Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The Age!

Dear friends, Paris '99 was featured in the Postcode 3000 column by Suzanne Carbone, a dear friend of ours. Due to my slowness regarding blogs I am simply copy/pasting from The Age website for your enjoyment.

Paris '99 a fashionable vintage

WE KNOW retailers are bleeding from online shopping but there's another way fashionistas are parting with their dollars. Yahav Ron (pictured) sells new and pre-loved designer fashion at Paris '99, an appointment-only salon tucked away in Elwood named after his first visit to Gay Paree in 1999. Aged 13, the trip was a bar mitzvah gift and inspired him to sketch clothes and study fashion design at RMIT. The entrepreneurial 26-year-old sources his clothes from well-heeled women in France, Belgium and Holland. A new pink Versace dress with Swarovski crystal halterneck is worth $12,000 but he's selling it for the ''accessible'' price of $1800. ''The salon is for women who share the passion for fashion,'' he said. Ron is speaking at Sunday's Fashion Exposed seminar at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, the workshop called ''Rethinking [Service] Design''. Service is something retailers are pondering, especially when Ron offers clients a flute of bubbly or cuppa from his balcony.
Yahav Ron, owner of the vintage fashion salon Paris '99 in Elwood.

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Monday, 29 August 2011

A small selection.

Hello dear Paris '99ers, here are some beautiful pieces floating and 'hide'-ing, sic leather ;) around the salon at the moment!

This delightful little cashmere jumper with metallic butterfly detail is by Frenchman Gilles Dufour. The gentle nude tones and lightness of the fabric allow for wear throughout the colder months and also into spring when the sun starts to shine! Now SOLD.

Here is one of my favourite pieces by one of my all time favourite designers, Roland Mouret. The French native known of course for the Galaxy dress is also a consumate drapiste; view the video on his website to see what I mean. This bright blue silk wrap blouse features the lightest of tucks for shaping and is weighted down the incredibly intricate beading detail shown. It is all metal, metal threads and glass. Amazing.

One can never be without the perfect suede jacket, and this Malo is just that! I have felt a lot of leather jackets, but few if any have come close to the softness of this one, it literally melts to the touch, and the half lining means the amazing construction details are visible. The slightly gathered peplum at the back works into the similar detail on the cuffs and the 'woven' leather belt make this jacket hot property, and it is! Now SOLD

Still on the leather theme is this absolutely stunning Martin Grant shirt. Made from what really is glove quality leather this shirt with its faggoting details through the front and cuffs is truly the epitome of French/Australian chic. Melbourne born Martin Grant has been working in Paris for the good side of 20 years and of course like all good things is still a bit of a well kept secret. Known for using the highest quality materials and the finest tailoring with an abundance of handwork, this piece takes those talents and applies them to leather. Actually it really fits like a glove! I actually have a leather suit from him on its way from Europe as we speak, so I can't wait to show you when it arrives. Now SOLD

Thanks again, and remember to contact us through the blog or at and of course via phone on +61424583409 to make an appointment to visit the salon. Till next time!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Etro Paisley gorgeousness

Literally just arrived is this delightful sleeveless top by the Italian print powerhouse Etro. I love the worked simplicity; the simple tucks at the shoulder add a nice weight, the tied belt can allow for a flat fit or some blousing to emphasise the waist even more and the cowl neck can be worn tucked in and clean or pulled out and unruly.Then there's the paisley itself; such great colours, changing proportion, pixelation, its a fabulous print! Our friend thought so too, I pulled it out of the box as she arrived and didn't even get a chance to label it before she snatched it! Now SOLD.

Please contact us via the blog or email or call 0424583409 to ask any questions and arrange a visit to the salon in Elwood. Thanks and enjoy!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tops Tops Tops, and some skirts

Hello, here are some newly arrived pieces just in time for spring, which in Elwood has truly arrived!

This Jean-Paul Gaultier floral printed silk blouse is just gorgeous, and shows a softer and more romantic side to the designer known for cone bras and bondage gear.  Its great how this piece can be worn buttoned or unbuttoned, tucked in or out, with pants or skirts, truly a versatile piece! And the sheer factor allows for a multitude of underwear options too; black, lacy, nude, sporty, or none at all if you like!

Wow, anything by Olivier Theyskens give me a fashion high, he's just incredible. Here is a beautifully ephemeral piece designed while he was still at Rochas, and I refer to this one as a 'holding the hanger' piece, it is just so light! The layered front which shows just enough skin without being lude, the little keyhole at the back and the carefully controlled side drape all finished with the self fabric 'rosette' are just so right.

Anything Chanel is welcome here! This is lovely example of the ease with which Karl Lagerfeld designs a blouse. The silk crepe is pleated ever-so-carefully through the front, the hem, around the cuffs and the on the ruff style collar. And for that extra touch of glamour the buttons all have the obligatory CCs finished in the tiniest of crystals, so chic! Now SOLD.

Even after the man's fall from grace earlier this year what is left from John Galliano is the stunning and unmistakable work. The signature homage to the glamour of the 1930s and the bias cut, popularised in that decade can be seen in this delightful flounced hem silk skirt. Complete with self covered button fly and glitzy crystals as a balance on the opposite side it is quintessential Galliano, and for that we have respect. Now SOLD

And last but certainly not least is this subtle little skirt by none other than the kings of sexiness, Dolce & Gabbana. Of course it is intended to be worn as seen up top, a hipped pencil with that kicking flounce that shows the knee as you walk, but we've shown it inside out the expose that leopard print lining synonymous with the Italian duo's work, inside and out. If one should choose to wear it this way it takes on a more raw and deconstructed feel. Now SOLD

Enjoy, and dont forget to contact via phone or email to arrange an appointment to visit the salon in Elwood or 0424583409

Monday, 22 August 2011

Chanel Chanel

Sorry for the lack of posting recently, but I have a few new lovely things to show! Just arrived today is this beautiful Chanel hand rolled silk scarf, featuring signature camelias and the number 5. Roll it, fold it, tie it, wrap it, so many ways to have a good time!
Contact us for more information and to make an appointment. Now SOLD

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Newly arrived, Here for a while, But now all gone!

From the iconic Spring/Summer 2009 collection by Belgian maestro Dries Van Noten is this simply gorgeous grey and orange square print silk top. I love the ease of this piece and how the ribbons on the side tie to control the drape. With us for less than a week, and now SOLD

Carrie would go wild for this nothing less than divine Oscar De La Renta skirt. Absolutely dripping with beads in all shapes and sizes, its made of the lighest silk chiffon and lined in the most crisp organza. This skirt is absolutely timeless and it waited patiently for its new owner, who is just over the moon about it! Now SOLD

 I love fashion, and I love almost nothing more than anything by Azzedine Alaia. The slight Tunisian has been studiously perfecting his signature 'body-con' for over 30 years from his atelier in Le Marais. This dress with its figure hugging rib bands, small tucks at the hip to create extra volume and the bust enhancing neckline are essential Alaia. Like every piece from this famed label it did not hang around for long! Now SOLD

Olivier Theyskens is absolutely without question my all-time most admired designer. From his own eponymous label, to the grandeur of his work at Rochas and the coming together of couture and easy daywear at Nina Ricci for me he can do no wrong. Take this exquisite dress from Nina Ricci Autumn/Winter 2008; the fabric just melts to the touch, the reveal of the collarbone exudes sexiness without vulgarity and the tulle godets are silk! I knew this dress would take some time to find its right owner, but it was love at first sight, and a slightly sad goodbye for me, now SOLD

While these pieces are now in happy homes we have so many other special, collectible and just plain irresistible items at our salon space in Elwood, Melbourne and we'd love nothing more than to spend an afternoon with you on our balcony sipping tea and playing with clothes to help you find your new favourite piece. Please contact through the blog or by calling 0424 583 409.
Till next time!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Welcome to Paris '99 Blog!

Hello dear friends and fashion fans,
This is it, the first Paris '99 blog post, hooray!
Here is just one of the racks of fabulous new arrivals for spring, and of course I will go into detail about each item that appears soon.
Enjoy, Yahav