Wednesday, 30 July 2008

1 Et 1 Font 3

Being pregnant in Germany can be difficult (fashion-wise). They don't have shops like "A Pea In The Pod" and all that fancy stuff being imported from the US. In France it is much better. So many babies are born here every year that they have to make an effort...and they do, especially in Paris. Fashion and food is very important to any parisian and nobody understands it better to dress as graceful like the French.

To cut a long story short, I discovered the perfect maternity shop yesterday, called 1 et 1 Font 3. The boutique at Solférino was decorated so lovely from the outside that it already caught my attention on Sunday. Yesterday I made my way to it and I discovered that their clothing is as cute and inventive as their name (emphasizing on how you got that way in the first place). The shop is a relief for anyone who suffers from being out of fashion for at least some months (like I stated in a former post). They sell very well tailored linen trousers and jeans with elasticated waists, romantic dresses and comfortable shoes. Prices are reasonable, you really don't need to spend a fortune. Especially their A/W 2008 collection is beautyful, consisting of the most exiting knitwear you can still wear after pregnancy.

Paris Stores:
Paris 4th district : 16 rue de Turenne - 75004 Paris - Tel.: 01 42 71 12 20
6th district : Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche - 22, rue de Sèvres 75006 Paris - Tel.: 01 44 39 80 00
7th district : 3, rue de Solférino - 75007 Paris - Tel.: 01 40 62 92 15
9th district : Galeries Lafayette - 40, bd Haussmann 75009 Paris - Tel.: 01 42 82 34 56
16th district <* fin de serie *> : 1, rue de Sontay - 75016 Paris - Tel.: 01 45 01 74

Portugal: Rua Nova de São Mamede, n° 30 1250-270 - Lisboa
Germany : Francfort, Freiburg
Belgium : Antwerpen
Denmark : Copenhagen
Spain : Manresa (Catalogna), Barcelone
France : Albi, Agen Bordeaux, Cannes, La Rochelle, Rouen, Toulouse, Limoges, Toulon
Norway : Bergen, Oslo

New York

Friday, 25 July 2008

My Window Wants...Lace Curtains

As we recently moved I read a lot about houses and decoration. This led me to a home report on Pearl Lowe's house in the Somerset countryside. The use fabrics in black lace curtains caught my attention. Despite it looks a bit gothic, the black lace creates a cosy atmosphere in a room and I have never seen it before. When I came across her homepage, I found out that she designs the curtains herself.

The House:

The curtains can be ordered on her website in different colours and fabrics.

The Outfit

I will start my week-end in a couple of hours, actually not before posting this stunning outfit worn by Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. It is amazing that she can pull off shorts and cleavage in one without looking trashy. She has not lost a single bit of elegance and french reticence. This is what I call real style.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Fashion And Pregnancy

Fashion and Pregnancy does not really work together, does it? Some female friends of mine say that the "typical french fashion" like Chloé dresses and wide blouses would match perfectly with pregnancy. This is correct, but what about the "taille haute" which luckily just came back? No way. Once you are pregnant, you are out of fashion. It is hard to say but honest and it is difficult to stay motivated creating cute outfits because there are tons of things just cannot wear (especially pants and skirts). The only part of your wardrobe which is left over for extension are shoes and dresses.

During the last months I collected some inspirational photos of pregnant women looking stylish all the way through the 40 weeks. I dedicate this post to all future mothers and hope they enjoy pregnancy, stay in fashion looking forward to something which is much greater.

Natalie Vodianova with her second child. Age 26 she has three kids.

Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg with two of their kids and the most stylish family I have ever seen.

I was never interested in Nicole Richie's wardrobe but what she wore during her pregnancy was flawless and beautiful.

And who said that pregnancy is not seductive? It can be as well, as soon as you feel and go for it. Eva Herzigova did that provocative shoot for Vanity Fair Italy shortly before giving birth.

Exhibition: Fashion In The Mirror

UK's first independent gallery devotet to photography, the Photographers' Gallery, currently hosts the amazing exhibition "Fashion In The Mirror". It is curated by Michel Mallard and Raphaëlle Stopin (organizers of the annual International Fashion and Photography Festival in Hyères ).

The exhibition features works by 21 world-class photographers such as Nick Knight, Ines van Lamsweerde & Vidoodh Matadin, Steven Meisel, Juergen Teller, Mario Testino and many more. It deals with self reflection in fashion photography and provides a rare look behind the scenes.
In the pictures photographers observe themselves during work, which means they are mainly included in the photo itself. The shoot becomes a kind of self-portrait revealing the secrets of glamour and seduction.
"Fashion In The Mirror": Self-Reflection in Fashion Photography
July 18 - September 8
The Photographers’ Gallery
5 & 8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7HY
Tube Station: Leicester Square

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Vogue Paris Team...Défilés Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2008 2009

It's always inspiring to see new photos of the Vogue Paris Team being photographed all together. Their style is effortless, timeless and always a great source of inspiration.

From Left to right: Mélanie Huynh, Benjamin Bruno, Carine Roitfeld, Géraldine Saglio

A Parisian Ad...Longchamp Autumn/Winter 2008/09

The french brand Longchamp offering handbags, travel bags, luggage, wallets, briefcases, small leather goods and fashion accessories named Kate Moss face of the brand in 2005. In 2008 they publish the most stunning campaign shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

Kate Moss appears as a young and beautiful Brigitte Bardot look-alike and you can hardly notice the age difference between her and french actor Gaspard Ulliel. They make the perfect matching parisien couple spending a lazy afternoon in Café Flore.

Brigitte Bardot, herself, at Café Flore