Monday, 16 October 2017

Cour des Shadoks

Today, I walked past a beautiful courtyard, a few minutes away from Bastille, the "Cour des Shadoks" (Shadoks courtyard). 

The courtyard has been named after a former resident, Jacques Rouxel, a man who created "The Shadoks", a very famous animated TV series from the 1970's.

As you will see from the pictures I took, the place is just peaceful and charming.

Cour des Shadoks
71 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine - 75011 Paris

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Daniel Brush

The School of Jewelry Arts is celebrating its fifth anniversary by introducing cultural exhibitions to its offering. The stunning work of the American artist Daniel Brush is exceptionally presented at L’ÉCOLE until October 31, 2017 and I had the chance to enjoy it today.

An assortment of collars from NECKS, a jeweler’s poetry book documenting 117 colliers de chien made for the book, are exhibited alongside a series of cuffs, all featuring unique combinations of steel, diamonds and other precious stones. In addition, large scale drawings, sculpture, and objets de vertu are presented to reveal this artist’s work. And it's stunning!

This is an unprecedented opportunity to preview an assortment of exceptional works. Brush’s creations demonstrate solitary thought, study and experimentation, resulting in a deeply expressive and intellectual force. From one of a kind wearable jewels to large scale drawings and sculptures, Brush’s work goes beyond traditional art categories, and demonstrates astonishing intricacy amidst a timeless aesthetic. Daniel Brush makes all his work with his own hands.

If you are in Paris, don't miss this installation; I loved it. 
Until October 31st, 2017
31, rue Danielle Casanova, 75001 Paris.
Monday to Saturday, 2pm until 7pm (free)


Sunday, 1 October 2017

ColorForever Marais

ColorForever in the Marais

Finally! I have found one! 

Wondering what I am talking about? Well, I am talking about a good nail bar. 💅 I know, with all the nail bars around the city, it might sound a bit weird. But, up to now, I wasn't completely happy with the places I had tasted. 

So, recently, I went to ColorForever near Saint-Paul, feeling a bit nervous not knowing if I would be disappointed again and, to my surprise, it was just the opposite; I was absolutely delighted. First of all, the place is bright, clean and very pleasant; you don't feel squeezed at all. And secondly, and certainly most important to me, the ladies working there are very friendly and beyond professional; they do an excellent job. I don't know about you, but these two criteria are key to me. 

And not joke there, the nail polish lasts forever. It's been 10 days today that I had my nails painted with classic nail lacquer and it's still perfect! Usually to get such a result, I need to have a gel manucure. 

So, would I recommend this boutique? Definitely Yes! 💅

Several addresses in Paris
5 rue d'Ormesson - 75004 Paris
Monday to Saturday - 10:30am to 8pm

My nails after 2 days.

My nails after 10 days. Still perfect!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Irvin Penn
Irving Penn - Picture of Self © Condé Nast

As an art lover in general and photography lover in particular, I went to see the exhibition dedicated to Irving Penn at Grand Palais as soon as it started. And guess what. I absolutely loved it.

The installation, looking back over the 70 year career of Irving Penn (yes 70 years!), is organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais,  in collaboration with the Irving Penn Foundation, to mark the centenary of the birth of Irving Penn (1917-2009), one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century.The exhibition shows more than 235 photographic prints, all produced by the artist himself.

The exhibition is very rich and is displayed on two floors. There were three sections that I really liked. The one section dedicated to the pictures Irvin Penn made for Vogue magazine; these studies of the 1950 couture collections are just fantastic. I also very much enjoyed the portraits of the big names of the 1950s and 1960s such as Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Marlene Dietrich or Francis Bacon. Finally, I loved Irvin Penn's photographic study of the Small Trades. It was very interesting to see all these people exercising trades which no longer exist.

I would highly recommend the exhibition; I think it's a must-see of this fall.

Grand Palais - Galeries nationales
Clemenceau entrance
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower - 75008 PARIS
Wednesday to Monday, 10am to 8pm (until 10pm on Wednesday) - Closed on Tuesday
The Small Trades
The Small Trades
Theatre curtain found in Paris and used as a backdrop throughout his career
Work for Vogue magazine

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Dalida by the river

Walking little Jude along the banks, I came accross beautiful photos of late Dalida. 

Altogether, it's 30 pictures of the stunning artist who died too young. I didn't remember she was so graceful.

Here are a few pictures I took for you.