Catégorie : Beauty

A Makeup Artist’s View on Haute Couture

I am thrilled to present a Paris Fashion Week haute couture show review from the darling and dashing makeup artist Charles Gillman, a British expat who has been making magic in Paris for three years now. I was lucky to get to work with him in a wedding modeling shoot and on my own Sweet Life in Paris video. And… Read more →

My Current Perfume Preferences

My Current Perfume Preferences by pretemoiparis featuring a home-fragrance My current scent craves and faves are some that you have seen before here on my blog, like Auto portrait by Olfactive Studio, and Petite Chérie by Annick Goutal, and I do still immensely enjoy Été by Laggridore. I find these scents to be sexy yet soft. They seem to enhance… Read more →

Little Winter Indulgences

This time of year, a feeling of fatigue seems almost universal. We are over-worked, over-played, over-fed and over-spent. So I like to find small and simple ways to regenerate my energy and contentment that don’t take much out of either my pocket or my time, but have a maximum positive psychological impact. Here are three ideas for indulging this winter,… Read more →

Dreaming of a white sparkly Christmas…

Dreaming of a white sparkly Christmas… by pretemoiparis featuring handmade home decor It is one of the best times of the year. Paris gets decked out and we start dreaming of snow, and holiday cheer.I hope you are all planning something delightful……and may all our Christmases be bright. Read more →

Nayenka beauty salon

I was invited at the end of October to this lovely beauty salon in the center of Paris. They were having an evening event in support of breast cancer awareness. I’m not sure how they were supporting breast cancer awareness other than putting up graphics by American artist, but it was a nice way to get people to cone in… Read more →

Serge Lutens at Le Printemps

Serge Lutens team invited me in September to the opening of their new space in the Printemps Haussmann department store. I am always eager to attend the Serge Lutens events, merely because I am totally in love with his work! The theme of the evening was the quintessential scents of Serge Lutens. There are three : Serge noir, Datura Noir… Read more →

Pampering my skin chez Carita

After an exhausting year, no make that two years, I decided enough was enough. I needed a facial urgently. A few years ago my awesome mother-in-law (at the time Chéri and I were not yet married), gave me a Christmas gift of a facial at her favorite Carita spa in the 6th arrondissement. Since then I have been dreaming of going… Read more →

A Shaving Shop for Chéri

This one is for the boys! Planète Rasoir… A totally masculine boutique with all you guys need for shaving. The gentleman who runs the place is a total enthusiast. When I arrived at the store he was have an animated conversation with an equally as excited client – about shaving blades, lotions and other paraphernalia. I thought it was great… Read more →

L’Atelier du Maquillage

Waaaaay back in the Fall, at the swanky Salons Hoche, I was invited to attend the launch party of the new eye make-up line by l’Atelier du Maquillage, a brand created by the popular beauty salons l’Atelier du Sourcil. The party was fabulous, with an amazing spread of hor d’oeuvres and an open bar, live music, and you could even… Read more →

Beauty is all in the Detaille

She was one of the first women in Paris to acquire a motorized vehicle! The wealthy countess of Presle. She loved to drive, but like any self respecting parisienne at the time (or now for that matter) took great care to preserve her  beauty while remaining fantastically wild as one of the only women to drive a car around Paris.… Read more →

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