Monday, June 28, 2010

Win Some Bling!

Want to win a bracelet for you and your friend!!?? All you need to do is suggest my Facebook page,to your friends or suggest they follow my blog! Then, they will need to let me know who suggested the page to them! They can either leave your name on my facebook wall, or message me! You and your friend will win matching Turquoise and Swarovski chain bracelets!! Hurry, this contest will end July 15th when I will randomly choose the lucky winners!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

July Sales!

Next week, the sales will start in Paris. There are two main sales here a year. One is in January, and the other in July. To get into the shopping mood, here are some fabulous shoes being featured in Bon Marche's windows.

Sergio Rossi 785 Euros

Sergio Rossi 995 Euros

Nicholas Kirkwood 715 Euros

Nicholas Kirkwood 675 Euros

Across the street from Bon Marche, you will find many boutiques with beautiful clothing. I love walking down this street and drooling over the dresses and handbags. Here is a window display showing some of Paris' trends at the moment. I love the lace dress paired with the chunky brown belt! All it needs is some brown boots, and some chunky, sparkly jewelry from Glimpse Creations!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Paris Fashion

Yesterday I went to Rue de Rivoli to visit my favorite English bookstore, WH Smith. I go there about once a month to treat myself to a new magazine. Since they are about 7 Euros each, I limit myself to one. British Fashion magazines are so much better than Canadian ones. You always get free stuff with them! Today I got a free Reiss bag with my Elle magazine. It was a toss up between that and a t-shirt designed by Giles Deacon with Haper’s Bazaar. Truthfully, I may have to splurge this month and go back and get it because I can’t stop thinking about it!
After my bookstore visit, I always love to walk up Rue Cambon and see what is in the windows of some of the most famous designer shops in the world. The first shop I passed by is Roberto Cavalli where I saw these really nice handbags. I love the color and think it would go really nice with jeans and flowery summer top!

Then, over to John Galliano to take some photos of the hats that his mannequins are wearing.

The dresses were beautiful and the white one with bronze sequins will be on my list to buy if I ever win the lottery.

Continuing along my path I came across this beaded dress. Sadly, I can’t remember the designer. It must weight a ton, but would be so worth the weight to know that you are wearing such beautiful beadwork.

Well, there is your fashion report straight from the windows of Paris!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Eiffel Tower!

Well, my boyfriend and I have finally moved into our new apartment beside the Eiffel Tower! For any of you that have moved in Paris, you will know that it is not an easy task. With such narrow little streets and no where to park a moving van it becomes difficult quite quickly. After two trips back and forth to the new apartment, and our truck almost breaking down, we finally made it!
I am very excited to live in another part of city since it means that I can now spend my days exploring a different part that I don't know very much about. Our new place is literally right around the corner from the Eiffel Tower. Standing on our street out front of our apartment provides a great view of the tower.
Every Sunday on our street, there is a traditional french market selling everything from Cheese to Flowers. I decided to wake up early this morning and check it out. It stretches along Avenue de Grenelle starting at Rue de Commerce. I was overwhelmed by the assortment of flowers, breads, cheeses and vegetables. If you are ever in Paris, you must experience a french market. The atmosphere is incredible. Walking through the market, you will hear the sellers yelling out their daily specials, and see the french people lining up to buy them.

I bought some fresh raspberries, and a Begonia flower for our balcony.

At the end of the market, you can find stalls set up selling everything from 10 Euro shoes to 5 Euro dresses. I think this will become my regular routine every Sunday. How nice to have a fresh fruit and vegetable market right on your doorstep!