Thursday, 1 September 2011

Travelling: Paris, je t'aime


Paris is a city of the profound contrasts. Alongside the beau monde leisurely strolling through the luxurious boutiques you’ll see the dirty baggers curled on the benches of the metro; besides the Michelin stars restaurants and exquisite bakeries selling the delicious macaroons you’ll find stinky kebab places sheltering all types and kinds of questionable characters; next to the strikingly beautiful Opera you’ll hear sorrowfully squeaky tune of a homeless accordion player.
Love and hate affair this is the type of the relationships one can get with Paris. But this is exactly what Paris is – the city which causes an avalanche of emotions of such strength and extreme that the words “nice”, “pretty”, “ok”, “bearable”, “so-so” and other mildly meaningless adjectives stop existing. You can love it or you can hate it. It does not matter. Paris is Paris, where black is THE colour, where arrogance is a sign of good manners, where art is the air people breathe with, where each pavement stone greedily keeps a piece of history or somebody’s secret dated hundreds years back, where romantic is a cliché, but God, what a sweetly pleasant one!
No matter how you feel about this city, one thing I know for sure, one thing I’m happy about: whatever happens “We'll always have Paris”
Alexandra
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Париж – город абсолютных контрастов. Наравне с бомондом, лениво прошагивающим по шикарным бутикам, вы увидите грязных нищих, спящих, свернувшись клубочком, на скамейках в метро; помимо звездных ресторанов, вы найдете вонючие забегаловки, скрывающие за своими стенами подозрительных персонажей любого типа и калибра; рядом с пронизывающей до боли совей красотой Оперой вы услышите печально скрипучую мелодию бездомного аккордеониста.
Любовь и ненависть – вот тип отношений, который может возникнуть у вас с Парижем. Но это и есть Париж – город, который вызывает бурю эмоций такой силы, что слова «милый», «прелестный», «более-менее», « пожалуй, сойдет» и другие блекло-бессмысленные прилагательные перестают существовать. Вы можете любить его или ненавидеть. Это неважно. Париж есть Париж, город, где черный это цвет, где высокомерие - признак хороших манер, где люди живут искусством, где каждый камень мостовой жадно хранит кусочек истории или чью-то тайну, устаревшую на пару сотен лет; где романтика – это клише, но какое же сладостное клише!
Не имеет значения, что вы чувствуете к этому городу, я знаю одну вещь: что бы ни случилось «У нас всегда будет Париж!»
A.

  

It's all about Fashion in Paris



 

Few lovely things I bought in Paris










 
  
my interpretation of the skirt below knee trend











 

45 comments:

  1. LOVE this post! And also, so, so jealous of your trip!

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  2. Gorgeous photos, darling!
    Lovely look and purchases!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  3. lovely!!!
    J'adore Paris!
    zizi
    www.zizibloom.blogspot.com

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  4. да, меня это тоже поразило - бомжи и попрошайки, а еще множество негров продающих сувениры рядом с эйфелевой башней и марокканцы, продающие розы по вечерам. это конечно смазывает впечатление о париже. Но архитектура и атмосфера в городе бесподобная.

    а фраза "We will always have Paris" - из моего любимого фильма Касабланка. Видела его?

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  5. you remind me a little bit of and estonian fashion designer Liina Stein and fashion blogger Liisa Ennuste, more like a mixture of these two ladies. and thats a compliment! :) glad you had a great time in Paris, nice to see some familiar places, looking forward to see more :) and so jealous of your chanel earrings - they are beyond GORGEOUS!!

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  6. You look great! love your dress i really want to visit Eiffel tower one day <3

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  7. It is truly one of the most wonderful places on earth...

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  8. This post is perfection! The pictures are just stunning. And I adore that Chanel broach you bought.

    http://the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  9. Красивые фото!Как бы я хотела очутиться в Париже...

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  10. I love Eiffel´s picture!!!! And I really like karl´s tee! xxx

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  11. you look great and love the chanel you got! I'd love to go to paris one day :D

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  12. OMGG!!!
    Lovely!! I want to go to france real bad now =[

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  13. Фото, вещи - все здорово, но больше всего я ценю здесь литературный Стиль, да-да! с большой буквы!

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  14. thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it.. these are some cool photos, hope you enjoyed it.. and that lagerfeld tee's awesome!!

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  15. really nice post and blog! i follow! :) this is my blog and im sure u will love my pics!

    xxx
    http://thecustic.blogspot.com/

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  16. Such cute pictures, the Karl Lagerfeld top is awesome hehehe, and yep I LOVE MACARONS!!!!! ps, love ur blazer :) ure one lucky girl!

    xx
    Erika
    http://www.erika-t.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh my, I LOVE that blazer. Beautiful photos!

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  18. Dear! Such a nice post! You are becomin very popular!! :-)
    xoxo W

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  19. очень увлекательный блог!
    ммм...мои любимые макарони:)
    Франция прекрасна, как ни крути!:)

    http://dariagalichina.blogspot.com/

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  20. PARIS! BEAUTIFUL. :D
    Thanks for sharing these photos.
    They're awesome.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  21. Paris. Can't wait to go. Beautiful pictures.

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  22. Amazing pictures! I've always wanted to go to Paris -- maybe one day! You look positively chic and radiant! xo style, she wrote

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  23. Amazing photos honey!!!
    Lovely looks and great purchases!

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  24. OMg, im so jeaolusy... i love Paris and the pics... Macarons are so lovely...
    And i love the T-shirt of Karl (L)

    ahahah following you now, follow me back please! (L)

    http://www.boralonebf.blogspot.com/

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  25. so jealous of this post babe! wish i was right there!! xx

    http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au/

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  26. Wow! I love Paris, would like to go there one day.
    I like your blue dress!

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  27. I also love Paris, is a wonderful city!!!


    XOXO

    Δngye мιℓℓeг...❋
    http://angyemiller.blogspot.com/

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  28. Париж... Моя мечта :)

    http://eugenemarseille.blogspot.com/

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  29. Fun trip.Love your black dress .

    Follow each other :).

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  30. Moi aussi j'adore Paris!!!:) And I love all your outfits and looks- very chic, love your leopard shoes and this gray shirt with Karl!:) Great post hun!:)
    kisses
    Jelena (http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/)

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  31. yes! paris is awesome! I have been there twice and I'm in love with this city! everything is good there.. and I love macarons too ;D
    about Rotterdam I can tell you that I liked so much the sky line and the harbour! but it's so crowded and busy as city! and too cold for me :D

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  32. perfect outfit!!!
    i'm so jealous!

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  33. thanks for your lovely comment! ;)
    and I must say I really enjoyed reading that post about Paris! oh, and I truly love those photos of the city and also your outfit photos :) you're a lucky girl!

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  34. Cute pictures!!
    Me, I also LOVE Paris! (who doesn´t??)
    In my opinion, the most beautiful city in the world!

    XOXO from Spain!

    http://somestylestories.blogspot.com

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  35. so cute cute cute and romantic immages...

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  36. thanks alexandra - you comment literally made MY day! :) I'm glad you're writing in english and also in russian - i get to practice my russian a little bit too! i'm sorry you couldn't find google friend connecter on my blog, i thought it was on top of my blog's header but i guess you can't see that all the time. sucks. anyway i decided to put it as a gadget on my profile as well, so if you like, you can follow by google reader. it would mean a lot! i'm def. following you too now to keep up with your other great posts! :)

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