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A Dior Documentary You Must See!

If you do nothing else this weekend, you must watch this beautiful movie.  It is a showcase of Dior’s Spring/Summer Haute Couture 2011 collection, giving an insider’s view to how the collection was formed from sketches into actual runway pieces.  This is a great movie to show the amount of work and talent that goes […]

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Chanel Métiers d’Art Salzburg 2014/15

Every year, Karl Lagerfeld hosts an amazing fashion show called Métiers d’Art which showcases the work of Chanel’s atelier houses.  This year, the show was held in Salzburg.  Since studying at the Lesage embroidery house myself, I have become increasingly interested in the traditional atelier houses that service the Haute Couture industry.  As the traditional craftsmanship […]

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Guy Laroche PFW SS2015

Once again I was lucky enough to receive some invitations to Paris Fashion Week this past month.  I am always so excited this time of year when I go to my mailbox and find invitations to some of the most exclusive shows in Paris.  I love being one of the first to get a glimpse […]

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Le Petit Théâtre Dior

A world traveling exhibition of miniature Christian Dior Haute Couture gowns has begun its journey this summer in Chendgu, China.  This amazing show incorporates many of the fashion label’s most well known gowns, created in miniature versions from the originals.  Each piece is a third of the size of the original creations, yet still follows […]

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A Visit to Flower Maker Legeron

One of the best parts about living in France is getting to visit some of the most incredible craft atelier houses still creating handmade pieces for the world of fashion.  I have always wanted to visit Legeron and buy some flowers for my work, so I finally made time go into Paris and visit this […]

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A Weekend in Bordeaux

One of the best things about living in Europe are the many possibilities for weekend adventures.  This past weekend Thomas and I with his family set off for Bordeaux. I didn’t know much about this south west region of France other than it produces some of the most famous wines in the world.  Only a […]

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The Embroidery of Chanel Couture

Once again I am in awe at the impressive embroidery produced by “les petites mains” in the Lesage atelier for the house of Chanel Fall Winter 2014/2015 collection.  The craftsmanship never disappoints, and seems to always be creating new innovative ways to stay relevant in today’s fashion.   This video shows the way the artisans […]

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Dior Fusion Embroidered Shoes

I couldn’t resist sharing these beautiful hand embroidered sneakers from Dior.  This short video takes you inside the Dior ateliers to discover the intricate craftsmanship behind the Fusion Sneakers from the Autumn-Winter 2014-15 campaign.  My recent addiction to Pilates has now come full circle knowing that I could wear couture shoes while doing my workout!  What […]

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My Back Shed, French Style in Oakville

I am finally back in France, and was just itching to come back!  As much as I love being in Canada surrounded by family and friends, there is something that I always miss about Europe.  If you feel the same way about Europe as I do but can’t make the trip over to France, look […]

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The Passages of Paris

One of my favorite things to do in Paris is to visit the hidden passages throughout the city.  Developed between the late 18th century and the mid-19th century, these covered pedestrian walkways haven’t changed much since their opening so many years ago.  Once you step inside these passages, you will be transported back in time […]

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