I’m currently writing this with one of my cheeks being the size of a football, more or less. Yesterday I had to have dental surgery done due to two stupid wisdom teeth that thought it seemed fitting to pop up just in time to ruin my holidays. I was supposed to leave for Italy this Monday to see both family and friends but had to cancel the whole trip because of this less than hilarious problem. Anyhow, fast forward past one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life and I’m now only able to sip juice and eat cold soup. Hopefully this little bump in the road will be over sooner rather than later and perhaps I’ll even be lucky enough to plan a weekend in Italy after all, we’ll see…
In the meantime I’ll share a few photos from Instagram lately starting with an image from my shoot with the lovely Kerrie Hess (more about that very soon), every marble lover’s dream bathroom at Hotel Le Meurice, my ridiculously happy face when stumbling across this cute Fiat and the Plaza Athénée‘s beautiful red balconies. The view from my flat where I’m currently being held hostage, Parisian street corners, a sparkling Tour Eiffel and some recent work I photographed for Carolina Herrera during Haute Couture week. Place Saint Sulpice, one of my favourite spots in Paris, gorgeous rooftops and empty Parisian streets on a Sunday.
Sunny days in Jardin des Tuileries, pain au chocolat for breakfast (and ignoring the fact that I want to fit into a bikini in a couple of weeks), warm summer evenings in Saint-Germain and ice cold lemonade at PNY. Pretty Parisian doors, the Eiffel Tower lookin’ all charming, my outfit for my friend Hana’s hen do and the very popular restaurant Septime (I can se why). The place where we begun the bachelorette party last weekend called La Gare, waffles at Ellsworth with a sprinkle of Elderflowers, beautiful blossoms and my favourite Jardin du Palais-Royal. This and more on Instagram!
A special visit to Cartier and their amazing archives last week, climbing the roof of Palais Garner and getting to experience the beautiful Opera completely empty together with Instagram. Pretty roses in Jardin du Palais-Royal, a good hair day that I’d like to remember, coffee at La Caféothèque, sunny weather and the absolutely stunning Cartier boutique on Rue de la Paix. A little snapshot from that day I shot (and ate) one million pastries, a beautiful view of Île de la Cité, more gorgeousness from that morning we explored the Opera empty and a little memory of me enjoying some Parisian sun. You’ll find this and more on Instagram.
Early Parisian mornings, rose season is finally here, warm spring evenings are spent by Pont Alexandre III together with friends and wine and here’s a little sneak peek of a shoot I recently did for Elie Saab. My dream colour palette at Galeries Lafayette, the yummiest caramel cookie ever from Jean Hwang Carrant, a little photo to remember the pretty spring blossoms and glorious weather while crossing the Seine. Magical Jardin du Palais Royal, pretty Parisian apartments, a Sunday morning baguette and the cute little streets of Le Marais. This and more on Instagram!
My favourite sight is seeing the light come streaming in through my windows and lighting up the whole apartment. I love working from home with my windows open and looking out over the street below. Although it can be hard to keep my bum on the seat instead of wandering off to admire the pretty view or calling friends to meet up for a glass of wine on one of the terraces in the neighbourhood instead…
• All the red carpet looks from the Met Gala earlier this week by Style.com.
• Thank you to Flaunt Magazine for mentioning my work.
• “What if the Disney princesses wore Marchesa?” by Vogue.com.
• Find me on Facebook for more updates and photos from Paris.
Early morning strolls, waking up in bed together with Lanvin, birthday blooms for a first birthday, the beautiful Lanvin exhibition currently going on. Picking up flowers for the shoot I did for Lanvin, my new favourite restaurant Ellsworth, more Lanvin prettiness and Ladurée x2. Blush pinks and pretty sunglasses, more beautiful blooms and a very bare Jardin des Tuileries.
The good thing about waking up before your alarm clock goes off is that you get to enjoy a pretty sunrise outside your window, my lastest purchase is this super cute little Furla bag, morning meetings at Printemps and coffee at my favourite Fondation Café. Pretty blooms, Parisian cafés, the cutest little illustration of me by the very talented Mimi Nizan and gorgeous blue doors. “L’amour est mort” (meaning “love is dead”) found in the streets of Paris, weekend brunch at Holybelly, another pastel sunrise outside my window and pretty blooms and champagne to celebrate 500,000 people following along on my Instagram adventures!
Editing work from fashion week is slowly coming to an end and is immediately replaced by boring administration work and going through my neglected inbox (apologies to anyone who’s trying to reach me at the moment). Embarrassingly enough (shhh, don’t tell anyone!) I’ve opted for coffee dates and girly chats instead of putting my head down and getting stuff done, but sometimes you’re allowed to do that, right?
• Harper’s Bazaar lists the 17 best travel accounts to follow on Instagram, thank you for including mine.
• Moda Operandi talks to familiar faces in the fashion industry about their first time…
• I shared a couple of Paris suggestions on Condé Nast Traveler’s Instagram account a while back, see the whole story here.
• Taylor vs. Karlie, thanks to Vogue.com.
A while back I shared a couple of Parisian tips on Condé Nast Traveler’s Instagram, Racines(2) was one of them, I received this adorable little save the date in the mail, had breakfast at Ladurée and spent one morning photographing for Dior. I visited the new shoe department at Le Bon Marché (and oh. my. god. is all I have to say), I had a meeting at Lanvin who had super cute love notes in the elevators, stumbled upon pretty city views and smelled as many flowers as I possible could. I visited Palais-Royal for a Café Kitsuné coffee with Katie while enjoying the blue skies and some sun, stumbled upon YSL (who I wish was my neighbour) and strolled around Saint-Germain with my darling Lauren.
Last Friday I found out that I was traveling to London the next day. A super last minute trip but I couldn’t have been more excited since I’ve been wanting to go back to London for ages now as I never really felt as thought I’ve properly seen the city before. I only stayed a couple of days but I made sure to make those days count. Once back in Paris I was so utterly exhausted I didn’t leave my apartment for a whole day (except for having to go to Apple and take care of my computer that crashed on the way back). I strolled every single street I came across, fell in love with most cab drivers as well as the cute little London doors. I got to see dear friends that I haven’t seen since last fashion week and drool over Mulberry’s pretty presentation. It was a super weekend, to say the least.