Hype Means Everything

Saint Laurent Paris Resort 2014

Even though Slimane‘s designs (Saint Laurent Parisdo not win unanimous support among fashion enthusiasts and professionals, I’m still a huge fan of his photographical artworks! The latest women resort collection is a pretty good case in point: check by yourself! The whole lookbook after the jump.

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Who knew Cognac was a town in the south west of France? Hum, not that many… I didn’t until the fine champagne cognac specialist Remy Martin invited us for a walk-through of their house a few days ago. I actually didn’t know much about cognac although I pride myself in knowing my liquors. Besides being a fantastic introduction to the fascinating world of cognac, this little press tour by Remy Martin showed us that people can still work with passion and care for a product that is too often associated with old-world prviledges and hip-hop video clips. In regard of that paradox, I was humbled by the kindness and enthusiasm of our hosts. Let me guide you through my learnings about cognac and introduce you to Remy Martin

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Sunday Girls: the girls we would like to bring home Sundays and present to the family. This week, again, Emily Ratajkowski, for our greatest pleasure.

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Beppe Modenese (see more here) is the fashion prophet we all admire and respect. Roberto Cavalli recalls that when Modenese stood up to applaud, people would follow suit and success was guaranteed. He has lived through the years when fashion started out and many fashion designers owe to him their success. The story of a fascinating and unique life! Available on Amazon

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If, like me, you dream about a Leica Monochrom but do not have Jay-Z‘s bank account balance to buy one, but you still want a classic B&W film? How about you do that for 15 euros with an Ilford disposable camera? I am buying a couple on Amazon right now.

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No travel guide  in the world will help you find the most incredible hotels, restaurants, art venues or any other leisure retreat. Why? Simply because it asks for a relentless effort to search the world and go the extra mile to discover the perfect hotspot. Few enterprises go and seek the most luxurious and/or uncommon places and actually enable you to organise a whole trip. But don’t worry, we’ve found Clé Privée. Despite our many efforts to find you the craziest spots for our hotspot category, we sometimes feel like we’re missing out on remarkable hotels and sumptuous restaurants. Fortunately, now you can cheat and use a travel concierge! Clé Privée offers recommendations for hotels, restaurants, transportation, art, shopping and leisure in general. Whether you need a last minute dinner reservation or need to plan a whole trip to the most remote regions of the world, Clé Privée has a team of travel experts that will arrange anything for you.

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280dbParisian label Larose Paris has a very nice collection of 5-panel caps. From seersucker to tweed through cotton floral prints, there’s all you need to cover that precious head of yours. Check out their website!

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It was July, 3rd 2011 when we first spotted Illesteva. Since then, we’ve had our eyes on the label. For this summer, Illesteva releases a “colored mirrors” collection on the Leonard frame. It’s just as if Morpheus himself needed sunglasses for the beach! 170 something euros and guaranteed mirror effect so no one sees you starring at girls… attributes.

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“The only way to defend one’s ideas and principles is to make them known.” – Wilfried Laurier. This is Paris-based organisation Defend Paris‘ philosophy. Give a look at the video they just released hereabove!

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