No no no, we are not in Paris again!
These shots were taken right after Waking up in Paris on our very last morning in our temporary apartment in the 16th arrondissement that was just too beautiful to not use it as a background for one of my ‘editorial’ try outs.
As some of your might have noticed, I am concentrating more on photography and a bit less on ‘me’ around here. For the ones that come here to see what I am wearing, don’t worry, I will keep posting images of what I wear on a regular basis (hopefully in a more creative way than just snaps on the go). It is just that I feel like it is time to develop what I am really truly passionate about and that is photography.
I am still kind of a rookie when it comes to creating imaginary stories – these shots are all taken without any proper lighting (just natural light) – but I thought it would be fun to take you on my photography journey of trial and error (isn’t that the best way to learn?).
Thank you friends of TravelBird for letting us stay in your utterly gorgeous private home.
It is official, my 5 piece French wardrobe game is on and the first of my five buys (counting from September 1st to February 28th (no it is not going to be easy, but definitely worth trying!)) is this leather jacket from Acne. It is their all-time classic piece and even though it is +24 degrees outside in Paris, I haven’t taken it off since I bought it two days ago. Who said leather is not seasonless?
Now if I would want to cheat, I could file this under ‘basics that don’t count’, since a leather jacket is obviously an investment piece that lasts literally for ages. I mean, this gives any item that is already in my closet an instant update. Buttt since I do really want to stay in the game this time, plus I can not justify anything in this price range, let’s count.
1 down, 4 to go.
Pictures by Anna Nooshin.
I can not believe that only a day ago I could have walked around in a bikini (I did not, but I definitely could have) and now I just want to hug this woman and her snugly vest. It feels like my battery was in a charger for four days and I took out the plug the minute I landed.
It is ok though, I am going to spend my weekend shopping for bikinis and trying to mentally stay in Barcelona for a while. Happy weekend!
Just a tiny little while ago, I spent a stretched weekend – from Thursday to Sunday – at my beautiful and blogging friend Liza Chloë‘s apartment in Le Marais in Paris. She recently moved there to get her master degree in Design & Management after finishing her bachelor of Fashion Technology, International Fashion & Branding at AMFI in Amsterdam.
We became friends right after we met while she was interning at a Dutch PR Agency and apart from adoring her as a friend, I love her super cool personal style. Time to show you ‘her Paris’…and so I followed her every step in a weekend where we did get lost once (yes that was a bit of an awkward moment), shared the best piece of pie I ever ate – the kind of pies you do not want to share when you take a first bite, but then after three bites you understand why it should be shared (heavy!!) – and spent about 60 hours shopping, although we did not actually shop because we could not find anything.
MARC LE BIHAN, multiple locations
The only place where I feel truly understood when it comes to my addiction. It is hard to have such a strong need for something. Any addiction for pretty sunglasses can easily be developed here.
LE BON MARCHÉ, 22 Rue de Sèvres
As a young girl I used to wait outside of the dressing room for my mom to try on another Dries van Noten suit. Nowadays we tend to mix things up, if you know what I mean.
JOSEPH, 14 Avenue Montaigne
Joseph, the brand, is magnifique. But this, this is a whole another level of magnifique.
L’ÉCLAIREUR, 40 Rue de Sévigné
Every season I find myself making a desperate attempt to find an affordable dream piece to join my wardrobe. This winter my years of intensive searching were awarded with a pair of striking knee-high Ann Demeulemeester boots…with a 50 percent discount.
CÉLINE, 36 Avenue Montaigne
It is the story behind the store that makes this place worth a visit. This previous pop-up shop (still in very (read: véry) deconstructed state) was so loved during the rebuilding of the actual store that they decided to keep it and to actually never open the new store.
BARBERSHOP, 68 Avenue de la République
They are the evidence that casual is cool, and sleek is redundant.
LE LOIR DANS LA THÉIÈRE, 3 Rue des Rosiers
I remember the first time I ordered the lemon Meringue pie, I could not stop laughing. It was something I had never seen before, in a good kind of way.
BEEF CLUB, 58 Rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau
My first time here my boyfriend and I were so lucky to get a table without making a reservation. Even though we had the worst table in the entire restaurant, we absolutely loved it.
USED BOOK CAFÉ, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
Whenever I order the ‘Oeuf Coque’ I feel truly integrated into the Parisian culture.
ROSE BAKERY, 30 Rue Debelleyme
It is like their cakes talk to you: ‘I know you want me’.
PASSAGE GALERIE DE VALOIS
Some pointless wandering around on a random Saturday ended up at Passage Galerie de Valois. It shows how much of beauty is to be found is Paris, on every corner and at the end of every alley, Paris gives you treasures.
HERMÈS, 17 Rue de Sèvres
Just for looking around, not for shopping.
CONRAN SHOP, 117 Rue du Bac
Even a random stapler machine is design here.
FLEUX, 39 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Usual procedure: assigning myself to find a gift for a friend, leaving with gifts for myself.
FIESTA GALLERY, 24 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe
In my eyes an interior should be a subtle translation of a cabinet of oddities of ones personal life. When I will return to Amsterdam, I will most definitely bring home an out-of-context object from here.