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Preview: Louis Vuitton City Guide 2011 Paris

French luxury designer Louis Vuitton kicks off the promotion for the 2011 edition of their renowned City Guide. In this lovely video (below), we are introduced to the mouth-watering Parisian delicacy: the Saint-Honoré pastry. Since 1998 Vuitton has been giving us their views on fashion, design, the arts and gastronomy. Each guide highlights the latest [...]

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LV Closes Paris Stores Early To Preserve Stock

Reuters is reporting that Louis Vuitton is closing its Paris store one hour early in attempt to preserve stock before the holiday shopping season begins. Apparently the brand is having supply issues and is concerned that if they sell too much now, they won’t have enough stock to fill demand during the holiday season. “We [...]

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Cointreau Privé by Dita Von Teese

Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese, in collaboration with Cointreau, is planning to open a pop up members only club in Paris’ Montmartre district. Cointreau Privé is set to open on Dita’s birthday on September 29 , the cabaret performer’s birthday, and stay open for one month. The club will serve her signature cocktail made of [...]

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Protesters decry Murakami show at Versailles

A show of outlandish sculptures by a Japanese artist in the Chateau of Versailles near Paris has enraged traditionalists who say it dishonours France’s past. From September 14 to December 12, visitors to Versailles will see eye-grabbing multicoloured statues in silver, fibreglass and metal by Takashi Murakami alongside the chateau’s ornate murals and chandeliers. “The [...]

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New Apple store in Paris

A second Apple Store opened on July 3rd, two steps from Opéra, 18 months after the brand’s first Paris store opened in the Carroussel du Louvre in Nov 2009. Named as Apple Opera Store, the design is a radical departure from the usual Apple Stores that you might have seen around the world. The location [...]

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The girls from the pearl at Chanel

A monumental lion, teeth bared and one front paw resting proprietorially on a giant pearl, held centre stage, its golden coat caught in the setting sun under the glass dome of the Grand Palais. Karl Lagerfeld is a past master at dreaming up attention-grabbing scenarios for his Chanel shows, and Tuesday night’s was no exception. [...]

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