Yearly Archive 2013
I’ve had a lovely week so far that luckily enough included several mornings at Ladurée for their delicious French toast, a visit from my favourite Annie who’s in Paris from Rome and an exciting cocktail event at Gucci. Even though I’m still fighting off a cold (but I guess that’s inevitable when it’s this freezing outside?) I’ll be heading out soon again to meet up some lovely girls for a dessert date. Have a lovely weekend!
• I met up with Shini a couple of weeks ago when she was in town for the reveal of the Printemp’s Christmas windows and ever since she told me about it I’ve been dying to see her photos. Now they’re finally live on her blog, so go check them out!
• The Victoria’s Secret fashion show took place in New York a while ago and I always enjoy seeing the madness that goes on behind the scenes.
• Thanks to Jamie Beck I can fall in love with my city over and over again, no one captures it the way she does.
• I recently had the honour of being featured on H&M Life‘s website as one of their recommended “terrific travel bloggers“. Thanks H&M! You’ll find the feature and the other gorgeous blogs right here.
A stunning morning at the Louvre, cream puffs x1000 at Odette, dreaming about warmer days in front of the Eiffel Tower, coffee date with the lovely Lindsey and Sugared & Spiced, hot chocolate from Angelina in Jardin des Tuileries, such a fun night at the beautiful Gucci event, tea and sweets with Melanie at Café Pouchkine, love locks on Pont des Arts, the amazing Miss Dior exhibition at the Grand Palais, one of my favourite places in Paris: Place Dauphine, a beautiful morning in Paris crossing bridges and the charming midnight walk home passing a bunch of cute little cafés.
For daily updates and more from my life here in Paris, follow along on Instagram. You’ll find me under the name “ParisInFourMonths“.
The fall in Paris can be absolutely amazing at times (which I’m sure you probably know by now after seeing posts like this and this) but the autumn can also be very grey and very rainy. Yes, yes, I keep hearing people saying — and commenting — “Paris is just as beautiful in the rain” and while that might be true for a lot of people, I’m afraid I’m not one of them. Perhaps it’s because I’m from Sweden where I feel like I’ve already got my fair share of rain and grey weather or perhaps it’s just because I prefer the sun.
Anyhow, sometimes I try to embrace what mother nature surprises me with and I’ll go on my little walks anyway. The positive thing with this kind of weather? I can find myself almost completely alone in the parks of Paris. And except for
a few hundreds of pigeons that was just the case when I payed a visit to Jardin du Palais Royal the other day.
My latest obsession has to be lace detailed lingerie (plus caramel cream puffs of course) and during the weekend I found this pretty little thing from Princesse Tam Tam when looking for gloves (hey, pretty lingerie is way more fun than buying wool mittens). Even though layers of knitted sweaters and scarfs have to go on top of these pieces right now I still love to feel pretty underneath.
Other pieces currently on my wish list: this black & pink one from Mimi Holiday, this hot pink lace bra from Deborah Marquit, affordable midnight blue from L’Agent by Agent Provocateur, another hot pink piece from Deborah Marquit and this princess dream from Agent Provocateur.
One of the most exciting things that I got to experience during fashion month was meeting so many incredibly talented and kind people. Of course I came across a few of those mean types as well but once everything was over, those kind and supportive people were the ones I remembered the most. Tiany was one of them. Not only is she gorgeous and incredibly stylish (I mean come on, how could you not love this and this for example?) but she’s just as beautiful on the inside.
While she was in Paris a couple of weeks ago we teamed up to shoot some amazing pieces from Louis Vuitton. If somebody would have told me that I’d be shooting Louis Vuitton runway looks in the middle of the streets in Paris a year ago I would have had a hard time believing them… This was definitely another “pinch me” moment for me! The first look is the one you can see above and it came with a coat that made me absolutely speechless (see the runway look here). I’m so excited to finally be able to show you the photos from our day together, which I’m in love with myself.
For more photos and outfit details, visit Tiany’s blog.
• I found this article thanks to Lindsey (behind the blog Lost in Cheeseland) and thought it was too funny not to share with you all.
• I’m a huge caramel fan, if you didn’t know that already, so this certainly didn’t make my sweet cravings go away… Linda‘s blog is seriously dangerous (but equally beautiful) to visit.
• A couple of weeks ago Louis Vuitton announced that Nicolas Ghesquière is the man who’s taking over after Marc Jacobs. Thoughts?
• I love finding out what’s currently happening in Paris and after ticking off the amazing Brassaï exhibition at Hôtel de Ville last weekend I’d love to attend the Cupcake Camp or visit Le Fooding’s Le Clan des Madones next.
• Ever since meeting the lovely (and fellow Swede) Sania for the first time during fashion month I’m now obsessed with her blog and amazing style. Isn’t this and this just perfect? Fortunately her blog is written in English as well so that everyone can enjoy it!
I can’t really explain my obsession with display windows. Call me crazy but most of the time I just can’t help myself from picking up my camera to snap a few shots. When you just pass by quickly you don’t notice all the work that goes into them (like this or this for example) but you really should because sometimes they look more like small pieces of art than anything else. Of course the pretty dresses and gorgeous bags don’t hurt either…
People always say that Paris is a small city but coming from Stockholm, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There’s still so many places I’m dying to try out and whenever I’ve ticked off the places on the top of my list, just as many new ones has been added to it. That’s one of the things I love the most about living here. It constantly feels like I have so many things to do and see, I never want to run out of things I can’t wait to try out.
Hotel Amour has been on my list for a long time now and last week I finally got to tick it off — in the company of Shini, from one of my favourite blogs Park & Cube, nonetheless. A breakfast including croissants, orange juice and several cups of green tea while listing to the drizzling rain outside was just what I needed to warm up my frozen feet after the wet walk from the métro station.
After photographing Paris for a long time it’s always nice to photograph something else for a change. Don’t get me wrong, I love having Paris in front of my lens but sometimes it’s nice to get a break from each other too. That makes me appreciate the my own city even more once I’m back again. Anyways, one of my favourite cities to photograph, besides from Paris, has to be Rome. It took me a while to decide on how I wanted to portray this city when I visited this summer (I think each city can be photographed in such different ways) but in the end it was those warm, orange tones that won me over. It’s one of the things I love the most about this city and what comes to mind when I think about Rome.
There’s nothing like strolling the streets of Rome in a simple dress, with my camera in one hand and an ice cream in the other. I’m seriously starting to contemplate moving there for a month or two. Wouldn’t that be something? Learning Italian while exploring this amazing city. But I guess I should master my French before I move on to another language, right? Well, it’s on my list of things I would love to do someday.
I’m trying to capture the seasons changing through both my iPhone and camera lens as much as I possibly can right now since I love all of these orange and yellow colours. Above you’ll see my last couple of photos on Instagram, including cream puffs from Odette, my breakfast location Hotel Amour with Shini from Park & Cube, my new love from Corniche, the Notre Dame framed by nature, my birthday breakfast at Ladurée, flowers from dear friends, how magical Paris can look during the evenings and Jardin des Tuileries on a beautiful autumn day.