La Vie RT

Tag: Paris

02.10.14

Urban Fragility
In Paris, there is a street artist who draws with chalk, Phillipe Baudelocque. I was lucky enough to come across his work, I say lucky enough because it is fleeting - transient - if it rains, it washes away. I feel it is a lesson in not holding onto things, and fashion is a bit like that: you do a show and then move on.

Urban Fragility

In Paris, there is a street artist who draws with chalk, Phillipe Baudelocque. I was lucky enough to come across his work, I say lucky enough because it is fleeting - transient - if it rains, it washes away. I feel it is a lesson in not holding onto things, and fashion is a bit like that: you do a show and then move on.

11.01.13

Street Art
I’m always so inspired by the creativity at street level:  not only street style, but art as well.  New York has been treated to some wonderful new street art via Banksy recently, and last time I was Paris I was lucky enough to run into some works by Phillippe Baudelocque- my favorite street artist.
Phillippe Baudelocque

Street Art

I’m always so inspired by the creativity at street level:  not only street style, but art as well.  New York has been treated to some wonderful new street art via Banksy recently, and last time I was Paris I was lucky enough to run into some works by Phillippe Baudelocque- my favorite street artist.

Phillippe Baudelocque

09.25.13

Modern Romance: Black Tie

Paris is my absolute favorite city in the world and a constant source of inspiration for me —- it seems like there is something extraordinary around every corner!  Here are some pictures from my travels to Paris of modern, feminine beauty which caught my eye.   I love the Pyramide du Louvre —- its classic, romantic architecture and clean, sharp details.  I often referenced this while designing the Black Tie Collection, strived to achieve that balance of beauty, grace and romanticism with a modern edge.  

With Black Tie, I designed the silhouettes modern and added details elaborate and intricate—working with fabrics like lace, leather, chiffon and embellishments including tiger’s eye pearls, sequins and nailheads.  It was a dream come true to be able to let go creatively and design some couture-like pieces for the woman with an elevated taste yet who lives in the contemporary world.  I hope you enjoy these pieces and have a fantastic time in them.  xx rt

See the Black Tie Collection

06.26.13

With Glittering Eyes: Paris and London

I recently took an inspirational trip to Paris and fell in love with the beauty of the city all over again:  The Musee d’Orsay takes my breath away, there are always exciting new artists to discover in museums (this time I learned of Armand Berton and Francois Petrovich) and found myself always looking up with wonder:  the blue ceiling with gold stars at St. Germain Des Pres, and the beautiful ship chandelier at my favorite shop in Paris, Astier de Villate.  Everytime I go to Paris I find something new, and this time it was this lovely candy store, Meert. 

London always provides a creative spark and this time I went with a purpose … to see the David Bowie Exhibition at the V & A Museum, which raised the bar on museum exhibitions and literally left me breathless, I thought I would faint… the man is a genius! I also managed to shop, of course, and visited one of my favorite stores, Dover Street Market.

01.03.12

ChaCha Club

Please remind me to go to ChaCha Club the next time I’m in Paris.  Fun name.  Cute place.  Chic and comfy.  Guitars on the wall. 

ChaCha Club

05.28.10

My absolute favorite city is Paris.  After a recent trip, I snapped a few photos to share.