da collezione e cristalli della Maison Swarovski. Le sue creazioni, realizzate completamente a mano in lunghe ore di lavoro minuzioso, sono dei capolavori, dei veri “gioiellini” di delicatezza. «Adesso, espongo le mie creazioni in un e-shop e vendo in tutto il mondo». Incontro con un’artista che lavora sulla scia dell’ispirazione.

Ho conosciuto Giuseppina Sansone al Circolo dei Lettori alla presentazione del libro di Nathalie Peigney “Sophie la Parigina”. Era seduta in prima fila e la sua eleganza raffinata e ricercata spiccava in un pubblico già molto elegante. In effetti si occupa di moda, è consulente d'Immagine e Personal Shopper. Ci parla di eleganza e di Parigi.

Quest’anno, a Parigi, il jeans interpreta la modernità con una stupefacente scelta di tagli e di look. Se c’è un capo di cui il nostro guardaroba non potrà mai fare a meno, questo è proprio il jeans. Intramontabile, si porta con tutto e in tutte le circostanze…

French lingerie is often associated with charm and seduction.  In point of fact, while French women like their lingerie to be traditional, comfortable and particularly good quality, they also like to be daring and provocative if inclined, and wear ‘femme fatale’ lingerie.  From the renowned Petit Bateau briefs to the Dita Von Teese retro look, where lingerie is concerned, French women look good and exude charm…

Rami Mekdachi ha dato origine alla tendenza, molto sulla cresta dell’onda, delle cosiddette fragranze “selettive”, create su misura per un personaggio o per un posto cult. Ultimamente, queste fragranze riscuotono un vero successo. Rare, insolite, adattate e identificate con i vari nomi di chi le ha richieste, sono accomunate – quasi tutte – da un nome, quello del loro creatore: Rami Mekdachi. Le tre fragranze Jacques Garcia, sono lui. Sono lui anche l’Eau de cologne Bensimon, l’Eau de Colette, il Parfum Costes…

While the closing of the iconic Colette boutique marked the end of an era, it has also given life to a new address that has the fashion word very excited…

Wedding bouquets, who doesn't love them? Or better yet, who doesn't love staring at picture after picture of them? Your bridal bouquet is a once in a lifetime accessory, so a number of mistakes have to be avoided before choosing! When else do you get to carry a beautiful bunch of flowers designed especially for you, all day long? What flowers should you include? What colours or shapes work best with your dress and your silhouette?  Follow our recommendations and you’ll be O.K.

Dal suo primo défilé nel 1952, al suo allontanarsi dalla scena della moda nel 1995, a seguito della vendita della sua Maison – nel 1988 – al gruppo LVMH, Hubert de Givenchy ha lasciato, per quarant’anni, un segno indelebile nel mondo della moda, grazie all’eleganza delle sue creazioni, come il celebre tubino nero indossato da Audrey Hepburn in Colazione da Tiffany.

Uno dei personaggi più in gamba del mondo della profumeria in Italia. La sua missione: ricercare le più belle espressioni della creatività dell'arte della profumeria per distribuirle attraverso una rete di rivenditori che condividono con lui l'amore per le fragranze capaci di suscitare emozioni. Da anni va in Francia e ha una conoscenza eccezionale di Parigi e della sua art di vivere…

Il rosa è un colore prevalentemente femminile che incarna dolcezza e romanticismo! Spesso viene associato alla gioia, da qui deriva il popolare modo di dire “vedere la vita in rosa”. Vestirsi di rosa è quindi una buona idea per cominciare la giornata con la giusta dose di felicità… Vestirsi di rosa è sempre di moda, anche per la primavera…

The Parisian and her handbag…a love story over the centuries. It can be mini, just enough for a phone and a credit card although very often huge, heavy and an annex to our home. We love it. During a well-filled day, it even turns into a set of matryoshkas, the Balenciaga shopping bag housing a Fendi evening bag and, of course, a makeup bag, not forgetting the shoulder bag for things that have to be found quickly…

La sua missione: ricercare le più belle espressioni della creatività dell'arte della profumeria per distribuirle attraverso una rete di rivenditori che condividono con lui l'amore per le fragranze capaci di suscitare emozioni. Uno dei personaggi più in gamba del mondo della profumeria in Italia….

She is genial, discrete and paradoxale… "I once said that I'm anti-consumerist, and that goes against the work I do. It caused a scandal: 'Who is she to think that? She is going against her clientele.' But I do fashion because I'm happy when somebody gets joy from a new garment. There is a magic side to this"…

A Paris, nous ne portons pas notre jeans pour faire du jardinnage, à moins que ce soit du jardinage mondain ou dans les jardins du palais de Versailles, mais plus dans un cadre « chic en ville » ou « élégant sexy”. En fait, nous portons non stop dans la Ville Lumière cette pièce maitresse de notre garde robe, du matin au soir, d’un déjeuner entre copines chez Ralph, le restaurant du couturier boulevard Saint Germain, à un vernissage dans le Marais ou sur notre bicyclette dans les rues de Paris…

«Mi piacerebbe che, tra cento anni, si studiassero i miei vestiti, i miei disegni»: ecco quello che, nel 1992, diceva il grande stilista Yves Saint Laurent. Non aveva alcun dubbio che nel 2017 un museo avrebbe reso omaggio alla sua opera, proprio nel cuore della sua casa d’alta moda…

Luxury is today a major actor in the French economy, the creator of wealth, added value and supplier of foreign currencies. However, in reality, the real force of Luxury has been to maintain against all obstacles, in the twentieth century, period of excessive automation and robotics, conservatories of craftsmanship, thereby giving priority to the individual over the group. The nobility of Luxury becomes evident to all those in contact with it, because it’s impossible to remain insensitive to the beauty of the skills of the craftsman…

The mystery of stilettos revealed… Scientists have observed that stiletto heels accentuate the movement of a woman’s hips, while shortening their stride...

So, you’re vacationing in Paris and you’d love to catch a Froggy Prince Charming, right? To attract a French guy, first you have to know what turns him on or off. Generally speaking, they’re attracted by interesting feminine women. In fact, several surveys have shown that on a first date, they notice your eyes, your smile, your boobs, and your hair (in that order). Weight actually comes last. In terms of fashion, their tastes are pretty conventional. The results below might just surprise you.

In linea di massima, la moda tende alla realtà e al comfort, senza dimenticare tuttavia il fun, il colore e il glamour… In poche parole, quali sono i capi indispensabili da adottare? Su quali colori ed imprimés puntare per essere al top quest’inverno? Vediamo le novità che daranno ritmo al nostro guardaroba…

Elegance is a quality of a person presenting a certain refinement and ease in form and movement and, by extension, a person dressed with care as well as sobriety in a non-exaggerated style. However, elegance involves a great many other aspects based on relations with others and the outer world. For example, elegance is the ability to convey strong emotions without being invasive, or show interest in people and things without turning it into a narcissistic curiosity by a desire to stand out, or even to avoid exhibiting ones own abilities and talents. The philosopher Giacomo Marramao tells us more…

For savvy shopping, wait for the sales! It is the ideal time to find your favourite brands at up to half price or even more sometimes. And the year 2015 marked the end of the ‘floating sales’, sales at other times of the year, so, the next not-to-be-missed sales period in Paris will start start on the last Wednesday in June.

So they are unsuitable for gardening, unless it’s high-society gardening or the jardins of the Palace of Versailles. She wears them “casual chic” or “elegant cool,” from morning to night, during the week or on the weekend, from the kitchen to the meeting room, at an opening in Saint-Germain-des-Prés or riding a bicycle through the streets of the French capital…

A number of mistakes have to be avoided before finding and choosing THE dress of your life and be the most beautiful of all on D-day. Follow our recommendations and you’ll be O.K. Low price or haute couture, it’s important to fall in love with your dress and not forget to keep an eye on the future… You still have to love it 30 years from now when you look at your wedding photo on the piano in your living room…

French lingerie is often associated with charm and seduction.  In point of fact, while French women like their lingerie to be traditional, comfortable and particularly good quality, they also like to be daring and provocative if inclined, and wear ‘femme fatale’ lingerie.  From the renowned Petit Bateau briefs to the Dita Von Teese retro look, where lingerie is concerned, French women look good and exude charm…

The mystery of stilettos revealed… Scientists have observed that stiletto heels accentuate the movement of a woman’s hips, while shortening their stride...

Paris’s haute couture fashion shows have just drawn to a close. The culminating event was the arrival of the bride on the catwalk, an absolute feast for the eyes. For Saint Valentine’s day, we wanted to show you a few of the wedding gowns of our dreams and give you a little foretaste of the trends this coming season.

Ah! Paris, the cradle of fashion, design and sartorial excellence. Paris: your podiums are most watched, your houses of fashion most influential, your collections most anticipated and your fashion-weeks can’t be overlooked. Each season, true fashion addicts wonder: what will be worn? Fortunately, Sophie is aware of the latest and will inform you about the major trends for the coming winter… Jane Birkin sang: "Ex-fan des Sixties, petite baby doll… ". You’re not dreaming. The Sixty’s are back! This is the main trend right now. Miniskirts, A-line dresses, patent leather Mary Jane shoes, graphic checks and patterns in marshmallow colors…  An unavoidable look for Parisians, both feminine and sexy, with strong influences of Swinging London, for a fresh and carefree allure. Absolutely necessary for the right mood sans faute pour être pile dans le mood Brigitte Bardot et Catherine Deneuve this coming winter.

The well-“red” Parisian… In wintertime, I think the color red gives us Parisians a little lift. It’s warm, it looks good, and it’s flamboyant! We Parisians wear it with black, gray or white. Anything can look great in red (handbag, gloves, coat, that sexy little dress). But keep the look sober, if you want to achieve Parisian elegance.

So, you’re vacationing in Paris and you’d love to catch a Froggy Prince Charming, right? To attract a French guy, first you have to know what turns him on or off. Generally speaking, they’re attracted by interesting feminine women. In fact, several surveys have shown that on a first date, they notice your eyes, your smile, your boobs, and your hair (in that order). Weight actually comes last. In terms of fashion, their tastes are pretty conventional. The results below might just surprise you.

If you still haven’t heard about Roland Mouret, don’t waste any more time. This jewel of French couture has just been nominated for the 2014 British Fashion Awards in the “Establishment Designer” category. The ceremony will take place in London on December 1st. Personally, I adore this genius of his super-elegant and ultra-contemporary creations and I’m not the only one. Born in Pierrefitte-Nestalas near Lourdes in France, Roland Mouret is now one of the favorite couturiers of stars throughout the world . Good news, the Roland Mouret store open on 1th November 2014 in New York…

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