although I’ve never travelled alone, I think I could quite easily. During this Parisian stay, I did find myself alone for a decent amount. Travelling around a city that you can’t really speak the language of, navigating the streets and cultural customs. I found it relaxing. If you’ve read my blog you will know that I’ve been to Paris a few times and felt comfortable being alone in the city, practising my French to waiters and strangers. Walking through the neighbourhood where Hayden and I used to live when we last visited made me happy. Seeing L’Escargot on Rue Montorgueil where I made Hayden try snails for the first time. It was strange to know a city that is in a different country, as though it was your own. I was out solo exploring while Hayden slept after his Marathon. I went to find him the best pastries in Paris. I chose the Patisserie Stohrer, which is considered the oldest in Paris. I returned home with Poisson de Massepain, Cafe Eclair and a Paris Brest. All were delicious and the kind of pastries we were looking for this whole trip. I organized a photo shoot while Hayden was running with a photographer that I had never met before and just went to the location, did the shoot and that was it. I wasn’t frightened, or unsure I just knew that I wanted to experience this city and to meet new people and explore is the best way to do so.
photographer – Camille Richez
location – Eiffel Tower
I’ve just arrived back home after an amazing five whirlwind days in Paris. After long discussions about Paris as a city, holiday destination, the capital of France. Hayden and I have concluded that Paris is really never ending, in the best way. This trip we went for a little break and for Hayden to run the marathon. I spend marathon day shooting with Camille and running around the marathon course trying to catch a sighting of Hayden running. I did manage to catch a kiss off him just before he crossed the finish. It just proves to me that Paris is endlessly exciting and magical. When shooting with Camille I wanted a new location for these photographs. The Pont de Bir-Hakeim bridge is iconic and when shot from the right angle with the Eiffel Tower in the background is really is the perfect location for all the Parisian vibes.
Denim jacket – Next | Dress – Tu | Bag – Yumi | Sneakers – Converse* (gifted by footway)
Photography – Camille Richez
Forever trying to get that shot. This pillar was so high but looks so small. I was so nervous, thinking I’d end up in french A&E from falling off it. So ridiculous I was shaking like a leaf.
A love poem to my new coat…
It’s long, it’s blue I wore it to the lo(uvre) …?
I am obsessed with this coat. Full credit to my friend Marshaine for showing it to me because I love it so much. I needed a new coat to replace my red one (which is falling apart) and I can’t get enough of it. The coat reaches my knees which is such a comfort for me because I am so tall and over sized things just look average on me. The high pockets, lets talk about the pockets. They just under the boob area, also knows as the waist. Giving the coat some shape and to not make it look like i’m wearing a sack.
Hair in a low bun because that Parisian wind in no joke. Later in the day we went up the Arch de Triumphe and my hair was all over the place so a chic low bun was the only option.
Coat – Topshop
Jeans – Primark
Shoes – Converse*
Bag – Calvin Klein ( Vintage)
Photos take by Hayden at the Palais Royal
Tartan dress in Palais Royal
I’ve seen so many bloggers here and just didn’t think we’d have time to go here. I wanted those blogger photos so much. I saw that we could cut through to get to our destination one day and found this place. I loved it so much we came back more then once. Make it your mission to go here.
The tartan dress in a Zara piece which I’ve been waiting to wear as such for a few weeks. I’ve worn it with jeans but never as a dress. I think from now in it’s just going to be a dress. I felt super chic with the asymmetric hem and cuffed sleeves.
Dress- Zara ( it’s on trend )
Shoes – Converse* via Footway
Photos taken by Hayden at the Palais Royal
Just arrived back from Paris and couldn’t wait to show you all the photos I took. This is the look I wore to Premiere Vision on Thursday. I spilt breakfast down my shirt 10 mins after putting it on, what are you going to do?
I wanted to dress smart because it was my professional day going to Premiere Vision so I picked a monochrome look and this Top Shop coat for the pop of colour and excitement. Hair was in Plaits because Paris was so windy and it was much easier to just tie it up. Tie the plaits together for a twist on the classic look.
There will be more Paris posts coming your way soon, so hold on for them. I can’t wait to go back. Hayden and I are thinking in Summer and go to Versailles too.
Shirt – Kate Spade
Jeans – Primark
Coat – Topshop
Trainers – Converse*
Back – Calvin Klein
Necklace – Gift from Hayden
Photos taken by Hayden outside of L’Escargot