Before Bégum Paris, there was Delage, the beautiful French maison with its workshop in Ile-et-Villaine, France. A maison that would regularly lend its talents and savoir-faire to the greatest names, such as Chanel or Louboutin. Continue reading “BEGUM PARIS”
It is simply delightful to wear this Jason Wu dress, which I find absolutely gorgeous, during the festive season. The slightly dramatic bejeweled neckline is perfectly balanced out by the aerial grace of the skirt. Continue reading “INTO THE BLUE”
Do you remember the scene where Cinderella’s godmother helps her prepare to go to the ball in Walt Disney’s dreamlike movie? Continue reading “FAIRY TALE DRESS”
Time to clear the air.
My Instagram followers have been increasing by the thousands every day for over a week now. This could sound like good news but really it’s not because these accounts are fake, empty shells with no one behind them. Continue reading “FAKE LIFE”
This beautiful little gem is from Needle & Thread, an English brand founded in 2013, whose sophisticated, supremely feminine style is instantly recognisable due to the embroideries and sequins present in each collection. Continue reading “MAHARANI”
The Païva hotel is a Parisian townhouse built between 1856 and 1866 on the Champs-Elysées avenue. Its owner was a famous courtesan, Esther Lachman, better know under the exotic name “La Païva”, born poor in the Moscow ghetto. Continue reading “LA PAÏVA HOTEL”
Here she is, the reason for this website. Here she is, the dear teen of whom I speak so often.
Here she is, the smart and kind and beautiful Hannah. Continue reading “WELCOME INTO THE POST-WEINSTEIN ERA”
Wearing leather pants can be a perilous exercise. The piece is so connotated that it can easily become vulgar. The main trap to avoid, in my opinion, is to try and erotize the silhouette more than it already is. Continue reading “ROCK’N ROLL VIBES”
Les Invalides complex dominates the Parisian skyline and encapsulates two major moments of French history: Louis XIV and Napoleon’s reigns, my favorite French dictators (kind of). Continue reading “LES INVALIDES – PARIS”
People often ask me if I like to shop. Those who don’t know me imagine that I raid the Avenue Montaigne on a weekly basis.
They couldn’t be further removed from the truth. Continue reading “CONFESSIONS OF A NON-SHOPAHOLIC”
This is a morning like no other. Obviously. Let’s be honest for a minute.
During week time, mornings – at my place at least – are closer to a very controlled speed race but a speed race nonetheless. Continue reading “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PICTURE – PART 11”
How could I be a decent parisienne who loves the history of fashion and not talk about the Galliera Palace? Well, I couldn’t, because it’s Paris fashion museum.
I couldn’t for several reasons. Continue reading “GALLIERA – PARIS”
Urban honey… urban honey?
Let’s talk about Audric de Campeau’s fabulous initiative, or the installation of beehives on the roofs of Parisian monuments.
Why the terms “urban honey”, you might ask? Continue reading “LE MIEL DE PARIS”
I nearly died during this photo shoot. Yes, yes, yes. I was calmly walking over to the place where Cedric, my fully equipped photographer (top quality lens, integrated light box and all that not-so-discrete attire). Continue reading “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PICTURE – PART 10”
One never highlights their back enough, which is a shame given how sensual a back can be.
I’ve chosen to address this issue by wearing this chain-covered vintage dress.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Continue reading “UNCHAINED”
Today, I want to tell you about a lawyer: Suzanne Ducoté.
A lawyer who chose another path.
Suzanne’s bubbly personality, beautiful energy and intelligence set her up for a brilliant, intellectually stimulating career as a business lawyer. Continue reading “DUCOTÉ & CÔTE”
Born in 2015, Maison Château Rouge is the Parisian brand with an African soul, as said by its creator, Youssouf Fofana, who inspires himself from his own Senegalese heritage, as well as in traditional African wax prints to drape the Parisian’s urban silhouette. Continue reading “MAISON CHATEAU ROUGE”
Varadi is all about the quality of the leather, the arch of each sole and the surprising sensation of comfort one feels when wearing Varadi heels, though they are undeniably very high.
Those little details that make a big difference, right. Continue reading “VARADI x JD BAROCCA”
“Love at first sight”. That’s how I’d describe my experience with Delvaux.
This beautiful house was created in 1829, which makes it the oldest fine leather goods house in the world and one of Belgium’s national jewels. Continue reading “DELVAUX”
Those who’ve been following my adventure since the very beginning are well aware of my love for boating.
The setting has changed a little and so have the type and the size of the boat: may I introduce this gorgeous 56ft long sailing boat. Continue reading “LIBERTY”