PatriciaParisienne Presents: Kerrie Hess, Illustrator & Author

Australian illustrator and author Kerrie Hess (Kerrie Hess Illustration) is a world-renowned talent. She has collaborated with distinguished brands such as Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, net-a-porter.com, Vogue, Peter Alexander, Sambag, Tatler, and Kate Spade, to name a few. Hess’s … Continue reading

New York Fashion Week S/S 14 | Victoria Beckham

david beckham harper beckham victoria beckham anna wintour vogue runway show spring summer collection 2014 14 september new york fashion week collection new front row style

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

5 Links I Love

eiffel tower paris love amour moonlight nighttime night patriciaparisienne

1. Kristin Chenoweth, Cher, Edith Piaf, Celine Dion, Shakira – this lady can do them all! 2. Breaking news: I have finally found a love for cooking! This is a monumental moment in my life, and these fantastic recipes from Vogue.co.uk … 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!

Simone Tetteh, Vogue's Booking Associate

Simone Tetteh, Vogue’s Booking Associate

5days-grace-fuller-shopthelook10_13522078669.jpg_article_gallery_slideshow_v2

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.

20130605-163012.jpg

20130605-163554.jpg

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.

20130605-165630.jpg

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!

champagne blenheim palace english gardens castle england

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

xx PatriciaParisienne

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

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

jessica alba Vogue 2013 Costume Institute Gala Red Carpet

Jessica Alba in Tory Burch

cara delevingne 2013 costume ball met gala new york city vogue

Cara Delevingne in a Thakoon dress

emmy rossum Donna karan met gala 2013 new york cityhilary rhode bee schaffer emma watson giselebundchentombrady

Gwen Stefani vogue costume ball met gala 2013 new york city Maison Martin Margiela cut-out gown and Fred Leighton jewels

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

careymulliganbalenciagataylorswift2

jennifer lawrence marion cotillard costume institute met gala met ball 2013 new york city

Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Collection

Ralph Lauren DÉFILÉS PRÊT-À-PORTER AUTOMNE-HIVER 2013-2014 fall winter collection

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