Inspired by a Swedish king’s love for his beloved countess, Ebba Brahe, Charlotte Ramel presented her jewellery collection, at the Ritz, in Paris. It was King Gustav II Adolf’s gift – a pearl necklace with matching earrings – to the woman that he couldn’t marry, that gave Charlotte the idea of her brand. This is an interview with one of Ebba Brahe’s direct descendants, the jeweller, Charlotte Ramel.
This winter, at IMA (Institut du Monde Arabe), in Paris, the two thousand year old Middle Eastern Christian history is being shown. Hundreds of objects, manuscripts, sculptures and photographs from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and Palestine remind us where Christianity started long before spreading to the West.
This important cultural event’s fifth jubilee was a success. People queued up to come and listen to more or less known authors.
A Swede, Jean Skarstedt, just opened an unusual shop, in the centre of Paris, 17 Quai aux Fleurs, filled with antique books and rare objects. During this interview he’ll tell us about his vision of literature’s role in our modern world.
Fashion is far from superficial and, especially in France, the profession is taken seriously. It’s thanks to the fashion industry that art crafts continue that otherwise would have disappeared.