Prête-Moi Paris

Writers / Contributors

Founder :

Melissa Ladd | Photo : Vincent Gigot



Melissa Ladd : Moi. Founder and « creative director » if-you-will of Prête-Moi Paris since October 2009, I have been living in Paris since 2002, and still find it to be the most fascinating place in the world. I am a writer and creative person who studied French and literature. I also have a background in dance and theater, hence the occasional dramatic post! ;) And then of course, I have my muse : Paris. Find me on twitter under PreteMoiParis ; instagram ; pinterest ; flickr and on facebook… These are my « Pieces of Paris! »



Occasional contributors :

Jenny Bailey

Jenny Bailey : Having enjoyed a number of Parisian adventures between the ages of 14-25, this London-based writer heads to Paris whenever budget allows. Although the capital’s landmarks are impressive, she loves nothing better than sitting in cafés opposite these tourism spots, people and poodle-watching. Glass of red in-hand and cheese board within reach, she loves sitting back and absorbing all that Paris has to offer. Known on the wed as Bonny Bailey she is a writer, creator and above all things – a smiler. She loves travel, theatre, rugby and secretly believes she is the descendant of a Disney Princess. Mlle Bailey is a professional writer and journalist and writes gratuitously for Prête-Moi Paris with sponsored links (to earn her daily baguette!), and we are lucky to have her on our team!




Quinn Connors

Quinn C. of Quinntessential Style blog writes about fashion and style. She studied fashion at LSU  has lived and worked in Paris, France and now is currently conquering Sydney. She has interned at Vogue Paris, and studied at the Sorbonne. She is a fantastically creative person and an incredible friend; as gorgeous as a model and as vibrant as a movie star. (I love her, can you tell!?!) ;-)





Frank Cierpial

Frank Cierpial


Frank Cierpial lives and studies in the New York area. One of the most passionate people I have ever met, about France, all things French and Paris. He is almost as equally passionate about Jean Paul Gaultier and hopes to work in fashion in Paris when he is finished with his studies. He is the Prête-Moi Paris – New York Fashion correspondent on occasion and will be keeping us all informed about what is happening in the Big Apple concerning all things fashion and French, as well as offering his opinions about his own Paris discoveries!




Charles Gillman


Charles Gillman, is a makeup artist and fashionable darling of the Paris expat community. Originally from England he is conquering Paris and France one makeup brushstroke at a time. In his spare time he attends the occasional fashion show for Prête-Moi Paris, and always knows how to write a personal and entertaining review. Of his pet phrases, « Oh blimey » is one of our favorites!




Paul Waters - Pastry Boy - Cake & Bake

Paul Waters


Paul Waters, a trained pastry artist and owner of Cake & Bake, bake ware shop as well as the creator of Pastry Boy baking accessories, this young British expat has a drive for success and an eye for aesthetics. He is incredible dexterous with a spatula and behind his quiet demure lies a slight rebelliousness that sharpens up the sweetness he is known for in our Paris expat community. We love the contrasts of all the facets of Paul!

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