Posts tagged "paris"

“Paris/New York” Beautifully Integrates Two Of The World’s Greatest Cities

The Paris vs. New York debate has been (lazily) carrying on for decades, though in my humble opinion they're too unique in their own ways to compare. This video by Franck Matellini compares the two cities side by side. His work showcases the very different vibes for each city evokes (and if I'm being honest, ha…

By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2014

Paris Says Chill Out With The Love Locks Because Selfies Are More Romantic

Paris is getting fed up couples placing padlocks on the Pont des Arts railing and tossing the keys into the river to demonstrate their undying love for each other. Romance is great and all, but the locks accumulated over the years until they weighed in at 45 tons and caused the bridge to collapse in

By: Claire Hannum / August 15, 2014

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]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 26, 2014

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

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 musicia…

By: Lyneka Little / June 24, 2014

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 30, 2014

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2014

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

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 2, 2013

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 5, 2013

Paris T-Shirt, Je T’Aime

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 1, 2013

Pants Are Finally Legal For Women In Paris

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2013

I’m Kvelling Over These Valentino Resort Dresses

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 i…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2013

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

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.

By: Julie Gerstein / November 16, 2012

Life Dream Status: A Trampoline Bridge In Paris

Paris is my favorite city in the world (so original, right?), and before today I didn't think there was anything that could make it better. But after seeing this conceptual photo of a giant trampoline bridge across the Seine, well, I stand corrected. Dreamed up by architects at Atelier Zündel Cristea, the idea took third…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 1, 2012

Paris, For Less Than The Price Of A Plane Ticket

I am much too obsessed with Paris for my own good, especially considering that I've never been there. I'm enamored of the idea of it, so when I do eventually go (and, by God, I will), there is a decent chance that I will be hideously disappointed. With that in mind, I'm significantly less interested…

By: Rachel Krause / September 5, 2012

Elie Saab Sends Droolworthy Dresses Down The Runway At Paris Couture Week

Reason #5934 why being rich and famous wouldn't be the worst thing in the world: Elie Saab. Actually, while we're waxing hyperbolic, let's give him the top slot. I can't think of a single designer more imaginative, more unique, more timeless, or more committed to the most exquisite detail than Saab. It's never conceptual or…

By: Rachel Krause / July 5, 2012

More Of Our Favorite Looks From Paris Fashion Week

Ah! Paris Fashion Week! The best fashion week of them all, if you ask me. We've assembled more of our favorite looks from the Paris shows, and will be updating our survey throughout the week. So check back early and often!

By: Julie Gerstein / March 5, 2012

Sweets For The Sweet (In Paris!)

Who wouldn't jump at the chance to move to Paris for work? Amy Thomas was a copywriter in New York City when one day her boss offered her a dream gig writing copy for Louis Vuitton — in the City of Lights. Sold! But unlike other ladies who've flown across the pond, Amy wasn't looking…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2012

Miu Miu Releases 46 Unique Bags For Fashion Weeks

It's February already? Fashion weeks are fast approaching, that's for sure, and New York is the first up as always, with shows beginning on Thursday. Regretfully, one brand us Manhattanites don't usually hear much from is Miu Miu, which shows in Paris. This year, though, things are different. How different, you ask? Well, we still…

By: Rachel Krause / February 12, 2012

224 Pages Of “Paris Versus New York”

As both a New Yorker and a bonafide Francophile, I am a madly adoring fan of the brilliant graphic designer Vahram Muratyan's website, Paris versus New York. He compares the City of Lights to the Big Apple in a way that isn't snarky, or biased toward one or the other — rather, they read more…

By: Rachel Krause / February 10, 2012

Morning Quickies: Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes Do Paris

As if we're not already jealous enough, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes toured Paris this weekend together. That sound you hear is Amelia seething. [People, Celebuzz] Lily Allen gave birth on Friday to a baby girl. Mazel tov, Lily! [NYMag.com] Courtney Stodden dropped off some minskirts and six-inch heels for the disadvantaged at donation center…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 28, 2011
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