Remember drooling through episode after episode of Sex and the City as a succession of mesmerizing outfits were paraded across the screen? The fashion visionary behind the series, Patricia Field, has applied her magic wand to a new film about female friendship called The Other Woman. Styling leading ladies Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, Field has ensured another film is sprinkled with moments of sartorial brilliance. Opens at Grand Cinemas on April 24.
First established in 1950, Les Arcades quickly became the go-to store for exclusive silverware and luxury household products, creating an emphasis upon the meeting point between luxury goods and design with a number of rare, exclusive objects. After a recent renovation, they have opened their newly modernized doors again. Swing by to snap up some unique table decorations for your summertime dinner parties.
A confection of soft, sorbet colors, Dina Jsr’s first boutique has opened in Saifi Village. A Lebanese fashion designer raised in Saudi Arabia and educated in London, her meticulously constructed clothes are perfect for swirling around a garden party this summer.
First there was the “Persian Minis” exhibition starring miniature illustrations by nine Iranian artists. Now art is getting the plus-size treatment with “Persian Maxis” as ArtLab continues its obsession with Iranian culture through a collection of artworks that explore landscapes, childhood, femininity, servility, the human body and war. Runs until April 26.
Pucci have launched their first app, celebrating their most iconic accessory – the boldly patterned Pucci silk scarf that has been draped around the necks of countless celebrities (Marilyn Monroe was a fan) since Emilio Pucci first started designing clothes in 1947. The app, “Scarfie,” allows fans to snap selfies that can be personalized with signature Pucci scarves styled on their head, neck or wrist.
From Spring/Summer 2015 onwards, the Etro shoe collection will be exclusively manufactured in-house to ensure the highest level of care and control over the Italian fashion house’s products. Focusing on the brand’s New Tradition approach to fashion, in which they merge long-established techniques with technological research, it sounds like this brand is only getting better with time.
Make the most of your Easter with a whirlwind weekend in Paris. Check in to the Hôtel Du Continent – a luxury hotel so new they’re still unwrapping the bellboys – with an unbeatable location by the Tuileries and lavish rooms designed by Christian Lacroix. Tel. 33.1.4260.7532
LO/A Library of Arts is in the midst of “Haut-Ma” (“Haut-Marais”), the blossoming area south of République. Among the shops, restaurants and galleries that prove it, LO/A stands out for its relentless creativity. A sort of shape-shifting, multilingual interpretation of a library, its stock fluctuates along “thematics.” Tel. 33.1.9837.59108
David Toutain is a man of whom Paris whispers great things, and those whispers have by no means abated with the opening of his signature restaurant. Sophisticated, cerebral plates wring as much joy from an endive as an entrecôte – just sit back and let the tasting menu wash over you. Tel. 33.1.4551.1110
Its gracious arcades, all golden wood and ironwork, sheltered a busy market in the ’50s, but Le Carreau du Temple has been out of commission for decades. Now it’s back in action, elegant lines and curves sparkling, ready to host cafés, shops, sport and culture for all.
There’s nothing wrong with a gilded cage when it’s a Nancy Gonzalez handbag. Available at Aïshti. Tel. 01.991.111
Burberry’s been doggedly conquering China for years, triumphantly celebrating the opening of Beijing’s flagship store in 2011 with a performance from British band Keane and cutting-edge virtual technology splashed across the walls. Now the fashion house has set its sights on Shanghai, opening a spectacular store that includes a dedicated watch area and the first in-store Burberry Beauty Room.
Marc Jacobs prove age ain’t nothing but a number as he appoints Jessica Lange, a 64-year-old actress, to be the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. Reclining elegantly in the recently revealed campaign photo, Lange waves the flag for older women aging gracefully in the fashion and beauty industry.