Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Un petit "round-up" de ce que j'ai fait jusqu'a ici...

Monday: premier jour du travail,  diner avec Flo
Tuesday: travail, drinks chez Cheks & Chris, then Duplex
Wednesday: travail, diner avec Cheks
Thursday: travail, icecream in Saint Michel and late night tour of Paris(including the gay district!)
Friday: travail, pique-nique et du vin sur le Pont des Arts
Saturday: lie-in, Galeries Lafayette, view of Paris from the Trocadero, Showcase, Saint Germain
Sunday: the bag move, visited Amy
Monday: travail, diner chez Jackie and Phil

View from Cheks and Chris' window

The roof of the amazing Galeries Lafayette

Us at the Eiffel Tower!

Ice cream on Rue Mouffetard.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Lazy Sundays

Been a Paris now.

It's been a wonderful week of Parisian icecream parlours, night time wine picnics on Pont des Arts, rambles around the Latin Quarter and late night escapades with taxis. (N.B. Parisian taxis don't respond to hailing young filles, take note Jess - so we spent hours on the side of the road fruitlessly screaming/jumping up and down/gesticulating...!)

So far so good.

Work has begun and is going well, speaking lots of French, mostly kiddie French at the moment, but it's useful to start slowly immersing myself...

Today's a lazy Sunday, although it's not been so lazy, you see. It took us close to an hour to 'lug' my ridiculous amounts of 'luggage' from metro Corvisart to metro Bir Hakeim (a long way). Down six flights of stairs, to the metro, up two flights of stairs, on the metro, down two flights of stairs, along a road and up in a lift thankfully to the seventh floor of my friend's apartment...Safe to say I was not a pretty sight after that.

So there are only 3 days now until we move into our actual flat....which will be bliss when compared with the sweaty daily workout of our (currently) SDF lifestyle....!

*SDF means Sans Domicile Fixe, in other words homeless.

An "Eyeful"...

01:21: just staring out of my friend's bedroom window at the blinking Eiffel Tower (twinkly lights come on at night and it flashes at the hour).

**Photos to follow...**

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Say It

Source: We Heart It 
Final picture Jak and Jil
Though never an overt label girl myself, nothing screams high fashion more than an iconic designer logo (as long as it's subtle and in a shade of black). Recognisable and instantly chic. Love the take on the classic quilted Chanel handbag sourced from Jak and Jil. Proves that designer still cuts the mustard in the style stakes.

Friday, 11 September 2009

A diamond in the rough

Source: We Heart It

Stratospheric swirls form a dramatic backdrop for this bead encrusted skirt.

Monday, 7 September 2009

A perfect little pink snakeskin satchel.

A delightful gift from my internship at M&S HO this summer. I love it.

La Parisienne - YSL

What did I's Paris Paris Paris these days! I'm not sure the fragrance itself matches up to the marketing, however.

Can't get you off my mind!

Got Paris on my mind (the city, not Hilton...!)

The last few weeks have consisted of reading about/watching/thinking of everything Paris - films about, books on, blogs describing, photographs of...I can't wait! My move is approaching at a rapid pace, the summer has gone so fast. 3 months are over in what feels like the blink of an eye! 

Watched Paris Je T'aime for the first time the other day in student-style Youtube snippets, which appropriately fits the film. It's a series of short films (court m├ętrages) representing the different arrondissements of Paris, it's enough to whet anyone's appetite for a fix of Paris. After all, it is the city of love.

Source: Paris Je T'aime (2006) Google Images

I'm ready to finally get there now and begin to 'live the dream'..

Source: We Heart It

My sister's beautiful new shoeboots...

These beauties are from ZARA in stores now. Fuelling my 
current love for anything shoeboot-shaped. The metallic 
studs make me love them even more. Also, their
Balmain-esque look and the fact that they're
black make me adore them even more. 
Versatile, edgy and timeless. 
I love. 

Saturday, 5 September 2009

La Coquette - blog

New favourite blog...

Insider scoop from an American/French girl living in Paris - fashion, art and tips. Definitely worth a look.

Reading List

Le Scaphandre et le Papillon - Jean-Dominique Bauby

That Summer in Paris - Abda Dawesar


'Abha Dawesar beautifully explores the nature of the writer and the power of losing and then rediscovering love.' (
Reviews to follow....

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

October ELLE...

...just arrived today. I felt like a child at Christmas when I saw the 2 inch thickness and the fact you got an extra magazine with it....! Am I sad?! Only read the supplement so far, but it's really good. Not sure about Lily Allen as a cover girl, but we'll see...

A Modern Day Brigitte Bardot

I love this fresh faced Dutch supermodel and am excited to see the new pieces she's selected for NJAL. To me, she seems really different from the identikit models on the catwalks and reassuringly "normal" in size. I love her unconventionality. When flicking through a multitude of copies of Paris Vogue in CSM's library this summer I stumbled upon the fevrier 09 issue which featured Lara on the cover and throughout the magazine in an attempt by Carine Roitfeld to create a star. Looks like it's working....!


She looks wonderful as a brunette also on the cover of this month's Paris Vogue.
A modern day Brigitte Bardot.