Monthly Archive for January, 2010

swarovski little black dress couture event in paris

Nothing says “chic Parisian party” like the LBD- the Little Black Dress, and no one knows that better than Crystallized Swarovski Elements, who has teamed with 22 of today’s leading fashion pioneers in a new traveling exhibit which premiered here in Paris this past week. The designers were asked to reinvent the little black dress using Swarovski crystals, and the results are nothing less than spectacular. From the all-over-beaded mini-dress by Alexis Mabille to Valentino’s silk shift with it’s Crystal Yarn webbed collar, the “Ways to Say Black” exhibit not only pays a sparkling tribute to the perennial staple of every party girl’s wardrobe, it also will pay tribute to a good cause. The collection of dresses will be sold at auction in New York this September, and all proceeds from both the sale and the hard-bound coffee table book of the show will go to the American Cancer Society and La Ligue contre le Cancer. I had an opportunity to view the exhibit at the Hotel Pozzo di Borgo (Karl Lagerfeld’s former digs) in the 7th arrondissement earlier this week. Here are a few of my favorite souvenirs:

hotel pozzo di borgo, paris

hotel pozzo di borgo, paris

crystallized "way to say black" paris, france

crystallized "way to say black" paris, france

gianfranco ferre, swarovski little black dress

gianfranco ferre, swarovski little black dress

missoni & fendi, LBD paris

missoni & fendi, LBD paris

alexis mabille, little black dress, paris

alexis mabille, little black dress, paris

valentino, crystallized swarovski elements, paris

valentino, crystallized swarovski elements, paris

alberta ferretti, little black dress, paris

alberta ferretti, little black dress, paris

swarovski crystallized LBD, paris

swarovski crystallized LBD, paris

parisian events in prissy mag

prissy mag

prissy mag

Prissy Mag is an online magazine which provides you with a unique look into Parisian life-  brought by people who actually live it every single day. Created and edited by author Priscilla Lalisse-Jespersen, Prissy Mag presents you with a personal, informative and entertaining look at Paris through expat eyes. I’m very excited to be featured in this month’s Expat Examined column, where I had a chance to talk about living and raising my children bi-culturally, as well as creating my wedding planning agency in Paris. Check out this and other insider peaks at daily Parisian life at www.prissymag.com

jenny packham trunk show in paris

Hot off les presses- Metal Flaque, the Parisian wedding dress and evening wear “Concept Store” which opened last year in the 1st arrondissement, is hosting a Jenny Packham Trunk show from February 5th - 13th.  For your chance for an up-close-and-personal peek at the Jenny Packham 2010 collection, or to schedule an appointment to try on a selection of other fabulous wedding gowns in Paris, be sure to sign up soon at www.metalflaque.fr.

jenny packham trunk show, metal flaque, paris

jenny packham trunk show, metal flaque, paris