1 to 3- Wayfarer Colorize Kit, Ray-Ban, including a pair of white Wayfarer, 5 special marker pens and a booklet with customization examples, 250€
Creative design blah blah, that's great and all but let's not get too grown up here and start working at an ad agency, shall we? Ray-Ban is giving out tickets for a return to the future, where our childhood naughtiness meets today's urge to customize our stuff because, y'know, we're sooo ahead of trends. So get practice on the kit and its glasses, born immaculate but bound not to stay that way for long, then grab your colored pencils and take the living room's walls by storm!
1- Logo on the front
2- Spring Summer 09 collection : souriceau tank top, black cotton and silk panty
3 to 6- Inside the shop
7- Transfer fishes to customize any outfit
Petit Bateau decks out its little proteges from childhood up to their adult years. It is only fitting, then, that the brand opens up its first boutique for grown-ups only. The entire store at the rue du 29 juillet has been renovated and rearranged to accomodate the homewear and outwear lines, as well as T-shirts and other creations in all manners of material, be it light jersey, linen, bamboo or organic cotton. The collections also spill out of the teenage years with the introduction of a new size, "20 ans".
The opening takes place within a rich timeframe, packed full with news: the launch of a mini-website (www.petit-bateau-mixte.fr), a touching ad campaign by Benni Valsson, a creative collaboration with designers Kitsune, not to forget a nice slice of fun in the shape of fish transfer kits to accessorize any and all outfits!
Petit Bateau 100 % Adultes
9, rue du 29 Juillet
01 42 96 28 15
1 to 4- Maison Fabre store, Jardins du Palais Royal
5- Fall-winter 0809 collection
First row: JANE grey lamb leather/coffee doral leather, 145€, GANTS LONGS MONTBLANC grey lamb leather/grey mink leather, 1.080€, CHARLOTTE patent grey and black leather/grey lamb leather, 170€, AUTO VERNIS, patent grey leather/grey lamb leather, 170€, JOP grey lamb leather/coffee doral leather, 150€, JESSICA patent lamb leather, 210€
Second row: AUTO VERNIS patent red lamb leather/red lamb leather, 170€, MITAINES VERNIES patent red lamb leather/red lamb leather, 110€, GANTS MOYENS VERNIS, patent red lamb leather/red lamb leather, 265€
Third row: CHAMONIX black lamb leather/coyote leather mittens, 270€, LA CLUSAZ cigar lamb leather/Virginia fox muff, 285€, COURCHEVEL Bengali lamb leather/coyote leather, 270€
Nigh on three years: that's how long Maison Fabre had to wait before they found the perfect spot to set up their first Parisian store. But then Olivier Fabre, the fourth generation of Fabre glovers, had only one place in mind: the Palais Royal - and on the Galerie de Valois side, because it faces the sun.
Architect Guy Falco, who redesigned the workshops of the Millau headquarters in 2005, imagined a cozy interior decoration for this space, animated by the gloves standing to attention in their backlit niches. In the windows, gloved hands, as if in conversation, catch the eye. They're like a clique of socialites at a masked ball, pointing out the passersby with insolence, parading in their glistening dresses. Once inside, the dissipation fades away as calm and subdued elegance take precedence. A long research on color was necessary to reach the perfect scheme (taupe, bronzed coffee, white and steel), one that matches the moods of the Gardens outside, their grace when the sun shines and spleen under the snow or clouds.
The perfectly organized 20 m² of Maison Fabre's first shop in Paris offer up the entirety of the brand's collections, for men, women, and kids. And if you can't find the right item among the dozens of references, it's now possible to have an individual pair made to measure.
128-129, Galerie de Valois
Jardins du Palais Royal
+33 1 42 60 75 88
www.maisonfabre.com (editors' note: a new corporate and e-shopping website will become accessible at the same address some time in September)
1- Mini Cargo bag, 210€
2- Belt, 2 sizes, 70 and 80€
Puma Urban Mobility, Fall Winter 0809 collection
1- William grey tote, washed leather, 295€
2- Hooded sweater, cashmere and silk, leather patches, for men 175€ (for women 150€)
3- Mittens, cashmere, 45€
"Do we really have to go out?" asks our lover. Yes dear, otherwise how would we enjoy the homecoming? Quick, grab your bag and put on your soft cashmere mittens. Stay in that gorgeous sweater - and pull your hood back, that I may kiss you.
Leather and canvas bags 1 890 € and 920 €, scarf 390 €, short stripped cotton socks 52 €, stripped ribbed cotton knitcap 120 €
Brunello Cucinelli 217, rue Saint-Honoré Paris 1° +33 1 49 26 00 81
Bottomless bags inside which fit any number of dresses, sunglasses, toys and make-up, swimsuits and sports suits, and all you'll need to rule this boat!
Derby shoes, celadon calf, 300 €
Paul & Joe 64-66, rue des Saints-Pères Paris 7° +33 1 42 22 47 01
The gentlemen will now slip into their strolling shoes and lead the ladies to the garden. There they'll watch the clouds drift by, until the rain comes.