Style Story – The Sweet Life in Paris
Olivia and Olivier explore the tasty treats of Paris.
A chic Parisian girl and her puppy seek out some of the sweet stuff in the City of Lights while strolling around the two city islands in the middle of the Seine. They go from ice cream, to cookies, and stop to smell the roses, and enjoy a sweet café crème before indulging in some Ladurée macarons!
[All photographs by Pictours Paris]
This project has been a while in the making… And I am finally thrilled to show you the result!
So how did this all come about you ask? Well, I’ll tell you! I had offered a prize to be raffled off for charity among a slew of other prizes, at the Paris Cupcake Camp way back last Fall. It was originally merely to be just a small fashion shoot with me and my camera. But it became a big beautiful collaborative effort between several people, and a puppy! It was such fun to come up with the shoot concept, plan it out, scout locations, bring in the talent and create something fun, frivolous and fabulously Parisian with all of these wonderful souls who helped me create this little video.
AND WITHOUT FURTHER ADO…
The Sweet Life in Paris from Prete Moi Paris on Vimeo.
My deepest heartfelt thanks to Charles Gilmann and Lindsey Kent for joining the adventure, and my greatest gratitude to Voitures Jaunes for being so generous with us and saving us from schlepping around town. We rode in grand yellow style!
And of course thank you to la belle Olivia for her patience and enthusiasm. She’s a bright bit of sunshine and I was so lucky to land such a lovely model.
And last but certainly not least, thank you to Frank, who accepted the most thankless job of them all, set assistant (aka : the-guy-who-carried-our-stuff). You are my shinning star!
What Olivia is wearing :
Dress : Lili Lovely
Jacket : H&M
Belt/sash : Hermès twilly
Shoes : vintage
Bag : Kasia Dietz
Bracelets : Hermès
Rings : Cleopatra’s Bling
Shoot Director, Videographer & Stylist :
Melissa Ladd of Prête-Moi Paris
Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest : @pretemoiparis Facebook
Olivia Cummings of Oh La La Livia & Cleopatra’s Bling
Twitter : @Cleopatrasbling Pinterest Facebook
Instagram : @oh_la_la_livia
Make-up Artist :
Charles Gillman of Charles Gillman Cosmetics Paris
Instagram : @charlescosmeticsparis
Lindsey Kent of Pictours Paris
Instagram : @pictoursparis
Oliver, owned by Lindsey Kent of Pictours Paris. Twitter.
Shoot Assistant :
Frank Cierpial, writer/contributer for Prête-Moi Paris.
Instagram : @francescobiondi
Car Service :
(A car service in Paris that can be ordered online, is punctual, efficient, offers great service, wifi, water, reading material, plugs and plenty of politeness and smiles! The new way to take a taxi in Paris.)
Shoot location references and special thanks for their patience cooperation to :
L’Île Flottante, owner : Susan Suissa (It was her birthday on the day of our shoot!) Chocolate/Ice Cream/Gifts. tel : 0143546975
Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole : Georges & Odette owners. There has been a restaurant here for 500 years! tel : 0140517852
La Cure Gourmande – Since 1989. A chain cookie shop placed in several countries in Europe and beyond, based in Frontignan, France (Côte d’Azure).
Thanks for including me on such a fun project!! Cheers! 🙂
Lindsey it was a huge pleasure to have you and Olivier there! Thank you for your lovely presence and great talent!
This is wondeful! Olivia looks stunning!
She certainly does!
Very cute. Oh là là!
Olivia is a hot lil’ thang, and I love how gourmande she is in this video! Hehe! What a lovely café also that you found. So quaint. I’m going to have to check that out.
Congrats on such a lovely project, to all of you!
Merci miss Meg! Don’t you love the slow motion wink at the ice cream shop?!? 😉
What a wonderful collaboration! Love the video!! And great photos too! Well done Melissa and team!
ps. and what a surprise to see my bag !!
😉 Kasia! I love that Kasia Dietz bag.
Loved every bit of this! Great collaboration!!!
Merci mille fois Mary! It was so much fun to make!!!!
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