Fashion Photo Shoot in Paris

Girls fashion photo shoot in Paris

I was strolling by the Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro the other day, and saw this lovely little group of young American women, all primped up and ready for their photo shoot in Paris. I couldn’t resist, and asked their permission to take a few shots. After annoying them for a couple minutes as I snapped a few images, I left a card with one of them, and tossed a cheery thank you as I sauntered off. I hope they had a delightful time being immortalized in their fashionable best in front of the iron lady. Continue reading

Sweet Spring Fashion Inspiration

I LOVE PARIS IN APRIL

April in Paris

 

Is it Spring yet?!?

Is it Spring yet?!?

Spring keeps teasing us here in Paris. We’ll get a really brilliant sunny day in between several cold and gray ones. It’s almost like you can hear a communal “Aaaaaaah!” throughout Pairs when the random gorgeous day glitters down upon us. and then a disappointed chorus of “Boooooo.” when we wake up the next day and see the drizzle or feel the chill. It was a couple Sundays ago, I think we all returned to work on Monday with a light pinkish hue on our fresh faces. Just about all of Paris was out lounging along the river banks of the Seine. I even ran into Sylvia of Finding Noon.

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Pin the Shoe on the Dress

Pin the Shoe on the Dress
#ModCloth and more for a fun and chic Valentine’s Day outfit to go to dinner, dancing and beyond with your Chéri!
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Trying On Some Trends

Trying On Some Trends
Fashion comes and goes, and then comes back again… I tend to stick to basics. And then get an occasional fun, frilly or funky item. ISn’t that what they told us about how French women dress? But I thought it would be fun to test out a few trends, and what better what better way to do so than on my Polyvore board.

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New Year’s Poem with Love!

Happy New Year!
I hope you sparkle, I
hope you have fun,
I hope your glass is raised with friends
and I hope when it’s done,
someone has kissed you
and wished you
the warmest of cheers,
because you all deserve the bestest,
of bestest,
most fabulous
new years!
With love, from Paris
~Melissa

Champagne party in Paris!

I love champagne parties, especially the ones that happen for really no reason in particular….

A little dress up, a little glam, a handful of friends, bottles popping and people dancing…. Life can be oh so effervescent!

Cheers! Santé!

Champagne party in Paris!

Weather, leather and light

Weather, leather and light

Deep into Fall, It is time to contemplate cozy clothes and heart-warming home decor. I am prepping my lists for the Thanksgiving meal I will be giving for Chéri and his family (which have now become mine).

I fill the apartment with the delightful scent of citrus, apples and cinnamon, and I’m searching Pinterest for DIY garlands to garnish the mantle…

I think a nice Sunday walk at the Bois de Boulogne is in order….

How do you frolic this Fall?

Pink and black is the new Paris.

Pink and black is the new Paris.

Forever New black dress
$76 – forevernew.com.au

Purple bolero jacket
$390 – zalando.co.uk

Witchery black flat
$125 – witchery.com.au

Hermès wide bracelet
usa.hermes.com

Diamond earrings
jcpenney.com

Latte cups and saucer
surlatable.com

Vacation Inspiration – Summer Style

 

Paris Summer Style

August, the month of the “Aoûtiens” as the French call it. Meaning, those who take their vacation holiday in August. The “Juilletistes” are the ones who head out of town in July. I am an “Aoûtienne”. I like having my vacation end at the end of the final Summer month. (I consider September a Fall month even though Summer usually extends itself well into it). And so as I go from Parisian to vacationer… it seems only natural to express that metamorphosis in style. I get to shed the city clothes for a more relaxed wardrobe in which I intend to shed off the fatigue accumulated this past year. But, try as you might, you can’t remove the city girl style completely, even when on a Summer escapade with Chéri. Continue reading