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LOVE ETC How to attend the best French wedding show in Paris

LOVE / ETC

I’m in Paris this week to portrait shoot two beautiful women (see Iris here) and go to LOVE/ETC, a wedding show which I find very inspiring. I’m not in the market for a wedding neither do I want to shoot weddings but from a styling and concept point of view, I think LOVE/ETC has a great deal of inspiration and creativity to offer and there is also a lot of Photographers I love like Chloé, Yoris and many more. If you are planning your wedding soon, it’s the perfect place to find the most creative people from wedding dress Designers, make-up Artists, wedding Photographers, DJs, video makers, etc. Shall I show you a few images until I add some on Instagram stories tomorrow!?

Grand Pigalle Hotel, Paris

Grand Pigalle Hotel | Paris

I usually stay with my sister when I go to Paris but last week I spent one night with my friend Catherine at the Grand Pigalle Hotel. I hadn’t spent some time in Pigalle since I moved to London 19 years ago so needless to say that the area had changed a lot. South Pigalle (now called SoPi by hipsters) is a great district that has a lot to offer.

An eclectic, creative family apartment in Paris. Home of Victoire de Taillac-Touhami and Ramdane Touhami

An eclectic family apartment in Paris

A trip to Paris is always a good idea n’est-ce-pas? So let me show you this eclectic, family Parisian flat which is a gem of creativity and personality. READ ON…

The small but gorgeous flat of Agathe Perroy

The small but gorgeous flat of Agathe Perroy

I love discovering small spaces, cleverly designed and this small flat (42 m2) is a perfect example of what can be achieve in a small space. I first read about this flat in 2009 and while I have the memory of a gold fish for most mundane things, when it comes to interiors, my brain seems to file things in a funny way and remembers very old stuff. So when I started working on this new interior design project, somehow I kept thinking about the bathroom fitted by Agathe Perroy in her flat. When Agathe visited the building for the first time, it was split in two small flats, one on the ground floor and the other one on the top floor of a small nineteenth century house in very bad state but full of charm. Being an Interior Designer, Agathe worked out how to link these two spaces to create one inviting home. She first started to knock down a few partition walls and removed the false ceiling to gain more height. Luckily, this unrevealed perfectly preserved oak beams which she …

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#paris

I’m deeply saddened and horrified by what happened last night in Paris and all my thoughts go to the families who lost friends, children, brothers and sisters, parents in these horrible attacks. A friend of mine wanted to attend the concert at The Bataclan but luckily, he couldn’t get a ticket. I’m also deeply saddened that we have to raise our children in a world where killing seems to be the only answer, surely there is another way!!? As John Lennon said: “it matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love” Be safe and be strong. Love to you all xoxo PS: In observance of the three days of national mourning announced by our French President, the blog will not be updated and all upcoming scheduled posts have been cancelled.  

Isabel Marant workspace

I’m into work spaces at the moment (like this one) and preferably inspiring workspaces…Having new people in our team, makes me want to change, move things around and create a great working environment for them. We all love how this mood board runs across the whole wall and since we have a beautiful, white brick wall staring at us in the office, we’ve decided that each time we come across great work spaces, we will add them to our Pinterest board here. I’m a huge fan of Isabel Marant (her style goes nicely with Clare Vivier‘s bags) and I would love to have a few these industrial clothes rails packed with Isabel Marant pieces. What do you think?