Category Archives: Bonjour, Paris

A new category sharing about my 2012 Paris trip, the planned November 2016 visit and the french iconic women of fashion.

The Breton Stripe Is Synonymous with Parisian Chic

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 IN: Bonjour, Paris Iconic Fashion Designers Talking Fashion


Is anyone else fascinated with the way Parisians appear impossibly chic?  When I packed for my recent trip to Paris, I was sure to include an iconic Breton stripe top because it’s synonymous with the Parisian chic look I was after.

I did my homework before my trip to Paris in November to learn of the key pieces to add to my chic essentials wardrobe list.
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These Frye Shooties Are Made for Walkin’

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, November 7, 2016 IN: Bonjour, Paris Talking Fashion

There Frye Shooties Are Made For Walkin'
It’s been a moment since I’ve reminisced about childhood fashions.  Let’s go down Memory Lane. Some of you may remember Nancy Sinatra’s song, “These Boots Are Made For Walkin?,”  that debuted in 1966.  At that time, go-go boots were the thing to have.  Fast-forward to this post: I’m talking shoe fashion. Specifically, these Frye shooties that are made for walkin’ in Paris.

These Frye Shooties Are Made For Walkin'

According to the Long Island Mseum, their 2015 exhibit on Beth Levine titled, “Beth Levine:  The First Lady of Shoes,”  the sleek white go-go boots that Nancy Sinatra often wore when performing that hit song were designed by Levine.

Location: Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park, Lancaster, PA. Wearing vintage Iridescent trench jacket, Faux Leather Peplum, J. Crew Minnie Pant with Frye "Billy Western Shootie and my Louie.

Location: Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park, Lancaster, PA. Wearing: Vintage Iridescent trench jacket similar here, not so new Faux Leather Peplum top, old J. Crew Minnie Pant with Frye “Billy Western Shootie and my Louie Speedy.

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Chic Paris Essentials List

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 IN: Bonjour, Paris

Paris Chic Essentials List
The countdown is until I embark on my Paris River Cruise.  For the last year, I’ve dreamed of this European getaway on the Seine River.  Now, it comes down to my Paris chic essentials list, of what to pack and how not to overpack.

Paris Chic Essentials List

European River cruises continue to be a top vacation destination for Americans according to AAA travel.  For me, it was a no-brainer to experience to glide along the Seine River to view city buildings and landmarks.

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Chanel’s Iconic Bags

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, August 15, 2016 IN: Bonjour, Paris Iconic Fashion Designers Talking Fashion

This month one of the greatest couturiers of the 20th century has a birthday: Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel.  In honor of what would have been the designer’s 133rd birthday on August 19th, let’s look at the allure of Coco Chanel’s iconic bags.

Chanel's Iconic Bags

 

Chanel's Iconic Bags

Wearing: Old Teri Jon Little Black Dress, Vintage Opera-Length Silver Pearls, Vintage Peau de soie Evening Bag with Lulu Frost pin, Vince Camuto Nappa Metallic Caged Heels with Dita Cat-Eye Sunnies

Chanel’s Iconic Bags. Pamphlet from 2010 Chanel Exhibit in NYC.

I thought my fashion passion bucket would be overflow during the summer of 2010 when my daughter and I visited Chanel’s New York flagship store on 57th Street, to see The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag, an exhibit demonstrating the construction and history of the company’s iconic
2.55 handbag.
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Diana Vreeland, Style Genius

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, April 18, 2016 IN: Bonjour, Paris Style Icons

Diane Vreeland, Style GeniusMy obsession with Paris isn’t much of a secret. My fascination with the City of Lights is endless. Today, I will continue that conversation with a new series on the blog called, Bonjour, Paris. The first post explores one particular French woman with a certain je nai sai quo: Diana Vreeland.

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Paris, State of Mind

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, March 28, 2016 IN: Bonjour, Paris On the Road Again

 

Paris, State of MindNovember 2016, Hubs and I will discover what river cruising is all about.  September last year, I was totally hooked when I stopped by the local AAA office.  I learned the most popular way to experience Europe are the river cruises, so I booked a ten-day Seine River Cruise.  SInce that autumn date, I’ve been in a Paris, state of mind.

Paris, State of MindLast year, hubby and I celebrated our milestone birthdays with low-key celebrations.  This year, we decided we did not want to overlook the opportunity to commemorate our mutual benchmarks.

Paris, State of Mind
My BFF Cynthia, and her hubby, decided they wanted to join us for the adventure with two extra days in Paris.  We even found a non-stop flight direct from Philly to the Charles De Gaulle Airport.  There are many promotional discounts when you book early.  We received a discount from AAA as well as from Ama Waterways because we booked by September 30.
Paris, State of MindWhen viewing the Christmas windows in New York City in December, I couldn’t resist the temptation to purchase the late french empress of fashion, DIane Vreeland’s Smashing Brillant perfume at Bergdorf Goodman.  Diana’s family is doing an amazing job carrying on her legacy with an exclusive line of DIana Vreeland perfume that is being carried by select retailer’s like Bergdorf Goodmans. Continue reading