Jordan (of Oh Happy Day) and her friends spent an afternoon offering to take photos of tourists in front of the Eiffel Tower… with a vintage Polaroid camera! I definitely would have bought one. They also made it into challenge; the money they made would be used to go out for dinner that night. What a memorable way to spend a day in Paris.
Rumi in Paris. I adore the Elizabeth & James dress.
sofia coppola in vogue paris. i love every single thing about this shot; the back of her dress, her haircut, the view and the clutch she designed for louis vuitton are all divine.
can you guess who i am supposed to be for halloween this year?
i am madeline! fun fact: the first ‘madeline’ book was written in 1939. the character was also adapted for a television series, and you can watch the intro here. this costume was quite simple to put together. i started with a blue dress, cut a white collar from another dress and sewed it around the neckline. i then added a knotted red piece of fabric for her tie. i bought white lacy ankle socks to wear with my maryjane flats. madeline has a very cute short red bob, so i bought an inexpensive wig. she also wears a boat hat with a black ribbon. ta-da! easy peasy.
have you ever wondered why french women have a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ when it comes to style? well, you probably didn’t think you would find the answer in an article written in 1982 by ellen wallace. despite the date, the analysis is as applicable today as it was nearly thirty years ago. dead fleurette has been kind enough to host the article on her blog. she has also highlighted the major points for anyone who is too lazy to read the article in its entirety, although i would advise you to read it because it is quite succinct and interesting. big thanks to ms. wallace for solving the mystery, and to dead fleurette for sharing. photo of charlotte gainsbourg from here.
alix, the cherry blossom girl with her jumbo chanel quilted purse. i realize i post a lot of her photos here, but i just love her. as someone who tends to wear a lot of black regardless of the season, i really like the trend of wearing light neutral outfits in spring. she looks like a parisian dream!
french street style, shot by garance dore. i love the nude lingerie-inspired top.
once in a while, i like to check in with chic intuition to find clothing inspired by the runways and easy DIYs. Last June, one of site’s contributors went to Paris and made this short video of her trip. Recognize the voice that sings in the background? “Quelqu’un m’a dit” is sung by Nicolas Sarkozy’s wife and First Lady of France, Carla Bruni.
eiffel tower through the trees. photo by the lovely alix.