Sunday, 10 October 2010


Apologies for the lack of updates - I have been drowning under a the sea of French bureaucracy having made the move to la belle Paris. My days have been spent exploring the florists and patisseries of left bank, spending lazy afternoons wandering through the Marais with friends making mental outfit notes and not forgetting some all important shopping! My most recent purchase: a camel coloured polo neck from COS which has become a steadfast staple in my wardrobe. I was even photographed by Tamu Mcpherson wearing it with my Bator, high waisted jeans and some grey high heeled desert boots outside the Chanel SS11 show (which made my day!) I find the street style here is just so inspiring - I wonder if this quiet chic will ever get old? I see thousands of muted colours interspersed with scarves, blazers and ballet flats yet they never cease to inspire me and introduce me to new ways of wearing things.

So having been off the radar for a while, I thought it was about time to give something back and do a Q&A session with my readers. And one thing I ask of you - any suggestions of your favourite things to do in Paris would also be most welcome! So fire away...


  1. You're so lucky to be living there! I'm hoping to move to Paris when I'm a little older.

    Question: Could you recommend some places to see/shop etc?


  2. what are your favourite books? suppose you could pack your bags and leave for any place in the world tomorrow, where would you go? if you were to blog about another subject, completely fashion unrelated, what would it be?

    to answer your question, I absolutely adore bois de boulogne, but I have to say I like it best in the middle of summer, when you can row a boat on the pond and eat icecream while laying in the grass. also pere lachaise, but I suspect you've already been there, parc buttes chaumont, musee d'orsay, shakespeare & co, all of them places that are hardly original but nevertheless quite wonderful!

  3. glad that you are enjoying paris - how could you not! can't wait to see the outfit photo, it sounds gorgeous (and COS!)... mmm my favourite things in paris.. i do love sitting around in little bistros/cafes. there's a wonderful one in the 7th called cafe constant which is just lovely, on the rue st.dominique. i also love the english language bookstore shakespeare and co, it's definitely worth a visit if you're in the mood for books and the like.

    regarding questions.. what are some blog recommendations, i'm on the lookout for some new reads!


  4. I can't wait to visit Paris again, soon soon.. That picture above of Francoise is quite lovely. And I envy you for living in a city where COS is available!

  5. omg! this photo is amazing!...and i envy you so much (in positive way) how you spent your days in paris... oh!
    i just bumped into your blog! i love it! following you now!

    xoxo from rome

  6. - How old are you?
    - What's your favorite item in your closet?

    My favorite thing to do in Le Progres is to people-watch at cafe le progres in rue de bretagne. Clemence Poesy usually hangs out there!

  7. You're so lucky that you are moving to Paris! I dont have any tips I am afraid, it has been about 6 years since I last was there.

    Questions for you:
    What do you do for a living?
    What are your favourite blogs to read?(like Hannah, I would like some new reads!)
    What kind of music do you like?


  8. Oh, I love love love Paris. Lived there a bit last year, hoping to go back permanently once I'm done uni!! I love the graveyards in paris and the little hidden gardens - there's also a fantastic restaurant just off place de l'opera (between l'opera bastille and gare de lyon) if croque rabelaisien sounds good, and you probably already know about shakespeare & co by notre dame... enjoy!!!

  9. oh bon courage with the bureacracy and know hat it will never go away and that it is not personal...and that paris is so much more than that!! (yes how old are you and where in paris do you live?)

  10. What are your favourite movies?

    Oh, how I envy you for living in Paris!;)

  11. Everything sounds wonderful. Best of luck in your new city!

  12. I sincerely hope you have engaged in at least wine and cheese filled picnics in front of La Tour Eiffel!

  13. Hey!! I just found your blog in another blogs's comment. The name caught my atention. Its from Orange County Suit, by the doors, isnt it?
    And the pic of the beautifull Françoise! I'll take a look in the olders posts now!

    By the way, the question about Paris I cant answer :( Unfortunelly I'm from Brazil and I have nerver travelled to Europe. Sorry if there's any mistake in my writting! Looking forward to the next post! xx :)

  14. @Ro and Romi - it's a lyric from Bob Dylan's 'Just Like a Woman' - one of my favourite songs! And don't worry your English is good!

  15. I love this picture. I've been reading through your blog and i think i'm hooked. I'm glad i stumbled across your blog.

  16. wow!! pretty picture ;)) i love paris, i want to be there so much!!
    cheers from poland

  17. Pretty Picture! I was just in Paris and am sharing my Paris pics on my blog. I loved walking around the Marais as well. Have you had the famous falafel yet? :)