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11 Jan

The Yoga Studios To Try In 2018

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Whether you like your yoga one-on-one in a smart studio or prefer to sweat it out in a group class, new studios are popping up all over the French capital. From traditional hatha to kundalini and New Age chroma yoga, the choice of classes is now wider than ever before. Here’s where the Vogue team is signing up this year.

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Bromance Paname

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"At Bromance Paname, we mix gentle exercise with chill-out vibes,” say founders Elise and Audrey. At this hybrid studio where you can also grab a coffee with a friend or curl up with a book, yoga is approached as a sport. Try Hip Hop Yoga, a dynamic class set to a hip-hop soundtrack, or California Barre,...
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3 Jan

Carven’s New Designer On Finding Inspiration In His Obsessions

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We catch up with creative director Serge Ruffieux as he approaches his one-year anniversary at the Parisian label

Way back in 1945, the bodacious bohemian Madame Carven was the couturier known for her female-centred designs, patenting Paris’s first ever push-up bra. Clashing references from her travels and building them into couture for herself – a “petite woman” – she quickly became the favourite of mini-divas like Leslie Caron and Edith Piaf. As well as launching the still adored perfume Ma Griffe by parachuting hundreds of bottles across the skies of Paris, she also toured movie theatres across France to stage fashion shows at each pitstop. Focussed on this kind of democracy and accessibility, in 1950 Madame Carven became one of the...
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27 Nov

Saint Laurent Is Taking Over Colette On Monday

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Get those Christmas lists ready.

This article was originally published by i-D UK. Fans of famed French fashion house Saint Laurent rejoice, because they are taking over famed French department store Colette this coming Monday. The brand have created a line of collectable items for the store just in time for you to start dropping really unsubtle hints about what you want for Christmas. Highlights include: a leopard print skate deck, an actual Vespa scooter, a customized Polaroid camera, and a lighter referencing Yves’s Le Smoking. Don’t fret if your family’s not quite generous enough to shout you a motor vehicle. More modest than a scooter — but no less desirable — items in the line up include a Patti Smith hoodie, a Bryan...
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14 Nov

There’s An Entire Exhibit In Paris Dedicated To YSL’s Most Gorgeous Designs And It’s a Must-See

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Ready to book a flight to Paris? (Answer: Always.) But if you need another reason, here's one: The newly opened YSL exhibit, The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, celebrates who Yves Saint Laurent was as a person and the magnificence of his groundbreaking work.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
The exhibit held in the Hôtel Particulier—where the designer spent almost 30 years working—takes museum-goers deep into the YSL archives and the world of Yves Saint Laurent. Iconic personal shots of Laurent shot by Irving Penn and Andy Warhol are displayed throughout the exhibit. An entire section is devoted to his personal sketches, giving visitors an inside look to his design approach and aesthetic. The edit of clothing, though limited, features the best of his...
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27 Oct

Louis Vuitton’s New Paris Store Was Designed By The Architect Of Versaille

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This month, Louis Vuitton returned to where it all began in Paris, to open up a store like no other called the Maison.

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©LOUIS VUITTON STÉPHANE MURATET

THE EXTERIOR FACADE OF MAISON LOUIS VUITTON VENDÔME, ORIGINALLY DESIGNED BY JULES-HARDOUIN MANSART, THE ARCHITECT OF THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES.

Located at 2 Place Vendôme, the grand 18th-century building was where the brand's story began over 160 years ago. It was here—below two hôtel particuliers and behind a facade designed by Jules-Hardouin Mansart, the architect of the Palace of Versailles—that a young Louis Vuitton opened his first store. Today, the address has come back to life with the help of architect Peter Marino.

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©LOUIS VUITTON STÉPHANE MURATET
INSIDE MAISON LOUIS VUITTON VENDÔME THAT OPENED THIS MONTH IN...
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26 Oct

Paris Gets Its Mojo Back

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The city has hired a PR team as part of its feverish efforts to boost tourism after a string of terrorist attacks.

Why was Rihanna meeting with the president of France? In late July, the pop star wore a comically oversized navy blazer and an ostentatiously classic French designer purse (Dior) to meet with President Emanual Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, at their residence, Elysee Palace. “I <3 Madame First Lady #girlpower” Rihanna captioned her Instagram story pic of herself with Brigitte, who wore faded skinny jeans for the appointment.

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Rihanna/ Instagram
The buzzy photo opp belied a solemn purpose: Rihanna was petitioning the French president to pledge funding for global education as part of her work as an ambassador...
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7 Sep

LVMH Is Transforming This Iconic Paris Garden Into a $71.5 Million Theme Park

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A Paris garden, with a strong fashion link, is to open as a theme park next year following a €60 million (about $71.5 million) redevelopment.
Luxury goods multinational LVMH, which looks after brands including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Fendi, has confirmed it has been given planning permission to convert the 157-year-old Jardin d'Acclimatation into one of France's top amusement parks.

CELEBRATION _ The day before the launch of the complete makeover, the @jardindacclimatation invites visitors to a special day of free entry, rides and entertainment. Rendezvous on Sunday, September 3, to celebrate the future Jardin d’Acclimatation! More information on jardindacclimatation.fr _ #jardindacclimatation #themepark #paris #nature
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Sadly, it won't be fashion-themed, but the 18-hectare space...
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26 Apr

Is Consumer-Friendly Activism a Sign Of Feminist Progress—Or Just a Sellout?

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Sady Doyle: Buy It, Wear it, Spread It To hear some tell it, there are two ways to be a feminist: One version entails ceaseless seriousness, migrating from protest to pro- test with a Dworkin book in your bag. The other—the "fluffy," not-really-feminist feminism—consists of sticking a solid-gold safety pin (signifying solidarity with immigrants and minority groups) on your Beyoncé-inspired beret and calling it a day. Yes, the gold safety pin is real. It costs $233 and has a mother-of-pearl clasp, and buying it does not in itself constitute a political act. Nor does applying lipstick in a shade called "Activist" (by British brand Illamasqua) or lacing up a pair of Keds—"Ladies first since 1916"—whose latest empowerment-themed tag lines include "Make Your...
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14 Apr

Inside The Kitchen At Ladurée

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While nothing quite rivals the gift of a Tiffany blue box, a light pistachio green one from Ladurée Paris, promising an assortment of divine pastel pastries, comes pretty close. Desperate to discover how one of our favorite patisseries makes the macaron based treats we cannot get enough of, we visited the shop's NYC flagship for a behind-the-scenes look at how their sugary sensations take shape. Their iconic macarons are flown in fresh every day from Paris, so you won't see them made here, but their best-known, irresistible pastries and tarts all come together in-house—and are almost too pretty to eat. Here, watch how they make their famed Saint Honoré Rose, Tarte Citron and Ispahan, that taste just as perfect (and...
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26 Jan

The New Paris Spots To Check Out During Couture (and Beyond)

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t’s not easy to come back to reality after gazing at the elegance of couture. Luckily, there are plenty of new spots throughout the city perfect for perpetuating the magic of Paris off the runways. From a museum that explores the thorough history of perfume to intricately opulent bijoux, these are the new venues serving up the perfect allongé in the City of Light this month (and beyond). Eat: Le Grand Bain Hooray for 2017: British-born chef Edward Delling Williams opened a Belleville-situated bistro in the very same spirit as his former 11th Arrondissement kitchen, Au Passage. The inviting interior has a warmly rustic feel, highlighting exposed beams and bricks. A substantive horseshoe-shaped bar splits the room in two, while the back kitchen’s industrious activity is conspicuous through rectangular windows. The daily blackboard menu ( ....
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