#20 Tradeshows: Who’s next 2012 Vol.2

After jewelry, here is the footwear.

United Nudes

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#17 GQ’s Best Menswear Designer in the USA 2012

So it’s that time of the year when GQ announces who the 2012 best menswear designers in the USA are. The lucky winners will create a limited edition collection for the Gap, which is a great thing for the apparel retailer but also for the designers who will benefit from a lot more coverage. Indeed, the oldest brand was founded in 2008 and the youngest, in 2011.

Even if I’m a female, I’ve always been interested in menswear (except this). Let’s take a look at great pieces from each of their collection.

Mark McNairy New Amsterdam

Chick Magnet (!!!) Loafers

BLKDNM

Saturdays NYC

James Crewneck

Thomas Boardshort

Todd Snyder

Ovadia & Sons

White Pinpoint Oxford

IAN VELARDI 

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#10 Tradeshows: Tranoï, France

As you can see above, Tranoï is a tradeshow which takes palce four times a year during Paris Fashion Week, for men and women clothes and accessories.

Here is a selection of brands I find interesting. Tell me what you think!

Elise Kim, The Netherlands

Avelon, The Netherlands

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Bonastre, Italy

Werkstatt Muenchen, Germany

National Standard, France

Edition 1 - Beige

Raparo, Italy

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Brooklyn We Go Hard, France

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Anniel, Italy

1700 CAM 097 JEANS

#6 Made in France Vol. 1

Hello!

Today, I made the first post of a (long, I hope) series of “Made in…” posts.

I started with the United States because that’s where I live, and I was inspired by the products I found, while wandering  endlessly on  the internet.

The following brands and products are exclusively French and French-made, and middle to high-end range.

When I was in Paris, I went to several Pop up stores such as Hôtel Bohème, Le Salon des jeunes créateurs… , where I discovered fresh brands with great products trying to get their names out there.

I bought quite a few things, especially when you know that at pop up stores, prices are discounted (at least, where I went).

Here is my selection and a quick summary of the brand. Tell me what you think!

Click on the pictures to access the e-shops.

Click on the brand name to access its official site.

 Nat&Nin Paris 

Méryl Bag

(This my bag, but mine is dark brown!)

Rondini, Saint-Tropez 

Salomé in Naturel

Noot, Paris

Silver knot ring (which I own too!)

Lilly Lilla, Paris

Petite Pochette, Velvet Underground series

(I own a bigger version, in a navyish-grayish shade)

Bleu de Chauffe, Paris

Sac Plombier Jules

Sac Plombier Jules - Pain Brulé

#3 Fantasy shoe closet

I think we all have materialistic fantasies (no, you’re not above the masses).

As far as I’m concerned, shoes are a great part of them.

Check this selection out and tell me what your fantasy shoe closet looks like.

Click on the pictures to access the websites.

Pierre Hardy

Isabel Marant 

Isabel Marrant

Pierre Hardy

Mi-Mai

Tory Burch

Finsk (because I really want to know what it feels like in them!)