Paris is the most beautiful city.
You don’t have to search very far to find something that charms the eye and it has spoilt me forever. Each time I step out of my apartment I’m greeted by something breath-taking which reminds me not to take each of these moments for granted.
The only problem for me is deciding which of the many impressive landmarks is my favourite, and I often hear myself telling whoever is in earshot that “this is my favourite building in Paris” and it’s never the same one – it’s just so hard to decide!
In all my shoots I’ve specifically chosen places where a landmark or special place is shown and this look is no different – and yes, ‘It’s my favourite’! The glimmering coupole of the Hôtel des Invalides is truly magnificent and lucky for me around the corner from where I live.
The final resting place of Napoleon Bonaparte, but commisioned by Louis XIV back in 1670, and is home to the Musee d’Armee (the military museum). It’s impeccably manicured gardens provide a calm place to enjoy the sunshine as well as provide a picture-perfect backdrop to show off a white summer dress accessorized with none other than gold!
I’m a big fan of this lace sleeve detail; it makes me feel pretty, feminine and slightly girly which makes it the prettiest outfit to happily picnic alongside Napoleon on a hot summer’s day, and the best part? Gold foil temporary tattoos.
Go on, try them and let me know what you think.
Hôtel des Invalides, Paris, May 2015
Flower Lace Dress, &OtherStories
Handbag, Vanessa Bruno Paris
Etoile Gail Glittered Leather Sandals, Isabel Marant
Temporary Foil Tattoos, Shine-Ink
Bracelet with initial pendant, Kirsten Goss London
Photos by Jonathan Jones