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No treat quite says “fashion week” like Ladurée macarons (except for champagne, maybe). And this season, the Parisian patisserie has teamed up with Reed Krakoff to turn out a limited-edition box of matte-black dark-chocolate morsels the pair calls Strange Love. Debuting on February 8 at Ladurée on Madison Avenue, the scrumptious little sweets were inspired by the beauty of industrial textures (an unlikely concept for a cookie, we know) and will come in a special black Reed Krakoff box. The macarons will be available throughout Fall ’13 fashion week, which means you can munch on them between shows, or even pick up a box for your valentine. Talk about a dark romance…
Ladurée is located at 864 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
Get ready to give Vanessa Bruno a big New York welcome. On February 7, the Paris-based designer will open a pop-up in Soho—a venture that, she says, could be a prelude to a permanent New York store. “Of course we have plans, but I don’t want to rush. And I want to find the right place. I love so many different areas in New York that it’s hard for me to choose,” says the designer of a potential New York outpost. (In addition to ten boutiques in France, Bruno already has stand-alone stores in L.A., London, Spain, Japan, and Australia.)
Bruno, who’s been making regular trips to New York since childhood, loves Manhattan’s melting pot of personalities and styles. She hopes to express this in her store—with a Parisian twist, of course. Stationed in a loft at 131 Greene Street, the two-floor pop-up will feature Bruno’s Spring ’13 collection as well as items from some of the designer’s favorite French shops, like Diptyque (“I love their packaging and I wear their perfume”) and Ladurée (“It’s beautiful, high quality, and their macarons are the typical Parisian sweet”). French film company MK2 will also contribute a special project, and books from Bernard Chauveau will be on offer.
According to Bruno, “nomad” is the concept behind the store, so nothing will be permanent—that includes the walls. Apparently, they’ll all be mobile and printed with Bruno’s ethereal Spring ’13 images of Stella Tennant (above), which were shot by Mark Borthwick. While the boutique certainly has a French focus (“I just wanted to bring the Parisian spirit to New York for a month!” says Bruno) the designer has created one particularly patriotic item: a limited-edition, American flag-embellished version of her signature sequined tote. She’s only made 50—one for each state.
Vanessa Bruno’s pop-up will be located at 131 Greene Street and runs from February 7 through February 26.
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“I’ve always been drawn to Alyssa Norton’s pieces; it must be the former friendship bracelet-maker in me. And my four-year-old Nikolas would approve of the pretty colors in this one ($715, www.barneys.com)—purple is his favorite.” —Nicole Phelps, executive editor
“My list is always endless. Being in the market and seeing new pieces on a daily basis just makes my imaginary wish list longer everyday. I moved recently and I’m still organizing my house, so some Joe Cariati decanters ($385, www.joecariati.com) would be a dream. And, I still haven’t put my hands on any neon jewelry and now with the summer approaching I’m craving a Tom Binns neon necklace ($1,285, www.forwardforward.com). Truth is, I’ll end up getting none of the above. My husband always forget it’s Mother’s Day and my daughter, at 3, is too young to remind him!” —Marina Larroude, market director Continue Reading “Love You, Mom” »
Let them eat macarons—I believe that’s how the famous command was actually meant to go. And today, New Yorkers can eat them just like the Parisians do: Ladurée, Paris’ famed macaronerie, in business since 1862, opens its first stateside outpost in Manhattan. During the Paris shows, even those editors who subsist on Evian and consommé have been known to drop into Ladurée’s shops for a pick-me-up. The temptation’s now a lot closer to home.
Ladurée is now open at 864 Madison Ave., NYC, (646) 558-3157.