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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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.

Mary-Kate Olsen & Olivier Sarkozy: l’amour toujours?

EXCLUSIVE: Mary Kate Olsen and her boyfriend, Olivier Sarkozy are seen arm-in-arm in Paris

The odd couple of New York seems to blend in just fine here in Paris, as Mary Kate and Olivier strolled through the Parisian streets this week.

 

Together for an impressive eight months already, the fashion magnate Olsen and her corporate beau (brother of Nicolas), have purchased a home in Manhattan together. She recently denied rumours of an engagement after being caught sporting a ring on her left hand.

 

Could they be house hunting in the city of lights as well?

 

 

Paris celebrity couple alert – Kardashian & Kanye shop Avenue Montaigne

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In the world of celebrity couples, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be the most photographed of the moment. Despite her pregnancy, the couple shows no signs of cutting back from their non-stop promoting, jetsetting, and publicity domination.

Arriving in Paris on Tuesday, they immediately hit the shops on Avenue Montaigne, specifically French luxury brands like Céline and Lanvin. Kim, dressed down in pants and a cape ensemble, looked refreshingly make-up neutral and fresh-faced.

After tiring of the boutiques, they stopped in for a bite at the trendy Costes outpost,  L’Avenue.

While it’s probably too early for them to hit the baby stores, put Bonpoint and Tartine et Chocolat on notice: the stork is about to deliver a big marketing opportunity for 2013!

Avril Lavigne rocks the truffle house

Canadian singer -and French passport holder- Avril Lavigne spent last week in Paris in the company of Nickelback frontman, Chad Kroeger, with whom she is collaborating on a new album.

 

Spotted here at Place de la Madeleine, she enjoyed lunch at the truffle-lover’s mainstay, Maison de la Truffe.

Later in the evening, she chilled with friends until past 3am in the outdoor VIP garden of L’Arc Paris.

While her star might be fading stateside, the ‘punk rocker’ has been a hit down under this year, and recently made the cover of Australian FHM.

Scarlett Johansson looking lovely in Paris

The single life suits Scarlett Johansson, who looked positively lovely while enjoying a late night drink with friends  in a café on the left bank of Paris. No sign of reported beau, Nate Taylor.

The actress has been enjoying some time off before starting the press junket for her new film The Avengers next month.

Aside from café hopping, Scarlett was out shopping in the Marais district, hitting up stylish boutiques like l’Eclaireur, and enjoying the springtime weather in Place des Vosges.