May 13, 2015
A good Paris haul
How can one return from Paris empty-handed? I never can resist the shopping in Paris (see December's pick ups here). Last week, I found myself in this magical place again to shoot an editorial on Paris food (hello, dream job). I took the opportunity to extend my trip through the weekend and came home with quite a few goodies this time.
Where do I even begin? And how have I not stocked up on more photography books in the past? I wanted just about everything from Artazart but was worried my luggage would be overweight. It turned out I was still 2kg underweight, so I totally could have bought more books. As luck would have it, I'm going back to Paris in three weeks, so a luggage full of books might be coming back with me... I picked up these two immensely inspiring books for now and an issue of Red Visitor Magazine.
I also underpacked clothing-wise, so naturally bought a striped shirt (this one's from Saint James) to tide me over my trip.
This tank was a quick and easy purchase from Printemps on the last day. It'll be perfect for the impending humid summer and is surprisingly 100% cotton (it felt like a synthetic to the touch, but in a good way). And I'd been wanting to try this Flower Mask Gel Mask for years but always talked myself out of it as it'd be a total indulgence for my face. Let's see if it's as magical as people say it is.
Peeking from the edges are a green Goyard tote (needs no introduction) and a pouch/wristlet from a new-to-me (though it's been around since 1717) brand, Fauré Le Page. Kat from Feather Factor introduced me to the brand recently and I am super happy with this purchase. I think it will be either a great organizer in a larger bag or a great casual clutch.
Hello, beautiful ceramics. I may have to do a separate post on this ceramicist, especially if I can visit again on the next trip, but wow. Really really beautiful things coming out of Emmanuelle Wittmann's studio. I almost don't want to share this info because the pieces are so one-of-a-kind and I selfishly want to have my pick the next time I visit! The marbled egg and coral-looking rock are from a fantastic junk store in the 11th. I can't remember the name, but it's right on the Rue de Charonne near Clamato.
The perfect sling-black black flats are from none other than Hermes. The problem with their shoes is they feel too beautiful to actually wear. I seriously want to put all of the protection on them before introducing them to NYC concrete.
Another favorite shop from this trip was Ofr. Librairie . I was completely smitten with the Portraits de Villes collection they carried, which are basically little photo essays of cities around the world but seen from an inspiring and unique point of view. I think I had nearly a dozen in my hand before controlling myself to just start off with a few (at 19 Euros a piece, it adds up quickly!).
From Merci, I picked up napkin linens and a great hand towel. And from Buly 1803 (an old favorite), I got a lotion that's almost too pretty to use.
I think that about covers it. Scattered around are some food souvenirs. I may need to bring a small cooler next time to bring back all the things I really want to bring back (read: Bordier butter). Now if only my French were as good as my ability to shop in France.