The Bardot Edit: Paris Couture Week 2014

Couture season in Paris is not for the faint of heart. This week’s fashion hustle was punctuated by star-studded events featuring supermodels (Elle Macpherson), girlfriends of supermodels (Michelle Rodriguez), reality stars (Kim Kardashian), scandalous bloggers (Miroslava Duma), daughters of muses (Tallulah Harlech), and the token burlesque star (Dita von Teese). It rained, the champagne poured, and then it got très très froid.

Here are some of Petite Brigitte’s unforgettable looks from the shows.

 

5. DIOR: Little black wiggle dress.

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4. VIKTOR & ROLF: A throwback to the ballet years !

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3. ZUHAIR MURAD: A suit with some hardware.

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3. ELIE SAAB: A sexy sheer wedding.

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2. ZUHAIR MURAD: Head to toe zebra is always a good idea!

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Natalie Portman: welcome to Paris

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The most anticipated Hollywood arrival has landed in Paris, but will she be in town for long?

Natalie Portman is setting up house in the City of Lights, as her husband Benjamin Millepied takes the reigns of the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris.

The move will see the starlet and her family based in Paris, but travelling often to her native Israel, where she is set to make her directorial debut in A Tale of Love and Darkness. Filming on that is slated to begin in January 2014.

One thing is for sure, there will be a certain adjustment period for the quasi-vegan Portman. Paris is a city of Vuitton leathers, J Mendel furs, and boudin noir.

Good luck finding the nearest Urth Café or organic cotton chemise. But if you crack for some dairy, you’ve got the best cheese selection right around the corner!

Charlotte Casiraghi’s maternity style

courtesy of Hello Magazine

courtesy of Hello Magazine


She’s due anytime now! Charlotte Casiraghi, the prettiest face in Monaco since Grace Kelly, will give birth before the end of the year.

Spotted last week at a charity gala, Charlotte beamed in a delicate floor length maxi dress by French boutique “1 et 1 font 3.”

The soon-to-be father, French comedian Gad Elmaleh, recently confirmed that the couple are not engaged.

Beckham mania hits Paris!

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The Beckham tribe have arrived for the kick-off of David’s six month séjour in Paris, and the paparazzi explosion in the 8th arondissement has not gone unnoticed!

The posh family have settled in to the Imperial suite at the Bristol hotel on rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré for the week, and enjoyed a family dinner on Wednesday night at the nearby Royal Monceau.

While it is David’s contract with Qatari owned Paris Saint Germain (PSG) that has garnered most of the attention in France, the swarm of foreign press remains focused on glamourous Victoria. The style maven has not disappointed, and continues to pull off effortlessly chic looks from her own A/W 13 collection.

While we will be seeing a lot of them over the next few months, Victoria and the four children will actually be based in London while David plays ball in Paris. Go PSG!

Amber Heard & Marie de Villepin: Parisian lovers?

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The bi-sexual Rum Diaries beauty was spotted at CDG airport yesterday, arriving très incognito in Paris next to Marie de Villepin, the NYC-based model and daughter of politician Dominique de Villepin. The two girls have been spotted together on numerous occasions over the past months, leading some to speculate that the relationship is heating up.

Amber made headlines last year after a rumoured fling with co-star Johnny Depp.

The two girls are advocates of gay marriage, and are expected to join in the March for Marriage Equality this Sunday in Paris. Advocates hope for an even larger turn-out than last week’s huge protest against marriage equality, which involved mostly Catholic groups.

This weekend’s equality rally should be much more festive, with lesbians and supporters encouraged to wear wedding dresses.