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San Francisco has banned fur!

San Francisco has banned fur!

The cruelty-free future of fashion is here and now: San Francisco has officially become the largest city in the U.S. to ban fur sales! Major brands like Gucci, Versace and Furla have recently announced their intention to go fur-free, and now the city of San Francisco is joining the movement. On Tuesday night, the city's Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to ban fur sales in San Francisco. "The sale of fur products in San Francisco is inconsistent with the City's ethos of treating all living beings, humans and animals alike, with kindness," said San Francisco district supervisor Katy Tang in a press release.  Tang first...

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Real Fur is a Fashion Faux Pas

Real Fur is a Fashion Faux Pas

Discover why fashion house like like Versace, Armani and Calvin Klein finally ditched fur for good. At Apparis, the decision to be cruelty free using only faux fur and 100% vegan products is one that came naturally. The two co-founders and designers agree that top quality and approachable price point can coexist without compromising fit and style. This mentality is a driving force behind APPARIS and it radiates through each new design and collection. Article originally published in Vogue March, 14 2018. Donatella Versace Says Fur Is Over It seems as though Donatella Versace has been having some serious heart-to-hearts with her beloved...

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Mangez Mesdames: Soupe d'Hiver

Mangez Mesdames: Soupe d'Hiver

Make this Winter’s warming soup to heat the body from the inside out during these colder months!!! What’s even better? This recipe does not break the bank and is impressive while staying understated and modest on your budget. (That means more money to shop of course!!) As the Sun sets earlier each day, make this simple dinner; let it stew on the stove as you cozy up by the fire. Relax and enjoy the aromas as they fill your home and then fill the belly, ready for a deep and restful sleep.    Ingredients: 1 large leek 2 cups coconut milk  2...

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Celebrate This Mardi Gras With a French Recipe: Puffy Pillow Beignets

Celebrate This Mardi Gras With a French Recipe: Puffy Pillow Beignets

Mardi Gras celebration is just around the corner as this year the holiday is happening right before Valentine's Day on Tuesday February 13th. To celebrate it like French people, we decided to share with you a very simple and quick sweet recipe: the infamous Carnival beignets. For those not familiar with the holiday, Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday," is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. These beignets could be the perfect way to win your Valentine's heart this year! Ingredients (make 20 beignets): 1/2cup all purpose...

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The must-see fashion exhibitions of 2018

The must-see fashion exhibitions of 2018

ARTICLE TAKEN FROM VOGUE.COM - JANUARY 27TH 2018 From fashion and religion at the MET to the Azzedine Alaïa retrospective in London and the Margiela exhibition in Paris, take a look at the fashion exhibitions set to define 2018.   "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" at the MET Religion has always inspired designers. After last year’s Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons’, theme, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is turning to Christian imagery in fashion for its spring 2018 exhibition, supported by Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzmann, Versace and Condé Nast, and named Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. From delicate, byzantine-inspired Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana dresses, the haute couture Garden of...

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Top 5 Things You’re Not Doing to Satisfy Your Inner Francophile

Top 5 Things You’re Not Doing to Satisfy Your Inner Francophile

1- Host a Dinner Party Instead of a night out at restaurants, bars or clubs, invite your closest companions over for an elegant yet laid back dinner! Have a few hors d'oeuvres at the rest with lots of wine (of course) and a nice roast going in the oven (or whatever recipe you love to make!). Let the good food be eaten slowly, enjoy dinner by its courses, and, most importantly, let the conversation flow!!!  2- Let yourself forget about responsibilities other than to yourself. Take an afternoon for you; sit at a café, get a facial or mani/pedi, treat...

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