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SHOPPING: TIMBERLAND HELCOR EXOTIC SERIES

SHOPPING: TIMBERLAND HELCOR EXOTIC SERIES

I recently stumbled across these Timberland Helcor Exotic 6-Inch boots and I’m loving them! Made with a premium leather (thicker and softer) and featuring a reptilian-skinned pattern, this new iteration is – of course – waterproof, abrasion-resistant, cold and heat resistant. The matte texture gives them a really chic look while the reptilian-skinned pattern catches beautifully the light. You...
SHOPPING: GRENSON SS15

SHOPPING: GRENSON SS15

Back in November I had the chance to meet Grenson’s creative director and owner Tim Little and chat about the brand, what it means to create shoes and revisit classics. Tim is truly committed to create beauty and simplicity. His new Spring Summer collection is here to prove it again with elegant new styles. First, the...
SHOPPING: LOUIS VUITTON - V LINE

SHOPPING: LOUIS VUITTON – V LINE

Louis Vuitton’s dedication to perfection and the art of travel is restless. The Parisian house just released a new leather goods collection, the V LINE. Made with innovative leather and exceptional attention to details (water-resistant, lightweight, versatile), the series was designed for the urban explorer. At the occasion, Louis Vuitton filmed two acclaimed talents, Japanese multimedia artist Ryoichi Kurokawa and American pro-skater Alex Olson,...
SHOPPING: RAF SIMONS SS15

SHOPPING: RAF SIMONS SS15

While these pieces are only the first (and quite limited) delivery from the Spring Summer collection, it seemed right to feature them now. Raf Simons reached a nice momentum with his last collections mixing his love for visual art and his never-ending youth celebration (pop and punk elements). After his collaboration with the artist Sterling Ruby, the new collection explores a more...
SHOPPING: NIKE LAB DUNK LUX HIGH

SHOPPING: NIKE LAB DUNK LUX HIGH

Revisiting classics seems to be the big trend since a year or so. After the Air Force One launched in a premium edition last fall, NikeLab just updated its Dunk High using their latest innovation. The 1985’s classic shoe was redesigned using less material for a more contemporary silhouette (noticeable in the toe-box and heel). Memory...
INTERVIEW: BARTON PERREIRA

INTERVIEW: BARTON PERREIRA

The luxury eyewear industry is mostly dominated by ready-to-wear brands (Prada, Saint Laurent,…) or international licenses (Ray-Ban for example). Just go to your local department store to verify it. It’s rare to find independent names capable to compete with them on an international scale. Barton Perreira is certainly the most prominent one. Founded in 2007...
SHOPPING: AIR MAX 1 ULTRA MOIRE

SHOPPING: AIR MAX 1 ULTRA MOIRE

Nike’s quest for more simplicity, lightweight products and innovation seems endless. Made with synthetic suede, laser-perforated, one-piece upper ( actually inspired by the 2006 Nike Air Zoom Moire), the Air Max Ultra Moire offers playful color and fabric contrasts while keeping very low key with mute textures. The sole has been completely revisited using less material while...
SHOPPING: GITMAN VINTAGE SHIRTS

SHOPPING: GITMAN VINTAGE SHIRTS

Gitman Vintage shirts are the epitome of the cool shirts. Part of the Gitman Bros family but only reserved for the cool retailers, the Vintage series offers all you can expect from a made in USA shirt (craftsmanship, excellent fabric quality) with a contemporary take whether is the print (often quite eccentric) or the fit (more...
SHOPPING: NIKELab ACG

SHOPPING: NIKELab ACG

Nike is redefining the future of sportswear one more time with the relaunch of its line ACG under the NikeLab label. Berlin-based designer Errolson Hugh, co-founder of Acronym®, an independent design agency focused on the unification of style and technology in apparel, was invited to join his creative force with the Nike design team. Using the in-house technology (Nike...
SHOPPING: 4 CLASSIC SCENTS

SHOPPING: 4 CLASSIC SCENTS

My personal tastes have singularly evolved towards sophisticated and unknown brands mostly because I’ve been wearing perfumes for quite some time now. I felt the need to explore new horizons. But with that being said, friends and readers have always asked me what to wear. So I’ve made a simple selection (all from Sephora and...
SHOPPING: HESCHUNG SHOES

SHOPPING: HESCHUNG SHOES

It all started in 1934 with the creation of the Schlitteur heavy-duty boot. Far in the Northern Alsace (east of France), Eugene Heschung decided to establish his own business after 14 years in the industry. First supported by the major industrial activity in Alsace, the brand started developing all sorts of boots, from hiking to competition skiing. 80...
GROOMING: IMMUNOCOLOGIE

GROOMING: IMMUNOCOLOGIE

Today’s I’m introducing you to Immunocologie, a new skincare brand launched this year and founded in NY. Its concept is based on an innovative new delivery system, developed around the science of the skin’s interaction with the immune system. Free of parabens, chemical emulsifiers, or fillers, the products are cold pressed, all natural and contain 15 vitamins...
SHOPPING: ASOS'S BACKPACKS

SHOPPING: ASOS’S BACKPACKS

Asos makes fun and affordable backpacks. So if you are like me (ie a different backpack for different look), Asos is the best source. Discover below some of my favorites currently on my e-shop. Part of them are in promotion and under $50! (Just type Asos in the search to find more styles).
SHOPPING: COLORBLOCKED SWEATERS

SHOPPING: COLORBLOCKED SWEATERS

It’s not because it’s cold outside that we can’t look smart! I’ve selected from my e-shop some bold and some more classic colorblocked sweaters designed by three independent designers. First, the London-based designer Hentsch Man and their colourful sweaters, then Industry Of All Nations, a sustainable studio sourcing fabrics from cooperatives around the world, and...
SHOPPING: FJALLRAVEN / NATIVE SHOES

SHOPPING: FJALLRAVEN / NATIVE SHOES

Seasons in New York are extremes. It’s no news for anyone living here unless you are me. I’m in a constant denial ! For instance, I naively thought that buying winter boots in August would help me prepare for and accept the cold, sleet, snowstorms, and the 5 hours of daylight but I dramatically failed...
WANT LES ESSENTIELS DE LA VIE FW14

WANT LES ESSENTIELS DE LA VIE FW14

It can be strenuous to find in this overly saturated accessories market a simply designed bag, the one you will have for a while, with unique trendy details, but not excessively loud or expensive. Launched in 2006 in Montreal, Byron and Dexter, the two of the co-founders behind WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, have consciously...
SHOPPING: MYKITA MYLON COLLECTION

SHOPPING: MYKITA MYLON COLLECTION

Mykita Mylon series is certainly the most avant-garde and complex technology on the market right now. Made of layers of super-fine polyamide powder turned via CO2 laser sintering (some sort of thermo collage) into three-dimensional objects, the Mylon technology offers infinite creative possibilities and extremely lightweight and seamless frames. The new Glacier collection elevates the traditional mountain climbing eyewear mixing classic silhouettes with...
SHOPPING: COMME DES GARCONS PLAY

SHOPPING: COMME DES GARCONS PLAY

We all need a Comme des garcons Play t-shirt (or polo shirt) in our wardrobe. They are fun, sometimes quirky, no-brainer and most importantly they will always make you look cool (just in case you needed more credit!). And with a price range between $105 and $150, they also make the perfect gift! Check out my favorite styles...
SHOPPING: NIKE ESCAPE COLLECTION

SHOPPING: NIKE ESCAPE COLLECTION

Finally a new Nike Sportswear Escape Pack! While Nike has released similar Escape pack since 1988, it has been a moment since we had a such exciting one. For the occasion, Nike updated four of its classics, the Air Max 1, the Air Max 90, the Air Max 95 and the Internationalist Mid in earthy leathers. The result is elegant layering of creamy...
SHOPPING: MIAMI ART BASEL EDITION

SHOPPING: MIAMI ART BASEL EDITION

Miami Art Basel starts today transforming the entire city into a cultural hub jam-packed with jet setters, fashion editors and eventually art critics. Since some of the resort collections are already available on my eshop, I’m using this opportunity to feature some of my favorites including (left to right) Christopher Kane, Orlebar Brown, Robinson les Bains,...
OPENING CEREMONY GIFT GUIDE - PART 2

OPENING CEREMONY GIFT GUIDE – PART 2

Opening Ceremony – Cube hand crewneck and pants  Opening Ceremony – Boots Each season, OC celebrates a new country inviting new designers and also designing a capsule collection inspired by their icons and myths. Inspired by a Belgian legend (Brabo, a young Roman soldier, slayed a giant and flung his hand into a River),  OC created this surrealist pattern...