I Want To Live In Paris

I Want To Live In Paris

Wherever I find myself in the world I usually have one leading thought, “I want to live here”. I’m so easily infatuated by places and cultures, like that girl in middle school who doodled boy’s names in her notebook, except I’m doodling cities. 

Paris is truly magic though. It’s one of the few places where everyone has style, every corner is a post card, and everyone somehow manages to maintain the complexion of a twelve year old while chain smoking cigarettes over a steady flow of red wine. 

I spent four days in the city this time. We stayed in Le Marais, one of the oldest parts of Paris and home to the cutest cafes, cutest boutique shopping and cutest boys. There were quite a few plant based options for food as well – Hank Pizza & Wild And The Moon are both on Rue des Gravilliers and both worth checking out… though I still inhaled baguette with brie every day I was there, because when in France… 

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Hanes: The Key to Comfydence

Hanes: The Key to Comfydence

Thanks to Hanes for sponsoring this post.

A girlfriend of mine recently told me she’s given up wearing thongs for good which not only deepened my respect for her but directly resulted in a feng shui attack on my own underwear drawer. Obviously there is a time and place for certain styles, but day to day I’m on her same page  – comfort FTW.

Fortunately for us, we live in a time where comfortable underwear is not synonymous with parachute pants. Where cute cotton briefs are actually cute and wire-free bras are not just for sport.  We’re in an era of active wear being worn to nightclubs, so why on earth would one subject themselves to anything less when it comes to their underwear? As Hanessays, “Comydence starts from the inside out – literally.”

In continuing my partnership with Hanes, we’re again focusing on more of their pieces that start your day off right, are made to live in and that make a difference in how you feel.

In this post I’m wearing the Hanes Ultimate ComfortBlend T-Shirt Unlined Wirefree Bra paired with the Hanes Ultimate Comfort Cotton Hipster Panties. 

Talk French To Me: How To Dress Like A French Woman

Talk French To Me: How To Dress Like A French Woman

Last week I was busy dreaming up a winter escape to Paris when the new Karl Lagerfeld Paris lookbook landed in my inbox for a shoot with Vogue (I say this casually as if it happens all the time, ha!). My daydreaming inspired my outfit selection, which included a beret and some leopard print loafers.

When it comes to style, no one does it like the French with their effortlessly chic, ‘I just threw it on and look this cool’ ability to style.

So what are the ‘rules’?

1. Don’t follow the trends. Keep it simple with solid staple pieces – a leather biker jacket, a casual white tee, skinny jeans, a red lip.

2. Investment pieces. Build your closet with timeless investment pieces that you can pair back with the above – a printed silk scarf, a leather quilted crossbody, statement shoes…

3. Bed head. Roll with it.

4. Keep it neutral. All black, creams, earth tones, basics…and buy a striped t-shirt.

5. Slouchy is good.

Check out the full collection here.

This post is in partnership with Karl Lagerfeld Paris

The Grey Plaid Trend

The Grey Plaid Trend

If you’ve recently spent any time roaming around for fall essentials (or on Instagram, while we’re at it), chances are you’ve seen a pattern –literally and figuratively. As it is the case with every season, there’s always that one trend that seems to be the golden thread through all shops and brands. By now it’s pretty clear that this Fall, grey plaid (and especially gray plaid suits) are taking over the reigns. Checks and gingham first made appearances during runway season earlier this year, and with my unwavering love for all things Alexander Wang, you best believe I was sold on the spot. Be it oversized and boxy cuts or form-fitted suits, almost every major label incorporated the trend, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that high-street labels jumped on the bandwagon.

Blazers, coats, pants and skirts – the infatuation is real. And if you’re anything like me, you want them all and you want them now. Lucky for you, I did some scouting for all of us and rounded up my favorite pieces to wear this fall:

Jackets

Bottoms

Outfit Details

Plaid Trench – River Island

High Waisted Jeans – ASOS

Silk Cami – Cami NYC

Belt – ASOS

Boots – Alexander Wang (also here)

Sunglasses – Karen Millen

Bag – Gucci

NYFW Diary: Day 3

NYFW Diary: Day 3

Day three was a light one. I only went to one show, a Chinese designer Taoray Wang, whom I’d never heard of before – which I like.

The show as a whole was an interesting experience for me. Weeks back I actually met Susan Shin who’s PR agency was putting it on. We were at a dinner with mutual friends and got to talking. Fast forward to fashion week and there I am sitting in prime runway real estate, next to … I’ll use the term celebrities here … though I had no idea who they were. They had statement sunnies and body guards and the press were falling over them. Guaranteed I’m photo bombing half those shots like a deer in the headlights, with my three-day old hair and track pants from last season.

Anywho… thoughts on the clothing (cause that’s what we’re all there for right?!??) Half of it I was into. The other half had bows. The belts were a highlight for me. Actually, do we call these belts? Waists cinchers? Whatever they are, I want one.

After the show I went home, laid on my couch and ordered Poke rice paper rolls, because I’m over poke bowls, and you know … my horizons are broad.

Outfit Details

Blazer – Lord & Taylor (similar)

T-Shirt – Adidas

Track Pants – Pretty Little Things (similar)

Boots – Alexander Wang (only site I could find still with decent stock!)

Sunglasses – Karen Walker

NYFW Diary: Day 2

NYFW Diary: Day 2

Day 2 I channelled big bird. And ran into Tess who coincidentally was feeling the lemon pallet too.

I watched my favourite show of the week this day – GCDS – literally wanted to follow the models back stage and peel the clothes right off of them. This is what a love about fashion week, falling in love with a designer ‘court’ side. Have a look at this snippet from the show and see what you think.

After the show I went to Banter and ate this. Then I strolled on over to Concept Korea, popped into the Milly presentation and landed at the WWD x Samsung Party. I drank two glasses of Sav Blanc and made the very important decision to ditch my evening events for pasta.

 A bowl of spaghetti and scallops later I was once again, in bed. Party – Animal.

Outfit Details

Top – Storets

Denim – GRLFRND

Boots – Gucci

Bag – Chloé

 

© Laurie Ferraro 2018