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Dear Readers, Thanks for helping us win some Webbys

Article: Dear Readers, Thanks for helping us win some Webbys

Wow! We’re touched (in a totally platonic way). You, dear readers, helped us run away with two Webby Awards this year. Our Sundance Film Festival site scorched the Peoples’ Voice competition and the Sundance Channel original series BEGINNINGS beat down the field for best Documentary Series. Congratulations to all of the winners! We’re breaking out the Champ…oh, I mean the Prosecco right now.

BEGINNINGS: Charlotte Gainsbourg and the perfect holiday

Article: BEGINNINGS: Charlotte Gainsbourg and the perfect holiday

Whether as the lithe and lovely songbird or the darling of art house cinema, Charlotte Gainsbourg began stunning audiences and entrancing followers with her talents at an early age. BEGINNINGS sits down with Charlotte to find out why she loves being manipulated and how she makes music that could never come from anyone but a Gainsbourg like herself.

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BEGINNINGS: Sylvia Whitman on the books and beds of Left Bank Paris

Article: BEGINNINGS: Sylvia Whitman on the books and beds of Left Bank Paris


Born and raised in what has been called a “socialist utopia masquerading as a bookstore,” Sylvia Whitman inherited the proprietorship of Shakespeare & Company from her father who opened it in 1951. As tribute to his memory, she carries on George Whitman’s tradition of supporting writers and other travelers who stop to sleep in the legendary, Parisian landmark.

Dive into magical memories of fairy tales, beat poets and Paris’ Left Bank when BEGINNINGS sits down with Sylvia Whitman, bookseller.

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BEGINNINGS: Frederic Malle seamlessly links flower and skin

Article: BEGINNINGS: Frederic Malle seamlessly links flower and skin


Frederic Malle has worked intimately with noses for 25 years, so when he smells something, he knows exactly what’s in it. Find out how this sorcerer of scents began his journey from the garden to the laboratory, and how perfuming and publishing can come together the most Parisian way when BEGINNINGS sits down with Frederic Malle, perfume editor.

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BEGINNINGS: Marjane Satrapi on mistresses and monks

Article: BEGINNINGS: Marjane Satrapi on mistresses and monks


Growing up in a family of artists, Marjane Satrapi was encouraged to develop her love of American comics, Bruce Lee, and sassy heroines into a life committed to comic books. With a singular vision and an obsessively beautiful touch, Satrapi makes comics that show what happens when life turns upside down and stops being normal all at once, as it did for hers and so many other families living in Iran.

BEGINNINGS: Christian Louboutin and the boy behind the shoes

Article: BEGINNINGS: Christian Louboutin and the boy behind the shoes


Before he adorned the feet of everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands to the lesser Kardashians and Chad Ochocino, Christian Louboutin was just a lonely Parisian boy (with an adorable flat cap to boot). BEGINNINGS sat down with the man behind the shoes we all dream about and found out the secret behind that red sole.

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BEGINNINGS takes you back with Charlotte Gainsbourg & Christian Louboutin

Article: BEGINNINGS takes you back with Charlotte Gainsbourg & Christian Louboutin


Have you ever wondered how some guy named Christian Louboutin became the king of high heels? Or what it was like to grow up Gainsbourg? We did, which is why Sundance Channel has a whole new installment of Chiara Clemente’s short film series BEGINNINGS lined up for you. This time, we travel to Paris to get the goods on some of the City of Light’s most creative minds. You’ll be able to see them all online starting Wednesday, March 14th.

BEGINNINGS premiere party with Chiara Clemente

Article: BEGINNINGS premiere party with Chiara Clemente

Last night Sundance Channel, Full Frontal Fashion and Frappuccino hosted a premiere event to celebrate the launch of the upcoming short film series, BEGINNINGS, with series creator, Chiara Clemente.  Take a peek inside the festivities in our exclusive photo gallery and see the Clemente family, Mario Sorrenti, Cynthia Rowley, Lynn Yaeger and many more!