Some of My Favourite Places in the City
Despite living in Paris, a city that no doubt is the epicenter of the influence of fashion in the world, having had the first ever spark for my passion for this creative industry ignite within me in Dublin, I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic for the unique character of the city. Especially in terms of fashion. Compared to Paris, Dublin really is a city that is just so alive with colour and us celtic girls really know how to strike the perfect balance between looking chic and braving the elements.
In light of that today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite stores, vintage and contemporary, unique to the city.
My 2017 In Review
It’s hard to believe that the last timeI updated my blog was on New Year’s Eve. Thinking about how fast my time in Ireland flew by over the Christmas break is a bit daunting but honestly I’m so happy to be back in Paris and to be writing our first post here on our blog from the top floor of my brand new Parisian apartment.
I’m not going to lie when I say that 2017 really was one of the best years of my life so far, if not the best one yet. Throughout the year I had so many amazing opportunities to find myself, who I really was and what really made me happy. Not only that, but I also started to make better decisions for myself and overcome some really ballsy goals I set for myself that I’m pretty proud of. Today I wanted to sum up my 2017 for you guys and maybe it’ll give you some inspiration for the new year. Let’s start!
Flashback to Paris
Here I am at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, the headquarters to one of the world’s most iconic fashion houses since it was first established in 1946 and one of the most inspiring places in Paris when it comes to absorbing the enchantment of the city and its mark on the development of fashion, femininity and haute-couture.
Not so long ago I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Le Musée des Arts Decoratifs just right next to the Louvre in Paris to explore the magical world of Dior dating right back from the early designs of Christian Dior himself and through the beginnings of Hollywood glamour in the 1940’s and 50’s to present day. The exhibition also had so much to offer on the powerful influence following the debut of Yves Saint Laurent into the couture world as well as an exhibit on the more modern elegance of Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri, the label’s present creative director.
In today’s post I thought I would take you through the world of Dior with me and show you some photos of just some of the most stunning dresses through the years.
Today I wanted to share an outfit that has no doubt been one of my favorites of 2017. Its formula is simple and stylish, yet the quirky graphic on the shirt gives it an edgy touch. When I first discovered the brand Stay Home Club, I immediately fell head over heels in love with their loose-fitting tees, adorable graphic designs and cute calligraphy.
Some Things I Thought You Might Like
Out of all the holidays we get throughout the year there can be no doubt that the Christmas break is by far the most important time to relax and recover some energy before heading into the bustle of the New Year.
In today’s blogpost I wanted to share with you guys some of the things I got for Christmas that I have been enjoying while I cosy up by the fire back in my family home in Ireland. While some of these things concern fashion and beauty most actually fall into the entertainment category so I really think you’ll find some things you love in today’s post. Let’s start!
A Vintage Inspired OOTD
When it comes to winter fabrics that radiate luxury there can be no doubt that velvet trumps all when it comes to capturing our hearts during the colder months. If you’ve been on our blog for a while now you’ll know that my long standing love affair with with this ever-elegant fabric has been eternally intense, especially now that the holidays are here and the harsh December weather is in full swing here in Paris. This outfit of the day is all about adding a little colour to the dull winter days.
A Short and Sweet Stay in the UK
Hello everyone! Amanda here. I hope you’ve all had a good week so far and that you’ve had a relaxing start to the weekend.
Our blog seems to be full of travel lately which is just insane! I thought my trip to the South of France would be the last time I would leave Paris until Christmas but it looks like the call of London was just to much for me and I just had to pay a visit to this amazing city.