I’ve been running between meetings all day, getting caught in about 15 rainstorms and ruined yet another pair of shoes. Tonight I plan on doing nothing else than to stay curled up in my bathrobe, catching up on emails and perhaps watch a movie or two. If you’re in the same situation, you could always pass time by reading this little feature with me on Corniche’s website today. Hope you enjoy!
No matter the season (although spring is definitely the best since the trees grow pretty pink flowers), weather or time of the day, Place Dauphine is always a favourite of mine.
Delicious treats at Boot Café, calm mornings in Jardin du Palais Royal, sunny summer evenings by the Seine and the beautiful dome inside Galeries Lafayette. Never forget to look up, some days it’s harder to get out of bed than others, on my way to French toast in Saint Germain and coffee and cake on repeat… French toast on the Ladurée menu, a visit to newly opened Brasserie Barbes, a completely empty Place des Vosges and cute Parisian terraces everywhere you look.
I’ve never experienced such a wonderful summer in Paris before (minus the traumatising dental surgery of course) but the sun has been shining almost every single day and the temperatures have been more than enough. Since I’m not getting my beach vacation this time around I really hope this will last as long as possible. I’m taking a mini “staycation” and so far my days have been filled with sunny strolls and lots of iced coffee…
I’m by no means a style guru, I just tend to wear items I feel comfortable in (and by “wear” I mean really wear. I mean wear until I have to throw that darn dress out because it’s too worn). Even so, I thought it would be nice to share the details properly for those of you who have been asking since I know how frustrating it can be stalking Instagram tags to find the exact item that you’re looking for. So here we go.
I had the pleasure to photograph Kerrie Hess for the very first time when she came to Paris during a freezing cold February (if I’m not mistaken) more than over a year ago now, which ended with dinner, chats and wine at my favourite restaurant Semilla on the left bank. Making new friends, from all over the world is certainly one of my favourite perks about what I do. Fortunately this Australian beauty found her way back to Paris earlier this month on a mission to photograph her new shoe collection, which I’m honoured to have been asked to do. Here are three little teaser images from our shoot together and if you’d like to see more I suggest checking out Vogue Australia or keeping an eye on Instagram.
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.
A recent project I’ve been working together with Dior on has been photographing Christian Dior’s favourite places in Paris for a little Parisian guide in the name of this fashion legend. If you want to have a closer look and see all of Monsieur Dior’s favourites, you can find them here (scroll down).
During the last couple of weeks I’ve been all over the place – most recently in Cannes (which I most definitely will tell you more about very soon), and before that both Barcelona and Venice were ticked off my “must visit list”. I’ve personally had a blast, although my empty apartment and even emptier fridge have had to suffer a bit. Right now it looks like something exploded in my little flat with three suitcases and x amount of handbags spread out all over the place. I’ve basically dropped everything, repacked and left for Orly airport once again. When I’ve been at home though, I’ve barely seen the inside of my place since time is spent either with friends or working my little bum off – I’m not complaining (before you say anything) – I’m loving every second of it and as I said, I’m having a blast. But during these busy times I value evenings like the one seen above more than anything else. This particular evening we had a picnic for any friend who wanted to join in on the fun, in front of the Eiffel Tower until the sky turned dark and we ran out of rosé, chit chatting about everything and nothing until jaws started spreading around the circle. During evenings like these I’m reminded of how unbelievably happy I am right here (even if I sometimes have to leave for a while and come back to a complete mess).
Summer fun in Jardin des Tuileries, fried chicken sandwiches at Ellsworth, warm evenings by the Seine and shooting with the very talented Kerrie Hess. Strolling in the evening sun, the incredible view while photographing for Carolina Herrera, iced coffee at Boot Café and pretty Parisian facades. Ice cream from my new favourite gelato place Pedone, a pretty fantastic view, Italian food heaven at newly opened Ober Mamma and another crazy hot Parisian evening in the sun. This and more on Instagram!