August 31 2014

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27 posts tagged "Roger Vivier"

Ines de la Fressange Has Pink Credit Cards


To celebrate the arrival of Roger Vivier’s new made-to-order Cut-Up bag, Inès de la Fressange (pictured here with bag in tow) hosted an intimate cocktail party last week among friends at the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré boutique. On hand were her daughters Nine, 15, a budding actress fresh off a mother/daughter shoot for French Elle, and Violette, who at 9 shows all the signs of having inherited the fashion gene. Noted her mother, “It’s practical to have a stylist in the house!” De la Fressange took a moment to talk to about the beauty of both customized handbags and cheap-chic woven baskets.

What are your style tips for tough times?
The crisis is formidable for style: One is not rich enough to make mistakes! My staples: a men’s cashmere sweater from Monoprix in black, brown, or beige—better to have one good cashmere sweater than 42 from H&M—with tube pants, nice ballerina flats, and a pretty bag, which should be expensive and beautiful. Otherwise opt for a pannier [editor's note: a basket tote à la Jane Birkin. Très chic!]. With that you can go anywhere. At night, you add makeup, perfume, and a piece of Granny’s jewelry. When I am in New York I stock up on inexpensive T-shirts at Urban Outfitters.
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it’s more than ok, bruno


For Roger Vivier creative director Bruno Frisoni, a woman’s foot is a thing of awe and beauty. “There’s no real ideal customers, you know, there’s only beautiful women,” he said in his charming French way last night at the Roger Vivier boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue, where a couture collection by the deceased master, best known as creator of both the pilgrim flat and the stiletto—beauty and the beast—is on display. Frisoni was welcomed by hostesses Annie Churchill, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Shoshanna Gruss, and Chessy Wilson and Saks vice president Ron Frasch. Also present and beaming was author Jill Kargman, whose latest society-send-up novel hits bookstores soon, containing references aplenty to luxury brand names. “It’s called The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund and page one is her Rolodex,” she said. “V is for Vivier, X is Xanax, etc.” As for Frisoni, it was back to Paris to prepare for the unveiling of Roger Vivier’s Spring ’09 collection in ten days. Expect, he said, “lots of snakeskin and brown, earthy colors.” And in parting, he did in fact come up with a few choice names of women for whom he loves to design. “Julianne Moore—she was yesterday with me at the New Yorkers [for Children] gala event. Uh, Katie Holmes. Cate Blanchett. Is it OK?”