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My Paris Apartment

07 . 21 . 14

Someone just emailed me asking if I had any secrets for finding a rental apartment in Paris.  The ones they saw were either not very chic or terribly expensive.  This was the case for me as well so I consider myself very lucky to have found a great place through people I know here. A […]

Shifting into Neutral

07 . 21 . 14

I don’t wear a lot of color to begin with but this time of year always makes me want to start shifting into neutrals in preparation of autumn.  Here’s a little inspiration to help you get in the mood too.  Photo of Paris by me.  Saint Laurent Sac Université Shoulder Bag Daria Werbowy for Mango.  […]

Really Liking Repossi

07 . 19 . 14

It’s a little hard to get excited about shopping when it’s hot outside but the new fall 2014 campaigns are certainly inspiring. I love the new Repossi jewelry ads that Gaia Repossi just posted on her instagram account. The no make up look is very French and also reminiscent of how Gaia looks in real […]

I usually like to end the week with a personal Bon Weekend post about Paris but it’s too hot to think here.  I appreciate open French windows and fresh air until it reaches 90 degrees.  Then I start to miss American style arctic air conditioning.  Although I have to say it’s no where near as […]

I was very excited to see on photographer Oberto Gili‘s Instagram today that he took the photos for the upcoming book, Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table, that also includes Andre Leon Talley as author.  If you’ve seen the Valentino documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor, you know that Valentino is a consummate host and party planner, or at […]

Speaking of magazines. Run, don’t walk to find a copy of Industrie magazine.  The cover model is former model and current Vogue fashion editor, Tonne Goodman.  The interview inside was conducted by fashion designer Anna Sui and delves into her storied career and signature American style.  Tonne was photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for Industrie.  Honestly, […]

Making Magic in Milan

07 . 16 . 14

I really hope W magazine appreciates that I spent 11 euros on their August issue in Colette yesterday.  While reading online is ok, nothing beats reading a real magazine at night before bed.  It was actually worth the money because I got to see gorgeous photos by Francois Halard of Alessandra Facchinetti’s Milan apartment.  Facchinetti […]

A French Folie

07 . 15 . 14

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Sally Perrin of Perrin Paris in her beautiful apartment designed by French interior designer Chahan Minassian. While I was there, she and her daughter Chloe told me about the family’s former house in Normandy. They loved it but decided to sell because they rarely used it after they moved […]

Fête Nationale

07 . 15 . 14

I was so busy enjoying my extra day off on Monday in Paris that I didn’t get a chance to post until late.  Better late than never I guess.  Bastille Day is known in France as Fête Nationale du 14 juillet or just let quatorze juillet.  It’s their Independence Day and they celebrate it with gusto […]

I recently thought everyone was randomly in Capri at the same time thanks to Instagram but it turned out that Dolce & Gabbna were hosting a fashion show.  While all the photos were envy inducing, those of Villa San Michele by Hamish Bowles peeked my interest the most. At first I thought it was a […]

I love checking out Astier de Villatte when I walk down rue Saint Honoré.  The photo above is one I took of their beautiful flower arrangements. I’ve always wondered who was behind the products. Vogue just posted a short firm about the company and it’s mysterious founders Ivan Pericoli and Benoît Astier de Villatte that is definitely worth checking […]

Sometimes I am slow to edit photos or get a post up but occasionally it all works out for the best. Dior held their haute couture fashion show for fall 2014 at the Rodin Museum on Monday which give me the perfect opportunity to post photos from event mixed with my photos from a recent […]

When I created Habitually Chic on July 10, 2007, never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that seven years later I would be celebrating my blog anniversary while living in Paris and attending a haute couture fashion show.  Obviously, I owe it all to those of you who continue to visit the blog and […]

It has been pouring in Paris all day so I was happy to stay in my dry apartment and watch the Maison Valentino Haute Couture runway show via live feed.  The pre-show video feed was priceless but the actual show itself was heavenly.  I wish it had been ready to wear Valentino where there is […]

Condé Nast Living

07 . 09 . 14

The best visitors to Paris are those who ask if I need anything from the US before the leave.  The very best visitor was my friend and former client Stacey who brought a bag full of American magazines.  One of them included was Conde Nast Living: Special Edition Summer 2014 Outdoor Style.  It’s a compilation of […]

While the sales are going on now in Paris, it’s only a twice a year occurrence.  I miss regular mark downs and deals.  Good thing I can shop online at places like Nordstrom Rack where new styles are added each day and are up to 70% off. I can also shop in my pajamas in […]

Natural Selection

07 . 07 . 14

Every year I write a post on straw, wicker, and rattan and this year is no different. There is nothing better than natural fibers in the heat of summer.  I’ve been seeing so much great vintage French wicker furniture in Paris since I’ve been here.  It makes me wish I had a place to put […]