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The Chicest Paul Smith in Paris ......... Tourrette!!!!

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English designer Paul Smith has a collection of the
most fabulously "accessorated" stores 
through-out the world!!!

Last year I stumbled upon my current favorite,
possibly the smallest & most unusual,
Tourrette, located at 70 Rue de Grenelle, Paris!!!

According to Smith, "The store dates back to the Thirties
when La Tourrette was opened by Monsieur Tourrette 
as a "Bougnat";
the left side of the shop selling coal, 
the right side selling wine,
supplies considered to be the staples of a Parisian winter."

Applying a universal design philosophy to all of his shops,
his design team has re-invented the space, 
while still being "sympathetic 
to it's history & retaining its identity."

The store has not changed either inside or out ...
the floors, the walls, the details,
& the original signage remain in place, 
with the addition of "vintage inspired" fixtures.

Smith's stores are all "accessoration's supreme"!!!

Currently this is my favorite ......
but who know's what's next in the world of 

Bottega Veneta ..... Best Xmas Windows in Beirut!!!!

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Inspired designer "accessorations" take a variety of forms!!!!!
 
The Christmas window "accessorations" at Beirut's
were extravagant, entertaining, & brilliant!!!!
 
Imagine every classic Bottega handbag shape ......
as a white candle!!!!

And, if that's not enough "fabulocity" ........ 
the candle wax was pressed 
into the classic woven leather texture
of these fabulous Bottega bags!!!!!

I tried to beg, borrow, or steal them ........ 
they were the perfect gift for my chic Lebanese hostess!!!!
But, I was told "absolutely not"!!!!!

Oh well, I guess it's the thought that counts!!!

Why is this Giant Stiletto In Front of Bergdorf's???

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The strangest "street accessorations" are always in NYC .....
& this week's weirdest is this divine red stiletto, 
emerging from the sidewalk in front of

Maybe it's a very chic Fifth Avenue bike rack ????
Nah, I don't think so!!!

What else could it be ....
Do you have any other ideas????

#3 Museum of Everything's "Windows of Everything"!

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James Brett's Museum of Everything pop-up is extraordinary,
the "Store of Everything" is fantastic .......
but Selfridges "Windows of Everything" are the best!!!!!

Imagine devoting every window on Oxford Street, 
a gigantic city block in London,
spanning the front of one of the world's greatest stores,
to "everything" that can't be sold!!!!

This is a phenomenal design installation,
and I applaud the Selfridges team for being sooooo brave!!!

This is a major tribute to the arts ....
but I can't help wondering,
who in NYC would ever be this brave????? 

#2 ... Museum Collaboration For "Shop of Everything"!

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The Museum of Everything 4.0 is spectacular ....
but the "Shop of Everything" is incredible!!!

Imagine James Brett and Selfridges collaborating 
to create this amazing "shopping mecca of everything" ....
thinking of soooo much fabulous "everythingness"!!!!
 
I bought tons of great "everything gifts" ....
to take back to NYC!!!!

Remember ...... Christmas is coming!!!!