The coming of a new season is always an exciting time in a variety of ways. While the usual suspects (new collections and product launches) keep us excited until the next seasonal shift, there is something about this season that feels a bit different. From beauty to publishing and every other creative industry in between, this fall has taken on some serious French Flair. We’ve rounded up five fancy treats, luxe events and tomes that will leave you feeling like a chic Parisian this fall.
Phyto Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Mask
This fall, Phyto, Patrick Ales’s innovative plant-based hair care brand, has launched an excited product which helps restore damaged, brittle and ultra-parched hair. The Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Mask’s complex blend of sapote butter, baobab oil and botanical keratin revive hair’s texture, restore overall suppleness, strength and boosts its natural keratin.A must-have product to have on hand as the weather grows cooler, more harsh and brisk.
L’Occitane Pamplemousse Rhubarbe Collection
Partnering with famed French pastry chef Pierre Herme, L’Occitane’s new fragrance range features a fresh yet woody multifaceted scent composition. The interesting blend expertly combines the tart freshness of grapefruits and crisp notes of rhubarb to a warm woody base. Not only will this zesty yet sensual scent awaken your senses but will serve as the perfect fragrance throughout this cozy season.
Violet Grey The Luxe Melrose Place Set
We’ve all fallen victim to a beauty emergency without a fast fix at the last minute. Thankfully, the experts over at VIOLET GREY have crafted a few quick luxury rescue sets without skimping on the chic. The Luxe Melrose Place Set is one that every beauty enthusiast needs. The six-piece set features favorites by famed French brands (Klorane Dry Shampoo, Serge Lutens Comb Mascara, La Prairie Cellualar Radiance Cream Blush in Rose Glow) among other coveted beauty treats. All housed in a sleek VIOLET GREY makeup bag, this luxe set will make the perfect carry-on companion during your seasonal travels or the make the perfect gift for the coming holidays.
Assouline Publishing FIG & OLIVE: The Cuisine of The French Riviera
With three busy locations in New York City alone, FIG & OLIVE is just the establishment to visit to experience a taste of France. With seasonally fresh and unique menus, FIG & OLIVE consistently delivers the greatest notes of the French Riviera in their cuisine. This fall, Assouline Publishing will launch FIG & OLIVE: The Cuisine of The French Riviera, a cookbook that not only details the restaurant’s famed dishes but explores Laurent Halasz’s culinary passions, expert pairing recommendations and the unique aspects of Mediterranean cuisine. An interesting look at the man behind the brand and peak into this vast and beautiful corner of the world, FIG & OLIVE will make the perfect addition to libraries of both the food enthusiasts and culinary professionals in your life.
2015 Trophée des Arts Gala
FIAF 2015 Trophée des Arts Gala
On Thursday, November 19, 2015, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) will celebrate its annual philanthropic event, the Trophée des Art gala at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. Prestigious honorees and noted guests across French and American platforms will gather for an evening to celebrate this year’s award winners and raise funds for the organization’s educational programs. This year’s gala will celebrate the art in movement and present the 2015 Pilier d’Or to Air France-KLM Chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac. Additionally, renowned Franco-American artist Françoise Gilot will be presented the 2015 Trophée des Arts.
The evening’s Emcee, NBC and MSNBC Correspondent Olivia Sterns, will join the stage with the gala’s prominent presenters, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and television host and journalist Charlie Rose. An annual event that cannot be missed, the 2015 Trophée des Art gala will fete an ever evolving industry whilst benefiting FIAF’s cultured educational efforts. Be sure to secure your tickets for this event before it sells out.
November 19, 2015, 8pm
The Plaza Hotel
Tickets: Lindsey Long, Llong@fiaf.org