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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Paris fashion Week day 2

where there is fashion there is Anna

Rue Du Mail
Who is this?? It's a designer by the name of Jimmy K.W. Chan who founded this compnay in 2006 in  Paris.  The theme behind this compnay is "organic romanticism" with Parisian flare. 

This house has a much more famous name and has been around forever. Originally a French company specializing in perfume and fashion it has had a rocky life. Proctor and Gamble purchased the company in early 2000"s and closed the fashion house in 2006. It wasn't until 2008 that a new Marco Zanini took over the fashion house straight form Milan. He is currently in charge of the collections.
  I have to say this year it seems Mad Men has captured his attention as well.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


As some may know Paris is my Nantucket. I don't need a beach surrounded by the same people I live around, I need lights, amazing food, a sparkling tower and the sweet sound of French music playing as I pass a cafe'. Paris is my ultimate vacation spot...Always and forever.
    So this week Paris has put on her very best dress and is hosting fashion week for all the who's who in the industry. I wish wish wish I was one of them and maybe one day I will be invited to go to all the shows and fancy parties, jump into a brassiere at midnight for dinner and then lazily walk home along the seine with The Romanian. 
However for now I will live through others, who are doing just that, by reading their blogs and FB comments on dinner with Christian Louboutin (you know who you are and I am don't even like shoes), run ins with Emmanuelle Alt and other amazing people I only read about. No I am not bitter.
   I perked up yesterday when my sister said she wanted to have the whole family go to Paris for her 30th birthday next year. WHAT??? I am in in in. Since she was only 18 when she was last there I have decided to put together a list of MUST go to's, whether you are their for fashion week or birthday celebrations!!!

Fatima Lopes opened Paris Fashion Week with black and white 

Fatima Lopes

Jules Verne
When I took my Mom to Paris, I got a reservation at Jules Verne months in advance. It was an amazing experience and we had a blast. Is is the best food ever?? It was pretty close. 

You cannot beat this view, plus the elevator up is worth every penny you pay to eat here. So if my family happens to head here for my sisters 30th I will make sure we go here for wee bit. 

Hermes Fall 2011
So I always buy a scarf whenever I come to Paris as a little token of my time. Things to know when you walk into this store: 1. If you JUST buying a scarf they really aren't very impressed 2. They know right away when you walk into that door that you cannot afford what they want to sell.  3. They no longer give out the little books that went with buying a scarf....urrr. 4. It's SUCH fun to walk out of there with your Hermes shopping bag, it might be small, but it's yours.

Because who doesn't need a falcon when dressing for winter??? 

Oh what I wouldn't give to see judges faces in the show ring when someone prances in with this little number.

One of my favorites! Never step foot into this amazing place before 9. When this place gets going is when it really shines. It's still a local favorite, so seeing a small dog sitting next to you eating steak is not uncommon. 

The decor is 1020's french with the most wonderful stain glassed ceiling above you. I have been here 4 times and never had a bad meal. Although the frog legs freaked me out a little.
Vogue Contributing Editor Lauren Santo Domingo
Lauren hits New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks back to back. There was an article about how she packs for such stylish events without bringing 18 suitcases. Here is one of her daily outfits, that she swears she wore for 12 hours and it looked just as good from beginning to end.
Men's Spring 2012 Fashion week Milan

Paris NOW
I love when bloggers or reporters follow street fashion in Paris and around. I have to say I am seeing a ton of black on black this fall over there. Is Angelina rubbing off on them?? Hummm

Ok so this was last Fall 2010, BUT I adore it from top to bottom it's amazing! 

Mens Fashion Week Paris
This is a great little patchwork skirt, fun and playful.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I was reading an article in the Atlanta Journal last night, who knows where I find these things, but it had a wonderful story on this house that is up for sale. Owned by a couple who are avid art collectors this house was built 15 years ago to their exact specifications and those were more walls less light. For the average home builder this is opposite of what most people want, BUT for an art collector it's exactly what you need. I think with this house they were able to keep the feeling of light and airy, although it is dark there is also a ton of texture and depth. The use of light that they do have, both natural and made, it really lovely. When I look at collectors houses I like to see how they hang their art. Pay attention to what they are doing with smaller pieces and works on paper that might not make such a statement alone, but a big statement when hung salon style. This method can look messy, so there is a real art (no pun intended) to hanging like this. I will include some examples below just in case you're interested in giving it a go. ENJOY!! Happy Saturday.

Atlantic Journal

                                                                    SALON STYLING


Friday, September 23, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gotta love Lonny

With Domino Magazine a thing of the past the team at Lonny online Magazine picked up the creative pieces and were off and running in no time. Their magazine is kickin it and I always find inspiration on their pages and this month was no different. ENJOY!