March 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
Fashion weeks are over but the party continues! Last weekend, iconic Paris concept store Colette celebrated its 15th birthday with an epic carnaval, open to everyone at the Tuileries Gardens (It’s the first time a brand has been granted access to the gardens for a public event). Music, food, fun events, movies, installations, great brands… We should have been there!! What better way to celebrate a birthday than to throw a huge carnival?
February 17, 2012 § 2 Comments
Mary Katrantzou’s collection for Topshop was launched today. The nine piece collection focuses on Katrantzou’s trademark prints and structured shapes. The pieces would be a good investment because Katrantzou is definitely headed for major success. Grab whatever’s left now!
Topshop also has unveiled a new T-shirt collection created by its NEWGEN alumni, including Erdem, Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou. The T-shirts will be sold during London Fashion Week from Topshop stores nationwide, and online at TOPSHOP.COM. All proceeds from the T-shirts will be donated to homelessness charity Centrepoint.
January 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
Versace previews fun and fruity H&M Cruise 2012 collection, that will be in store in January 19th. Dresses, sleepwear and accessories in the season’s coolest candy colours in the womenswear range, sit alongside menswear adorned with the brand’s famous Greek key motif. It feels far too soon to be looking at summer collections but it’s always good to know what’s next!
May 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
When life’s frantic, it’s hard to focus on achieving your heart’s desires or make long-held dreams into reality. ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in something new’ says Morgwn Rimal, manager of The School of Life.
The School of Life is a beautiful shop where they offer a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well. They address such questions like why work is often unfulfilling, why relationships can be so challenging, why it’s ever harder to stay calm and what one could do to try to change the world for the better.
You will be directed towards a variety of ideas – from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – that tickle, exercise and expand your mind. You’ll meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment. They offer evening life classes which are designed to provide useful insights around the big themes in life. You can also join them on the weekends to enjoy the thrill of intellectual and social adventure. They even host meals in which strangers come together in unique spaces in London to explore experiences, ideas, regrets and aspirations with the help of some of the big thinkers of the past.
If you want to learn more about them visit their website here.
Address : 70 Marchmont Street , London WC1N 1AB
Nearest tube station : King’s Cross St. Pancras , Open Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm
May 2, 2011 § 1 Comment
Okay, Paris might be a very romantic city and blablabla. But, there is so much more to it. Here are the things we love and hate about Paris, or just the stuff we’ve noticed:
It’s impossible to find a cab.
If you turn on the TV, all you will hear are voices whispering ‘Diiioooor j’adooooore’, ‘L’oreal parceque je le vaux bien’ etc
No, the french accent isn’t sexy at all. Only in songs.
You’ll always get ignored by the salesperson if you walk into a store and don’t say “Bonjour” with enough confidence.
You can eat nutella crepes as much as you like.
You see the cutest children (although the british children with their tiny uniforms are quite cute too)
You get to imagine yourself in old french movies.
The cemetery in Mont Martre.
The ‘rabbit sign’ in the tube stations. Really? Why?
This list can go on forever.
Here is an amazing shop not to miss while in Paris, Comptoir de l’image, a little store in the Marais with vintage magazines and fashion books.
This picture is blurry, but needed to put this absolutely charming man! You will like the shop even more thanks to him!
Address : 44 rue de Sévigné, 3e, Marais, Paris
Closest tube station : St-Paul
Here is another shop called Les archives de la presse . Couldn’t take any pictures inside the shop because the lady working in the store seemed a bit scary. Les Archives de la Presse offers a huge collection of newspapers, magazines, catalogs, books and posters from the 19th century to our days. Amazing right? A guy came in the store and asked for newspapers from a specific date (1953 or something, but that’s not really important) The scary lady brought him many newspapers so he could find the information he was looking for.
Location : 51 rue de Archives 75003 Paris
Closest tube station : Rambuteau/filles du calvaire
Streetstyle (There will be more next time)
Don’t you think the girl on the right looks a bit like Keira Knightley?
Jacques Brel – Ne me quitte pas ( live )
Charles Trenet- La Mer ( live )
Charles Aznavour- Et pourtant
Francoise Hardy- Message Personnel