The Allure of Lace
Pictured here is a window at the inimatable Astier de Villatte on Rue Saint Honore in Paris. The boutique is located in an 18th century building, in a shop once occupied by "Le Singe Violet" - The Purple Monkey - as Singerie was very chic and in vogue then. Today the stunning antique shelves are lined with gleaming white ceramics (also available here at MAISON K), whimsical gifts, and books including Astier de Villatte's newly published english version of My Paris Life, soon arriving at MAISON K. The everlasting bouquet here is made up of handmade paper flowers - a beautiful melange of colors and shapes which echo the exotic and higher than high hairdos of the 18th century. Today the most amazing hair dresser is Julien d'Ys - he creates other worldly coiffure for exhibits and shows around the world.