Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tavi Interviews Rodarte

Teenage style sensation Tavi does a video with the Rodarte about their Target collaboration.
Was glad to know the Rodarte sisters introduced Tavi to Loteria (Mexican Bingo). Everyone should really have one.
Q&A on

Monday, December 7, 2009

Caroline gives Instructions

My friend Caroline giving instructions...she is super with that.

David Lynch for fashion

Gucci by Gucci perfume commercial directed by David Lynch

David Lynch is
rumored to direct the next installment of the Lady Dior saga with Marion Cotillard. Can I say: J'adore!? If you are doing film noir and want something different David Lynch is the master.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Phoenix '1901' Acoustic

Phoenix performing ‘1901′ live and acoustic. An amazing Paris moment.

Via Selectism

Shangai Chanel

This was the week of spectacular shows. On Thursday night Chanel debut is pre-fall collection with an extravagant runway show in Shangai. Aimed to catch the imagination of the new Chinese luxury consumer there was a video presentation before the show shot by Karl Lagerfeld; in it he envisions the trip to asia Coco Chanel would have made. Madame Chanel gets a chance to tell Chinese people the quilting of the Chanel 2.55 was their invention.

Karl Lagerfeld Talks Shanghai and Fashion WWD

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sonia Rykiel H&M Fashion parade.

Sonia Rykiel H&M Fashion Parade - Complete! from Elle Aime Paris on Vimeo.

I think by now everyone has read about the amazingness that the Sonia Rykiel and H&M launch celebration was. No one could post the magic on facebook fast enough...Oui it was a wonderland, oui tout Paris was there, oui I got to dance with Andres Velencoso, oui the night ended perfectly at Montana. Here the complete 30 minutes of parade. My flip can only do so much justice to the magic. Enjoy!

Paris Spectacular

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Crazy" by Bijoux Altamirano and Camille Vivier

Video by Bijoux Altamirano who also performs with the band the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, and photographer Camille Vivier. The video features the artists Mai Ueda and Sunny Khalsa in a caricature of classic horror films.
Via The Moment

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Message is the Medium

Message is the Medium video from Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine article on Lisa Rovner and Alice Heart's joint video project ¨Message is the Medium".

Fashion Television

Most people do not realize it was a Canadian network (CityTV) that pioneered the idea of producing a special interest show focused on fashion. Long before Next Top Model and Project Runway , there was Jeanne Beker's Fashion Television.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Coco in Motion

Coco In Motion. Chanel Stop Motion Film for V Magazine Issue #62
Directed by Stephen Smith.

Friday, November 20, 2009

"Heaven can wait" by Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck

The new video for the single "Heaven can wait" by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck. A friend asked me about it: Are all french people this amazing??? I respond to him: Is everyone a Serge Gainsbourg daughter?
I hope that answers his question.
Director: Keith Schofield

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The new genre of story telling: The Fashion Film

Jefferson Hack mentioned at the IHT Luxury Conference the new genre of story telling: the Fashion Film.

YSL AW 08/09
As I recall, this was the first time video replaced the runway presentation. It was no surprise that YSL's creative director Stefano Pilati collaborated on this with SHOWtudio; the pioneer website that brought fashion in a multimedia platform to the web.
Directors: Chris Sweeney and Sarah Chatfield

Story Telling

The Lady Dior, Lady Noir with movie star Marion Cotillard is the first time a campaign was built around the story told in a mini film. Toledano, president of Dior declared he now found print advertising formula "wanting". There are two more installments in the making.

Short film for Jonathan Kelsey's Fall 2009 collection, directed by Sara Dunlop and starring Joana Preiss.
This particular film is trend driven with its vampire theme.

Lara Stone in Chanel Fitting Room Folies by Karl Lagerfeld

Yves Saint Laurent S/S 2010 Homme. Directed by Samuel Blenchetrit


Prada - Trembled Blossoms - S08
It is worth pointing out the fact that Prada used animation to illustrate the collection.

Superflat First Love by Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton

Online Only

Halston AW 08/09 Collection.
To launch the collection Halston invited editors to the premier of their film online.

As a footnote:
I an venturing out to say that the perfume industry, more specifically Chanel No.5, pioneered story telling of a brand in short films.

Lucrative Luxury Brands of the 22nd Century

The International Herald Tribune Conference is under way in Berlin. In its honour here is a video by LuxuryLab with founder of ifwerantheworld and branding maven Cindy Gallop talking about Lucrative Luxury Brands for the 22nd century. How appropriate.
Follow The IHT Luxury conference instant feed:
Hope they discuss video some more.

Catherine Baba talks about personal style

Parisian Style Icon and stylist Catherine Baba speaks about personal style on this video for SCAD: The University for Creative Careers. Did you know that existed? I did not...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Serge Gainsbourg "Vie Héroïque"

The new trailer for Serge Gainsbourg's biopic "Vie Héroïque"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Lady Gaga video "Bad Romance"

Lady Gaga wearing a lot of S/S 10 Alexander McQueen in the video from her new album single "New Romance". No surprise there; the song premired at the McQueen show in October.

Monday, November 9, 2009

From Paris - FADE

My friend and amazing DJ Olivier Bobin's video of his label FADE which has been one of Lady Gaga's favorites lately.

Lady Gaga wearing more FADE

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Rex in Paris

The art deco landmark that is The Rex in Paris just got restored. It looked great for the opening night of This is It! .

Dysfashional Vernissage

The scene upon arriving at the Dysfashional vernissage in Paris, from October 30th to November 29th.

Collages made to look like Vogue covers by designer Bernhard Willhelm.

This piece was part of the Parasite piece produced by Bless; what was particularly interesting is that it looked like porcelain, but it was plastic. I was rather taken by it. This particular installation was inspired by the apartments and living space of fashion personalities which embody Paris and Berlin style

Anonio Marras dress lamps.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Kings of Convenience again!

I have been waiting for this for a while...almost 5 years. Kings of Convenience finally has a new album. They will be playing at the Bataclan on November 11th. Now, if only the right guy invited me to go...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The History of NYC's Garment District

HBO's documentary Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags, Marc Levin’s history of the Garment District is part cultural history and part fashion history. Every country has its garment district; Paris for example has the Sentier.
For any one wondering what NYC designers mean when referring to the garment district, this is it.
Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags. LATimes

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fendi-Oh No

The best part of the Fendi party during Paris SS0 collections was the LED board. This is filed under pretty image but nothing is happening video.... The party sort of had the right elements to be great, but Pixie Lott was no Beth Ditto or Amy Winehouse. Never mind the strange smell that lingered in the club all night.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Preview of debut collection Calla
Learn more about it in this
JC Report Designer Spotlight

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rodarte's Pretty and Gory at Colette.

I did not notice while I was taking the photos that I was capturing Leith Clark and Clémence Poésy.Oooops!

Last night the Rodarte curated gallery at Colette opened. My friend Nicolas Henderson was there with the sisters and some hand made stationary from his work is available to pusrchase. He is an amazing photographer.
Here are some photos, but Elle Aime Paris will be all about videos now!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Paris Vogue August 09 Issue

The best of the ADN de la mode, total looks by iconic barnds shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and styled by Emmanuel Alt, Joe McKenna and Carine Roitfeld.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

H&M F09

The new H&M Campaign shot by Terry Richardson reminded me of a Russian Vogue editorial I had seen a while back with one of my favorite accessories of S09: the Givenchy bow headband.
Very good high fashion to high street rendition.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Something About The Ears

Laetitia Crahay and Lou Doillon at the Montana. Purple-Diary
Louis Vuitton Fall 09.
Madonna Louis Vuitton Fall 09 campaign. WWD
Laetitia Crahay. Maison Michel
Eva. Garance Doré
We owe it to Lucy and Laetitia.
I saw Leatitia Crahay sporting the sexy lace ears around town during Fall fashion week; then there was the Louis Vuitton bunny look on the runway which was recently explained by Marc Jacobs. Here and evolution in photos. I look forward to product updates in the ears look.
Louis Vuitton
Maison Michel

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hooked On Colette

The music compilation Hooked on Colette includes the single Rondo Parisiano feat. Karl Lagerfeld by electro-string band SomethingALaMode.
SALM, along with famous DJ Michele Gaubert and personality Arielle Dombasle will perform at the Colette party tonight.

Buy: Colette

The Jackson

Today is the memorial of the pop and fashion icon Michael Jackson; this shoe embodies a part of his style in a chic and discreet manner. Repetto is best know for the jazz shoes of another music icon.
Buy: Repetto

Via: StyleFile

Monday, July 6, 2009

Snob Society

This year's summer reading: Snob Society by François Dorléans.
Buy: Amazon

Vanessa Bruno Film

Stills from a small film for Vanessa Bruno starring Lou Doillon. The mini film directed by photographer Stéphanie Di Gusto will be released on line on September 9th, 2009.
The number nine is a spiritual and esoteric symbol in many cultures.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Maison Michel Fall '09 Collection

Maison Michel's fall '09 collection from artistic director and Chanel's head accessory designer Letitia Crahay. The fashionable crowd was shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Buy: Colette

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The New Celine Resort Collection

Phoebe Philo debuts at Celine with a great collection for Resort 2010. All the pieces are things I would like in my wardrobe; Philo knows what woman want to wear.
The Celine show will be the hot ticket to have for the S10 runway season.

Celine (soon launching a new website!)