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July 26 2014

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3 posts tagged "Juliette Binoche"

Edition Poshette Favors Fun Over Flash

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Edition Poshette

Paris-based Danish designer Simone Bendix made a small splash during fashion week three years back, when she and her twin sister, Helene, dressed up as vintage cigarette girls and paraded around her fledgling accessories brand outside a jam-packed DSquared2 party at the Ritz.

Since then, Edition Poshette has quietly gained a loyal following, particularly in Japan, plus visibility in a smattering of small but strategic places like a museum shop in Copenhagen and other boutiques in Florence, Antwerp, and Zurich. Poshettes are also known to be in the closets of some red-carpet A-listers such as Christina Hendricks, Juliette Binoche, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

A trained actress herself, Bendix is also a veteran collector of bags in vintage fabrics. Ultimately, she decided to try her hand at accessories design because a friend was pining for a “wallet that didn’t look like a sign of money.” “I wrote a little story about things coming to life through a pair of hands,” she recalled. “We tend to forget that the real story lies in how things are made, and the people who do that well are truly special.” When word got out about her first pouch design, it sold out immediately.

Edition Poshette

Other stories have followed and eventually come to life as small leather accessories. A flea-market veteran, Bendix will pick up on a bracelet handle on a vintage bag, or riffle through old books for typefaces and illustrations of storks or butterflies that she recasts onto leather. Like a little cottage industry, Edition Poshette turns out limited runs, producing pieces in Italy according to its own schedule. It is also definitely a family affair: Bendix designs poetic and practically minded little clutches, purses, bracelets, wallets, etc., most bearing chirpy and/or punning titles in French, such as “Memoires de la Dernière Libertine” or “Les Joies de la Route,” while sister Helene handles the graphics. “I’ve always been into inventing my own rules,” Bendix noted. “What I didn’t realize was that [design] wouldn’t be any more stable than acting. But it’s a lot more fun.”

Edition Poshette is available online at editionposhette.com.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

Bulgari’s New Gem in Saint-Tropez

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Juliette Binoche, Jeremy Irons, and Hilary Swank cut the ribbon at Bulgari's new Saint-Tropez store

Saint-Tropez, the diamond of the French Riviera, shone brightly this week, as Bulgari invited Juliette Binoche, Hilary Swank, Jeremy Irons, Isabella Ferrari, and Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, among others, down for two days of sea, sun, and celebration. The occasion was the unveiling of the jeweler’s new boutique in the resort town, the opening of which kicked off the forty-eight-hour fete on Tuesday night.

Irons, who played a jewel thief with a penchant for Bulgari in Claude Lelouch’s And Now…Ladies and Gentlemen…, mingled with the crowd and even posed for a picture with a local chien. “I love to buy jewelry for other people, to pick out something that I think someone would love,” said the actor, whose hands donned a simple pinkie ring that was his father’s, and paint stains from repairing his boat in Ireland. Meanwhile, Swank offered that, for her, the Saint-Tropez scene evoked images of Picasso. Continue Reading “Bulgari’s New Gem in Saint-Tropez” »

Who Made Your Cannes Best-Dressed List?

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The Oscars are blink-and-you’ll-miss-it compared to the twelve-day marathon that is the Cannes Film Festival; the Croisette won’t clear until Sunday. This year’s big red-carpet stories? The splashy debut of a new line—Gucci’s couture collection, Premiere—which turned up on Salma Hayek Pinault and Naomi Watts, and the emergence of Emilio Pucci as the go-to brand for something short and super-sexy (see: Evangeline Lilly). Also noteworthy was the high-profile rejection of gowns: Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche both stepped out in—gasp—pants.

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Photo: John Shearer / Getty Images