Monthly Archives: November 2013

Paris Lives in Your Closet: Statement Coats!

Theatrical jackets could be spotted everywhere during Paris Fashion week this season.

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The beauty of a dramatic coat is that it does all the work for you.  It is an outfit in and of itself.  All that is left to be done is to pair it with a fabulous pair of shoes, and you’re out the door!

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And considering that the busy holiday season is upon us, procuring a statement coat that can take you from party to party with effortlessness and ease is a wise investment this season!

Happy Birthday, Jacqueline Auriol

Born November 5, 1917 in ChallansVendée (d. February 11, 2000), Ms. Auriol was a French aviator who set several world speed records. In 1938, she married Paul Auriol, son of Vincent Auriol (who would later become President of France). During World War II, she worked against the German occupation of France by helping the French Resistance. She earned a military pilot license in 1950, then qualified as one of the first female test pilots. She was among the first women to break the sound barrier and set five world speed records in the 1950s and 1960s. On three occasions she was awarded the Harmon International Trophy by an American president in recognition of her aviation exploits. Well done!


L’Amour Fou

My style editor, Naomi, recommended this movie to me a while back. It’s a gorgeous documentary about the relationship between iconic designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé, all centered around the epic 2009 auction of their private collection at the Grand Palais in Paris.

It’s a must-see for anyone who loves fashion, romance and, of course, Paris.


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