Three of My Favorite Things | Weddings, Daniel Wellington Watches, and White Roses

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Hello, everyone! I’m writing to you from San Diego, California today, where I am visiting my family. So much has happened these last few months, and I will be sharing the adventures with you as I also redesign the blog. … Continue reading

Miss Dior at the Grand Palais | A Celebration of Christian Dior’s Legacy and the Famous First Perfume

I am, like many of you, a fan of Christian Dior. The haute couture brand has mastered the feminine silhouette, designing clothes that are an equal mix of elegance and modernity. Last November in the Courbe Gallery at the Grand Palais … Continue reading

November Inspiration

Happy November!

It’s starting to get pretty chilly in the French capital, and that means it’s time to dig up all of the clothes from the cave or hit the stores for some new knits. I’m loving the amount of bright colors I’ve seen around town this season! I can’t wait to spruce up my wardrobe with some bright blues and reds.

Prete-Moi Paris inspired me with her fashion collage post today!  Here’s my idea of a fantastic outfit for the Paris fall season.

Have a wonderful week!

xx PatriciaParisienne

 
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New York Fashion Week | Nobody does it like Oscar

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Perfection. The designs of Oscar de la Renta are stunningly feminine, with eye-catching colors and soft silhouettes. They compliment a woman’s figure. They are ageless and classic. For me, Oscar de la Renta is elegance defined. The variety of materials … Continue reading

New York Fashion Week | Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 14

New York Fashion Week has sadly come to an end. Luckily, there are so many beautiful designs to come out of it, which I’ll be focusing on in the next few posts. As you know, I am a huge fan … Continue reading

New York Fashion Week S/S 14 | Victoria Beckham

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Happy New York Fashion Week, everyone! The buzz around this season’s show is at an all-time high right now, and I am loving it! I have been refreshing Instagram constantly these past few days and have absolutely loved what I’m … Continue reading

The Soldes are here!

Today is the first day of the summer sales! Many stores opened at a very-early-for-Paris 8 a.m. this morning, with lines forming in front of the stores hours prior. While this is common in the US, in France it is … Continue reading

Cara in Cannes

It’s Cannes season! Everyone who is anyone in the entertainment industry is in the South of France sunning themselves. The champagne is flowing, and cinematic legends are in the making. The film festival is also a time for the fashion … Continue reading

Best of the Costume Institute Met Ball 2013

It’s the year’s biggest red carpet event.

The Costume Institute exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum designated 2013 as a tribute year to the punk era.  We saw a variety of interpretations of the theme, as well as some classic gowns from fashion’s biggest names. This year marked some stunning displays of fashion, some of which you can see below. How amazing would it be to attend this event? Hoping to see my invitation in the mail for next year… xx PatriciaParisienne

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Cara Delevingne in a Thakoon dress

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Gwen Stefani in Maison Martin Margiela cut-out gown and Fred Leighton jewels

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Sunday Style Crush: Kate Hudson

I absolutely adore Kate Hudson.

I’ve been a fan of hers since Almost Famous, idolized her after How to Lose A Guy in Ten Days, and now just love seeing what she’s up to. I find her to be one of the most relatable stars, as well as one of the happiest.  Her sleek sense of style, along with an eye for color, only enhances her natural beauty. Her absolute best accessory is, of course, her beaming smile. J’adore!

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At the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball wearing Reem Acra in April 2013

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In the May 2013 edition of Elle UK wearing a Nina Ricci dress

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Dressed in Pucci at the 2010 SAG Awards in Los Angeles, California

Coachella Weekend 1 Best Look: Kate Bosworth

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While double-tapping Coachella pics on Instagram, I stumbled upon this absolute gem. Kate Bosworth is officially Weekend 1 Coachella Fashion Goddess. Her outfit is simple, classic, and stunning. Her boots remind me of both Crockett & Jones beautiful Rushton boot, … Continue reading

Paris Fashion Week 2013 – Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013-2014 Collection

Femininity and the Fifties

This year’s Ready to Wear Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2013-2014 collection was unexpected.  While I adored this past fall’s pieces, what I saw on the models this Fashion Week was not what I was envisaging but still interesting to analyze. All of the models were sporting the same short black wig, only accentuating the sultry look of the collection’s pieces. Lingerie dresses were paired with tweed and boy-cut coats, creating the most chic walk of shame ensembles I have ever seen. As the models filed down the runway, there was a juxtaposition between a traditional notion of femininity and a non-conventional, borderline androgynous sense of it.

Below I included my favorite pieces for next season. The looks I posted pertain to the über feminine side of Marc Jacobs’ creations, which include soft, flattering tops and pencil skirts, as well as a fun halter number that shows a lighter side of the French fashion line.

What I loved about the show was the concept! The “grand hotel” theme was brilliant, with models coming out of different doors to march down the runway.  American designer Jacobs added a cheeky final hurrah to the show; he came out of the “hotel room” door wearing his menswear line pajamas, as if he was a hotel guest with the models.

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Actress Naomi Watts in Paris before the Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013-2014 show

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Antoine Arnault, model and girlfriend Natalia Vodianova, and friend

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Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week 2013 ready to wear collection

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Photos courtesy of Vogue.fr and Oregonlive.com

Classic Burberry Trench Redefined at London Fashion Week 2013

Who can resist a perfect Burberry piece?

London Fashion Week has just wrapped up, and browsing through the collections, I was mesmerized by the twists that Burberry has put on their trademark item, the trench. The varieties of color, fabric, and texture really made the collection stand out. I would absolutely love to stop by the Regent Street store and pick up any one of these classic models!

Tomorrow, I’ll be writing about London’s hottest new concept bar. Hint: it’s fast!

xx PatriciaParisienne

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All images courtesy of Vogue.co.uk

Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Collection

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Since the arrival of my Englishman, I’ve become a big fan of Ralph Lauren.  Vogue.com is one of my favorite sites, and I am SO happy I took a little break from my thesis work to check out their latest … Continue reading