Today I took my dear friend's 6 year old daughter to see the ballet performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons at the National Ballet of Canada. I thought I would dress up for her. Like me, she loves tutu's. The performance was breath-taking.
1- Tulle tutu, BROSE (FW13)
2- Sparkly suede desert booties, LES BALLERINES PARIS
3- White leotards, SPANX
4- Eye glasses, DOLCE & GABBANA
5- Flapper wrist purse, VINTAGE
6- Embroidered peep hole sweater, BROSE (FW13)
... It turned out to be too baby, so I ended up wearing the look in black + white.
I bought this as an impulse buy when I was at Colette last week. It's a rubber bouncy ball with a googly-eye & sparkles that float in water that's inside it. I wish I could capture the effects when it bounces on camera - the eye-ball goes neon in a rainbow of colors.
Castiglione is hardly a 'new find' - it's one of my Paris staples,
especially during fashion week. Because you are guaranteed to run into
the who's who of the fashion scene. Located ever so conveniently
between Place Vendôme
and Colette, it's no wonder that the weary and weathered stop in for a
minute of reprise and stellar people-watching. Just last night I ran
into: Stephanie Solomon, Fashion Director at Bloomingdale's; Martin
McCarthy, Chief Development Officer at the House of Worth; Michel, one
of the managers at Hôtel Costes; and this cute jewelry designer from Seattle,
Rebecca Calen, who was showing in Paris for the first time. Her starry
eyes sure brought back memeories (okay, so I only just started showing
here a couple of years ago - you got me).
from Paris. I just checked into my rental this morning, what a treat.
Not only is the location killer - literally next door to the Balenciaga
flagship store, and a stone's throw from Costes - this swanky pad has
thought of everything: Nespresso cappuccino maker / mini dish washer / a
floating bathroom that doubles as a central table / a shower for two /
hidden light switches / surround-sound / music in the potty room. I
feel like I am in some kind of futuristic bubble in the middle of
fashion week. Oh and it turns out that the owner is Jean-Claude Jitrois.