Archive for July, 2011

Postcard from Paris: Morroccan Leather at L’Olivier

Walking through the 4ème arr., I ran across a leather shop that caught my eye. L’Olivier is a tiny shop off of rue de Sevigne. The owner regularly imports hand-dyed and hand-made leather purses, briefcases and satchels from his native Morocco.               Smelling the freshly tanned leathers and seeing the bright colors, I…

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Postcard from Paris: Geek Chic at Eyespleasure

Anna Wintour recently said that “Geek is chic.” Well, nowhere else is Geek Chic like Paris (Pa-ree). I saw a young twenty-something on her way out on a Friday night dressed in a black mini, black cropped jacket, flirty top and what else but geek glasses. While the trend is growing here,…

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