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

Sugar Daze at KENZO loves Printemps | Interview with Cat Beurnier, Founder of Sugar Daze Cupcake Shop

It’s one of my favorite places in the Paris that you’ll often see on my Instagram: Sugar Daze, run by the incredible Cat Beurnier, an American expat hailing from NYC. She’s lived in Paris for the last ten years and … Continue reading

PatriciaParisienne Presents: Maria Marigliano Caracciolo of Bags By M. | Book Clutches

The latest gem in Italian fashion is brought to you by Maria Marigliano Caracciolo. The Italian founder and young entrepreneur has created Bags By M., a line of stunning customized book clutches made with the finest leather and silk by traditional … 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 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

My Little Party Box

June’s edition of My Little Box arrived this morning! This month’s box included some fabulous body oil, bronze eyeliner from Nyx, eyeshadow from Boho, hydrating lotion from Payot Paris, a trendy silver cuff, and a metal hair accessory to make … Continue reading

Wednesday Reads & Motivation

Hello darlings!

This Wednesday is rush, rush, rush, but c’est la vie 🙂 I also have a lot of things that I am excited to share with you, as well as a few projects, but those will hopefully come in the next few weeks.

Here are some mid-week reads and inspiration. Enjoy!

1. Vogue

I love Vogue! The ones I read most often are US Vogue, British Vogue and, of course, the French Vogue. They all have features that I love. For the US Vogue, I adore “5 Days, 5 Looks, 1 Girl.” A schoolmate of mine, Kelly Connor, had her series done a while back, and the latest installment of the series features Grace Fuller, a Vogue Fashion Assistant. Their outfits are amazing!

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Simone Tetteh, Vogue’s Booking Associate

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You can shop Grace Fuller’s Day 5 look

British Vogue does a series called “Today I am wearing” where they follow a celebrity or personality and their daily ensembles for a month. I’m a huge fan of Mira Duma, editor of Buro 24/7, and when I saw that she is the featured personality for June, I got so excited! Here’s the link, so you can see what the incredibly fashionable Duma rocks on a daily basis.

Mira Duma wearing wearing trousers and a shirt from Chloe, Roger Vivier shoes, a Ralph Lauren bag and an antique cameo.

Mira Duma wearing wearing trousers and a shirt from Chloe, Roger Vivier shoes, a Ralph Lauren bag and an antique cameo.

2. Roland Garros

The handsome Englishman and I went to Roland Garros, the French Tennis Open, this past weekend. It was so much fun! Check back later this week for the full blog post about it, but here’s a sneak peek! You can also follow my adventures on Instagram, where I post multiple pictures daily of what I see and what Paris is up to at any given moment.

Paris is offering the city a chance to watch the matches in the center of the city. Here are the details.

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3. Rachel Khoo

I just adore Rachel Khoo! Her posts are so cheery, and her recipes are amazing! She inspires me to cook in my little Paris kitchen, which is no small feat. For a bit of daily sunshine, head over to her site.

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4. Motivation

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what exactly I want to do with my life, where I want to go, where I see myself, pretty much all of the questions that you ask yourself at 25. I found my conclusion via Instagram, and I will share it with you.

Do what you love

“Do what you love.” It’s not groundbreaking in any way but simply a reminder. It’s a very romantic thought, and I love it. When you love doing something, suddenly “work” isn’t the I-hate-my-job feel but instead a “let’s do it!” and roll-up-your-sleeves-excitedly type of feeling.

At least that’s what I am feeling now. I lovelovelovelovelovelove-cannotwriteitenoughtimes- LOVE blogging. It makes me so happy to put together a post about an experience I had and to interact with readers and other bloggers. It is creativity, research, effort, and “work” – but it is so much fun. Even when I sit at the computers for hours and write and delete and write and delete, I couldn’t be happier. Here’s to doing what you love!

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Have a wonderful rest of your week!

xx PatriciaParisienne

Images compliments of Vogue.com, Vogue.co.uk, paris.fr, and rachelkhoo.com

Etudes Studio Pop-Up Store Launch Party

A seriously cool pop-up is now open in the Haut Marais.

Etudes Studio, a male clothing line, has its first pop-up studio in Paris from June 1 – 30, 2013 in the Haut Marais. On display is their Etudes N°2 Spring/Summer collection, with some crazy cool accessories for men.

The store was packed, spilling out onto the sidewalk and areas around it. Gallia Paris beer, an absinthe-infused beer, was the drink of preference for the launch party, as all the hipsters and who’s-who of Paris came out to celebrate the opening on Saturday night. Designed by the Swiss design team, Terrazzo Project, the modern interior of the store was the perfect backdrop for the collection.

Be sure to check it out while it’s in town!

xx PatriciaParisienne

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Don’t forget to enter the May Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of the book and a special Paris prize to three lucky readers! The winners will also be featured on the Je T’Aime, Me Neither website. The giveaway runs from May 27 through June 5, 2013.

How to enter to win:

1.) Like Je T’Aime, Me Neither’s Facebook page and follow her on Twitter.

2.) Like PatriciaParisienne’s Facebook page and follow me on Twitter.

3.) Tell us your favorite romantic anecdote in the comments section below!

Voilà! 1, 2, 3, done.

Can’t wait to read your stories!

xx PatriciaParisienne

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Will & Kate!

I just love the Royal Couple.

I just watched an interview before they got married, and they seem so happy together. Will looks to be such a sweet guy, and Kate, oh man, don’t even get me started. I would loveee to have coffee with her some day! Kate Middleton is one of my style crushes along with Kate Hudson. It must be said that her pregnancy style is by far the most stunning out of all of the starlets that are expecting little ones. Elegant and classic, as always.

To my favorite royal couple, happy second anniversary! So looking forward to the royal baby in a few months!

xx

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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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Happy March!

Hello darlings!

After a fabulous birthday weekend in England, my 25th birthday, a week of hibernation due to sickness, and a cold week in Paris, I am back on the blog and working on posts to share some beautiful places and images with you.

Wishing you a fantastic Friday and an incredible weekend!

xx PatriciaParisienne

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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