I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.



Sunglasses – Carrera by Jimmy Choo






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Sunglasses – Carrera by Jimmy Choo

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Cashmere boyfriend knit – Next. Boyfriend jeans – ASOS. Brogues – Zara. Bag – L.K Bennett. Cashmere scarf – Johnstons of Elgin (opposite British Museum). Watch – Sekonda (via ASOS). Bangles – ASOS (similar). Coral Ring – Michelle Oh. Nail Polish – YSL. Sunglasses – Carrera by Jimmy Choo.

Paris is my lover – everyone knows that – we make sweet love every now and then, and it’s beautiful. Sometimes it makes me cry like a little boy. But if I’m honest, I don’t think I’d be up for a long-term relationship. As you know, I did one week this time and sure, it was electrifying at the start – to be able to decorate my own Parisian flat with baguettes and… baguettes (!), but the magic wore off quickly. Near the end of it, it was just early nights with microwave meals, t-shirts + jeans, and bickering in the metro. In fact, I recall something similar happened last season too, which was when my eczema was at its worst, after days of working in the bitter cold I’d completely fallen out of charm with being in the city. I suppose it’s the gritty truth of having to work, and the stress attached to it, not to mention the language barrier – asking how to get to the ‘piscine’ sure never got me very far (further than the closest swimming pool, that is). Oh, but what would be a story of lovers without proper ending? On this trip, I moved out of my little flat in Oberkampf, into a great little hotel on the left bank, and spent the last two days with team Next and some of my favourite blogger girls* doing absolutely postcard Paris holiday things: like learning to make macarons, or going on a chocolate tour sampling goodies from Pierre Hermé and éclairs from Angelina. We visited the Eiffel on a hazy morning, and even having seen it nearly every day for the past week, it felt like meeting someone for the first time.

Aaaand I was smitten again. Paris my luvrr, hope to see you soon, short and sweet, next time.

*Carrie of Wishwishwish, Emily of Fashion Foie Gras, Reem of Five Five Fabulous, Kit of Style Slicker, Ella of Coco’s Tea Party; Many thanks to Next for such a great time!

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  1. There is something about your photos that make people feel like they are also there, I just came back from paris, and your photos brought me back again :)

  2. gorgeous photography, you look amazing :)

    Hayley xx

  3. Beautiful post! The photography is wonderful, it feels like i’m actually in Paris :)

    Charlotte x


  4. i always always always loooooooooooooove your photos!

    xoxo from rome

  5. ur photos depict pris so beautifully. love it x


  6. Ali

    Where are those lovely black shoes from?

  7. Heya Shini, I do recall seeing you as I left Céline last winter that you told me about your eczema, I too fell prey to such a curse before, and every so often. I totally agree on the points how Paris seems so nice and lovely, but as normal lifetime routine tasks take over, the magic wears off. My Parisian friends long warned me of the ethereal glamor of PFW transforming the city, but once the fashion folks flock away, so does the glamor, yet still the charm remains, as long as you can bare past those weird cultural differences and keep seeing the glass as half full, Paris will once again seem charming.Btw I just posted a new outfit post featuring a FENDI fox and mink fur bag charm aka. fendi little monsters, check out how to jazz up any ol’ bag and make it instantly PROVOKING!

    xx The Provoker

  8. beautiful pics…. I love the bangle over the sweater sleeve… perfect.x


  9. such a great place!


  10. How can you mention food so many times within such a short space of words & still not be rolling around like one? & you actually make all the lesser parts of Paris seem really romantic. Microwave meals in a parisian flat sounds pretty good from where I am.

    The Fashann Monster

  11. Love the pics! http://www.caramellacouture.blogspot.co.uk/ Holly x

  12. beautiful(‘∀’●)♥

  13. Paris makes me feel like that too. It’s so charming yet so cold sometimes – rather like a spoilt adolescent girl – dreamy, coy and standoffish at the same time.

    Beautiful photos and outfits – so chic and simple! Also.. are bracelets worn over the jumper a thing now? Like those thin rings worn over your upper finger?

  14. Great pictures!


  15. ugh I want to visit paris so, so, so badly! I hear it’s quite a hype. For us romantics and wanderlusts it’s like a dream come true. But in reality… it’s stinky and dirty like NYC. I don’t know… I’m pretty sure I would never leave. Though I would never want to any other place other than London. x

  16. Ha ha! Great post. I also prefer ‘great little hotels’ to flats! Which one was it?

  17. So you’re in Paris hey! Hope you’re enjoying yourself. Your pictures are beautiful.
    Mafalda ❤

  18. That’s a really cool opportunity, nice bit of denim featured too.

    Buckets & Spades

  19. So, if you and Paris aren’t seeing each other right now, would you mind if I… You know, just for a while?

  20. Oh Paris, I was really happy in Paris! There’s no other like it <3

    Love the way you manage to wear your bracelet over your knit!! It's not easy to show off our jewellery when it's cold with all those thick knits…so that was perfect!


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  22. Your photos makes me feel like i am in Paris. I still need to visit this charming city one day, I dont think I would ever fall out of love with Paris.



  23. beautiful capture!


  24. *Sigh* I miss Paris so much. I never get enough time there. Gorgeous photos, as always…

  25. Jee

    Whilst I read your blog, it occurs to me that Paris is like my first love. Struck by its charm but it has been always a pretentious schmuck. But thought of it always leaves a little heartache and a touch of longings. Luv 빠리

  26. You have such a talent for photography – absolutely magnificent.

  27. I adore Paris, it was my home – but it can be a bit much! I love that you’re so honest about it! And the blog itself, of course. xx

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