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Andrey Hepburn In Paris When It Sizzles

Andrey Hepburn In Paris When It Sizzles

I have a love for old movies, I love the innocence, the storytelling, and most of all the beauty of the costumes. I promised at the start of the year more of these fashion pieces, it hasn’t quite panned out as I have planned, but I have a great one today discussing Audrey Hepburn’s incredible costumes from her movie, Paris When It Sizzles from 1964.

The movie itself isn’t a classic, it was actually panned when it came out, the story can be quite hard to follow and the chemistry doesn’t seem quite there between Hepburn’s character Gabrielle Simpson and William Holden as Richard Benson, but it’s in Paris, who doesn’t love to see the Eiffel Tower. 

For me what makes this movie stand out is its fashion as Hepburn got her good friend Hubert de Givenchy to create all of her looks, and he didn’t stop at just her outfits as he also made her an exclusive fragrance, which she insisted he also be recognised for in the credits, when you watch keep going until the end if you don’t believe me.

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24 Hours In Paris With Renaissance Hotels

24 Hours In Paris With Renaissance Hotels

24 hours doesn’t sound long in Paris, but as it is one of my favourite cities, I’ll always make it work, and as I was in town to celebrate Renaissance Hotels #DayofDiscovery I knew it was going to be a fun day.

I warn you this is a bit of a lengthy one, it was a jam-packed day, but trust me it will be a fun post – we went on a 2CV tour of Paris, we saw some iconic sights as well as secret spots of Paris, enjoyed some scrummy food, danced in the street, went to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition, and discovered a new amazing singing trio, The Groovy Project, it was seriously one amazing day in Paris. 

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Vlog: 24 Hours In Paris

Vlog: 24 Hours In Paris

So I’ve become a Youtuber, OK, not quite, but I have actually put some content on my Youtube channel, and the plan is to put more captivating content on there in the coming weeks and months, rather than just uploading videos shot from my smartphone.

The first of which is from my 24 hour adventures in Paris last week, if you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you probably saw that I went on a whirlwind trip to the French capital with Renaissance Hotels to celebrate their global Day of Discovery, which generally meant having as much fun as possible in 24 hours, which I hope comes across in the video, I even dance in the street!!!

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Haute Couture: Elie Saab SS15 – Chasing A Dream

Haute Couture: Elie Saab SS15 – Chasing A Dream

Elie Saab is a genius at creating glamour that oozes confidence, which is probably why he is so popular with Hollywood’s leading ladies, as well as his designs standing out so much on the red carpet. This week the designer showcased his spring/summer 2015 couture collection, which should be renamed as the Oscar best dressed shortlist, as there were so many gowns that hit the runway that should be destined for red carpet glory.

As with Chanel and Armani nature played inspiration to the collection, with oversize blooms and abstract tree-bark effects featuring on gorgeous sheer gowns. But as always with Elie Saab it was the softer, romantic, Disney-princess gowns that captured my heart the most, which really were exquisite with his signature sequinned embroideries teamed with Ostrich feathers that looked incredible swishing down the runway, oh how I wish I had seen these gowns up close.

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