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This September’s Accessories Trend and other blablas (French for ‘chatting’)

In Bags, Fashion, Jewelry, Shoes, Uncategorized on September 12, 2011 at 12:42 am

I was walking on Avenue Montaigne this Vogue Fashion’s Night when I saw all these fashionistas (I confess to be a fashionista, myself) looking at, if not to say admiring, Vogue France Fashion editors Emmanuelle Alt, Géraldine Saglio, Célia Azoulay, and Véronique Didry, and models among other Natasha Poly, Isabelli Fontana, and Anja Rubik. I noticed that all of these voguette were in black. Véronique Didry, for instance, known for her simple, boyish, but very chic style, wore a black hat. She impressed me once again and as usual with her boyish style.

Vogue France Editor at large Véronique Didry with her Hat

(As you can see I need to repair my lamented Nikon D70 for greater pictures). I have the same in brown. You can find it at H&M. You can wear it with everything, a dress for instance, while it looks a bit boyish. As for the shoes, I will opt for something like brogues that you can find from H&M to Robert Clergerie. I really need one… Some suggestions: H&M Brogues, Balenciaga Silver Derbys (French for ‘Brogues’), and Robert Clergerie Brogues. But there are many more…

Now, let’s move onto Géraldine Saglio, who is one of my favorite fashion editors (with Taylor Tomasi-Hill, Mélanie Huynh, Giovanna Bottaglia, and, and Anna Dellor Russo), in total black, of course, wore a Aurélie Bidermann Snake Necklace, according to what I heard (and I am sure it is).

Vogue France Fashion Editor Géraldine Saglio during the Vogue Paris Fashion's Night Out

I have already blogged on this precious — much wanted — snake collection but I have not included the ‘collier’ (French for ‘necklace’). Géraldine Saglio’s snake Necklace was in gold on a black top. Believe me it was so beautiful.

This apart, I was working on a September’s Trend for this blog. Pumps, Hats, necklaces, bags from under $100 up to… Anyway… are what we must wear. That will be the occasion to discover a new Jewelry designer that I love so much…

Valérie Messika. I discovered her in a French magazine, certainly in Jalouse’s this September issue. And I fell in love, I confess. Not exclusively for her snake collection, but for all her jewels. Apart from Valérie Messika’s snake necklace, I am in love with, and this is not a surprise, Pierre Hardy’s Circle Sandals, Proenza Schouler’s Multi-Strap Sandals, Zara Patchwork Court Shoe, Elizabeth and James Wedge, and Balenciaga Escarpins (French for ‘Pump’ or ‘Court shoes’). I bought the H&M calf Hat but in Burgundy and I am planning to purchase the beige and the bag. But I confess to have on target this Emilio Pucci Calf Felt Hat (not yet blogged but soon). And what to think of the ‘indémodable’ (French for ‘Perennially fashionable’) Gérard Darel Midday Midnight Bag? (maybe hard to find in the U.S.…) and the Prada Gaufré Maxi Clutch? This September is announced to be very cool maybe to shift slowly but surely (doucement mais sûrement) into fall.

By the way, I received a pair of sunglasses from my mother, a vintage Emilio Pucci one she wore in the late 60’s that I will wear this fall and winter. I saw in a 2003 Vogue France, Sigrid de l’Épine, who had been responsible for Public Relations and Patrimony at Balenciaga for years and now works for Chanel Couture, wore a similar pair of sunglasses by Old England.

Those designers:

Valérie Messika


Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière

Proenza Schouler


Aurélie Bidermann

Pierre Hardy

Gérard Darel

Elizabeth and James


Emilio Pucci

Robert Clergerie

(*): Price indicated in euros, check out your local store for more information.


Vogue Fashion’s Night Out: “Atelier Fendi” Exhibition

In Bags, Fashion, Shoes on September 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm

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Get the Look #1: clutch, dress, jewels, nail lacquer for green sandals

In Bags, Fashion, Jewelry, Nail polishes, Shoes on August 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

We are now closed to the end of August (unfortunately or not). Shoes are the key of this look #1: a pair of sandals in green crystal by Jimmy Choo. Following the post that announced green as the color for this forthcoming fall season, here is a suggestion to compose the perfect, if not one of, style: a white dress (H&M), a clutch in black (Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, Jimmy Choo, and Proenza Schouler), jewels (Aurélie Bidermann), and a greeny-gold on nails (Chanel makeup), including this pair of sandals in green crystal (Jimmy Choo) for a fresh feel.

Video of the Day: Vogue France’s Beauty Shooting with Lloyd Simmonds

In Fashion, Makeup on August 22, 2011 at 1:58 am

Lloyd Simmonds, YSL Makeup D.A., is one of these talented makeup artists that sublimate a woman. Here is a video showing the making off a beauty shooting for French Vogue‘s new issue (September issue).
Video courtesy Vogue France

Object of desire: Aurelie Bidermann’s jewels: The Snake Collection

In Fashion, Jewelry on August 5, 2011 at 12:52 am

Nope, this is not real snakes. But I confess to have a crunch for reptiles particularly for crocodiles, but less for snakes. Yet, these snakes are so beautifully design, très chic.

SnakesI saw the bracelet in a French magazine. It may be Jalouse, a fashion magazine very popular in France. I am saving my money to have one the quicker I can. For, yes, these beauties have a price. The Silver “Snake” Ring is the less expensive. It only costs €293. The Gold “Snake” Ring differs to the silver one — its material aside — insofar as it is set with black diamonds, and costs €1415. The last one is my favorite because I deeply love bracelets. This White Gold Double “Snake” Bracelet is set with Black Diamonds. A beautiful design with delicate line, serti de diamants noirs (set with black diamonds in French). But it has a price: it unfortunately (for my wallet) costs €5000. Yes I know it is very expensive. However Aurélie Bidermann‘s materials are delicate, noble, as she says, and très elegant, just sublime. Very versatile, jewelry, for Bidermann, are designed to be easy to pair with all kind of clothes, day as evening.

As Aurélie Bidermann says, each piece tells its story. These jewels are designed to be adopted (as you may do with shoes and bags if you are shoes addicts or bag addicts).

Aurélie, tell me more about you?

Aurélie Bidermann is a French jewelry designer. With a master of art history, Aurélie Bidermann moved to New York. Her career first began at Sotherby’s impressionist department and then at the department of contemporary art. In contact with the greatest work of art and thanks to a unique expertise, Aurélie Bidermann feeds her creative desires. In 1999, she takes up against all odds her studies, hoping one day create her own works.

Aurélie Bidermann returns to her first love and begins to study stones. She achieved a faultless course: Gemology School in Antwerp and specialization in technical drawings to BJO in Paris. Aurélie Bidermann‘s style is nowadays recognizable among all. Imitated but never equaled, the poetic creations of Aurélie Bidermann are a true declaration of peace. A red Line from Jerusalem married a sumptious jet-black elephant from India, aquamarine and shells go together well with a topaz glitter… Love, serenity, and fantasy are the founding of the brand’s philosophy, a real “art of happiness”.

To meet the expectations of demanding clients and of still growing orders from the new stores, the designer renews her sources of inspiration and imagines pieces of exception, much to the delight of an unconditional and international clientele, among others, Kate Moss, Liv Tyler, Sofia Coppola, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Sarah Jessica Parker.

Biography originally appeared on Aurelie Bidermann. Infographic: courtesy Lady Desinvolte