Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Diet Coke Obsession

If you know me personally you know that I have a Diet Coke (or Cola Light in Europe) problem .... diet coke + Jean Paul Gaultier? Yes, please.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Holland Collection by OPI

It's been a busy few weeks and unfortunately I won't be able to update regularly again until I get back to New York in August. However, I came across the Holland Collection by OPI and being in Holland, of course had to share it. The collection has a wide range of sophisticated neutrals and shocking brights (some too bright for my taste -- aka the orange "A Roll in The Hague"). The names are clever ranging from "Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI?" to "I Have a Herring Problem" and "Thanks a WindMillion". See the full collection here!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Just a Photograph

{ image via my Pinterest }
Casual friends: photograph of Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

L'Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels

L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels: ”A Maison such as ours has the duty to support artistic craftmanship so that it remains alive and even more creative.”
See more on jewelry in Paris here.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Rodin Garden Inspiration: French Tea / Garden Party

Our class visited the Rodin Gardens and our task was to create a moodboard based on inspiration pulled from the gardens. My group chose to focus on a specific rose and based our moodboard on a French tea / garden party .... pinks, yellows, whites, lace, flowy fabrics, femininity .... 

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Paris, Une Semaine Plus Tard

Paris, one week later. I honestly can't believe I've almost been here for a week already! On the other hand, I feel like I've been here forever. It has been an extremely busy week and we are all completely exhausted every night from early wake-up times, classes, constant new impressions, and non-stop exploring. I am lucky to have a lovely roommate (thank goodness because we practically sleep in the same bed in a tiny tiny room) and a class full of interesting people. This is my first weekend day and I celebrated my finally sleeping in and now having a cappuccino et un sandwich au fromage at our neighborhood cafe while taking advantage of their free wi-fi. Today I plan to visit the Louis Vuitton & Marc Jacobs exhibition at the Louvre and then taking a long walk and seeing what I come across. À bientôt!

Eiffel Tower at dusk.

Standing outside the Chanel Haute Couture show.

 My dream apartment .... 

Paris Fashion Week at its best.

Leslie Mann at Chanel.

Clemence Poesy at Chanel.

 Sofia Coppola at Chanel.

Romance on the bank.

 Field trip to Assouline publishing company.

Exploring Assouline's amazing coffee table books.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Amsterdam Adventures

We've been in Paris for about three days now and I've been super busy with classes and exploring! Unfortunately I've been falling behind with posting because wi-fi is extremely limited. I've also been occupied with starting a spin-off blog here for class. I was assigned the topic of jewelry and each day we have a new blog topic so it will be updated each day. On another note, below are some photographs of my last two weeks in Holland!

                                                                                                by Kim Tas

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Bonjour Paris!

I'm sorry I've been a bit M.I.A. but it's been a super busy week and weekend. After arriving in Holland two weeks ago I've been visiting my grandparents, walking around Amsterdam, and getting settled into our new house. Last week, two friends came to visit for a few days and we walked (and biked) all over Amsterdam. I arrived in Paris for a two-week fashion course this afternoon and have no idea where I am or where to go but I'm sure I'll get a hang of it soon enough ....