Tag: viva la france

beauty spot: french pharmacy favourites

beauty spot: french pharmacy favourites

I love French pharmacies and when I was in Paris this week, I couldn’t resist stocking up on all my favourite products. While I prefer browsing charming corner pharmacies, this time I was on a mission so I went to the big CityPharma in Saint-Germain. […]

friday film: parisian chic

friday film: parisian chic

Yesterday was Bastille Day so let’s get into the French spirit with today’s Friday film. Inès de la Fressange was a supermodel in the 80s, muse to Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel and was voted Parisian woman of the year, despite initially hailing from the south […]

lusting for: colette’s shoes

lusting for: colette’s shoes

I’m going to Paris this weekend and I’m so excited to get the chance to visit one of my favourite concept stores in person. Colette is right in the heart of Paris’ luxury district on Rue Saint-Honoré and houses an amazing selection of clothing, accessories, […]

friday film: the woman

friday film: the woman

Fashion brand French Connection has teamed up with cinematographer Edu Grau, who worked on Tom Ford’s A Single Man, to create short films based on the idea of “the man” and “the woman”. Below is “The Woman”, starring Astrid Berges-Frisbee. It makes me want to […]

at the movies: heartbreaker

at the movies: heartbreaker

I saw the trailer for Heartbreaker (L’arnacoeur) a couple of months back when I went to see Eat, Pray, Love. I thought it looked fabulous and it even starred my favourite French actor, Romain Duris (L’auberge espagnole, Molière, Paris). The plot centres around Alex (Duris), […]

lusting for: french sole’s 21st birthday

lusting for: french sole’s 21st birthday

Ever since April (when I was told I needed to stop wearing heels every day because constantly wearing 6″ heels had damaged the ligaments that held my big toe in place causing it to pop out – ewww!) I’ve been on the look out for […]

lusting for: a bit of sparkle

lusting for: a bit of sparkle

France’s elegant First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is expressing her love of sparkles and LBDs by serving as patron of the 22 Ways to Say Black charity auction next month in New York. Swarovski Elements asked 22 designers – including Sonia Rykiel, Vivienne Westwood, Giorgio Armani […]

lusting for: YSL french manicure

lusting for: YSL french manicure

Do you love the polished look of a French manicure but wish it could somehow express your personality a little more? No? Oh, just me then. Regardless, I’m sure you’ll love Yves Saint Laurent’s new take on the classic French mani, which substitutes classic pink […]

design your dream trench

design your dream trench

You’ve always dreamt of being a fashion designer, haven’t you? I know, I’ve seen your dreams and so has French label Comptoir des Cotonniers (okay, maybe I’m taking my Inception obsession a little far now but you get the gist…) In honour of their fifteenth […]