Legendary French producer Alan Braxe is giving us today his Paris tips. He is a member of the Stardust with Thomas Bangelter & Benjamin Diamond and also the founder of the Vulture Label. Vulture hosts many parties from Paris to London, next one is this Tuesday at Social Club with performances by Alan Braxe, Dj Falcon, Tensnake and Xander Milne. Occasion to celebrate the new Alan Braxe EP «Moments in Time».
Johnny Hallyday, cigars, Booba and passion fruits. Evoke one item of the list and you will trigger a smile of pleasure at Foucauld Duchange, founder and editor-in-chief of PASSION. Still confidential, but highly sought after, the limited copies of this magazine are printed on several types of paper and bound by hand in Paris.
He is currently working on an exhibit that will introduce PASSION and its contributors. Far from a contemptuous hipster, this esthete invites you to join him to this event, starting on April 23rd at 0fr gallery, and reveals you his favorite spots in Paris.
Everybody knows this beautiful, dark silhouette you often meet at Fashion Week, but Diane Pernet is more a businesswoman than an haute-couture widow. She started her career in New York as a costume designer and showed her talent and taste in numerous publications such as Elle or Vogue. Back in Paris, Diane became one of the earliest fashion bloggers by starting A Shaded View on Fashion (ASVOF) in 2005.
Who is Calla Haynes ? Calla was born in Toronto and has been living in Paris for the past 10 years. After attending the Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris, she started working with Olivier Theyskens at Rochas and Nina Ricci before launching her own label. Her eponymous brand is based on the concept of “relaxed luxury » and she has already collaborated with Samsung, April 77, Honest By, and 3 Suisses. When she isn’t making girls look better, she throws cool parties like her last pfw cocktail at W Hotel.
ARAW, A Roll, A Week. This is the latest challenge of Ludovic Zuili, the rising photographer and filmmaker: every week, he publishes a new film roll on his eponym website. He will be hosting a two-day exhibition to celebrate the first year of the existence of ARAW, from this evening on, at Le Huit in Paris.
It all started with a chance encounter. Isaac Larose Farmer, party aficionado from Quebec, and Marc Beaugé, journalist from Paris (Le Monde, les Inrockuptibles, SoPress), met at a friend’s dinner party. After chatting about clothes, architecture, and books, they quickly realised they shared the same references. It was love at first sight for Marc, who later e-mailed Isaac proposing to collaborate on a project: “Would you want to do a brand together?” A meeting was called, a few ideas were thrown around, and again, they left it up to chance. Each wrote down 3 items, and if there was a match, they would run with it. It could have been small leather goods, or gloves, but their round of Russian roulette revealed a common passion: five panels. Marc humbly suggested Isaac’s name and well, the rest is history.
Maison Labiche is a story of friendship. It all started two years ago, when two young Parisians, Jenny, designer, and Marie, stylist, tired of the constraints of their day jobs, sought a new creative outlet. At the end of 2010, their common passion, complementary personalities and love of “know-how” inspired them to found Maison Labiche.
In 2008, philosophy students Mathieu and Olivier decided to drop out of university to start their men’s clothing line: Melinda Gloss. Named ironically after the nickname of one of their friends in Shanghai, Melinda Gloss brings good pieces inspired by other creative domains like classic cinema, made with natural fabrics and local know-how, and entirely in Paris, Limoges, Venice, and Porto. Four years after the opening of their first boutique in le Marais and private projections co-organized with Carlotta Films, they recently opened a second boutique at 9 rue Madame in Saint Germain des Près. We met Mathieu to know his favorite spots.
After arriving in Paris in 2006, Gaelle started working in the epic club le Paris Paris. She used to sew her own clothes and, cheered on by her friends, she decided to go further. In 2010 she won the young talent contest at the fashion fair Who’s Next. All her pieces are chosen from vintage stores all over the world, then rethought and reworked in a contemporary way. During the last Cannes Film Festival, she also launched Pimp My Shoes, a collection of shoe jewelery. She tells us about the spots where she likes to spend her time in Paris.