Friday, 20 September 2013

Groomed and Glossy

Travel/Fashion feature : PARIS

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Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world, making it the perfect destination. Its architecture, shopping, hidden bars and candlelit restaurants are what most tourists enjoy experiencing. Enjoy your vacation in style and show the French that you have a certain Je Ne Sais Quoi in these top fifteen fashion and accessories.

Susan Caplan – Vintage 1990s Chanel clip on earrings
Add some vintage to your outfit while in Paris, a lot of French women will be draped in designer vintage pieces and you will not be left out in these metal clip-on Chanel earrings.

Chanel – Vintage quilted CC- clasp bag
The classic Chanel black quilted bag is always the way to go when going for sophisticated vintage. It is the perfect bag to carry around Paris and a great companion to take for romantic evenings at the Blitz Tequila bar.

Saint Laurent – Lame tie neck shirt
Look glamorous in this shimmering silver shirt by Saint Laurent with an elegant neckline and chic bow. Wear it with the Givenchy leather trousers and Dune brogues for a smart day look to head to chic restaurants or team it with the Christian Louboutin shoes to dress it up for after-dark soirees.

Matthew Williamson – Mirror lace shift dress
This Matthew Williamson dress is a sculpted silhouette, embroidered lace dress with hand-dyed ostrich feathers. Pair it with your Chanel bag and Christian Louboutin heels and enjoy champagne and live jazz at Flute.

Marchesa – embellished tulle dress
Marchesas embellished tulle dress looks like it was made to be worn in Paris. This gorgeous bead and sequin layered dress is the perfect evening wear to be seen at Le Billboquet. Red soled Louboutins, a vintage Chanel bag and a splash of Macs red lipstick will complete the flawless Parisian look. Take it further by wearing your hair up for a more elegant look.

Valentino – Stretch knit dress with lace collar
Enjoy the views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower in this blue stretch-knit dress by Valentino. The lace collar gives a vintage look and the defined waist gives great shape. Wear with brogues and the Christian Dior jacket for rainy days.

Givenchy- Cropped stretch leather trousers
Leather trousers make any outfit look glamorous and with these stretch leather Givenchy trousers they will look skin-tight yet are appropriate enough for you to enjoy a meal at Paris’s cafĂ©’s and feel comfortable enough to wear them sightseeing the whole day.

Christian Louboutin – Geo pump patent
Heels are essential for a trip to Paris, you can wear them for shopping if you’re used to walking a lot in heels or save them for evenings out. You can’t go wrong with Louboutins and these Geo patent pair has a red and spike detail on the toe for a modern look.

Dune – Lunetta black brogues
It is always best to bring a pair of flat shoes to walk around sights like Notre-Dame or Arc de Triomphe. Stay clear of trainers as that’s how the French spot the tourists. A pair of brogues like these smooth matte pair by Dune is a great choice to wear in Paris as they look stylish and are comfy at the same time.

Mac – mac red
A red lip is a must in Paris if you want to look sophisticated in the evenings. Add some glamour with this Mac red lipstick with nice texture for the lips.

Mih Jeans – Breton stripe print top
Stripes are a big French trend so with this Mih Jeans stripe cotton jersey top you can go for a casual look and still look stylish. Wear with brogues and trousers for sightseeing or heels to go to posh restaurants.

Dolce and Gabbana – cutout floral brocade dress
This pretty white floral dress has dotted detailing and intricate cut-outs. You can wear it during the day with the Christian Dior coat and Manolo Blahnik shoes for a girly look or a red lip with black heels to dress it up.

Christian Dior – full length jacket
The perfect accessory to keep warm on a rainy day and the French J’adore Dior. This lovely navy coat can be worn during the day with jeans and look casual or look glamorous over an evening dress when going for cocktails.

Manolo Blahnik – Taylor pump
You can never go wrong with taking too many pairs of shoes to Paris especially as you’ll probably find a few vintage pieces in Paris’s boutiques. These nude Manolo Blahniks will go with anything and have a cut-out detail.

Wildfox – Je T’aime necklace
Wear a little part of Paris around your neck with this adorable Je T’aime arrow heart necklace. With its long chain and pop of pink it will add a little girly feel to your outfit.


Aimee Neachell

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