Thursday, November 29, 2012

L'Eclaireur rue de Sèvignè Paris

L'Eclaireur  at 40 Sévi­gné is a remark­able inter­ac­tive instal­la­tion where every vis­i­tor will undergo their spe­cific expe­ri­ence is being man­u­fac­tured. In the secrecy of the con­tem­po­rary archi­tec­ture of this place and the used mod­ern tech­nique answers have to be sought and the selec­tion of Armand and Mar­tine Hadida have to be dis­cov­ered.
 Real­ity and illu­sion inter-play con­stantly.
More than two tons of wooden planks were deliv­ered before the scenog­ra­phy was shaped in the form of an organic sculp­ture and the walls were hung with 147 ani­mated video screens. Yet in their cur­rent form they seem weightless.
In an aston­ish­ing and mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary part­ner­ship, L’Eclaireur wel­comes, as one of first in Paris, the famous and much anticipated Sur­face table of Microsoft.
crédit Studio Arne Quinze BVBA -10.jpgAt the heart of the space, the Room­book, an eye-catching piece signed by the artists of Elec­tronic Shadow, let’s the vis­i­tor to see the other side of the mir­ror. Naz­iha Mes­taoui and Yacine Ait Kaci had been given carte blanche to install this pro­jec­tion on a the screen which is to become a cre­ation over time as all the dif­fer­ent chap­ters are not writ­ten yet.
The lay­out of the spaces was signed by Stu­dio Arne Quinze
watch how she did it....

Not only the Boutique is one-of-a-kind but it is also filled with
the most exquisite brands of the moment, among them:
Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Lanvin, Zagliani, Balmain,
Chan Luu, Dries Van Noten, J Brand, Moncler
and of course my beloved Fornasetti.

visit L'Eclaireur Sèvignè Boutique
at 40 rue de Sévigné
Paris, Marais
Open from Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm

+33 1 48 87 10 22

all photos belong to L'Eclaireur thank you Les Parisiennes for your kind cooperation.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Augustin Teboul * The Dorchester Fashion Prize

Augustine Teboul  courtesy of Elle Serbia

Augustine Teboul
Winner of The Dorchester Fashion Prize 2012

Augustin &Teboul  featured in Vogue Germany 8/11

Vogue Germany 8/11 Augustin Teboul

Vogue Germany 8/11 Augustin Teboul

Vogue 8/11 Germany Augustin Teboul
Who is Augustin Teboul? First of all is a Designer duo:
An aesthetic that arises from the conception of two contrasting personalities: German-born Annelie Augustin with subtle, minimal shapes and her sophisticated mind and French-born Odély Teboul, the rather chaotic, nostalgic craftsman.

Both graduated with honors at Esmod Paris in 2006. Subsequently Annelie worked for Yohji Yamamoto for Adidas and Odély for Jean Paul Gaultier. In 2009 they combine their visions in the collection “cadavre exquis” that was honored with three awards in both France and Germany. Thus encouraged they decided to transform the project into a label, positioned on the edge between ready-to-wear and haute couture: AUGUSTIN TEBOUL. In 2011 the label received the highest priced German fashion award SYFB.
Inspired by Surrealism the designers leave enough space for chance in the process of creation, while they insist on flawless workmanship and finest materiality. Deeply routed in the craft of tailoring the duo combines poetry and gravity in their cutting-edge designs. AUGUSTIN TEBOUL stands for an exclusive, avant-garde and yet mind-blowingly feminine look. The right ammount of punk, the right ammount of femininity.
Visit on-line or in Paris.


Established in 2010, the annual Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize was created to discover emerging fashion talent and build on Dorchester Collection’s own established fashion heritage. It is the first award of its kind developed by a luxury hotel company.

As the chosen location for the 2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize,
Hotel Plaza Athènèe is ideally located in the heart of the Paris Haute Couture District
and it is a landmark in fashion history.
Insipired by its elegance, Christian Dior, who set up his couture house nearby, named several of his creations after the hotel, including the "Plaza" and the "Athènèe" suits.
Dior's groundbreaking couture collections were often photographed at the Plaza Athènèe, which he considered a "second home".
A good karma for Augustin Teboul.

The esteemed judging panel for this generous 30.000dollars prize includes: Elizabeth Saltzman, contributing editor to Vanity Fair; Kenzo Takada, acclaimed Japanese designer; Bruno Frisoni, artistic director for luxury French shoe designer Roger Vivier; Lorenz Baumer, renowned designer of Louis Vuitton jewellery; Alexandra Golovanoff, French journalist and TV host; Nathalie Rykiel, CEO of Sonia Rykiel; Chantal Thomass, CEO of Chantal Thomass lingerie; Harumi Klossowska de Rola, jewellery designer and daughter of painter Balthus, and Jean-Jacques Picart, leading fashion and luxury consultant.

Vanity Fair Editor, Elizabeth Saltzman states: “I feel honoured to have been part of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize since it began and I’m immensely proud of its important role in helping emerging talent reach new heights. This year’s finalists have shown tremendous creativity and together I believe they represent the very best of the fashion industry’s forward-thinking and innovative nature.”

The Dorchester Collection is one of the most exclusive Hotel Chains in the World:
the Collection includes the historic and legendary
 Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan,The Dorchester, London. Le Meurice and Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris, 45 Park Lane in London, the ultra chic Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris.
Also present in California with two distinctive proprieties:

Hotel Bel-Air Los Angeles and The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills.
It ia great web address to keep handy for any future trip.

On a personal note I had the fortune and pleasure to visit many times the
exquisite Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan or simply "Il Principe" (the Prince)
 the legendary service and the un-paralleled luxury make this hotel one of the finest in the World, we are lucky to have it in Milan.
It is a savvy selection if you come and stay in the beautiful Fashion Capital of Italy.
In addition, an address to keep handy is Le Meurice, Paris
a stunning Hotel in Paris home of the Valmont Spa and ideally located for
your next visit in Paris. Christmas Shopping is a must!

Christmas Shopping

thank you Ms. Baldeschi and Ms. Vogt-Bordure

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dior Grand Ball Nailpolish Diva

Dior Diva photo by MilaneseGAL

Perennial Chic, black Nail polish
Black on Black as on this
Christian Dior Fashion Show

Get Glam in a little amazing bottle of
Dior Diva 24euros
Limited Edition
A great gift!

photo by MilaneseGAL

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Perfect Gifts for the Perfect Husband

Jeremy Irons

Tom Ford For Men Gift Set
Tom Ford Milano

TOM FORD Aviator sunglasses
$365 -

$46  with an had written love letter.

FORNASETTI Umbrella stand
$1,285 - or Fornasetti Boutique Milano
for the office

Yubz New York Times Photographs
New York Times Sunday Edition all year around
Delivered at home

Fornasetti plates

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving al Castello

Ralph Lauren Plain Brown Fall 3 Piece Suit with Slim Peaked Lapels

Once upon a time.....
There was a Count from Cremona and his
beautiful Castle..

This is what I call a Room with a view:
 Castello di San Pietro
home of the MIM Museum in Motion
 it is now owned by Visionary Mecenate Franco Spaggiari
Also home of La Locanda del Re Guerriero
a great place in Northen Italy  
This magical place, my dear friends and Ralph Lauren inspired me
for a imaginary dreamy Thankgiving setting...

Ohh... let is rain....
in this ultra cozy chic Ralph Lauren bed
it can rain all day long.
The perfect set for a Castle Guest Bedroom.


 It is all about fall colors...

The beautiful display at Ralph Lauren Home,
this Bannerman Pitcher is the perfect Host Gift.

The Pumpkins!

Thanksgiving dinner is among my favorite things to prepare.
Timeless tablewear can be found everywhere.
I also shop at Pottery Barn for some basics, not so basics!

 Get inspired by the nature around your own castle
a simple leafs and apples composition can be beautiful.

The Glass Cloche is the perfect addition to all the candles you have
At Pottery Barn

Details are perfect, a truck load of Mercury Glass Pumpkins from
Pottery Barn has just arrived...

Soon the Guests and Family will arrive....

Ralph Lauren inspired by Downton Abbey series, via

 Always arrive in style...

Purple Sweater & Green Brown         Ralph Lauren Three Piece Plaid Suit in Green with Purple Shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 2
Ralph Lauren Outfit and Image from the ultra chic Beautiful Shopping Blog
Timeless Ralph Lauren men scarf

 Are you wondering what to bring as a Guest token
if you get invited to a Thanksgiving Dinner like this...
I suggest you bring a Culatello from Massimo Spigaroli,
HRH from around the world have theirs reserved already.

Thank you
Catia from Locanda del Re Guerriero
Antica Corte Pallavicina Relais
Massimo Spigaroli
Beautiful Shopping Blog
the Gentleman Blogger
Ralph Lauren
Pottery Barn

Happy Thanksgiving
to all of you


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Grace A Memoir Live at Browns

The Bible for any Fashion Lover
must have this book this Xmas under my tree!
hurry up I just ordered a few copies

Are you in London? Do not miss it!

Louis Vuitton Montenapoleone

Deamy LV "vetrina"  in Milan

Speedy Louis Vuitton Bag featured in Purse&Co Blog

Borse Louis Vuitton autunno inverno 2012 2013 borsa a mano
Collector Louis Vuitton Bag from Purse&Co

Louis Vuitton Fashion Show 2012
you can see how easly it translated into wearable pieces
now sold in the LV Boutiques, without loosing the charm.
Photo from FashionNews