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A Fierce Spin On The Famous French Motto Spotted In Paris

A Fierce Spin On The Famous French Motto Spotted In Paris

Spotted in Paris: No doubt the work of a diehard member of the BeyHive, someone armed with a can of spray paint graffitied the side of a building with this play on the French motto “liberté, egalité, fraternité” (“freedom, equality, brotherhood”). Parfait! [Cosmopolitan]

The Soapbox: Pharrell Curates Women As Objects In Parisian Art Show

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Yoko Ono’s breasts, a model’s ass, and a vagina are front in center at an art show in Paris. It would be just another day in the art world if the person behind it wasn’t one of hip hop’s greatest assets. Which begs the question: Does Pharrell Williams have a woman problem?

The Oscar-nominated musician was recently tapped to curate a modern art show at Galerie Perrotin in Le Marais section of the City of Lights. I was rather excited to check it out on the recommendation of a friend. The show is called “G I R L,” taking its name from Pharrell’s recent album. The themes, according to press coverage in the art world, are a celebration of femininity and of women.

The exhibit featured 37 artists — 18 of them women, including Tracey Emin, Cindy Sherman, Sophie Calle. Marina Abramovic, and pieces by the Guerrilla Girls critical of women’s exclusion from the upper echelons of the art world. Yet upon entering the gallery featuring more than three dozen pieces of art curated by Williams, I felt safely uncomfortable, if that makes sense. Keep reading »

I Want To Go To There: The Sparkling Turquoise Pool Hidden Underneath Paris

This serene scene isn’t a buried relic from the Roman Empire or a magical underground fairy beach (which was my first thought, honestly), it’s actually a reservoir buried under one of the busiest, most crowded cities in the world. Built in 1874, the tank lies undisturbed beneath the streets in the south of Paris, and still supplies about 1/5th of the city’s population with fresh, clean water. It’s obviously closed off to the public to maintain its pristine quality, but oh, what I wouldn’t give to go for a dip… [MNChic]

 

Kim Kardashian Takes Paris By Storm For Her Bachelorette

  • Kim Kardashian and 20 of her closest friends took over Paris last night for her bachelorette party. The ladies drove around in a party van, posing for pictures at the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Kim wore a $20,000 gown modeled after a Faberge egg given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton. (No, I’m not making this up.) You can see pics from the whole night on her Instagram and almost feel like you were there yourself. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Neko Case snapped back at Playboy magazine for calling her a “woman in music” in a tweet. [Death And Taxes]
  • Lifetime is making a TV movie about Whitney Houston’s relationship with Bobby Brown, which will star Angela Bassett. [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »

Love It Or Leave It: Kristen Stewart’s Black, White, And Leather All Over

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Kristen Stewart Paris Couture

Kristen Stewart showed up at the Paris Haute Couture shows in this bold black and white ensemble, comprised of itty bitty leather shorts, a white boucle jacket, super smoky eyes, and her signature scowl/smile (oh K.Stew, never change!). As tempting as it is to write off this outfit purely because of the gratuitous fingerless leather gloves, I actually think Kristen looks totally, totally fierce. What say you?

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This Is How Parisians Trim The Grass

In an effort to make Paris a greener city, this week, city officials introduced a group of two-foot-tall Bretton sheep to “eco-graze” their way through half an acre of park in the in the 19th Arrondissement. These adorable lawnmowers will be keeping the grass well-maintained until October at which time they’ll be moved to a warmer climate. I didn’t know it was possible for me to love Paris more, but I do. The world would be a happier place if sheep replaced all lawnmowers. [The Atlantic]

Lambs In Sweaters
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Paris T-Shirt, Je T’Aime

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I’m one of those totally undiscerning, overeager Francophiles who will gladly buy anything that even remotely reminds me of Paris, from a mug that says “Oui!” to a giant cocktail ring in the shape of a macaron (I know, I’m the worst). This t-shirt, with a black and white screen-printed design of the Eiffel Tower, fulfills my Paris obsession much more stylishly–and subtly–than my usual Paris-themed impulse purchases. But just to drive the point home, I want to wear it with cuffed jeans and ballet flats while I grab a croissant and an espresso. Oui, oui! [$18, ZenThreads]

Pants Are Finally Legal For Women In Paris

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  • French women are finally legally allowed to wear pants in Paris. Previously they would only allowed to do so while holding horse reins. [Guardian UK]
  • Five adult men accused of the rape and murder of an Indian woman have plead not guilty. The sixth rapist, a teenager, will be tried in a juvenile court. The 23-year-old student, Jyoti Singh Pandey, was beaten and gang raped while riding the bus home from a movie. She was so brutally injured from the rape that she had to be flown to Singapore for medical care, where she died. [BBC]

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I’m Kvelling Over These Valentino Resort Dresses

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Kvelling is a Yiddish term for being excessively thrilled with or excited about, and that pretty much sums up my feelings about Valentino’s current resort collection. It is unfathomable to me that a man who clearly doesn’t understand the limits of tanning, could produce clothes so beautiful, feminine and vibrant. And yet! Mr. Valentino is a consummate women’s designer, creating delicious confections that you could imagine some rich heiress wearing to a garden party or whatever it is rich people do. So let’s take a look at a few of his gowns — the short dresses are lovely, too — and tell me which is your favorite! Keep reading »

What We Missed: The Frisky Staff Discuss Paris, Bacteria And Not Messing With Texas

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Dating advice for Amelia and strong words for Katherine Fenton. Read More »
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Cohabitating, Starbucks and so much more! Read More »
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Bellybutton Bacteria?!

This week on “What We Missed:” Ami heads to Paris, Jessica gets mega grossed out by bellybutton bacteria and Amelia calls out all those Texans who are trying to secede from the union. Oh, the possibilities.

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