Who was at the Anna Dello Russo for H&M party?

Anna Dello Russo for H&M © H&M

Anna Dello Russo © H&M

Peter Dundas and Poppy Delevigne © H&M

Isabeli Fontana wearing AdR at H&M © H&M

Constance Jablonski © H&M

Toni Garrn and Karlie Kloss, wearing AdR at H&M © H&M

Rodger Berman and Rachel Zoe © H&M

Olivier Theyskens © H&M

Margareta van den Bosch and Anna Dello Russo © H&M

Liya Kebede © H&M

Jefferson Hack and Hamish Bowles © H&M

A performance by Azealia Banks © H&M

The Queen of Fashionable Excess, Anna Dello Russo, has finally tried her hand at designing, with a partnership with H&M. The fabulous launch event took place during Paris Fashion Week (bien sûr!) and the collection is sure to be a sparkly hit!

Cooking with Lanvin — Le Concours de Cuisine de Lanvin Petite

Le concours de cuisine de Lanvin Petite © Lanvin

Back today from traveling and am totally charmed by the news of this contest, which hit my inbox first thing this morning. Historic fashion house, Lanvin, will be holding a mother-daughter cooking contest in honor of their first children’s clothing line: Lanvin Petite. Jeanne Lanvin and her daughter, Marguerite, are the inspiration behind the contest that will unite the best recipes for chocolate cake, with the winning recipe  selected and prepared by the executive chef at the Ecole Ritz Escoffier in the Ritz Hotel in the Place Vendôme Paris. The winning mother-daughter team will be guests of honor at an afternoon goûter/tea held by the brand on December 4th. Ooh la la, this contest is just beyond cute — we’re sure Alber Elbaz has a sweet tooth and we think mother and daughter team Salma Hayek and Valentina Pinault would be an adorable addition.

To participate, send your recipes for chocolate cake asap to: www.lanvin.com/marecette

xox

Carven Paris Fashion Week SS12

It’s no secret, I love Guillaume Henry for Carven. He’s the fashion industry’s current darling and definitely deserves the kudos — designing sweet, girly, gamine looks that would look perfect on the Alexa Chungs or Olivia Palermos of the world.

Sitting front row at his Paris Fashion Week presentation a few weeks ago were Inès de La Fressange and Isabelle Huppert and although the show took quite a while to start, we have to say well done Monsieur Henry for putting together your first real runway défilé! Hope to see you around our neighborhood very soon! (NB: Yes, we’re neighbors!)

xox

PS. What do you think of those shoes!?! ♥♥

Images © Mrs. Châtelaine

Serious Arm Candy at Corto Moltedo

In awe of the serious arm candy in the new displays at Corto Moltedo. Images from the cocktail last night at his fab boutique in the Palais Royal. Credit card, be warned!

Corto Moltedo, 146-148 galerie de Valois, Palais Royal, Paris, 75001. Tel. + 33 1 49 27 97 91

www.corto.com

Images © Mrs. Châtelaine

Rachel Zoe arrives for Paris Fashion Week

© Rachel Zoe via Twitpic

Rachel Zoe arrives in Paris with husband Rodger and 13 pieces of luggage. Paris Fashion Week has officially started!

Luxurious morning and lunch at L’Hotel Paris

Hubby and I took advantage of one of our wedding gifts on Friday morning. A gift certificate for a morning swim and massage at L’Hotel, followed by lunch in their 1-star Michelin restaurant.

L’Hotel is famously the hotel where Oscar Wilde passed away. It was restored in the 1950’s and quickly became a haunt of the rich and famous: Grace Kelly and The Rolling Stones are just a few of the famous names that have stayed as guests. Carine Roitfeld also loves the bar and apparently Tilda Swinton always stays here whenever she has to come to Paris.

We arrived at 10:30 am to find the pool area all prepared for us. Robes and slippers were waiting — the pool gate was closed behind us and the floor-to-ceiling curtains were drawn, for the ultimate privacy. We splashed about, going from the sauna to the pool, it was divine to have the whole place for ourselves. Soon after the masseuse arrived and we took turns to get pool-side massages. Needless to say, we were in 7th heaven.

Note the lovely Green & Spring bath products.

The morning was over too soon and we took showers and walked up stairs, totally blissed out, for the second part of our treat: a lunch in their Michelin star restaurant.

An airy skylight greets guests, in this Jacques Garcia designed Empire dining room. I probably could have easily fallen asleep at the table, but luckily I had worked up an appetite in the pool and my tastebuds were calling out!

The avocado and crab starter

Foie gras starter — note the flecks of gold

Bar main course — topped with herring eggs

Rabbit with seasonal vegetables

Saint Nicolas cheese with thyme emulsion

Finished by my pear and sorbet dessert.

This package was called “L’Hotel Indulge” in case anyone else is inspired to offer a gift such as this. Let me tell you, your friends will be very, very happy to receive this! It was the perfect relaxing wedding gift! Merci M & M!!

L’Hotel, 13 rue des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 75006. Tel. 01 44 41 99 00. www.l-hotel.com

All images © Mrs. Châtelaine

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

Erdem Spring Summer 2012

I love a Spring Summer collection that actually looks ready for Spring Summer! Meaning something fresh, light, and above all, feminine. Erdem Moralioglu’s Spring Summer 2012 collection, presented on Monday during London Fashion Week, is for me, just pure perfection. I can picture Grace Kelly wearing some of these dresses in Monaco, circa Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief. In recent years Erdem has become quite a fashion favorite: Anna Wintour wore a jacket by him at the Nicole Farhi show in London and even Anna Dello Russo tweeted excitedly on Monday morning, “#LFW I’m going to ERDEM Fashion Show!”

In fact, Erdem almost designed my wedding dress! He was one of the first people I contacted when I got engaged, he was available, but he was also working on a few other bride’s dresses and because his schedule was very tight for fittings, I decided in the end to stay with a designer based in Paris. Even though I was over the moon about my dress in the end, I think I will always imagine “what if,” especially when I view a collection like this! ♥♥♥♥ Erdem…

Images via Style.com

Ask Dr. Brandt

I’m so excited! I just found out that Dr. Frederic Brandt has started a new radio series where he talks about his skin secrets and answers questions en direct from the public. Of course Dr. Brandt is known for his celebrity clientele and is reportedly the only person Madonna allows to touch her face. The radio series kicked off on September 10th, so we’ve only missed two episodes, and goes until October 15th.

According to his French PR, who sent a press release this morning, Dr. Brandt talks about everything in this series: effects of the sun, Botox, fillers, injections, laser treatments, home vs. office treatments, etc. He’s known for his less invasive ideas on plastic surgery so I can’t wait to hear what his preventative tips are for people in their early 30s, like moi.

Tune in every Saturday morning at 13PM EST to Sirius XM Satellite Radio (which you can listen to online here).

Mrs. Châtelaine loves Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2012

Model Lindsey Wixson looks poutingly perfect

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2012 collection

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2012 collection

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2012 collection

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2012 collection

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2012 collection

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2012 collection

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2012 collection

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2012 collection

Images courtesy of Style.com

Spring Summer is party perfect for fans of Jason Wu. Sitting front row at his New York Fashion Week presentation were Glee’s Lea Michele (chatting with Harper’s Bazaar editor Glenda Bailey), Top Chef”s Gail Simmons (hey, we love food!), Caroline Sieber, Harley Viera-Newton, Sara Rutson and Anna dello Russo, among others. From what we hear, the show after-party was particularly gorgeous, with guests surrounded by walls of roses and hydrangeas. We love Monsieur Wu!

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