Parisian concept store Colette announced 3 weeks ago it would close its doors on December 20. Like everybody else, I was of course surprised, but I didn’t quite get the disproportionate responses. Sad emojis, broken hearts, love letters and even few RIP followed the announcement on social medias.
Slides are to shoes what boy bands are to music. They have ups and downs, people can’t really say if they like them or not, and their comebacks are usually short-lived.
I’m not fond of hearts. Whether on clothes or jewelry, I find them cheesy and girly. French have a better word for it: “cucul”. French also say “il ne faut jamais dire fontaine: je ne boirai jamais de ton eau (meaning: never say never).
Designers Genevieve Saylak and Corissa Santos are clearly not afraid to go against the trend. If nowadays, consumerism, wasteful practices and a tendency to neglect natural resources prevail, the duo has decided to go the other way around.
When it comes to fashion and Brazil, we usually think swimsuits, flip flops and friendship bracelets. A new comer can be added to the list. Launched two years ago by former stylist Leo Neves, the brand Waiwai presents a collection of handmade bags that are perfect for summer.
Statement pieces are not always supposed to be unusual, weird or super colorful. Sometimes, the simplest and most refined things can be as eye-catching. That’s precisely what comes out of Maria Rudman’s jewelry.
If you’re lucky enough to live close to the Mediterranean Sea, bikini season has probably started. Summer officially kicked off a week ago in Beirut, my hometown. Thick sweaters, leather boots and cashmere pants have been replaced by a much more joyful wardrobe solely meant to cover up a vitamin D nourished skin.
Named in honor of M.I. Road, Jaipur’s mythical jewelry avenue, Imaï was launched 10 years ago by former interior design journalist Julie Borgeaud.
Her collections (she has about 10 lines) are all hand-made in France and produced in limited series.