Madeleine Czigler

Madeleine Czigler, a journalist and TV producer specializing in culture and fashion, has lived in Paris for two decades and contributes to the Canadian Broadcasting Co., Oprah, FQ and a number of fashion magazines.

Azzedine Alaïa

December 6, 2011 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Low-priced High-fashion Gifts Here is an outstanding opportunity to buy unusual Christmas gifts created by a fashion great: Azzedine Alaïa, the reclusive genius of French fashion, is holding a special sale of his prêt-à-porter collections, shoes and accessories, with prices … Read More

Paris Fashion on eBay

October 18, 2011 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Ebay Mode Getting fed up pounding the Parisian pavement to land the latest fashions? Relief is on the way: has just launched a new Web page, eBay Mode, dedicated to the City of Light’s hottest designer offerings, spiced up … Read More

Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

October 11, 2011 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Graceful and Feminine Soft colors and a restrained, classical femininity were the main trends in the women’s collections for spring/summer 2012 on Paris catwalks last week. Designers were in no mood to rock fashion’s boat in these stormy economic times. … Read More

Martin Grant

June 14, 2011 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Looking for that perfectly cut little dress à la parisienne for day or night? Or a timeless coat for rain or shine? Hidden away two floors up on a quiet side street in the Marais is the showroom/boutique of Australian … Read More

Cerise sur le Gateau

May 17, 2011 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

La Cerise sur le Gâteau On the hunt for just the right little straw hat for what promises to be a hot Parisian summer, I came upon a charming boutique just behind Eglise Saint Sulpice on the Left Bank. La … Read More

Paris Haute Couture Winter 2010-11

July 19, 2010 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Last week’s Autumn-Winter 2010-11 Haute Couture collections in Paris prove that the City of Light hasn’t relinquished its position as fashion center of the world. The collections of well-established houses like Chanel, Gaultier, Valentino and Elie Saab were as sumptuous … Read More

Men’s Fashion, Spring-Summer 2011

June 29, 2010 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Look at what fashion-conscious men will be getting up to a year from now: the sometimes contradictory trends call for an androgynous look, beards, tattoos and exotic jewelry. Men will be sporting sandals with suits, square-cut jackets, loose and flowing … Read More

Unique by Edéenne

February 7, 2010 | By Madeleine Czigler | Archive

A ring by Edéenne on show at the Musée National de la Légion d’Honneur. The Quebecois artist Edéenne is showing 120 exquisitely crafted pieces of jewelry in a show entitled “Unique”in the historic setting of the Musée National de la … Read More