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From loafers to brogues, these are the best dress shoes for men in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Paul Evans While menswear has become more casual, you should still own a good range of dress shoes. There are many styles available to fit your look, budget, and whatever event you're attending. We've rounded up the best dress shoes for men below. While menswear has become more casual - white leather sneakers with summer suits, for example - it still pays to own a variety of dress shoes. Your ...
Tags: Reviews, Europe, Utah, Nordstrom, Fashion, New York, Style, France, Shoes, Trends, Features, Chicago, Colombia, Chelsea, Buying Guide, Italy


Today’s Outfit: Relance Running Shoes from France

My daughter and I were just talking about signing up for Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run because Instagram and Facebook have been showering me with their ads. And let’s face it, that pumpkin hoodie and finisher medal looks really cool. If you carry a pumpkin for the run, you get the Tough Pumpkin finisher medal. I’m thinking that’s worth a shot! Every runner knows, the key to a good 5k is a great pair of RUNNING SHOES! That’s why French company, Relance, set out to make the most comfortable runnin...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Instagram, France, Shoes, Running, Kickstarter, Sneakers, Londonderry, Running Shoes, Runners, Today's Outfit, French fashion, Today's Outfits, Cashwood, RELANCE


Contents of Karl Lagerfeld’s eight houses up for grabs at Sotheby’s

Bowls used by world’s most spoilt cat among the more than 1,000 lots that belonged to late fashion designerDishes used to feed one of the world’s most pampered cats and hundreds of pairs of fingerless gloves will be among more than 1,000 lots at eight auctions selling the collection of Karl Lagerfeld, Sotheby’s has announced.The auction house announced earlier this year that it would sell the vast and varied number of objects that the late fashion designer accumulated to fill his eight residence...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Cats, France, Germany, Animals, Pets, Life and style, World news, Culture, Art and design, Monaco, Karl Lagerfeld, Sotheby, Karl Lagerfeld Sotheby


The most interesting woman in the world!

Oh you thought we were done?! Nope! We launched our podcast Electric Enthusiasm with a sweet two-for-one deal! In episode 2 Katie shares awesome stories about The Most Interesting Woman In The World: Ms. Josephine Baker. Did you know that she was not only a singer, dancer and entertainer but also a civil rights activist and spy for France during WWII? Hear the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, other platforms… or right here:
Tags: Podcast, France, Careers, Katie


Jean-Paul Belmondo: the beaten-up icon who made crime sexy

Immortalised by Godard and Melville, the actor specialised in seductive tough guys – and blazed a trail through movie historyJean-Paul Belmondo, star of Breathless, dies aged 88A life in picturesOn the streets of Paris, car thief and fugitive cop killer Michel Poiccard has just been gunned down by the police, having shown an insolent, fatalistic attitude to the idea of getting caught, and indeed to the revelation that his American girlfriend Patricia, wannabe journalist and street vendor of the ...
Tags: Europe, Celebrity, Film, France, Life and style, World news, Culture, Paris, Francois Truffaut, Jean Luc Godard, Patricia, Melville, Jean Seberg, Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel


4 Reasons Online Weddings Are Increasing In Popularity

Because of the quarantine and physical distancing protocols implemented, a lot of big events have to be postponed last year. While this can discourage you and your partner, this reality can be used as an opportunity to explore other options. An increasingly popular option is to have your wedding virtually and have it broadcasted to your loved ones. Online weddings maybe a nontraditional way of exchanging vows, but this can also be a fun and financially savvy way to make your union offic...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Marriage, France, US, Canada, Wedding, Weddings & Parties, Wedding Day, Online Marriage, Online Wedding


‘We love everybody’: the French drag couple making non-traditional wedding dresses

James and ViviAnn Du Fermoir-de-Monsac want to create an atmosphere where those who don’t fit the vision of an ideal bride feel comfortableOn the third floor of a typical Alsatian building in Strasbourg, a door opens on to a bright atelier, dotted with mannequins draped in bridal wear. This is where James and ViviAnn Du Fermoir-de-Monsac live and work, designing couture wedding gowns watched over by their cheerful mascot – a yellow parakeet named Adam. And they do it in drag.The pair say seeing ...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, France, Life and style, World news, Wedding Dresses, Weddings, Strasbourg, James, Drag, ViviAnn Du Fermoir de Monsac


WATCH: Alicia Silverstone finally gets in bed with the elusive Christian…Siriano?

Via Shutterstock Actress Alicia Silverstone recreated one of the most iconic scenes of her career, and somehow managed to make it even gayer. Silverstone shot to fame back in 1995 in the hit film Clueless playing Cher, a moneyed Los Angeles girl in search of the perfect boyfriend. At one point in the film, she pursues the Elusive Christian (Justin Walker), trying to seduce him on a movie date night. Her attempts go off the rails, forcing her to realize Christian is actually gay. Related: See ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, France, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Christian, SilverStone, Clueless, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Alicia Silverstone, Christian Siriano, Siriano, Christian Justin Walker


Ganymede Marc-Antoine Barrois: The Most Beautiful of Aromas

I first learned about this fragrance from the announcement of Miguel, and then gained more interest in it by looking through the list of the winning fragrances of Fifi Russia 2020. Since then, Ganymede has appeared among the winners in the UK and France and was shortlisted on the Art Olfaction Awards. If a fragrance is highlighted by experts from several countries, it is no coincidence. At the f... Read full article: Ganymede Marc-Antoine Barrois: The Most Beautiful of Aromas from Fragrantica ...
Tags: Fashion, UK, France, Russia, Miguel, Ganymede, Fragrantica Perfumes, Marc Antoine Barrois


61 gifts under $25 that anyone will love - from a cold brew coffee maker to a silk pillowcase

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. West Elm You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We rounded up 61 gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks. For more inspiration, check out all Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Fox, Beauty, New York Times, NARS, John, Smith, Pacific


Frau Tonis Parfum No. 06 Mémoire Collective

The niche house from Berlin, FRAU TONIS PARFUM, started their line in 2009, and including their latest creation, they have presented 55 fragrances to the market, all to be found in our database as well. As the house states, "All the perfumes are made from high quality essential oils from France. The founder of the house is Stefanie Hanssen, the granddaughter of Toni Gronewald or "Frau Tonis."�... Read full article: Frau Tonis Parfum No. 06 Mémoire Collective from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colo...
Tags: Fashion, France, Berlin, Fragrantica Perfumes, Frau Tonis Parfum, Stefanie Hanssen, Toni Gronewald, Frau Tonis Read


‘I felt violated by the demand to undress’: three Muslim women on France’s hostility to the hijab

In France, a new law could seriously restrict women’s rights to wear headscarves in public, and there are fears that it will entrench IslamophobiaLast October, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, laid out the vision behind a new, deeply controversial bill. The government claimed a minority of France’s estimated 6 million Muslims were at risk of forming a “counter-society” and the bill was designed to tackle the dangers of this “Islamist separatism”.It is meant to safeguard republican values, ...
Tags: Europe, France, Religion, Women, Life and style, World news, Islam, Amnesty International, Emmanuel Macron


62 gifts under $25 that anyone will love - from a cold brew coffee maker to a silk pillowcase

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. West Elm You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We rounded up 62 gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks. For more inspiration, check out all Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Fox, Brooklyn, Beauty, New York Times, NARS, Smith, Pacific


Chien film festival: Tilda Swinton’s dogs win canine award at Cannes

Actor starred with springer spaniels Snowbear, Dora and Rosy in The Souvenir Part IIIt is one of the most sought-after prizes in the movie world; not the celebrated Cannes Palme d’Or for best film, awarded on Saturday night to French entry Titane, but its animal alternative the Palm Dog.This year’s coveted leather collar award conferred for the best canine performance on screen was given to Tilda Swinton’s three springer spaniels as the prize celebrated its 20th anniversary – its 103rd in dog ye...
Tags: Europe, Film, Dogs, France, Animals, Pets, Life and style, Culture, Festivals, Tilda Swinton, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Chien, Snowbear Dora


Review: Salvezza Paris Collection

Today, we'll talk about the fragrance collection by Salvezza Paris, one of the less-known perfume brands. The Salvezza Paris name suggests Italian roots ("salvezza" is Italian for 'salvation') with a production line in France. However, a closer examination of the perfume manufacturer, The Perfume Agency, delivers two offices - one in Paris and one in Dubai. It's easy to find out that the Paris o... Read full article: Review: Salvezza Paris Collection from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
Tags: Fashion, France, Paris, Dubai, Fragrantica Perfumes, Salvezza Paris Collection, Salvezza Paris, Perfume Agency


French posters of kissing couples promote ‘desirable’ side of Covid jab

Health authority creates adverts to send positive message about social effects of vaccinationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA romantically suggestive French advertising campaign to persuade young people to have the Covid-19 vaccine has pointed out the “desirable” effects of getting jabbed.The posters, produced by health authorities in the south of France, aim to show how getting inoculated can considerably improve people’s social lives by addressing public concerns o...
Tags: Europe, France, Advertising, Life and style, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


‘We begin again’: Chanel returns with first major live shows of pandemic

Fashion industry is hoping Paris haute couture shows signify long-awaited return of normality“Today, we begin again,” says Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of fashion, as the Palais Galliera museum in Paris is being prepared to host 240 guests split between two sittings at the label’s first major live catwalk shows since the beginning of the pandemic.Every fashion week kicks off a new season, but it is hoped the haute couture shows being staged in Paris signify a more significant shift: the r...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, France, Life and style, World news, Paris, Fashion industry, Chanel, Fashion Weeks, Haute couture shows, Palais Galliera, Bruno Pavlovsky Chanel


‘They said I don’t exist. But I am here’: one woman’s battle to prove she isn’t dead

Five years ago, Jeanne Pouchain was declared dead by a French court. It was news to her – and just the beginning of a Kafkaesque nightmareThe trouble began in 2016. When Jeanne Pouchain’s passport application was declined, she was annoyed – but assumed she must have forgotten an important piece of paperwork.Several weeks later, at a doctor’s appointment in her town of Saint-Joseph, outside Lyon in south-east France, both Pouchain, then 53, and her GP were perplexed when his computer spat out her...
Tags: Europe, Family, Law, France, Life and style, Society, World news, Death and dying, Identity cards, Lyon, Saint Joseph, south east France, Jeanne Pouchain, Pouchain


Name Navi Mum airport after JRD: Kin

Amid the controversy over the naming of the greenfield airport at Navi Mumbai, a member of the Tata family has thrown in the hat for JRD Tata, who brought civil aviation to India. “I respectfully suggest that the new airport at Navi Mumbai should be named after JRD Tata, the father of Indian aviation,’’ said Piloo Tata, a member of the Tata family. Piloo Tata is the widow of Minocher Tata, whose grandfather and Jamsetji Tata, founder of Tata group, were siblings. Article by Manju V | Times of ...
Tags: News, California, France, Life, Milwaukee, India, US, Chicago, Sydney, San Diego, Oklahoma, Delhi, Mumbai, Pacific, Lyon, Istanbul


France investigates fashion brands over forced Uyghur labour claims

Uniqlo France among four firms suspected of profiting from crimes against humanity in XinjiangFrench prosecutors have opened an investigation into four multinational fashion retailers on suspicion of concealing and profiting from crimes against humanity in China’s Xinjiang region by sourcing goods produced using forced Uyghur labour.Judicial sources confirmed to French media on Friday the investigation concerned Uniqlo France, owned by Fast Retailing; Inditex, which owns Zara and Bershka; SMCP,...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, France, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Zara, Xinjiang, Sandro, Inditex, Bershka, Skechers Continue, Fast Retailing, Uyghurs, Uniqlo France


Billions pledged to tackle gender inequality at UN forum

Generation Equality Forum in Paris announces plans to radically speed up progress on women’s rightsBillions of pounds will be pledged to support efforts to tackle gender inequality this week at the largest international conference on women’s rights in more than 25 years.The Generation Equality Forum, hosted in Paris by UN Women and the governments of France and Mexico, will launch plans to radically speed up progress over the next five years. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Mexico, France, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Poverty, Unemployment, Paris, United Nations, Global development, Un, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Inequality, Melinda Gates


Initio: A Brand With a Seductive and Transgressive Vibe

Active in the niche segment of the perfume market since 2015, the house of Initio has not stirred up a lot of buzz in the press, especially not in France, but this is about to change. Officially presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, the brand is shining increasingly bright internationally, with 35 points of sale around the world (Tsum in Russia, Crème de la Crème in the Netherlands, ... Read full article: Initio: A Brand With a Seductive and Transgressive Vibe from Fragrantica Perfumes...
Tags: Fashion, France, Russia, Cannes film festival, Netherlands Read, Fragrantica Perfumes, TsUM, house of Initio


Tips For Buying Authentic Louis Vuitton Bags

Louis Vuitton bags are an iconic fashion accessory that is the most counterfeited in the world. Louis Vuitton is known throughout history from the 1800s, where it has been a fashion statement for the rich and famous. They are the true definition of luxury, and if you don’t own one, you probably are dreaming of buying or saving up to get one for yourself. With the popularity and success of the brand, it’s not surprising that you will find so many fakes in the market made by people who wi...
Tags: Fashion, France, Louis Vuitton, Designer Handbags, Handbag, LV, Handbags & Purses, Louis Vuitton Bags, Leather Handbag, Buying Authentic Louis Vuitton Bags


The 20 best executive MBA programs in the world

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania placed second in QS Quacquarelli Symonds' 2021 ranking of the best executive MBA programs in the world. REUTERS QS Quacquarelli Symonds just released its latest ranking: the best executive MBA programs globally. HEC Paris moved up to the top spot, pushing Penn's Wharton School down to No. 2. The following are the 20 executive MBA programs that ranked at the top of the 2021 QS ranking. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Europe, France, Mba, Careers, Trends, Features, UC Berkeley, United, Penn, Northwestern University, Wharton School, INSEAD, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Charles Mostoller, Business School


From Father to Son: Cuir de Russie Le Jardin Retrouve

One of the first niche perfume houses in France and in the world, Le Jardin Retrouve was founded by Yuri Gutsatz, who worked for more than 30 years as a perfumer at Roure-Givaudan and was a vice-president of the French Perfumers Society and one of the founders of the Osmothèque. He outlined his position in the manifesto "Perfumer, your name is nobody!" and, having gained independence, he acquir... Read full article: From Father to Son: Cuir de Russie Le Jardin Retrouve from Fragrantica Perfumes...
Tags: Fashion, France, Fragrantica Perfumes, Yuri Gutsatz, Le Jardin Retrouvé, Cuir de Russie Le Jardin Retrouve, Roure Givaudan, French Perfumers Society


64 gifts under $25 that anyone will love - from a cold brew coffee maker to a silk pillowcase

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. West Elm You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We rounded up 60+ gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks. For more inspiration, check out all Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Fox, Brooklyn, Beauty, New York Times, NARS, Smith, Pacific


L'Atelier Parfums: New Niche House Presents OPUS 1 - The Secret Garden

L'Atelier Parfum is a brand new niche house from France that creates its works in Grasse. The brand presents its first seven perfumes of the collection as OPUS 1 - The Secret Garden, and among them are real gems at a good price, if we compare them with other niche collections today. The fragrances were created in collaboration with esteemed perfumers and each in their own way provides a dose o... Read full article: L'Atelier Parfums: New Niche House Presents OPUS 1 - The Secret Garden from Fr...
Tags: Fashion, France, Grasse, New Niche House, L Atelier Parfum


L'Atelier Parfum: New Niche House Presents OPUS 1 - The Secret Garden

L'Atelier Parfum is a brand new niche house from France that creates its works in Grasse. The brand presents its first seven perfumes of the collection as OPUS 1 - The Secret Garden, and among them are real gems at a good price, if we compare them with other niche collections today. The fragrances were created in collaboration with esteemed perfumers and each in their own way provides a dose o... Read full article: L'Atelier Parfum: New Niche House Presents OPUS 1 - The Secret Garden from Fra...
Tags: Fashion, France, Grasse, New Niche House, L Atelier Parfum


It’s this season’s must-have Hermès bag. And it’s made from fungus

The luxury label is the latest to adopt pioneering technology as designers shift to plant-based fabric. Is this the end of leather?It’s fair to say that Hermès knows handbags. The luxury fashion house’s Birkin and Kelly bags are among the most expensive ever sold; demand outstrips supply by so much that you can’t even join a waiting list. Acquiring one is a matter of luck and contacts. So when Hermès announced this season’s handbag would be made from plant leather, it marked a new era in designe...
Tags: Business, Fashion, France, Environment, Life and style, Pollution, Ethical and green living, Fashion industry, Hermès, Luxury goods sector, Focus, Birkin


What Queen Elizabeth's relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

Queen Elizabeth II, pictured on a visit to Hull last month. Getty Images President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will meet Queen Elizabeth II on their visit to the UK. Since 1951, the Queen has met with 11 US presidents and helped facilitate diplomatic relations. Here's what the queen's relationships and meetings with US presidents have been like. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are set to meet Queen Elizab...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, Washington Post, Washington, France, Life, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden



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