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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Pretty Paris Pictures : Snow!

I am sure every Paris based blogger has been posting articles about the snow blanketed city of lights! Thanks to the delightful powdering by mother nature we all got to enjoy winter for once in the city-that-rarely-gets-snow.

So now, allow me to add mine to the list. :-)

Also you can visit Le Figaro’s collection of photos of Paris under the snow, where you can see how pretty it is, and Parisians having fun, and *gasp* helping eachother!

I also enjoyed A French Frye In Paris’ post with pictures of all the snowy playfulness in Montmartre!

Enjoy!

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*Joyeux Noël*

For this lovely holiday season I leave you with a fabulous Christmas video by the equally as fabulous Lauren Cashwell!

Pour cette merveilleuse saison de fêtes je vous laisse avec un vidéo magnifique de la autant magnifique, Lauren Cashwell!

Merry Christmas to all!

Joyeux noël à tout le monde!

Fatima Lopes SS13, PFW

Luxurious Paradise… Fatima Lopes always makes us feel like we are being whisked away to some Summer fun land with her Spring/Summer collections. This year we will be in a tropical luxe paradise. Aaaah! I can hear the parrots chirping and the rustle of palm trees now….

Fatima Lopes SS13 – Photo : Lauren Cashwell

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A palette that is full of bright blues, sultry violets and warm golden hues enough to make us feel like we are stranded on a beach in Bali; and with cuts that are sexy and stylish. Continue reading

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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Le Crillon, Jardin d’Hiver in the Summer

As Summer draws to a close I thought it would be nice to show you my favorite place to relax in Paris this season. The Crillon has one of the most tranquil, pretty and soothing places to sit quietly and enjoy a beverage with a friend or two. Le Jardin d’Hiver patio. Jardin d’hiver, means winter garden, but it’s my little escape in the Summer time. Continue reading

Paris is a moment…

Sometimes that Parisian moment can last a matter of hours, a day, several months, a year, a few years, a decade…more…a lifetime or beyond.

What makes Paris so special? I think it is the moments that are spent here, that go fleeting by, and we try so desperately to grasp them and make them last longer then they do. We bask in this beautiful place, feeling like kings for a day, a month, a year, or more, and think to ourselves…how did we get so lucky? Continue reading

Jantaminiau Couture AW1213

Photo by : Lauren Cashwell

It was a romantic comedia del arte feeling at the Jantaminiau couture show in Paris for the Autumn-Winter 2012-2013 collection. Bold and bright colors, voluminous tulle and geometric patterns that make us think of traditional Italian theater, Comedia del Arte… But isn’t that what couture is all about?!? The theatrics of the creativity of fashion, of couture…?!? This is what couture should do, I believe. It’s a show, a creation, impractical (sometimes) and beautiful, always beautiful always stunning. A piece of art. Like a staged spectacle. Continue reading

Didit Hediprasetyo – Couture AW1213

Video by Lauren Cashwell

There is a continuation this season of a certain cut, line and silouhette from Didit Hediprasetyo that segways nicely from last season’s couture collection, but presented with an injection of a bit more romance and quite a few more whimsical details.

The most immediate of those details being the color : a shimmering and delicate lavender shade, that when paired with the jet black coiffs of the models and the piercing ice colored eyes, gives of an idea of winter love and beauty. Continue reading