I hope you heard about the Carven capsule collection alongside La Redoute? Typically I don’t get excited about these sorts of brand fusions but I do adore this one. I’ve always been a Carven fan and it’s no secret that La Redoute is a love of mine too, so the two together next to the Eiffel Tower felt deliciously appropriate. But most things in Paris feel delicious to me, with the exception of the rain and the hail and the wind, there is so much beauty and on this trip I especially felt it all around me. And that heighten sensitivity to Paris was just what I needed; perhaps you know or maybe you don’t, but the last few weeks have been hazy and hard for me in many ways, most of which don’t surface here or on social media. I’m not happy and I hate to say it.
I’ll get back to where I was, Paris helped and the company of old friends, even that cold wind I cursed on every shoot blew something right through me. It was a wake up, a wake up in the form of a few seconds staring across Bir Hakeim bridge in this beautiful coat I wore as a dress. We will always have Paris is a cliche but a solace I clutched at this week. And what a wonderful comfort that is. Just like this navy coat or the lace up heels on my feet, sometimes its best to ignore the big things and take joy in all the smaller, seemingly trivial joys – and when I look at it like that, my luxuries against loneliness feel infinite. I’ll always have Paris and recently, I acquired this coat ; today that’s all I’ll think about, today that is all I need to feel okay.