Entries in paris (12)


the making of a dior haûte couture dress

Have you ever wondered how a Dior Haûte Couture dress is fabricated? Of course you have. And Refinery 29 produced a short film to show us. Though I’ve watched this video several times, my utter awe of the process has not faded. The white lab coats, the hand-dyed ribbons, the way those pleats are made! These men and women are truly artists. See the final pieces at the Dior Spring/Summer '15 show here.


at home with inès de la fressange

I'm a day late and a dollar short, but did you see the December/January issue of Vogue Paris? It was all about Inès de la Fressange. My favorite editorial in the publication, of course, was this feature on her Parisian home. A few years ago, I posted two photos of her flat as seen in a British Vogue piece. Much to my delight, this Vogue article gives us a much more in depth look at the space. I love her trademark pink walls and the home's overall feeling of easy, lived-in elegance. Also, I'm dying for my own giant chalkboard wall. Inès is a genius!  


olivier de sercey

Olivier de Sercey is a gorgeous Parisian stationary boutique whose personalized papers I can't afford but love all the same. I’m not alone in my de Sercey obsession… As you can see, their clientele includes some of the biggest names in the global fashion and entertainment industry. I love the beautiful, intricate, clean details that have become a hallmark of their work. One of my long-term "goals" is to find a local stationary shop in Kansas City (or elsewhere) that creates inexpensive, like-minded cards… As always, if anyone reading has a recommendation please let me know! In the meantime, you should definitely browse their site. It'll make you want to write handwritten letters again - promise :) 


olympia le-tan + the world of interiors

This spring, something magical happened: Olympia Le-Tan, one of my favorite designers, was covered by World of Interiors, one of my favorite magazines. Queue cartwheels. Ms. Le-Tan, who debuted her coveted clothing line just last season, recently settled into a delctable Parisian showroom. I'm of the opinion that pink and green have never looked so good (sorry, Lilly). I would love love love to visit this little jewel box in person. Who's with me? :) 


escape to paris

Really and truly, there is nothing I love more than discovering an amazing new blog (especially if said blog is based in France). Ensuite, my newest find, is just that. The site is penned by Clarisse Demory (that name!), a writer/designer/artist/photographer based in Paris and (sometimes) Sofia, Bulgaria. Can we say “girl crush”? I literally spent hours browsing through Clarisse’s archives… each page seemed to feature more beautiful photos than the last. The images snapped chez Tara and David Meyer, pictured above, are among my favorites. Located at the foot of Montmarte, it’s everything I imagine my dream Parisian abode to be (my requirements? rich crown molding, seasoned hardwood floors, Diptyque candles littered about...). But who knows? Maybe someday, Clarisse will be taking photos of my flat : )