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A French Wedding Event

About a year ago I modeled for a wedding inspiration photo shoot at the Pontarmé castle, for my friend Frédérique who is a wedding planner and creator of magic. Now she has put together a fabulous wedding event at that very same castle with me on the poster! Eeeeeee!

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Imagine a weekend of everything « French wedding ». The idea is to hold an intimate event that comes from Frédérique’s desire to put elegance and French  charm at center stage. The wedding scene has changed quite a bit in France over the past few years and French weddings although enriched by the « Americanized » style of wedding planning still holds on to a savoir faire in hosting receptions. The art of receiving à la française. And what better place to do so than a magical French château full of that je-ne-sais-quoi that the French are so capable of creating to make any event the epitome of graceful style. Read more →

Playing Princess Bride…again!

RebeccaV_TheWeddingTeaRoom8Yes, oui, oui ouuuui… I can’t help myself, when I am asked to kindly be a bridal model for a day, how can I possibly say non?!? Spend the day at a castle, get my hair and make-up done by THE BEST beauty artist I have ever met, wear a CUSTOM MADE dress!!!!! Prance around in front of a camera, and dwell among pretty things all day, not to mention creative women?!? Who would say no to that?!?

Pas moi!

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Chocolate Treat!

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Halloween is here, and although I didn’t find the inspiration to write a post concerning this fun holiday, I DID however find plenty of inspiration through my lens at a lovely little chocolate shop near my neighborhood. Formerly known as Charpentier, my in-laws often go there to get chocolates because they have known the owners for years and because they are super accommodating about my dairy intolerance. Whenever they want a special dairy-free chocolate treat for me, they request a made-to-order creation, pour moi! Pretty nice in-laws huh!?! Read more →

My Paris Wedding Memories

A year ago I was kissing Chéri and saying « Oui! » to him for life!

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Dangerous Lingerie Shop

I had been planning on investing in a little something for Chéri and I…but  I had not committed to anything yet. And then, I was innocently wandering down a lovely street in the Marais, my mind on things like home décor and an « apothicary style » dinning room… I was minding my own business, when this store just came up on the trottoir and literally PULLED me in! I am not kidding you! I had no part in it whatsoever. None.

And when I was in there, I was really only going to look. REALLY!

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Oscar Carvallo SS2013 Couture Collection

Sea themed.

Oscar Carvallo returned to the inspiration of his home by the sea, which he said inspires all of his work really. He worked metallics and lace, shimmering ladies of the sea waltzed on assured sea-legs down the catwalk at the Shangri-la luxury hotel ballroom.

(See a video of the show by Lauren Cashwell below)
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Dilek Hanif SS13 Haute Couture Collection

A Century of Romance is the title of her collection, and the theme is in,spired by the styles of the Ottoman empire and the Seljuq culture put together with a modern touch. The ancient Ottoman style shows in the ethnic « harem » aspects while the minimalist, art deco and geometric Seljuq elements combine to create a breathtaking collection.
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The Wedding Tea Room : DIY Atelier

Frédérique, my dear friend of The Wedding Tea Room is taking reservations for an all day workshop for wedding DIY decorations and krafting.

Ma chère copine, Frédérique of The Wedding Tea Room prend des réservations pour un atelier DIY (fait-soi-même) pour les décorations de mariage.

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Nécessaire de Beauté – Serge Lutens

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Recently I was graciously invited to join a small panel of bloggers for a presentation of the Serge Lutens make-up line and what he calls the « nécessaire de beauté ». Beauty essentials. I love the Serge Lutens boutique at Palais Royal and have purchased and tested several of his perfumes. I love his work for its originality, it’s search for artistry with a palette of scents, and the way his perfumes can whisk me away somewhere else or invoke a striking emotion. So, of course I was curious to discover what he can do with make-up.

Récemment on m’a gracieusement invité à joindre un petit groupe de bloggers bien choisi pour assister à une présentation de la ligne de maquillage de Serge Lutens et ce qu’il appelle le « nécessaire de beauté ». Les essentiels de la beauté féminine. J’adore la boutique de Serge Lutens au Palais Royal et je suis une cliente et fan de plusieurs parfums. Son travail m’attire pour son originalité, et la recherche artistique avec une palette de parfums et sa capacité de m’envoyer en voyage ou invoquer une émotion simplement avec l’odorat. Alors j’étais bien évidement curieuse de voir ce qu’il arrive à faire avec le maquillage. Read more →

Pictours Paris Bridal Shoot

So, bridal modeling seems to be somewhat of a partime pro-bono vocation for me lately… I mean what’s not to love about getting primped and dolled up, putting on a frilly gown and prancing around in front of a camera! I mean who wouldn’t want ot do that!?!
So when Lyndsey Kent of Pictours Paris sent out a tweet looking for models to shoot a promo for her new bridal services and wedding package, I was all about that!

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