Beauty

Spa My Blend @ Le Royal Monceau

  When you are over 5 months pregnant and someone offers you to review their spa, you thank your lucky stars for the much needed pampering. My Blend by Clarins invited me to have a made-to-measure skin care facial at their ultra calm über luxurious spa at the Royal Monceau Raffles 5 star hotel. The Spa My Blend, located at… Read more →

Oriza Legrand – Perfume legends

There are perfume brands, and then there are perfume legends. Oriza Legrand is of the latter type. It is a brand that began centuries ago; in 1720 to be exact. Sadly it did not survive the hardships of WWII and the company closed down. But, two devoted connaisseurs, Franck Belaiche and Hugo Lambert, took on the challenge of reviving the… Read more →

Fatima Lopez AW2014 – Ad Naturam

Post By Charles Gillman. It was a Wednesday afternoon under yet an additional grey Paris day. There I was on the Faubourg Saint Honoré collecting my ticket from Melissa for the Fatima Lopez show, I was also in the middle of having a casual nervous breakdown with regards to what to wear, Spanish designer, on the Champs Elysées… At the… Read more →

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 →

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