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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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71 Comments
  • Gali says:

    You are amazing !

  • Gali says:

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

  • 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!
    xx,
    Jewel
    http://www.thestyleoptimist.com

  • Emmy says:

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

    http://boysandbombshells.blogspot.com/2014/03/tender.html

    i follow other fashion blogs back :)

  • Kitty says:

    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..

    xo

    • Chriselle says:

      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

  • Naaj Rona says:

    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

    • Chriselle says:

      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

  • 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. =)

    • Chriselle says:

      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

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

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  • Leticia says:

    Mornings always inspire us :)

  • Carmen says:

    Love how delicate this is!

    xo,
    Carmen
    thefashionreformation.com

  • 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
    http://www.clothestomidnight.com

    • Chriselle says:

      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

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

    Alina,
    http://stylebyalina.com/field-of-daisies-crop-top-skater-skirt/

    • Chriselle says:

      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

  • Erica M says:

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

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  • Emma Jo says:

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

    Emma
    http://www.thecasualcliche.blogspot.dk

  • 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!

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    • Chriselle says:

      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

  • 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.
    Xo,
    Belen
    Androbel Insider

    • Chriselle says:

      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

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

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

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

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

    • Chriselle says:

      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

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

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

    • Chriselle says:

      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

  • Joules says:

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

    Style by Joules

    • Chriselle says:

      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

  • Kristi says:

    Lovely shots! So dreamy and pretty!

    xx,
    Kristi

    http://www.currentlycrushing.com

  • Inna says:

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

  • Andrea says:

    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.

  • Claire says:

    This is definitely beautiful and stunning <3

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    xoxo, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

  • Fabulous 30s says:

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

    Fabulous 30s

  • Hanna says:

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

  • sasa says:

    Beautiful morning and beautiful pictures<3

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  • Gosia says:

    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.

  • Perfectly post and incredible photos

    xx

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  • TERESA says:

    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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  • I love the photos! Have a great weekend too!

    <3

    AlinaErmilova.com

  • this looks super cool!!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

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

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