|In Paris, even goat cheese has a whimsical touch.|
Ed. Note: From my darling Marsi. I think you’ll feel as if she has picked you up, gently transported you to your lush leather seat on a private plane and then, quickly, before disappearing like a Cinderella fairy, she whispers in the pilot’s ear: “Take them to Paris.”
If there’s one thing I particularly love about Paris, it’s the incredible range of eye candy that you can peep at absolutely for free. One-of-a-kind boutiques are filled with novel, interesting goods that, if they don’t tickle your fancy, will at least command your attention.
Stateside, it’s the blah sameness, pre-fab homogeneousness, and corporate dullness of merchandise that often gets me down. Like you, I’ll take one-in-a-million over one-of-a-million any day of la semaine.
So, nearly the next best thing to travel, for me, is visiting interesting French websites for the latest and greatest. And because you know I can’t keep a style secret from you, here are two favorites that keep me tuned in and turned on (if not dropped out).
|Click forVogue Paris. Bookmark it!
Here’s the latest …
|24K gold “temporary skin jewelry” from Dior.
€120 gets you nine “bijoux” (oh la la, c’est très cher),
available in November.
|Now this puts the charm in charming.
Chloé fills a delicate silver locket with
a solid version of its rosy parfum, Chloé.
How sweet is that?
|Repetto is coming out with a line of
dreamy, floaty, dancewear-inspired clothing.
The line drops in early December.
If Vogue Paris is focused on the chic and elegant, Colette is the go-to place for what’s new on the street.
|Click for Colette. Bookmark it!
And here’s what’s new at Colette …
|Vans x Kenzo.
Grape-printed sneakers just in time for la vendage.
In black …
|… or white.|
|Or perhaps tartan kicks are more your style.
Pro-Keds x Woolrich.
|Slipcases for your iPad and MacBook,
courtesy of Woouf x colette.
|Inlaid turquoise rings for your fingers and ears,
Repossi x colette.
|Fashion Faces Tees by Maison Seine.
Submitted without comment …
Anna Wintour …
|… Anna Piaggi …|
|… Marc Jacobs.
To each her (or his) own.