The news came out of Paris today — only a week before his Christian Dior Fall show — that John Galliano was arrested for verbal assault. We realize we don't know much about the brilliant designer whose most recent haute couture collection made us drool. He is undeniably a colorful character, with a cast of celeb fans including Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman. Click through the slideshow to see some of the designer's most unique style moments, and let us know your opinion! Is John Galliano bad to the bone or just misunderstood?
Paris is the first choice for many lovers dreaming of a romantic getaway. With its dramatic architecture, charming neighborhoods, rich way of life, and extra je ne sais quoi, the French capital earns its title as the most romantic city in the world. Fall in love with Paris, and each other all over again, with these travel tips. They'll put your wanderlust in overdrive.
At 75€ per hour, visiting one of Paris' "Love Hotels" is not an inexpensive Valentine's Day idea. But you'll definitely get your money's worth of intrigue.
The love hotel trend is very popular in Japan, where many young people living with their parents have a hard time finding alone time. There, you can rent themed rooms inspired by anything from Hello Kitty S&M, to the Titanic, to a gynecologist's office (really). But the Parisian offerings promise to be romantic, charming, and luxurious. The site dayusehotels.com lists all hotels in the City of Lights offering rooms by the hour.
The My Little Paris daily newsletter proposes that you send your lover a text on Valentine's Day saying "Rendezvous at 1 p.m. at this address." When he meets you there, he'll be surprised that you've secured a hotel room. I have to admit, it sounds kind of hot. But could you bring yourself to secure an hourly hotel room, even in Paris?
She already showed some peekaboo cleavage, and now Lady Gaga is continuing to rock her risque side in Paris, both on the streets and at her concert at Palais Omnisports de Bercy. Of course, Gaga's fearless nature is nothing newsworthy, but is it me or was there a short period where she was dressing relatively less provocative than usual? Either way, she's back at it again, showing off her derriere and donning over-the-top performance ensembles. Click through to see Gaga's latest risque streak in Paris.
Forget the Ritz. If you're looking for an unforgettable place to stay in Paris, the Seven Hotel it is.
Paris is known for exuding Old World charm -- cathedrals, cafes, cobblestone streets. History reigns and modern glam is mostly reserved for art and fashion movements in this French city.
The Seven Hotel, located near the Latin Quarter, is a total exception.
The 28-room designer hotel has seven sexed-up suites -- and we are still deciding which one we would book! You've got serene palettes in the "On/Off" and "Sublime" suites, and sultry ones in the "007" and "Black Diamond" ones. In the "Marie Antoinette" and "Alice" suites, childlike fantasies are played out in the decor.
Here, we take a look inside a few of our favorites. Where would you prefer to bunk after gazing at art inside the Louvre or sipping a demitasse of cafe in front of a charming little cafe?
After a leisurely romantic dinner at a restaurant in the Montmartre neighborhood, take your man to this clever space. With purple walls, curvy trim and a television showing all of the films in the 007 series, this suite is a place to play. While 007 himself didn't have an iPod docking station or an espresso machine, you will.
And when you're ready to retire -- James Bond style -- go the mid-century modern lounge across the room from the sleep space. Check out pics below. We love the revolver turned lampbase, and the bathroom, which has a chair in the glass shower -- how risque!
France's wealthiest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, covers a giant bank note created by Luxemburg artist Filip Markiewicz at the Fiac International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris today. It's the latest jab at the heiress, who's been embroiled by political and financial scandal all year.
An angel or a vixen? A Jackie or a Marilyn? Light and dark hair have played different roles throughout history, but filmmakers have been the major influencers for the last century. They create the icons who drive trends and fashion, and now a major exhibit at Paris's Cinémathèque is tackling it. Through Jan. 16, 50 films are being screened with mythological figures like Ophelia, Lilith, and Medusa examined, and photographs, paintings, sculptures will be on display.
Reading the blog of one of my favorite French shelter magazines, Côté Maison, I came across this bedroom of a reader who lives in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. It's so sophisticated, feminine, and reserved; if I could, I'd lift every last detail and accessory for my own home. I think what I love most about the room is that though it's in the heart of the City of Lights, it feels like a guest room in a quaint French country estate.
In fact, that's the look the reader was going for. Assuming my French skills are up to par, she writes that she "wanted to breathe the charm of old bourgeois country houses" into her room. To do so, she used a delicate floral wallpaper from British wallpaper company Sanderson, a comfortable velvet upholstered armchair, an old family trunk, antique paintings, and a vintage bird cage. She added a small, feminine chandelier to highlight the mantel and a sheepskin rug to provide an element of softness. I also adore the pale celadon color she used for the door and trim. Looking to replicate the look in your home? Here are a few products to help you:
Larry Clark, the filmmaker best known for the controversial 1995 movie Kids, displays his raw, realistic view of teens through a different lens in Kiss the Past Hello, a photography exhibit. The show, open only to visitors over 18, displays some shocking looks at teens in a 200-photo retrospective at the Paris Museum of Modern Art.
Ooh la la! Pack your bags and tilt your beret, bebe's taking a magical journey to the City of Lights! Paris has always held a special place in many people's hearts. Whether it's the fashion, the food, or the notion of love, the French capital is full of sophistication, glamour, and grace. Check out these delightful nursery designs!