I finally got my hands on one of the most popular fashion books of 2014 — Caroline de Maigret et al’s guide on How to be a Parisian; Wherever you are.
The book is divided into five chapters: 1. Get the basics. 2. Own your bad habits. 3. Cultivate your allure. 4. Dare to love, and 5. Parisian tips. An entertaining and light read, it gives you an insight into how the Parisian woman dresses and thinks, flirts and eats, raises her children and keeps her allure.
Including some foolproof Parisian recipes for both quick and more impressive dishes for your next dinner party (to be preferred on Saturday night, as Parisians don’t believe in hanging out in crowded bars amongst the tourists), its short and to the point articles give tips on how to destabilise a man if you want the upper hand in the relationship (my favourite article — I’m currently practising how to talk politics with my mouth and sex with my eyes), how to build a signature dress style, the key items in a chic Parisian wardrobe, how to spend time the Parisian way and a brilliant insight into how to flirt like a Paris pro. The book even gives you four different ideas for dinner party games that are sure to bring fun and excitement to the dinner table!
One of the main tips that I took with me from this entertaining read was to always be wearing sexy lingerie — apparently you never what might happen in the love department when in Paris. Agent Provocateur, here I come!
A few days ago, a friend and I explored the grounds of Akershus Festning/Fortress in Oslo. This is a 700 year old city centre fortress, built on the top of a hill by the bay, overlooking the sea. Aker Brygge and Oslo City Hall are it’s nearest neighbours. I can just imagine how they used […]
On a recently sunny and warmish day I dared to head outside without a coat! In its place I wore my warmest sweater with a long waistcoat on top. Mixing up long and short layers looked cool and also ensured that I stayed warm while running errands in town. H&M black waistcoat // Designers Remix […]
The cool artwork on the doors of the jazz club BLÅ If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that I’ve been a busy woman about town lately. I’m at a really good place in my life and while I’m spending my days searching for my dream job, my evenings and weekends are […]
Finally, the day has come that I’ve been waiting for for many, many years! The makeup brand Urban Decay is available to purchase in Norway. I’ve been hooked on their products ever since I purchased a lipgloss at Sephora in New York in circa 2003, but the products are hard to come by when you […]
Vivienne Westwood is one of the most clever designers I know and whenever I can get my hands on one of her creations in the sales, I jump at the chance. While I at six feet/183 cm am taller than most women and therefore can’t fit her corseted tops and dresses, I find that some of […]