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Holiday Hues with Serge Lutens Maquillage

Melissa Ladd | Photo : Vincent Gigot

Article by Melissa Ladd

I was invited to a makeup presentation one recent evening at the stunning Serge Lutens boutique at Palais Royal, Paris to test the newly added items to the maquillage (makeup) collection : « Le Necessaire de beauté« . It’s always such a pleasure to skip over to this jewelbox of a boutique at the end of the day for a little indulgence in beauty. Serge Lutens has a way of creating a story and an aura around each one of his products that I find entirely enticing.

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One of this things I love about his makeup is the dramatic effect it can have, another is how well thought out the products are. Serge Lutens leaves nothing to chance and considers every single aspect of his products from the coverage of the makeup to the durability of the pigments to the gesture one would make when using them and even the sound a lipstick tube makes when it is closed. It’s all about aesthetic. Continue reading Holiday Hues with Serge Lutens Maquillage

Luis Buchinho #PFW SS16

Article by Frank Cierpial

Frank Cierpial
Frank Cierpial


As a contributor to this blog, there are times when I feel nostalgic.  I look back into the archives and dig out articles that Melissa wrote that I really enjoyed, or that other contributors wrote that I really enjoyed, and of course I love to look at the evolution of my work.  Fashion Week is my favorite « holiday », because it is a time where the evolution of work is celebrated.  We fashionistas gather to celebrate designers and it is a time where we can live in their creative world and forget the world around us.

Luis Buchinho has been for a long time one of our favorites here at Prête-Moi Paris.  The evolution of his art is simply amazing, and I urge every single one of you to go back into the archives and dig out Melissa’s articles on him as he is a gifted designer.  Continue reading Luis Buchinho #PFW SS16

VIP Event @ Caroline de Marchi

I was happy to be invited to a small VIP blogger press event at the Caroline de Marchi showroom on rue Saint Honoré (very chic). An French bag designer, Caroline de Marchi has existed for five years.

I saw Kasia Dietz there, enjoyed some Italian inspired hors d’oeuvres with champagne, and was put in a drawing to win a handbag at the end of the evening! Although I didn’t win, I was still inspired to write about the event and the designer.

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Bébé Chéri

One month, one month has passed… the most mind blowing month of my life. I am forever changed. I am now a mama.

I have only blogged once about my pregnancy, not wanting to turn my Paris blog into a blog about weird food cravings and nausea episodes (not that I really had either of those), nor do I want to transform this into a blog about everything baby (there are plenty of those already out there and they do it quite well). But I do want to share with all of you readers my absolute joy in this incredibly transforming time in my life. 17175574455_15f57b637e_o

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Le Bistrot du Passage

There is a small, hidden cobblestone passage way in the 17th, with a charming little bistrot that I went to years ago with people from work at my former occupation. I never kept the card with the name and address and thus could not for the life of me find this charming place back again, when Chéri and I moved into the neighborhood. But one day, as we were strolling in the quarter, we happened upon it, and 7 years after my initial meal there, I finally found back this delightful address.

Passage Geoffroy Didelot 75017 Paris
Passage Geoffroy Didelot 75017 Paris

Le Bistrot du Passage, is tucked away on an almost secret passage in this people’s-class-turning-boho-chic area between the Batignolles and the Plaine Monceau areas. The passage is peppered with artist studios and cute restaurants and still retains an authentic air since it has yet to be over-run with the tourism industries best efforts. I hope it stays that way. Continue reading Le Bistrot du Passage

Café de Flore – Can You Belive it was My First Time There!

Café de Flore, Paris

Yeah, I know, well over 13 years in the City of Light and I cannot for the life of me remember having gone to the Café de Flore for a coffee or for anything, for that matter. Quel honte! Ok, well not really honte, but I was surprised at myself. I suppose I have just spent most of my café exploration energy on finding less touristy places in the city to indulge in. But speaking of touristy, I was delighted to find that the Café de Flore was not just jam-packed with tourists, there was an equal balance of Parisian natives who walked through those doors. Continue reading Café de Flore – Can You Belive it was My First Time There!

Bonne Année! From 2014 to 2015 we go…

Article by Melissa Ladd

Melissa Ladd Prete Moi Paris Noel 2014
Already a few days into the new year, and I am finally getting to a blog post. Chéri and I had a cozy romantic celebration at home just the two fo us to ring in 2015. I made us gluten free pizza and we had a movie marathon. I honestly wasn’t in the mood for anything more than that, nor was I in any condition (at 6 months pregnant) so if you didn’t know yet now you do. Voilà! Chéri and I are going to be parents!!!

2014 was a good year for Prête-Moi Paris, one where the blog celebrated 5 years up and running! Continue reading Bonne Année! From 2014 to 2015 we go…

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