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Alexandre de Paris Spring Collection, 2014

Spring is full of flowers, butterflies, Japanese fans, and a bird of paradise at Alexandre de Paris. The pieces mix layers of clear acetate with solid forms in different colors, decorated with rhinestones. Online, you see mostly black. In the … Continue reading

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Alexander de Paris: Nouvelle Collection 2012

Alexander de Paris has a web store for middle-market women, ie those who cannot jet to New York or Paris, walk into a shop, and buy a one-of-a-kind piece for $4000. The company’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection is out. Beehive hair … Continue reading

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Alexandre de Paris Spring Collection: Haute Couture Hair Ornaments

Alexandre de Paris was a hairdresser, who said, “I did the hair of royalty, politicians and stars of this world. I offered my customers perfection, demand and beauty with a mastery of the hair in its purest form.” This is … Continue reading

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Christies Hong Kong Hair Comb

A student of jewelry history had a question about this tortoiseshell comb. “Where does it come from?” she asked.It sold at Christie’s in Hong Kong for $10,777 in April of 2004 and is decorated with baroque pearls, diamonds and enamel. … Continue reading

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Creative Museum: Haute Couture Combs

Par le Creative Museum: Les défilés de Haute Couture sont toujours attendus avec intérêt car on aime à être ébloui par la féerie de couleurs et de formes qui s’y déploient. Les grands couturiers donnent tout pouvoir à leur imagination … Continue reading

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Alexandre de Paris: Rare Piece

The one I bought :-) The one I didn’t buy. :-(

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Alexandre de Paris: Butterfly Convention

This butterfly tiara is made from acrylic plastic, where one color slumbers into another. A black butterfly outline is put on top to define each shape and mimic plique a jour enamel. I’m afraid to call the New York store … Continue reading

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The Breathtaking Alexandre de Paris

Some Selections from the Winter 2011 collection. You can only get them in stores, and they sell for thousands now. I would pick all of these and have them sent as a matter of principle. Butterfly Tiara Rare Mother of … Continue reading

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Plique a’Jour Butterflies

On E-bay, a monarch butterfly barrette made by Alexandre de Paris for Jean Paul Gaultier measures 5.5 inches long and 4.75 inches high: 3 to 4 times the size of other barrettes. Even though I feel the size was probably … Continue reading

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I bought this, too.

Will it ever end? No. I love Alexandre de Paris. I saw a rare piece on ebay. I know they are selling retail for 5 times what I paid for it. Bam. Where is my UPS package?

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