Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Let Jag at work :-)

Thanks Daniel for this funny pic :-)

Sometimes work seems like a Bizarre Circus...I LOVE it!

Monday, March 12, 2012


I had so much fun Instagraming around Paris
I hope you enjoy some snapshots from my journey
you can also follow me on Instagram @rdphoto1 :-)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

La Mangerie

My friend  Raphaël brought me to this super popular and delicious tapas restaurant in Paris
La Mangerie opened about 9 months ago and has taken off as a hot spot in Paris. It's intimate and fun space make it such a local go to spot ...Not to mention the owner,Serge! He is the heart and soul of this restaurant. Keeping the mood up fun and exciting ,you can tell he is doing what he loves and does best! 

Friday, March 9, 2012

French Trotters

Love this Boutique French Trotters!
They have 2 great stores that I have been to in Paris, this is the original store in the 11e and the other is in the Marais. The store is an amazing display of fabulous chic picks for Parisians .
They also have an amazing website and blog.

I was introduce to Robin at French Trotters, who has a great men's blog
and runs an on-line collaboration with French trotters called

With an amazing selection of local  brands as well as there own hand crafted designs, it is a great place to check out stylish classics for both men and woman.... and not to forget they have started  a Home department

Check Out French Trotters
they also Have a Kids Store

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Alexander McQueen Madness

Ok , So I am no Paparazzi! But I thought I would go to check out the atmosphere at the McQueen show, Of course with the fantasy that I could somehow get in:-)
I got there and was amazed by the crowds...It was crazy madness but at the same time you are swept up in it and can't help to be a little awe struck!
Notice above the distinctive bob of Anna Wintour! 
can you see? 
Like I said Im not a Paparazzi...They are very skilled at what they do at these events!
Anyway, Please indulge me with  shots below:-)
Pleaseeeee tell me you see them :-)
Grace Coddington,  Selma Hayak,  Linda Wells,  Andre Leon Talley and Hello 
Jeanne Beker..... mixed with other oh so cool people

Good Morning Café de Flore

 after a night out she held up spectacularly!
good job Marie Turnor

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Nite Out with Marie Turnor, Chez Omar

After a long day at Capsule we had a fun night out to celebrate at Chez Omar! Such great Moroccan Food and I really enjoyed the veggie Cous Cous I highly recommend, but get there early ...Its amazing how packed it gets
and then a nite-cap at the infamous Le Perle
and of course the night was not complete without...... "Crepe Wars!!!!"

Monday, March 5, 2012

7/31 and Ginger-Up

I went to visit the most Amazing Book store in Paris...OFR and found that they had rented the cafe gallery to an amazing clothes designer 7/31 to show their new collection along with Furniture designer Ginger-up. Both innovative and creative designers!


Two girls, defne Husrevoglu and MAIKO suzuki were BOTH born on ISLANDS. MAIKO is from the island of Japan, and Husrevoglu is from an island in Canada. BOTH headed to Paris for different reasons, and met under the same roof in the ghettos of Paris.  They soon discovered that they happen to share the same birthday, JULY 31ST, inspiring their name “SEVENTHIRTYONE”. They hit it off right away, and started planning for the future. Nothing will ever stop these two girls. One day, one girl had an idea to do a collection in SEVEN days. Her new friend agreed and the rest is history.
“SEVENTHIRTYONE” is a clothing line inspired by the two girls’ unique culture and backgrounds. The result… CANADIAN JAPANESE RETRO. The collection is all about quality, texture and shape.
All of the fabrics have been collected in the heart of PARIS.
Inovative furniture designs from recycled wood 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hello Pendleton (Paris Capsule)

It is so Cool to see an American Classic making a huge impact in Paris. A brand that I think we take for granted in the USA is something so new and interesting to Europeans! I also felt proud to see such a historic American brand with labels "Made in the USA' how many companies have managed to keep that label:-)
Check out the new collections and exciting things happening with Pendleton
Also love the Blogs

Terra NYC (Paris Capsule)

TERRA NEW YORK is a new, smart and innovative rainwear company created by a duo of designers, marketing professionals, and bicycle lovers. As the label to offer fashion-forward and functional rain gear—to the urbanite as well as the bike-savvy suburbanite!
TERRA NEW YORK rainwear products are crafted to withstand heavy rain and other inclement weather all while projecting a sleek and stylish look. Terra New York raincoats are 100% water proof, using heat sealed technic for the seams to stop water. Breathing openings in the sleeves and underneath flap storms provide comfort to the wearer.
Terra New York: chic rainwear, water resistant raincoats, fashionable rain gear, waterproof trench coats!
A lot of great accessories and  are so cool to feel and see in person, the fabric is beautiful and construction is artistic!
check them out

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sydney Brown (ParisCapsule)

Meet Sydney Brown, one of the designers at Capsule Paris. 
Sydney Brown is a directional, luxury footwear label launching in A/W 2012. The brand offers a unique combination of highly desirable, dynamic design and ethical and sustainable production. Sydney Brown, an American-born designer and entrepreneur, founded her eponymous label due to her conviction that luxury could be produced in an environmentally friendly way.

Taking a holistic approach to design, Sydney Brown espouses respect for the environment and the wearer without compromising on style. This approach translates into production by carefully selected, family-run, local factories. Handmade by artisans in the UK and Portugal, the consciously constructed shoes are free of animal products and use eco-friendly materials such as coconut insoles, recycled and sustainable uppers, and wooden soles, aiming to create every pair of shoes with a ‘cradle to cradle’ life cycle.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Isabell De Hillerin (Capsule)

Meet Isabell De Hillerin
Isabell de Hillerin develops her design ideas to sensitively reflect a personal interpretation of contemporary and sustainable fashion. The combination of delicate fabrics and folkloric handmade Romanian materials transmit a position between new design and old tradition.
German designer Isabell de Hillerin completed her fashion design studies in 2009 at the ‚Felicidad Duce‘ in Barcelona. Since than she exhibited at the Creamoda Bilbao, thekey.to Berlin, Ethical fashion Show Paris and Arts of Fashion Philadelphia. She recently moved to Berlin to create her own label.

 Check out Isabell De Hillerin @


Hello Capsule Paris

I am here with my neighbor and friend "Marie Turnor" to check out the 
woman's accessories show 2012-2013
Very cool venue but different feeling of this event than in NYC
Check in as I am going to try and meet some of the people here and see what I find:-)

Lutz Paris Automne Hiver 2012 2013

I was fortunate and so excited to be able to attend  Lutz Fashion show in Paris for Autumn Winter 2012/13

I was lucky to pick up the Agenda for Fashion week from a friend
 and excited to see if I can see any other shows . This was a great start...and I had one of those realizations ....I'm one of those camera guys at the end of a runway of Paris Fashion Show!!!!! 

Thank you :-)