Turning Out in Paris for the LVMH Prize nominees, "Purple'" So concluded McCollough, as he and Hernandez talked about the process of putting together their new exhibition at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. The exhibition, which opened Wednesday evening with a cocktail soiree and a concert by Ariel Pink, features about eighty looks culled from more than...
Sophie Albou Mechaly: Paris Sandra's Closet
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Your favourite shop?
LE BON MARCHÉ, it's an important store in Paris, Rive Gauche, near where I live. You can shop everything: fashion, food, books, beauty.... The fashion department is really great: the selection is refined and interesting...
The Monday Mail ~ help Ana-Maria find a new perfume She also likes some masculines, like Caron Yatagan, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Lubin Idole.
She dislikes light, candy, soapy smelling perfumes, gourmand or very fruity perfumes.
What say you?
Note: top image is Bologna – no bill posting by on1stsite. at flickr; some rights...
Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2014
a fun little dress that gives a nod to Rive Gauche (although more in the Sonia Rykiel sense – she is based there, too.)
that this cocktail dress is pretty cool.
the skinny suit. I am over it. Do the words "one trick pony" come to mind?
that this looks like cheap Balmain...
Nicole Phelps Interviews the CFDA's Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Vera Wang Her mother taught her to love Yves Saint Laurent, and she was a salesgirl at the designer's Madison Avenue Rive Gauche boutique during college, "doing the windows and folding crepe de chine blouses and whatever." Saint Laurent has been Wang's greatest influence, but the list of talents in her...
Hedi Slimane's Rebranding of Saint Laurent Receives Award from Wallpaper* The magazine highlights Slimane's smart retro-branding techniques, which actually celebrates the brand's initial designation: "Saint Laurent Rive Gauche." Though the YSL branding will not be entirely abandoned, the award seems only the first step for Saint Laurent's new, exciting direction....
Karl Lagerfeld Opening First Concept Store The new Karl Lagerfeld concept store is scheduled to open in Paris on Friday on Boulevard Saint-Germain in the famous Rive Gauche shopping area. Lagerfeld said of the location, "For me, the 7th arrondissement is the centre of the world; I couldn't imagine starting with a shop anywhere...
A Declaration of FeminityComplementing the house's beautiful prêt-à-porter collections, Yves Saint Laurent launched many iconic and famous fragrances over the years:
1971 Rive Gauche - for the woman, who asserts herself
1977 Opium – for the women, who is mysterious and sensual
1983 Paris – for the passionate...
The Monday Mail ~ help Genevieve find a new perfume Her mother wears Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Chanel no. 5, so she'd prefer to stay away from the aldehydics.
Here is what she has tried so far:
Elie Saab Le Parfum: she loved it in the store, but it turned out to be way too heavy for enclosed spaces.
Prada Infusion d'Iris:...
The Paris Diaries: Day 13 at Versailles It was a very magical day!
To get to Versailles, you just need to use the public transport system to get to the Versailles Chateau Rive Gauche station. It wasn't expensive - I can't remember exactly, but I think it was in the neighborhood of €13 for both of us for return travel tickets. It...
Andreas Melbostad Named Creative Director of Diesel Black Gold
Andreas Melbostad beganhis career with Nicole Farhi in London, before relocating to Paris where he collaborated with Alber Elbaz on both the Guy Laroche and Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche collections.
He also worked at Nina Ricci in Paris and in New York for Donna Karan and Calvin Klein,...
Silk Me Back in PicturesAbout a week into our trip to Paris, my husband and I were wondering around the Rive Gauche and stumbled into this little alcove where we found an exhibition. Always curious, my husband just walked in like he owned the place and we found Silk Me Back, something that's oh-so-much more than an...
Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket The Spring / Summer 2013 collection has just been unveiled and the luxurious Rive Gauche label loses the "Yves" and gains some attitude. The chic, motorcycle and rock music themed collection still looks luxurious and consensual ! That jacket would look damn swell on a white tee ! Head online...
The Paris Diaries: Day 3
After all that walking, what's a girl to do? When in Paris, eat Steak Frites! Nom Nom Nom!
Followed by macaroons from Laduree on le Rive Gauche of course!
Every Laduree I've been too is so beautifully presented with macaroon sculptures and pretty boxes!
Once we reached the Boulevard...
Chloé Celebrates 60 YearsIt's been 60 years since Chloé's fateful debut collection at Le Café de Flore, a Rive Gauche favorite among artists and boho young things whose laissez-faire spirit came to define the label. On Friday, Chloé celebrated six decades in a diamond jubilee of historic proportions (because why...
YSL Fall 2012 – Contemporary Amazon Sandra's Closet Khaki, black, gold, red, the classics of the contemporary Rive Gauche woman who has a daring approach to colour and a free spirit combined with true Parisian chic."
Palette Couture – An alternative to blush, another way to sculpt the cheekbones.
The Monday Mail ~ help Candice find a new perfume Other fragrances she has worn in the past include Bvlgari au Thé Vert, Eau de Cartier, Hermès Calèche & Eau des Merveilles, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Prada Amber (but that one had too much amber). She wore Clinique Wrappings in college and loved it, but can't find it easily...
Bunch o' limited edition collector bottles 2012, part 15
From By Kilian, a limited edition bottle for the 160th anniversary of Bon Marché Rive Gauche. €450, can be filled with any fragrance from the line. (via leparisien.fr)
From Burberry, the Burberry Body Baccarat Edition. 156 numbered bottles, each €2,000 for 45 ml. (via...
YSL Manifesto Fragrance BritishBeautyBloggerThe next biggie coming up in the fragrance world is YSL Manifesto which they hope will become as inextricably linked with YSL as Opium or Rive Gauche. The bottle is highly distinctive and actually very beautiful, with an hourglass shade belted with jewel-like purple - opulent and indulgent and...
#2207 The facts of life Quick history lesson for everyone complaining about Hedi Slimane's decision to drop the Y in YSL: When Yves Saint Laurent debuted his ready-to-wear line in 1966 (fun fact: he was the first couturier to do ready-to-wear), it was named Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Hedi Slimane is not changing the...