#56 Tradeshows: MAN Paris

If I was a buyer at Man Paris, I would order…



Oliver Spencer

Oliver Spencer Tie Blue Dip Dye | Ties

Oliver Spencer Toe Cap Derby Shoe Navy Suede | View All - Oliver Spencer

Oliver Spencer Leather Weekend Bag Chocolate | Bags & Wallets

Steve Mono

Commune de Paris

+ Carré de soie Coq + Commune de Paris, 1871 +

+ Cravate Cdp 02 carreaux + Commune de Paris, 1871 +

+ Tee-shirt University gris chiné + Commune de Paris, 1871 +

Another shirt please

Style 102 - Denim Blue

Jojo Messenger

You must create

Brogue Desert Boot (navy)

Navajo Shoe (navy)

Bass  Larson Loafer (burgundy)

The Hill Side


#50 Best Editorials

Via Fashion Gone Rogue

Barbara Fialho by Alexander Neumann for L’Officiel Paris

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Doutzen Kroes by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue China June 2012

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Zuzanna Bijoch by Sebastian Kim for Numéro #133

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Viktorija by Santiago Ruisenor for Elle Mexico May 2012

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Daria Werbowy by Daniel Jackson for Vogue Australia June 2012

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Angela Lindvall by Koray Birand for Harpers Bazaar Turkey may 2012

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#19 Tradeshows: Who’s next 2012 Vol.1

Here is what Who’s next & Première Classe Facebook page says:

“For more than 20 years, WHO’S NEXT & PREMIERE CLASSE have aimed at defending creation.

From young designers to well-established brands, from urban labels to craftsmen, our teams have always put forward the products’ beauty and know-how, no matter the background and origin.

This quest for novelty, innovation and aestheticism, without forgetting the human and business dimension probably helped our events gain international recognition.
At a time when standardization and globalization are everywhere, we’re doing our best to answer the questions, doubts, needs and hopes of the fashion actors.
Organizers of 10 trade shows a year, taking part in renowned events abroad, we use our energy, availability, expertise and experience to help ready-to-wear and accessory brands develop.”

This tradeshow is mainly targeted at a French audience (68% of visitors) but I thought it would be interesting to know what they have to offer. The last one took place in late January and the next one will be held in March. The fair is broken down into five categories:

  • Fame:  features top creative international women’s ready-to-wear brands. Restricted to 200 exhibitors. Ex: By Malene Birger, Orla Kiely, Laurence Doligé, Sessun…
  • Private: The offer is divided into key markets, such as Timeless, Designer, Whimsical and Evening. The variety and complementary nature of the ranges featured is geared to the needs of a global market seeking high-quality, distinctive products. +Private accessories. Ex: American Vintage, Guess by Marciano, Devernois…
  • Mr Brown: Leading international brands alongside hot new labels give buyers an opportunity to discover what’s new in the Denim, Sports/Lifestyle and Streetwear sectors. Ex: New Balance, Palladium, Eleven, Dr Denim…
  • Le Cube: the leather goods area at Porte de Versailles. Products are being presented by sector to attract specialist retailers. Ex:AcmeStudio, Kesslord,
  • Mess Around: International meeting for the professionals of the footwear market at Paris Porte de Versailles, and an information platform, MESS AROUND targets all consumers and answers the need of the footwear distribution. Ex:G Star, Aigle, Kickers…
  • Première Classe: The international event for fashion accessory designers at Porte de Versailles is the market’s leading platform targeted at the ready-to-wear retail market. Some 600 labels take part each season.

I decided to focus on the last one for this time, I went through their entire exhibitors list, here is what I discovered.

Click on the name of the brand.


Adeline Cacheux

via Matières à Reflexion

Coralie de Seynes

Cuisine Française Bijoux

Image of CHEYENNE - Bracelet tesse - Bronze - 7 couleurs

Theodora Gabrielli 


via  Mon Petit Plus

Origami Jewelry

Laura Lee Jewelry 

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Wing Paris




#12 Shopping Spree Vol.1 Paris

I never understood why people, when travelling, have a tendency to shop at places they already know (except when it’s much cheaper). Why would you go to a city like Paris and only go to Zara and H&M?

I’m from the South East of France, but I had the opportunity to spend 6 months in Paris last year for an internship. Consequently, I had a lot of time to discover the city (don’t worry, I didn’t spend my whole time shopping), and I had my favorites.

Here are two of them.

French Touche

located in the 17th Arrondissement, Batignolles neighborhood

Besace Brussel-C.Oui

Bracelet Harnais- Coralie de Seynes

      Headband Mila-Les dormeuses de Madapolam

Notes books

  Fine soap-Tokyomilk

Les fleurs

located in the 11th Arrondissement, near Gare de Lyon

Sabrina emma menthe



Notebook – Atypyk

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Bag – Charlotte Sometime

#6 Made in France Vol. 1


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