FASHION TALKS

STYLE CONVERSATIONS: L’ECOLE DES FEMMES

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Time to brush up on your theatre classics : named after Molière’s play (in which an old man wants to marry his uneducated pupil in the hope of avoiding adultry – and fails), L’Ecole des Femmes is a sassy, sexy, tongue-in-cheek brand straight out of the imagination of Laura Sfez, a fashion designer based between Paris and Los Angeles. We first came across the brand by admiring Laura’s personal style – think Peter Pan-collar dresses with lacy underwear, high-waisted jeans with Nouvelle Vague inspired tshirts, slinky silk shirts, belted trenchcoats… Quintessentially Parisian. Imagine our joy when we realised that all her clothes were actually available to us lesser mortals! To be accessorized with a cigarette, glass of champagne and “French girl pout”, of course. We chat to Laura about inspiration, seduction, and why LA will never be Paris (bien sûr).  (more…)

Posted 4 days ago.

PHENOMENAL FASHION

FIORUCCI FOREVER

Following the news that Italian designer Elio Fiorrucci passed away yesterday, we celebrate one of the most epic fashion houses there ever was created : from the amazing (and sexy) ad campaigns to the colorful postcards and stickers as well as the iconic shops – the one in New York was seen as an alternative Studio 54 – the brand’s aesthetic is one of our great inspirations. Long live Fiorucci!

All pictures, Pinterest.

Posted 6 days ago.

Instaplease!


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Accessories obsession

COMPLETEMENT FOU!

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We’re c-r-a-z-y about these Anya Hindmarch leather stickers! On our bags, wallets, notebooks, phones and even computers, they help us spell out our mood of the day. And this Monday, with all our upcoming (secret) projects and preparation of our next issue – coming soon! – is decidedly “FOU”!

Leather letter stickers, Anya Hindmarch. Photo by Olivia da Costa

Posted 1 week ago.

TRAVEL IN STYLE

IN LOS ANGELES WITH AMELIE PICHARD

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We’re dreaming of the American West Coast… She might not be a local, but Parisian accessory designer Amélie Pichard knows a thing or two about California, and especially Los Angeles, a city she has visited a few times (including once to meet her all-time hero, Pamela Anderson). And the spots she recommends are as just cool as her crazy creations – think glitter derbies and pink furry heels – and her funny/sexy Instagram account : shopping for antiques, trying on sunglasses, tasting onigiri… Follow Amélie round the best places in Los Angeles!  (more…)

Posted 1 week ago.

Collaborations

FRIEND OF X CATHERINE BABA

You know how much we love a good pair of sunnies… After falling for the Retrosuperfuture x Andy Warhol collaboration, another Italian brand has caught our eye : Friend Of has tapped superstylist Catherine Baba to design an exclusive collection of sunglasses inspired by her personal collection of (incredible) kimonos. Unveiled at Colette during the last couture season, the collaboration plays on retro Hollywood references, from the names (we especially like the Holly Golightly and Marisa Berenson pairs) to the elegant style of the frames, printed with Japanese-inspired motifs. We want them all!!

Friend Of x Catherine Baba, available at Colette. Words by Fleur Burlet.

Posted 1 week ago.

Pick of the week

HAPPY BASTILLE DAY!

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Put on your most patriotic outfit and celebrate the 14th of July in style! Happy Bastille day to all our French readers!

Suede jacket and skirt, Carven. “I Don’t Need You”, photo by Olivia da Costa and styling by Georgia Tal in Please! Magazine #17.

Posted 2 weeks ago.