A little something from Paris

Paris Fashion Week kicks off on the 3rd March!

Should you be in the city for the occasion and wondering what to take back home with you? I would recommend a little visit to the sublime 18th-century cosmetics and scent boutique Buly 1803 for a little something special. The boutique is situated on the Rive Gauche in the 6th district of Paris. Their 8 main scents are carried in their perfumes, soaps, creams, candles and these really unique scented matches. All products are made with natural ingredients and come in the most traditional, exquisite packaging. It’s tough to leave Buly emptied handed.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Paris, they now have a new online shop with all their beautiful, irresistible products.

Buly 1803,  6 rue Bonaparte75006 Paris.

Depop

12It’s officially time to clean out my closet and I’m selling everything I own (almost).

I think I might try out the seasonal 5 piece French wardrobe.

Most of the pieces I’m selling are new and unworn, the rest, good pieces at good prices … go on check out my shop on Depop.

If any of you live in Paris you can arrange to come and rummage through my collection of pieces (as they aren’t all up on Depop)

I didn’t believe …

 

“Are you going to make that the next topic for your blog post ?” Denny frequently asks me.

So, today, a blog post dedicated to Denny‘s new tattoo … taken right from the Riachi Studio Flower Mosaic Print and permanently tattooed onto our Denny’s left forearm.  I use to think that my dreams as a fashion designer would be fulfilled if I were to see a stranger wearing my clothing in the street. Well, I can now say this tops that dream! Perhaps the most flattering gift of all. Thank you !

 Denny travelled from Brisbane to Paris on a six month exchange as part of his Architecture course. We first met at the very beginning of his short six month stay here in Paris, which is sadly soon to come to an end. Denny has helped out with Riachi Studio on those late working nights; last minute decisions, sewing on buttons, editing out a few final pieces before the shoot, our lovely tumblr, pintrest, and facebook pages and all the cups of tea and chocolate cravings in-between.

What does this little tattoo represent ?

“My time in Paris ? Many things ?”

This tattoo represents that incredible journey of self discovery that has allowed Denny to follow his fashion dreams in Paris (and Dries Van Noten,Raf Simons, Acne)  and help me realise some of mine along the way.

Thank you for all your help and incredible knowledge. You might be leaving Paris (with a wardrobe I seriously envy) but we’ve still got Skype!

Merci xox

Tattoo by Aude at Anomaly

RIACHI STUDIO

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THE STUDIO

Born from a desire to create, a desire to collaborate, a desire to express and be and to define that which one “is”, RIACHI STUDIO has evolved within the Parisian locale by Scottish-Lebanese designer Natalie Riachi and her international team of creatives.

The first collection has been inspired by that initial fool’s energy: the chaotic unbridled power of creation, expression and passion, and it has slowly been shaped and guided into hand-designed, digitally patterned jersey fabric, cut and sewn into concentrated garments of collaboration’s realised dreams.

The same energy was driven into the photoshoot. Take a handful of creatives, put them into a room with camera equipment, make-up and hairspray and a good dose of “why don’t we…” ambiguity and shake it all around. Radical approaches to image making and style taking abound — real film was used, Photoshop wasn’t. The frowns, winks, smiles, frayed hems, loose threads and ruffles stayed. We wanted to capture and revel in the earnestness of artful creation.

Radical.

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[“You want to be specific? So let’s be specific!”, I said to Natalie Riachi, Scottish fashion designer, when she asked me to photograph her first collection. I did it in a, for today’s habits, radical way: I shot eighteen looks on eighteen rolls of film and took one more photo on a different roll. I entirely reused the contact sheet as it was and the blown up extra shot to create a double page. 100% of the images were used and none was “bad”. Ms Riachi was quite stunned.

The film frames are original and suggest credibility, the contact sheets let the eyes travel and, just to mention another point, postproduction was almost inexistent.]

 QUOTE : Photographer _ Franco Tettamanti

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TO ALL OF YOU THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT, THANK YOU ! YOUR COMMITMENT, INSPIRATION AND SUPPORT IN ME AND THE PROJECT HAS TOUCHED ME SO DEEPLY …

YOU HAVE ALL SHAPED ME INTO A HAPPIER ME … NOW WITH A COLLABORATIVE WE CAN ONLY BE PROUD OF … FOR THIS I AM FOREVER INDEBTED (JOYFULLY) TO YOU

XXX

TEAM

Concept, Design & Direction _ Natalie Riachi
Print & Textile Designer _ Nina Warmerdam
Photographer _ Franco Tettamanti

Model _ Philippine L
Make Up Artist _ Elodie Mansuy
Hair Artist _ Catherine Pondy
Graphic Design _ LVL99

STYLING

Leather Accessories _ Úna Burke

CONTACT

website _ riachistudio.com
email _ info@riachistudio.com
twitter + instagram _ @riachistudio
facebook _ riachistudio

Limited Edition Photography Prints For Sale

 

SHOP MY LIMITED EDITION ANALOGUE PARIS FASHION WEEK PHOTOGRAPHY.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN DURING FASHION WEEK IN PARIS FEBRUARY 2013 ON MY OLYMPUS OM -10 35MM CAMERA.

ALL PRINTS ARE PRINTED ON A3 BEAUTIFUL ETCHED WATERCOLOUR PAPER.
EACH PRINT PERSONALLY SIGNED AND NUMBERED (1 of 3).

PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS

livinginclips@gmail.com

LONDON FASHION WEEK ROUND UP

AUDIO >>> POLICA DARK STAR

 

… because we can’t all travel the world shooting Fashion Week Street Style, I suggest living vicariously through my friend Jonathan Paciullo from FRENCHY STYLE

THANK YOU x

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT

Jonathan Paciullo from FRENCHY STYLE

MILAN FASHION WEEK ROUND UP

 

… because we can’t all travel the world shooting Fashion Week Street Style, I suggest living vicariously through my friend Jonathan Paciullo from FRENCHY STYLE

THANK YOU x

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT

Jonathan Paciullo from FRENCHY STYLE

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK ROUND UP

… because we can’t all travel the world shooting Fashion Week Street Style, I suggest living vicariously through my friend Jonathan Paciullo from FRENCHY STYLE

THANK YOU x

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT

Jonathan Paciullo from FRENCHY STYLE