Category: Style & Fashion

High and Mighty

How the high waisted pant has made a comeback AT LAST!

YSLYves Saint Laurent, photograph by Helmut Newton – 1975

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Original or Remake?

Can a remake of a masterful classic film ever be as good or even better?

That is the big question in Hollywood: which film can we remake to capture the audience of today? I vote for the 1999 remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair” with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo, find “Create the Look” of Rene Russo’s looks below.

The-Thomas-Crown-AffairPierce Brosnan in the remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair

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Candy Store

Cocktail? Get out your Rings!

I once arrived in Cannes for the Film Festival and my friend Claudia, seeing my collection of cocktail rings, exclaimed: “Wow, it’s like a candy store!”

Rings2Part of my own collection of cocktail rings

I started collecting vintage cocktail rings many years ago, mainly in the early years of Ebay. Cocktail rings were NOT in fashion at the time, but I have always loved the power of the “statement” ring. These rings are definitely “more is more” and often a subject for conversation! Now they are coming abck in fashion in a big way. Look below for “Create the Look”.

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Palais Royal Perfumer

The Mystical World of Serge Lutens, Make-up Artist & Perfumer Extraordinaire

Serge Lutens is a Grand Master of Maquillage, he created some of the most unforgettable make-up advertisements for Shiseido and Dior. Each “look” he ever created is a work of art, a Surrealist portrait, with every minute detail controlled to create a total atmosphere of rarity and mystery. Below you will find a “Create the look” tutorial.

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Napoleonic Tiger

“What news? Ma foi! The tiger has broken out of his den. The monster was three days at sea. The wretch has landed at Fréjus. The Brigand has arrived at Antibes. The Invader has reached Grenoble. The General has entered Lyons. Napoleon slept last night at Fontainebleau. The Emperor proceeds to the Tuileries to-day. His Imperial Majesty will address his loyal subjects to-morrow.”

This is how Napoleon’s return from Elba was progressively regarded in Paris.

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After zebra and leopard, we still have to discuss tiger print… Less common, but perhaps more subtle, tiger print works well in velvet and silk, and when used sparingly, has maximum effect. The lady above has adorned my mood board for years: a total look, but irresistible!

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