The photos show how terrifying the experience would have been.
At least three of the arrested suspects are women.
It is believed the attack was the result of a botched robbery.
New CCTV footage has given police a critical new lead.
“You messed with the wrong one,” says Pascal Duvier.
More and more disturbing information is emerging about the shocking event.
“She thought they were for sure going to kill her.”
Rather than staying in the heart of Paris, head north to Montmartre for genuine taste of Amelie Poulain’s life.
Located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris and part of the Right Bank, travellers come from all over the world for various reasons; religious pilgrimage, art, food, and even a break from the hustle and bustle of central Paris.
If you’re undecided about where to spend your time in Montmartre, this list will even put Anthony Bourdain’s suggestions to shame.
Where: 112 Rue Championnet, 75018
Pop into one of Montmartre’s most famous watering holes for a drink, aperitif, or even a light snack before you’re off exploring the rest of the city.
La Renaissance which was made popular during the sexual revolution of the 1970s, and featured heavily in Michel Deville’s film, Le Mouton Enragé, as well as Inglorious Basterds.
Where: 1 Rue Norvins, 75018
A brasserie meal is a must-have while you’re in France, since the menus are quite concentrated and small in comparison to other cuisines. But if you’re just peckish for a traditional French croissant, then La Galette des Moulins is the perfect fit.
Where: 20 Avenue Rachel, 75018
A trip to Montmartre isn’t complete without visiting the Cimetiere (cemetery) located next to the Place de Clichy. While it might seem a bit morbid at first, it’s actually a major tourist attraction since many French and international identities call this their final resting place.
Some personalities include Jim Morrison, Alexandre Dumas, and filmmaker Francois Truffaut.
Where: 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018
One of the biggest landmarks in Paris, not to be confused with the Galeries Lafayette, has to be the Sacré Coeur located in Montmartre.
The Roman Catholic church sits at the top of Montmartre and at one of the highest points of the city. Sacré Coeur is open 7 days a week, and entry is free.
Where: Rue de Steinkerque, 75018
Any type of shopping is essential on an international trip, and visiting the Rue de Steinkerque located in the 18th arrondissement speaks for itself.
It’s the perfect place to pick up handmade knick-knacks, souvenirs and even tasty food and drinks made only by the locals.
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Paris Fashion Week is the the grand finale of fashion week month, the cherry on top of the big fashion cake, and undoubtedly most fashionistas’ dream destination. It is in Paris where most trend-setting labels show their collections, such as Isabel Marant, Christian Dior, and Chanel.
There is a reason why Paris is called the fashion capital and not even New York can claim that title; Parisian women simply have that je-ne-sais-quoi that all of us non-Parisians try to achieve. Nobody looks as good in an all-black outfit as a French woman walking along the Seine river. Maybe that’s why the fashion shows in Paris are so popular. This season, the following trends dominated the Paris runways:
If you have a no-frills attitude, that’s great, but it doesn’t mean your outfit should be. Small frills could be seen at Isabel Marant whereas Viktor&Rolf showed big, bold frills. We like both!
2. Ankle boots
This is a trend that’s easy to copy. Ankle boots will be all the rage (again), which is great news as they are so versatile. Whether you combine them with a skirt or pants, they go with almost anything and can be very flattering.
This is the next step up from fringes. Tassel trims or complete tassel outfits will find a place in our wardrobes soon. Tassels might not be very practical, but they sure look great swaying from side to side when you walk.
Lace and Paris go together like copy and paste, so of course there was no shortage of the sexy fabric on the Parisian runways. At Nina Ricci, lace was used in a more subtle, wearable way whereas Balmain showed a sheer full body jumpsuit that leaves little to the imagination.
Images via style.com
A trip around the world cannot be complete without visiting some of the best-known fashion capitals. Whether you’re into clothes, accessories, shoes (or the complete trifecta), be sure to jot down these locations if you’re ever close-by, or planning a global trip.
A fairly obvious first choice since France is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious fashion labels in the entire world. Shop at the world famous Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores located in the bustling Boulevard Haussmann.
Don’t forget to check out Coco Chanel’s infamous apartment – if you can get in, (they are known to be highly exclusive). But if that’s not really your thing, head down to the south of France for some locally produced and manufactured espadrilles and knick-knacks made right in front if your eyes.
If vintage shopping is what you’re after, then Amsterdam will definitely deliver the goods. Home to a large variety of vintage boutiques, each product is specially sourced and of the highest standard and quality.
Episode is located in three central locations which boasts a large assortment of clothes and accessories.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Known worldwide for it’s duty-free shopping, Dubai is home to a number of large and low-scale boutiques where you’re bound to find a number of clothes and accessories.
The Dubai Mall caters to men, women and children and is open until 2am almost every single night.
New York City, United States of America
NYC is known for it’s consignment shops where you can easily trade in one of your designer items for cash, or even put it towards a new product from the store. While most of these stores sell online, the best way to catch a bargain (without paying added tax), is by purchasing in-store.
Ina in SoHo stocks a variety of vintage and classic bags which are often difficult to get your hands on.
Images via Alpha City Guides, Blackdreamer, Fashion Modern Idea, What You Could Do
Often dubbed as the most romantic city in the world, Paris attracts a number of tourists searching for a romantic getaway with an added taste of culture from this iconic city. There is plenty to do, see and of course taste the local cuisine without even venturing down south to the French Riviera or into the countryside if you simply just don’t have the time. The French are known for their distinct style, and carefree way of life so grab a friend and check the following places off from your to-do list!
You can’t visit Paris without sampling some of the local delicacies, right? Local cheese, wine and of course the infamous escargot cannot be passed up during your first trip to the capital of France. During the summer months, a variety of taste festivals are up and running so locals and tourists can sample some of the best food and drink that Paris has to offer.
Many of the buildings around the city centre date back to the 12th and 13th centuries, particularly the Notre Dame Cathedral which was highly influenced by French Gothic architecture at the time. Located in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, visitors can access the cathedral any day of the year for a small fee.
Shopping and fashion
Don’t worry about saving your money for those duty-free airport purchases, head over to the Galeries Lafayette which is one of largest department stores in the city. Opened in 1912 with over 10 floors of shopping, you’re bound to leave with something you like. There are also plenty of specialty boutiques around the city, and also don’t forget to check out the local markets for some hidden gems and one of a kind purchases.
Hop on a bike and cycle around The Eiffel Tower to make the most of your time, then take the elevator (or climb the 600 stairs) for an amazing view of the entire city.
During the summer season, Paris is filled with festivals which attract tourists from all over the globe. Rock en Seine is a popular music festival on the Rue Oberkampf with international and local artists which make up just some of the large line-up. Head over to Montmartre for the annual Grape Harvest Festival which has been running since 1934. Celebrating winemaking, gastronomy and French folk music for everyone to enjoy.
If you’re travelling with children make sure to check out one of France’s most popular theme parks, Disneyland Paris. There are many rides which are unique to Paris, including the Crush Coaster which is one of the best attractions at the entire resort.
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By Felicia Sapountzis
Fashion is an expressive art form that influences our sociocultural reflector; it surprises, excites, and brings out the creative side to everyone. Therefore it is not unusual that museums are being dedicated to this dynamic form of art, presenting collections of previous trends and famous pieces that made the world what it is today. These are worth the visit!
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
It’s only right that we begin in one of the fashion capitals of the world, Paris. This museum houses more than 81,000 costumes, textiles, and accessories, containing history combined with endless innovation. From its opening in 1905 the Musée des Arts Décoratifs has seen exhibitions and collections come through its rooms filled with detailed embroidery, printed cotton, silks, laces and wonderful tapestries. If you are in the romantic city of Paris this year anytime before September, be sure to take a look and wonder through the intimate exhibition on Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten.
Museo de la Moda, Santiago, Chile
In the vibrant South American city Santiago, Chile there is a wonderful treasure. The museum focuses on 20th Century sportswear, with a large display on Chile’s 1962 World Cup gear. Founded in 1999, by the Yarur Bascuñán family, Museo de la Moda is funded by donations, allowing the collection to keep growing, with now a total of 10,000 items from 5 B.C. to the present.
Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
In this Institute lies an enormous collection of historic costumes, there is no surprise the displays exhibit famous and intricate pieces with Anna Wintour fundraising for the space and representing it as an advocate. This museum is definitely worth your time, presenting over 80,000 costumes from their archives and being conveniently in the heart of this happening city.
The Gucci Museum, Florence, Italy
This iconic brand has celebrated their journey through time in the centre of Florence, beginning from what made them famous; those beautiful leather luggage sets. As you walk through the rooms, you will find yourself in a time capsule of fashion, from cars, apparel, specially made award gowns, pottery and shoes. The two level museum is a must see, and if you have had a long day of site seeing and want to relax, take some time out to view the movie in the theatre or relax in the café and bookstore downstairs.
Everyone of these museums has a unique display that should be seen at least once through your travels. They all house the timeline of style throughout the decades and present day. Reminding us all that ‘Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten’ – Gucci.
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By Amy Miller