19 February 2013, 08:58
Paris, je t’aime! ...& you should never trust anyone who says otherwise!
It already feels like a million years ago, but it’s true, I came back from Paris a little over two weeks ago. Phew! After giving London — & The Blogcademy — our all, we decided that a quick trip to Paris would be the perfect way to reward ourselves.
We were right. It was exactly what we were hoping for: beautiful light & exquisite architecture, croissants for breakfast & spilled champagne. We danced all over the city, from le Palais Royale to le Tour Eiffel, ate crepes & drank mulled wine, & marvelled at the overwhelming beauty of it all…
We decided that it was imperative to be super-tourists & get some photos taken in front of the Eiffel Tower. But we wanted to do it right.
...So after a couple of days of causing trouble on our own in Paris, our friends came to join us. Yep, we had enlisted the help of Elbie van Eeden, makeup artist extraordinaire, & two of our favourite photographers: Lisa Devlin & Shell De Mar. (One camera is never enough!)
The following afternoon, after a quick ride on le Métro, we were right there, staring up at the Eiffel Tower. But where were we going to take photos? Lisa set off in the direction of a park, & we followed her for about ten minutes. When we turned around, this was our view. Gorgeous. She has some kind of sensational-location-homing-beacon, I think. Imagine living on this street!
In fact, when it came time to pack our suitcases that night, Shauna & I ended up swapping dresses. I took her velvet skater dress in exchange for this vintage dress which I’ve never worn, & looks so much better on her! (Also, on Sunday night, I wore this skater dress to a vampire ball. Yes, you did read that correctly! It’s turning out to be a very versatile frock!)
Kat wore a dress from Manoush (which we talked her into buying the day before!) & glitter sneakers by Jimmy Choo. If you’re planning on going to Paris anytime soon, you must promise me you’ll make a stop in at Manoush. It’s one of my favourite stores in the whole world!
I know it might shock you to see me in not-pink. It kinda shocks me a little bit too, but I love it & I’m embracing it. Oxblood is like a more grown-up counterpart to the raging fuchsia that I usually go for… Plus, it’s nice to switch it up!
It makes me grin to think that Shauna found this dress at Buffalo Exchange in Portland. In my imagination, someone wore this to a bunch of grunge shows in 1994, & paired it with Doc Martens & ripped stockings…
“Welcome to my LAIR!”
This door is exquizz to the max. Oh, Paris, you are so beautiful… & Lisa bloody Devlin, you are the best. These photos are just too gorgeous. We’re so thrilled with them!
Paris, we’ll see you again soon… (!!!)