A Week of Parisian Outfits
It’s funny how the more time I spend in Paris the more people back home in Ireland comment on how french my look is becoming.
While I certainly don’t make any conscious effort to dress like a french girl, there are certain fashion rules that apply to Paris and that I have adopted in my look. Stepping out onto the streets here can feel nothing short of stepping out onto a movie set. The buildings that surround the cobblestones and arcades here are famous for being among the most beautiful architecture structures in the world, in the springtime the florists pay extra attention to put their most colourful flowers on display at their doorsteps and if you go out at the right time of day, the cafes and boulangeries greet your nostrils with the fresh smell of bread and hot coffee; but above all the city is home to many of the top fashion brands that the world has ever known from haute couture to prêt-à-porter. In a city as copious in culture as Paris it can often feel like many of the girls here dress accordingly to their heritage. Also when life gives you a movie set why wouldn’t you dress like a movie star?
When it comes to my own personal style, I’m all about attitude and self expression which is why often on our blog you’ll catch me wearing a lot of outfits that raise some eyebrows. However I can’t deny that living in Paris and absorbing the French culture has definitely had a heavy impact on my dress sense and the way I put my outfits together.
For today’s post I thought I would share with you guys some of the latest outfits that I have been loving to strut my stuff in around Paris be it for a casual day with friends or for a romantic date. Let’s begin!
Bringing Italian Design to Paris
I may live in Paris but the mystical world of Italian maximalism is something that has always deeply inspired me when it comes to igniting my love for all things fashion. Think designers like Alessandro Michele and Donatella Versace paired with a Renaissance-like frivolity and you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for my inner fashionista’s dream come true.
Fashion for me is at it’s most awe-inspiring when it brings something unique and even sublime into the world as we know it. When I first discovered the whimsical designs of Vivetta Ponti, I immediately became utterly enamoured by the the surreal universe that she creates in each of her dreamy collections. The designer evokes all aspects of abstract art in her creations from impressionistic paintings to poetry and even the sentimental aesthetic of old Disney movies to name but a few. The fact that she has the power to bring such art into her designs is truly amazing and when I saw that one of her pieces was up for grabs recently on Depop, I just had to grab it and make it my own.
Today’s post is all about how I thrifted a designer coat and why it has such a special place in my heart being from one of my favourite designers.
A Thing For Navy Blue
When you think of the typical image of the Parisienne what picture usually comes to mind? The old saying goes that if a parisienne could leave the house clad in nothing but a Burberry trench coat her life would be complete and I have to admit… it’s not untrue. The trench coat is a piece as timeless as they come. Throw an eye back to any old movie set in Paris and you’re bound to see the fiercest of femme fatales wrapped in the most elegant of fabrics. The timelessness of the trench really got me thinking about how every Parisian woman, including each one of the friend’s I’ve made in the city has their own signature piece in their wardrobe.
A How-To Guide For Moving to The City of Love
Since moving to Paris, a lot of people have been asking me for recommendations in the city and more frequently aout the ins and outs of actually moving to Paris. This decision was one of the most exciting ones I have ever made in my life but also one of the most daunting ones. It takes a lot of guts to uproot your life and to settle in a new country. Personally I got extremely lucky when I moved here and I fell in with a group of girls who were facing a lot of the same unknown experiences as I was. However I can’t help but wish sometimes that I had somebody to give me all the insider tips and tricks that could have saved me from making a lot of stupid and often expensive mistakes.
Whether you may be dreaming about moving to Paris or seriously considering it in the near future, hopefully the fact that I’m sharing my experiences with you here today in this blogpost will help in making the accomplishment of your dream a little easier.
A mini-travel guide to Orléans
Last weekend myself and my friend Lyne decided to go on a little girly getaway for a few days. We didn’t want to spend too much time travelling because we were rather limited for time so when we saw that Orléans was just a two hour drive away from Paris, we packed our bags and booked a hotel for the weekend.
In today’s post I’m sharing some of my favourite things to do in Orléans with you guys as well as the photos from my trip.
How I’m Caring For My Skin
2019 is really the year of my life where I try to improve my skincare regime. I’ve said it many times here on LaDameWhoFellToEarth but beauty in France really is epidermal. Nobody really bats an eye too much at your makeup because we all know that it’s what underneath that matters. I’ve always been a huge advocate of fashion and my wardrobe contains a plethora of fabrics from corduroy to cashmere but of all the precious fabrics that I love, my skin is the one that I’m going to wear for the rest of my days so it’s why I’m so enthusiastic to take the best care of it that I can. Now that I’m 22 and I’m getting older, I realise more and more the importance of taking care of it.
Lately, I’ve really been loving the brand Fresh, especially for my super sensitive skin. If you’re looking for something gentle for acne prone skin or you are quite prone to dryness then I would highly recommend giving them a go. The cleanser has helped so much with my problem skin all throughout the month and I can’t express how much I’ve been loving it! In this post I’m going to be reviewing both the Fresh Soy Cleanser and Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream. Both of these products have become an essential part of my beauty regime since the year began and I honestly love the difference in the softness of my skin that they have made. I just had to share them for that!
A Makeup Look and Review
2019 is a year that is all about trying new things in the beauty realm. If you have been a long-term follower of LaDameWhoFellToEarth then you’d know that I have always had a real thing for fashion and experimenting with different outfits but my makeup looks have always remained more or less the same.
I’m very lucky to live close enough to a Sephora that I can pop into on my way home from work and uni whenever I fancy and each time I go in, the one palette that always catches my eye is the Desert Dusk Palette by Huda Beauty. There’s just something about it that really rubbed me the right way, from the unique idea of recreating the enchantment of a desert sunset onto the eyes to the warmth that each colour radiated. I know I’m a little late to the party on getting onboard with the hype over this palette but today I thought you guys would appreciate the look I came up with as well as my thoughts on the makeup. Let’s get into it then shall we?