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Musée de la Contrefaçon – Museums of Fakes

Article by Frank Cierpial Contrefaçon in French, means « counterfeit items » in English. Yes, in Paris you can find museums for the authentic and the unauthentic, but the atmosphere is totally different. We go to art museums for the same reason that we go « window shopping » on Rue de Faubourg Saint Honore. We go to marvel at something; either we marvel… Read more →

Defined Moment – Haute Couture SS15 – The Wedding Collection

For all the past seasons that I have been invited to the presentation of Defined Moment, I have been unable to go, and have had one of my contributors attend. Finally this season I was free, and am so glad I got to see this collection for myself. It was breathtaking! Titled « White Moment », this collection was entire dedicated to… Read more →

Charles Gillman and Men’s Fashion Week Adventures

Article by (British Expat and Makeup Artist) Charles Gillman     It was Fall/Winter 2015/16 men’s fashion week in Paris. Despite the fact that fashion was something I never seemed to struggle with in Paris, the men was something that I wasn’t managing to master after four years in the city of lights. Fair enough I had tailored my wild… Read more →

Oscar Carvallo Couture FW2014

Article by Charles Gillman Images provided by Oscar Carvallo Summer was here, and didn’t this Brit know it! Anything generally above ten degrees celsius sends me into a broad-spectrum decline of complaining how unbearably sweltering it is and re-sighting dramatically about how I may not make it to the fall, by falling face first on to a thirty degree pavement.… Read more →

Defined Moment Couture FW2014

Article by Frank Cierpial Images provided by Defined Moment After going through a hard time in life, sometimes you need to take a few steps back, rediscover who you are, and integrate the old you with the new you. That is exactly what I did after coming back to Paris after a great loss in my life and spent some… Read more →

Dries Van Noten Retrospective

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs often has fashion exhibits that are of the utmost quality. I have seen a few there, and most recently the Dries Van Noten Inspirations retrospective of his fashion design career so far. If you do attend this exhibit, may I suggest reading Dana Thomas’ portrait of the Belgian deisgner, in the Wall Street Journal first… Read more →

Fashion Photo Shoot in Paris

I was strolling by the Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro the other day, and saw this lovely little group of young American women, all primped up and ready for their photo shoot in Paris. I couldn’t resist, and asked their permission to take a few shots. After annoying them for a couple minutes as I snapped a few images, I left… Read more →

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