A Morning Love Story

posted by on 2014.03.20, under paris, TRAVEL










Photography by Jana Williams 

As most of you know I usually travel with my dear friend/photographer  Jana Williams, but unfortunately  she wasn’t able to catch her fligh to Paris with me (due to some passport expiration issues). I  discovered this news as I was boarding my plane, and instantly became extremely  doubtful as I’ve never traveled abroad alone.Once I landed in Paris I was still  incredibly doubtful , but nonetheless decided to venture off on my own. I arrived to my cozy little hotel that was tucked away in the most quaint and quiet neighborhood, and immediately felt right at home.

And although Jana finally made it  out to Paris 5 days later… there were a few valuable lessons and treasured moments in between. Through my alone time I was truly able to have some “me” time….to reflect, to write, and to meditate.   Watching the sunrise, while drinking my black coffee , became a habitual routine in Paris…. all thanks to my jet lag. Theres something so incredbily  calming about being awake while the rest of the world is sleeping.  Thanks to my experience in Paris i’ve continued to the same back here in L.A. Well…. maybe not posing in lingerie on my french terrace, but starting my mornings in reflection  and in meditation.

Happy Friday, and I hope you have an incredibly relaxing weekend!

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Aracely ( April 1, 2014 at 9:15 AM )

You are amazing !

Gali ( March 29, 2014 at 1:49 AM )

You are amazing love watching your videos and follow u . ❤️

Gali ( March 29, 2014 at 1:47 AM )

I am planning a summer trip to Paris alone, and I am nervous yet excited at the same time! Glad Jana was able to join you later, although having some alone time can be great too. Have a great week, Christelle!

Jewel Laura (@StyleOptimist) ( March 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM )

Gorgeous photos! I used your tips on better photography with VISCO cam:


i follow other fashion blogs back :)

Emmy ( March 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM )

    Hi Emmy! I’m so glad that you tried out the VSCO cam! How are you liking it?? xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:45 PM )

This is beautiful!


irene laura ( March 23, 2014 at 2:37 AM )

    Hi Irene! Glad you loved this post! Hope you had a lovely weekend! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:45 PM )

Chriselle, i love your clothes, and style, even with only a blouse you express your style and look absoloutly beatiful..

I miss your videos in youtube.. hope you upload more frequently..


Kitty ( March 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM )

    Hi Kitty,

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I will start to upload more youtube videos this week. I took a bit of a hiatus due to fashion month and all the travels, but will start uploading consistently again this week!!! Thanks kitty for your patience!! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM )

such gorgeous photos


Liz ( March 22, 2014 at 4:08 PM )

    Hi Liz, Thank you so much! I’m so glad you loved these photos! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:49 PM )

I remember that you mentioned that you were looking for a photographer in Paris…..it’s daunting and intimidating especially when it’s a different world, hats off for surviving those 5 days alone but it gave you the opportunity to explore yourself and have that quality time especially during Fashion Week which is so hands on

Naaj Rona ( March 22, 2014 at 4:02 PM )

    Hi Naaj, Thank you for your sweet comment. I was quite nervous, but during those 5 days alone I was able to find strength and comfort within myself! It was a great experience! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:50 PM )

This was a very short yet sweet post. I enjoyed it and when I visit my parents in a more rural area I tend to wake up early just to enjoy the quiet of nature with coffee or tea. =)

Elizabeth Berry ( March 22, 2014 at 12:48 PM )

    Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your comment. My parents are from a more rural area as well, so I find much peace when going back home as well…isn it the best? xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:50 PM )

Beautiful photos!!.. They have romantic atmosphere!!


Thefashiongals ( March 22, 2014 at 6:41 AM )

Mornings always inspire us :)

Leticia ( March 22, 2014 at 5:33 AM )

    Mornings are full of opportunity :) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:51 PM )
Hana ( March 22, 2014 at 5:15 AM )

Love how delicate this is!


Carmen ( March 21, 2014 at 10:42 PM )

So beautiful and feminine.


Tra Mi ( March 21, 2014 at 10:25 PM )

    Thank you Tra :) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:52 PM )

So dainty and beautiful! I’ve been wanting to buy some lace shorts for awhile now. Anyway, I always enjoy your posts Chriselle. It always seems to inspire.


Maggie S. Chan ( March 21, 2014 at 2:04 PM )

    Hi Maggie! Thank you , and i’m glad you enjoyed this post. I’ve been looking for a pair of delicate lace shorts as well. Let me know if you find a good pair ;) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:53 PM )

Beautiful photos~



Vivian ( March 21, 2014 at 1:06 PM )

    Thank you Vivian <3 xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:54 PM )

These photos are so cinematic and have nostalgia feel to them. Love them!


STYLE BY ALINA ( March 21, 2014 at 1:02 PM )

    Thank you Alina! I love shooting with film when I can because of that exact reason- cinematic & nostalgic. Glad you enjoyed this post, and thank you for stopping by! xo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:54 PM )

That lace is absolutely gorgeous! It’s so dainty and so sexy.


Erica M ( March 21, 2014 at 12:34 PM )

    Thank you Erica. Lace is one of those pieces that can be equally feminine as well as sexy. xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:55 PM )

Sounds like one big experience! Your pictures are beautiful!! :)


Emma Jo ( March 21, 2014 at 12:02 PM )

    Hi Emma. It was a great and nerve-racking experience, but in the end it always works out, right? xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:57 PM )

I am glad you had some me time to reflect!! Thats totally what most of us are lacking due to busy schedules!! Love the delicate photos!


H.A.F. Addict by Laurina W ( March 21, 2014 at 11:51 AM )

    Hi Laurina, I agree…due to most of our busy schedules we sometimes forget to have “us” time. Hope you have a great week, and have a bit of time for yourself :) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:58 PM )

yea, its the best feeling in the world… to wake up when everyone else is sleeping. I love it.
this is a sexy shoot and I love what you wrote along with it.
Androbel Insider

Belen Baquerizo ( March 21, 2014 at 11:44 AM )

    Thank you Belen! Waking up when half the world is asleep is one of the most rewarding things! Glad you loved this post xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:59 PM )

Oh wow, this post is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous inspiration, as always.

– Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

Alexandra Aimee ( March 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM )

    Hi ALexandra, Thank you so much and i’m glad you enjoyed this post! Hope you have a great week! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 9:59 PM )

I love and follow Jana William’s photography! She captures you so serenely and lovely here. Love the retrospection. x


The Fancy Teacup ( March 21, 2014 at 11:29 AM )

    Thanks love! I am so blessed to have a friend like Jana who is not only so talented, but also so warm hearted. Thank you for following both Jana and I. Have a lovely week! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 10:01 PM )

Goodness me, love that this shoot is in B&W! You look stunning and so is the style of the shoot. xx


Supal {chevrons and éclairs} ( March 21, 2014 at 11:27 AM )

    Thanks love! I’m so glad you loved this B&W shoot! There something so timeless and classic about B&W photos right? xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 10:01 PM )

I’m new to the your blog and just love it! Gorgeous photos today of absolutely my most favorite place in the world!!

littleblacksweats.com ( March 21, 2014 at 11:03 AM )

    First of all welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy it as much as I love writing it :)
    Paris is one of my most favorite places in the world as well! Looks like we share a common interest ! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 10:02 PM )

Beautiful photos! I definitely enjoy having some alone time, and alone time in Paris sounds great!

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Joules ( March 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM )

    Thank you Joules. Alone time in Paris is possibly one of the most rewarding and romantic things ever! I highly recommend all the ladies out there to give it a try once in their lifetime! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 10:03 PM )

Lovely shots! So dreamy and pretty!



Kristi ( March 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM )

    Thanks Kristi! Glad you loved todays post! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 10:03 PM )

Dear Chriselle, these pictures are so tender anad nice….like much

Inna ( March 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM )

    Thank you Inna. Theres something so timeless and tender about B&W photos captured in film. Thank you for stopping by! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM )

I love these pictures! You’re always so gorgeous, Chriselle!

I agree about the meditation and alone time. I feel more creatively energized when I get my alone time.

Andrea ( March 21, 2014 at 9:53 AM )

    Hi Andrea. Thank you so much for stopping by, and yes meditation is fuel for the creative soul! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM )

This is definitely beautiful and stunning <3

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Claire ( March 21, 2014 at 9:52 AM )

    Thank you Claire! Glad you enjoyed this post <3 xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( March 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM )

Wow, gorgeous photos. And that slip…so gorgeous.

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Fabulous 30s ( March 21, 2014 at 9:37 AM )
monkeyshines ( March 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM )

Stunning photos, this is a true art!


Fashion Party blog ( March 21, 2014 at 8:57 AM )

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing these moments with us.

Hanna ( March 21, 2014 at 7:03 AM )

Beautiful morning and beautiful pictures<3


sasa ( March 21, 2014 at 6:12 AM )

It looks so calming and nostalgic – love it!
And you are right – it’s so nice to have some time only for ourselves ;)
I love those days when I can just do whatever I want and know anyone will see me.
I can read my fav book, listen to some relaxing music or just sit at my terrace with my cat and think about life.

Gosia ( March 21, 2014 at 3:35 AM )

Perfectly post and incredible photos



SweetFreckles ( March 21, 2014 at 3:09 AM )

the pictures are gorgeous!

Leesa ( March 21, 2014 at 2:07 AM )
Sabina B. ( March 21, 2014 at 1:03 AM )

Love that this shoot is in black and white and I like the pictures of the building. Very interesting photography going on here.

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TERESA ( March 21, 2014 at 1:01 AM )

I love the photos! Have a great weekend too!



Alina Ermilova ( March 21, 2014 at 1:00 AM )

this looks super cool!!

xoxo from rome

kcomekarolina ( March 21, 2014 at 12:52 AM )
fashmongers ( March 21, 2014 at 12:42 AM )

Such gorgeous lace! And sophisticated and sexy lingerie! Alone time is so rejuvenating! I cherish it too.




Eye Like Fashion ( March 21, 2014 at 12:39 AM )

this pictures are beautiful and so delicate!





AndiCui ( March 21, 2014 at 12:24 AM )


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