Bag: Gucci Bamboo Backpack – Jacket: Red Valentino – Scarf: Sézane – Ballet flats: Josefinas
Sometimes I’m lucky enough to be able to incorporate everything I love (well, pretty much) into one shoot. In this case those things would be: Paris, pastel colours, Gucci and pretty flowers. Not bad, huh? And yeah, I can’t forget about that adorable Fiat 500 either! … But I couldn’t do much else when Gucci asked me to create a shoot around this lovely mint green coloured bag. Actually, backpack would be the accurate word for this beauty. I’ve never been a backpack kind of girl until I realised that it’s the perfect way to carry my camera equipment and still being able to move around quite freely while still looking chic (I mean, it’s a Gucci backpack after all). It also serves as a great (and super cute) way to carry home flowers that I bought from the florist. I’m pretty sure this wasn’t the intention of the bag though but the combination was too picture perfect to ignore.
Photos of me: Katie Mitchell (edited by me).
Breakfast meetings at Hotel Amour, pretty Parisian doors and a bunch of roses in front of the Eiffel Tower from when I shot earlier this year with Nicole. The beautiful staircase at the Elie Saab head office here in Paris, cosy cashmere sweaters, delicate lace and favourite rings, homemade macarons in pretty pink shades and the perfect breakfast at Carette. Birthday cards and delicious Sunday treats, a rainy and grey Paris, the bookstands along the Seine and a few of my favourite things right now, including a new lace bra, my favourite perfume and these gorgeous flats. Find more photos on my Instagram.
Undeniably cute, both inside and out. A place I more than happily return to over and over again.
I’m currently dreaming away to warmer days and pretty sunlight (while writing this bundled up in a bathrobe, two sweaters and a blanket), like this day when Nicole and I shot another pretty outfit right after the Valentino show during Paris Fashion Week. Dresses and warm afternoons seems like such a distant memory right now.
Since I spent last week in Stockholm there’s a lot of things to catch up on now that I’m back in Paris. One of them being location scouting for a very exciting photo shoot later this week – something I rarely have the time for. While walking to the charming 4th arrondissement I realised that there’s almost no leaves left on the trees and the whole city is now dressed in white and grey tones. Fall is suddenly gone and winter, along with chilly temperatures and a ton of Christmas decorations, have arrived in Paris. I can’t wait to share the results from this shoot with you all early next year. Wish me luck!
The beautiful view and pretty invitation to J.Crew‘s breakfast presentation (yes, they’re coming to Paris in March!), looking out from the Printemp‘s terrace and lusting over delicious treats at Café Pouchkine. Blue skies seems like a very distant memory, the most beautiful roses, a rare selfie while getting ready for my birthday celebrations and sunny autumn walks. I wish I had a fire place at home and could decorate it as pretty as they did at J.Crew, Parisian cafés, breakfast at Ladurée and looking for tasty chocolate treats at Les Marquis de Ladurée. More on Instagram!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed yet but I certainly have a
minor major obsession with sandstone and marble. Or any stone similar to what you see above actually (I’m not really an expert when it comes to stone names). In my mind you can make almost any sort of photo shoot work as long as you manage to find a wall, area or building with this light, whitish stone. But perhaps that doesn’t come as such a big surprise when I have a thing for white and light stuff? Anyhow, another thing I’m currently obsessed with is Nicole‘s pretty black bag. Ever since I saw it for the first time in New York last year it’s been on my mind… Isn’t it the cutest?
For more photos and all outfit details, please visit Nicole’s blog.
I love spending as much time as possible in the Parisian parks during autumn. It’s so beautiful seeing the colours go from greens and yellows to dark reds and orange. Jardin des Plantes is one of my favourite ones and they always plant the prettiest Dahlias during this time of the year.
Evening walks in black and white with new friends, colder days in Jardin des Tuileries, admiring the pretty view from Plaza Athénée and a sky painted in the most gorgeous colours on the last warm day this autumn. Vespa rides around Paris on this pretty red Vespa (thanks again my darling Annie), a few of my favourite items: trench, bag and ballet flats, beautiful architecture at Place des Vosges and autumn colours in the parks around Paris. Sweet memories at Carette with Jenny, grey weather and bare trees, getting caught photographing Jardin des Plantes and pretty Parisian rooftops I never can get enough of.
Starting the morning of my birthday with French toast at Ladurée has apparently become somewhat of a tradition by now and I have to admit that it might be one of my favourite ones that I’ve made for myself over here in Paris so far. If there’s any day during the year you’re allowed to start your morning with these luscious French toasts, made from French brioche, it’s on your birthday (I’m saying this as though I never have them otherwise, which is a complete lie, just so you know).
During the last couple of days I’ve been kept buys with birthday celebrations (thanks again to everyone who made my day so very special), doggie walks in the forest, hot chocolate dates and celebrating dear friends who’s gotten engaged. It’s quite hard to start up your laptop and get back to proper work after a weekend like this one but fortunately Friday, and my first ever wedding, is just around the corner!