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Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Francophile Girl

Holiday Gift Guide
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Confession: I’m a little bit obsessed with blogs written by American girls living in Paris. Their style, their food, their apartments, their men … ooh la la!  My favorite is Making Magique, but I also like Badaude, the group blog HipParis and Dead Fleurette (who lives in Oslo, but is a Francophile). Maybe I’m deeply jealous of my friend Leonora Epstein, who wrote The Frisky’s 365 Days In Paris series. Or maybe I’m just envious of a world where the lighting always looks just-so. Or maybe I just want to wear red lipstick and polka dots without apology.

Either way, I’m going through a serious Francophile phase myself and hoping my holidays are filled with macarons and Chanel perfume. Shopping for a wannabe Parisian this holiday season? Allons-y! Keep reading »

DSK’s Wife Considering Divorce After Rape Accusations, Prostitution Scandal

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All Charges Dismissed
All criminal charges against DSK for sexual assault are dimissed. Read More »
DSK Case To Become Porn
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DSK's sex assault case will become "Dominique Sex King" porn. Read More »
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Finally! At long last, Dominique Strauss Kahn‘s wife has finally gotten a clue (or an STD). Anne Sinclair stood by the former International Monetary Fund chief when he was accused in May of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and reached into her deep pockets to pay his lawyer fees. (All criminal charges were dismissed; a civil case is still pending.) Sinclair even stood by DSK last month when he was accused of using a high-class French prostitution ring.

But now a politician close to the French power couple said Anne has had enough and they “are thinking about (divorce or separation), that’s for sure.” The French newspaper Le Figaro even quoted “friends” of Anne who claim she thinks his reputation is getting “pathetic.”

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Domestic Inspiration: French Kitchen

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Bitchin' In The Kitchen
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Growing up, my mother always decorated our home in a Provençal fashion, so I have an inborn love of the elegant style. I’m also infatuated with the idea of a French kitchen, though my culinary skills are limited to microwavable rice in a packet. In my opinion, there is no culture more inspiring than the French. I’ve never been to France and I don’t know many French people, so my idea of the country is more of, say, an educated approximation than a real understand. But so what, I say.  Whether you’re making a bowl of cereal or a delectable coq au vin (in which case I will be right over), you can have a touch of the blue, white, and red in your home too with these dining and kitchen wares. Let that le drapeau tricolore fly!

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Evening Quickies: Carla Bruni Gives Birth To Baby Girl

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  • Zut alors! French First Lady Carla Bruni gave birth today in Paris to her first child, a girl, with the president, Nicolas Sarkozy. [People]
  • Paris Jackson, Michael’s 13-year-old daughter, is being courted to represent the Lingerie Football League under the premise it “breaks down barriers for women in football.” No, no, no. That organization is so gross. [The Hollywood Gossip]
  • Mariska Hargitay and her husband have adopted a baby boy. Mazel tov! [AOL] Keep reading »

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Linked To French Prostitution Ring

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Sexual Assault Joke
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Esquire magazine tweets a joke about sexual assault. Ha? Read More »
The Word "Rape"
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Whether or not you believe Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a hotel maid in New York City this spring (and I, personally, believe that he did), we can all agree the former head of the International Monetary Fund is a sleazy dude. Not long after he was accused by Nafissatou Diallo, a Guinean immigrant, of forcing her to perform oral sex, a French journalist named Tristane Banon spoke out and said Strauss-Kahn attempted to rape her back in 2003 when she came to interview him at a Paris apartment. Not too long after, the French newspaper Le Parisien reported that Air France had an unofficial policy of only allowing men to work in first class when Strauss-Kahn flew because he routinely sexually harassed their stewardesses, like the time he allegedly told one woman, “What a nice ass!” So I’m not too surprised to read on Slate.com that France’s Journal du Dimanche newspaper claims the ex-IMF chief has allegedly been linked to a French prostitution ring. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Sexual Assault Case Vs. DSK In France Dropped

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  • France dropped a sexual assault inquiry against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, over lack of evidence and statute of limitations. Tristane Banon, a writer, claimed Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her back in 2003, when she came to interview him at a Paris apartment building. In a statement, police said, “What came to light is that, while there is not enough evidence to pursue on a count of attempted rape, there are elements that can be qualified as sexual assault.” However, nothing will be pursued because the statute of limitations has passed. This alleged incident came to light after DSK was accused of forcing oral sex on a woman across the pond: In May, a New York City hotel maid accused DSK of sexually assaulting her when she came to clean his room. The criminal charges were later dropped by prosecutors when past lies made by the housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, on her immigration/asylum paperwork were found to be untrue and she was deemed untrustworthy. He is still facing a civil lawsuit by Diallo in the Bronx, where she lives. [NY Times] Keep reading »
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