So I just came back from the always fabulous Paris. This is my second time there this year and it never fails to amaze me just how much there is to see. As always I had to see what's going on in the Palais Royal, there I found that the vintage store, "Didier Ludot", has taken over the entire courtyard with a beautiful exhibition about "The little Blake dress". In this exhibition there was everything from original "Balenciaga" to Marc Jacobs, accompanied by some lovely quotes by the dresses' creators and of course matching accessories. As you can probably imagine I wouldn't have mind taking some of these wonderful creations home with me, but since it came down to a little Black dress or my future children's college education I had to leave them there with great sorrow. I usually try to stay away from the "Champs Elise", which despite the obvious charm is always very touristy, however, this time I had to check out the "Vogue covers" exhibition that featured the magazine's covers starting from the first one at the 19th century up until our days. I also found some lovely young labels that I plan to share with you in future posts, but in the mean time here are some fabulous window displays that have caught my eye:
One of the "Didier Ludot" show window at the Palais Royal
Window-display at Lanvin
Illustration of Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Alber Albaz in a kids clothing shop
The Vogue exhibition on the Champs Elise
Window-display at Chloe
After a few days in Paris we took a train down to Marseille. We stayed in a hotel at the very charming "Vieux Port" area, which is the most beautiful and luxuries part of the city. Though Marseille kind of have a bad rep as a dangerous and not very interesting place I found it to have a lot in common with Tel Aviv: good and bad parts mixed together but always with a young and interesting vibe to it. Also, of course I had to visit the local Fashion Museum which featured an exhibition of young designers from Marseille.
Marseille's Vieux Port
From the Marseille young Fashion exhibition
After Marseille we took a car and drove to the near by "Saint Cyr sur Mer" which is a little port town some 40 minutes drive from Marseille. Since we really came in the off-off season, the entire city had a melancholic but charming and almost movie like feel to it. We walked through the empty and beautifully designed restaurants and ended up in a lovely old hotel in the middle of town. Though it was obviously very outdated with its bright pink walls and artificial flowers, I found it to have a real nostalgic feel that matched my lace skirt perfectly. I took some pictures to show you.
Belt: Keren wolf
Our last destination was "Cassis", a picturesque small fishermen's village with unbearable quantities of style and chic. Since I had a lot of time there to wander around by myself I wore my newly purchased pink silk blouse from Paris and took some pictures. Later that day I found a small forest that belonged to a privet villa near by. The sign on the gate said "no entry" but it was too beautiful to resist. It felt like being in the fairy tale of the "Secret garden", I think you can kind of see on my face that I was afraid of being caught.
Blouse: Margit Brandt