Month: December 2018

  • 2019 Happy New Year

  • Jean Paul Gaultier

    France 24 gets a look at maverick fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s new show from Paris. Below is the video, check it out!

  • Raf is gone from CK

    It should have been easy,  Where did it go wrong?  When I read Raf Simons exited as head of Calvin Klein I was not shocked. After reviewing his first collection for the NY minimal brand. I felt relieved. Do not get me wrong. I am a fan of Mr. Simons. His looks for Jil Sander […]

  • Champagne Kraut

    GLAM UP A Simple Dish Traveling around Southern Germany from picturesque Christmas Market to market with friends, sampling stalls. It’s always a pleasure to have a glass of Gluwien with a Franconia Sausage. There is a another culinary pleasure, the German staple, Sauerkraut. A simple cabbage dish served for dinner cooked with onions, caraway seeds, […]

  • Chat Cinema Episode 2

    Our Real Feelings on the Fest. If you ask film critics a question you will get an response.  If you ask film critics for opinions, get the pen and paper ready.   We love the Berlinale but feel the time has come for major changes. This is the space for hundreds of journalists, complete with […]

  • Bespoke in the Air

    The Black and Paper interview with fragrance designer Philip Birkholz. 

  • Why I Lost It For Balenciaga?

    Sometimes too much can be too much in the quest for fashion validation. Fashion runs after trends instead of setting them. Instead of aspirational, it’s buy it now, be seen. Brands are all about the see me with the oversized branding for the Instagram Generation. Tacky be damned! Having written  about this theme for a while, […]

  • Berlinale 2019 Preview

    Berlinale 2019 Preview

    The 69thBerlinale is shaping up. French Academy Award winning actress Juliette Binoche heads the festival jury starting February 7th2019.  Danish director Lone Scherfigs “The Kindness of Strangers” opens the winter cinema event. According to the press film’s release,  the ensemble work stars Zoe Kazan and Bill Nighy as a group living in New York. Lone, […]

  • Coming Soon in 2019

    The first part of 2019 is busy as busy can get for us.  There are so many events: First, Pitti Uomo in Florence, The great menswear show for mens style. Then, Milan Fashion Week Men, Paris Fashion Week Men in January are on the agenda.  February kicks off with show business glamour.  The 69th Berlinale […]

  • France 24 Haute Couture

    France 24 reports on the world of Couture from Paris.