Sunday is day full of promise: the weekend is still on, perhaps you had lots of fun the night before, and hopefully the sun is shining and the skies are of that particular vivid shade of blue.
And if you’re very lucky, you wake up in Paris.
As the women fashion weeks approach on fast-forward (it’s February already!!) I realized I had some pictures from Paris that I did publish on Instagram, but never allowed them to see the light on the website. I’ve met a wonderful photographer in Paris named Yavidan, and I spent a wonderful day with her in complete synchro: don’t you just love when you click with someone? If that someone happens to shoot wonderful pics of you, well, life can’t get any better.
While her pictures involved the Palais Royale gardens, a Valentino skirt and a laughing Lady V, I decided to insert some of my own, so you can see my favorite moments.
One staggering thing that you get to experience in Paris is the absolute freedom. The sunday morning me and the photog made our appointment, it was still early, around 8 am, because we wanted to capture the beauty of places still empty of people.
But after that first set of pics you are seeing today, we went to the Jardins des Tuileries around 11 and they were full of tourists, Parisians, and fashion people also known as stunningly chic aliens. I had on an evening gown (see it here ) and absolutely nobody was looking at me as if I were insane. Of course, we were in full fashion week and hundreds of people were taking photos, but I assure you, if that was going on in Milan, it would have been a different story. All I got were smiles and shouts in French expressing how lovely the gown was. 😀
Also, can we mention French men? Not only they are stylish and good looking, they actually smile at you and say something irresistibly simple such as “Bonjour, Mademoiselle” at every angle (I realized there and then that I was so not use anymore to being greeted out of politeness and gallantry!). That alone would be reason enough to visit the city, am I right? 😀
Ah, Les deux plateaux commonly known as the Buren columns: it’s a pity that the courtyard was undergoing some works and was full of working installations, but even like that, how could anyone deny the beauty of that installation? And to think that use to be a parking space…!
Vanity, vanity: can you spot the selfie with photographer included?
The Moschino phone cover must have been the most useless and cute object I’ve ever owned: it weighed more than the phone itself and had a true mirror inside that I was terrified I’d break, so it ended up in my bedroom sitting pretty like a pretty little thing it is.
This skirt must have been my favorite item of the season: at the beginning I laughed off any possibility of wearing such a loud print. All right, it was pink and pretty and all, but all I could think of were the ’70s and hallucinations
Then I gave in when my bestie brought me this Equipment silk shirt from the USA: that was a step outside my box, a mannish shirt with a girly skirt – outrageous!
Yet it worked out beautifully, don’t you agree?
This photoshoot was followed by a croissant and coffee just outside the gardens, flirty waiter included (in Paris, apparently everybody flirts, it’s genetic or something), just what the doctor prescribed for a Sunday morning.
Then I walked to the Eiffel Tower, as every good tourist should. Despite giving up immediately on the plan of going up (the queue was simply describable as insanity) I realized why Parisians spend a lot of time in their parks: if the day allows it, there is nothing that can compare to the sights it offers. So today when I’m in Milan – whom I love dearly -I still dream of that Sunday in Paris, with a little help of these pics 🙂
Here are my Sunday Parisian toys in detail:
SHOES: OSCAR TIYE
BAG: DOLCE & GABBANA
IPHONE COVER: MOSCHINO