Monthly Archives: January 2011

Chanel Haute Couture 2011: Outside the Show

my favorite.

celebrity stylists

Vanessa Paradis

Diane Kruger


Abbey Lee and other models smoking after the show...comme d'habitude


Lou Doillon

Diane's incredible hair

Giovanna Battaglia...looked sooo stunning, as always.

Gaspard Ulliel

Anna dello Russo

The one and only Anne Oblinger; my famous friend and fellow stalker

my 2nd favorite

Alexa Chung. Obsessed.

one of the models, she looks so young! so cute

oh, Pareeee

Anna Wintour; the Queen Bee leaving the building...

Sorry for the obscene amount of photos, I had a really hard time deciding which ones to post. Such an experience of a lifetime, one day I hope to be on the inside having people take my pic as I walk in 😉 If only…


*all pics taken by moi et ma copine Trisha


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Joyeux Anniversaire Topher!

Since, I can not be in Spain with you on your birthday, here is a birthday bear riding a unicycle instead! Enjoy ma petit ami!

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Lundi Heureux!

Brrr….it’s raining and cold here in Paris again…I wonder how long it will last this time?


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Iron and Wine-Walking Far From Home

They’re in Paris February 17th…Hope I get to go.

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Fashion Week….

I’m excited for Fashion week. C’est tout.

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Shakespeare & Co.

If you’ve been to Paris and not visited Shakespeare & Co. , then that, my friend, is a bonne dommage (real shame).  This sanctuary for writers, readers and artists is to the left of Notre Dame in the Latin Quarter-bien sur. One can come in here to buy English books, read, take photos, sleep or just sit and contemplate. Or, if you really wanted, you could experiment with an ancient type writer, stare at the little paintings or read the magazine clips on the walls, rest on one of the beds, play the piano, make conversation with one of the countless regular intellectuals who are there 7 days a week or simply just be happy that you are in the most beautiful and romantic city in the world. Alas, here one can find any book from Jane Eyre to The Sartorialist coffee table book. And, If you’re lucky you might just open an old copy of a classic and discover that it is signed to Shakespeare & Co. by the author.

It is places like Shakespeare & Co. that make me realize how happy I am with my decision to come to Paris for a whole year, not just to study abroad or on vacation for two weeks. I now feel as if I have all the time in the world to discover the less touristy and lesser known side of Paris and really begin to love it in a different way. When my friend Katie was in town she asked me if there were moments when I regret not having a loved one here with me since it such a romantic city (and you basically see people snogging on every street corner). Not to get mushy or anything, but I have thought about this before and it did peeve me in the beginning. I told her that I really think that after 5 months I’ve started to develop such a relationship with Paris as a city that I truly don’t feel like I am lacking in the romantic/lovey-dovey department. Sometimes I feel like Paris is my boyfriend. Is that pathetic?

Anywho, Paris may not always love me back, but I sure am smitten with her! 😉




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A Sunny Sunday at the Luxembourg Gardens

Have you ever heard the saying, “The French work hard, but they play hard too” ? This beautiful sunny day in January at the Luxembourg Gardens really epitomized the French’s way of savoring their sunday down time. The entire garden was packed full of people spending family or alone time, both young and old, reading, snoozing, or basking in the sun. It was very obvious that everyone was just living in the moment, not a soul was thinking about work the next day.

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