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Fashion, Paris Fashion Week, TRAVEL

My Love Letter to Paris

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Oh, Paris… Words can’t describe the feelings I have for this city. Every time I’m here, it’s like a breath of fresh air. There’s romance around every corner, inspiration at each cafe and love in every step I take. Anytime I’m here, it feels like a dream. It’s like the city itself breathes magic.

The first time I was here, I came with such big hopes and dreams. I went to my first Paris Fashion Week two years before I got pregnant and I wasn’t invited to any shows, but I made the commitment to go to the city in hopes that something might work out. My dear friend Aimee Song and I rented an apartment in Le Marais for the week and explored the city together.  I ended up getting invited to two shows once I got here and I remember feeling so frustrated that I wasn’t invited to more. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because now anytime I’m here, I don’t ever have enough time!

That first trip to Paris really allowed me to fall in love with the city. The history, the architecture, the people, the culture…everything has an enriched story to tell. I love how relaxed the city is. Coming from LA and the craziness of NYFW, I really love seeing how Parisians take their time with everything. No one ever seems rushed (I think I can learn a lot from the French about that).

I’m always so inspired every time I come back and every time I’m here, the feeling gets stronger. My dream is to one day bring Allen with me to Paris.  Not for fashion week.  Not for work.  Just the two of us in the city. That would be the ultimate dream. So thank you Paris, for always leaving me breathless, inspired and with a heart full of joy. 

sigxo_chriselle

36 Comments
  • Alisha Ricki says:

    OBSESSED with this gown !!! So magical ?

    http://www.alisharicki.com

  • Ariel says:

    I love the dress- reminds me of my ballet dress from a while back. Honestly, can’t put my emotions into words. <3

    xoxo Ariel
    http://aesteblanc.blogspot.com/ | AESTE BLANC

  • Dalila says:

    As I live at 15 minutes away from Paris I know how lucky I am to be able to walk in the city almost everyday. I fall in love with the city every day.
    P-S: Your gown is awesome like you!

  • Michela says:

    your dress is AMAZING
    Miki xx

    littletasteofbeauty.blogspot.it

  • Darina says:

    This post is lovely, I share your love for Paris. And the dress is wonderful!

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  • Jenni says:

    Gorgeous dress! Also, what a wonderful post :)

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Yes, Paris really does seem like such a magical city! I can’t wait to visit it one day as well! :) <3 Glad to hear about your early trips to Paris and all that you've gone through to get to where you are now as a fashion blogger! Such an inspiration, always!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Lisa Carolina Martinez says:

    THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL LOVE LETTER!!! While I’ve always been partial to Italy, I agree that Paris is a magical city. Your wardrobe has been STUNNING this season and this Valentino gown is ACHINGLY GORGEOUS, a true work of art!!! Congratulations on all your success!!! :)

  • Ashsley says:

    In love with this gown!

    XOXO, Ashley
    http://reasyume.com

  • sahara says:

    OMG that dress and all the pix are wonderful <3

    xo,

    http://www.saharacouture.com

  • Thuy says:

    Hoping you can come back to Paris with Allen again too – outside of work :) Paris is my favourite city in the world right now. It feels like it could be home.

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

  • Miki says:

    Such a beautiful post. This dress is soooo dreamy! I’m in love with it. I visited Paris about many years ago with my sisters and I returned again with all the girls in my family and absolutely loved it. The city is so beautiful. It’s so nice you got that opportunity to explore on your first visit. I hope you’ll visit with Alan in the near future. :) Time flies, and life is short – don’t wait too long.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  • Amazing…these photos are gorgeous Chriselle. Paris suits you.

    xx
    Lauren
    http://www.shoesandsashimi.com

  • Stunning photos, the dress is beautiful

    Mel x

    http://mediamarmalade.com

  • Sandy says:

    Bonjour Chriselle,

    I’m so happy to know that you love Paris so much!
    Your professional life is an inspiration for me! I wish my dreams will become reality like yours :-)
    xoxo
    Sandy (Paris)

  • Robyn says:

    This outfit, is EVERYTHING. Obsessed with this dress its gorgeous!!

    http://www.skinnybelle.com

  • This dress is what dreams are made of! I haven’t been back to Paris in so long! This has definitely got me checking Expedia! Gorgeous!
    Maria Eugenia . thegirlonanisland.com

  • Whitney says:

    You set the bar so high. I appreciate your vision and artistry you have inspired me greatly.

  • I just love that dress. Valentino is on of my absolute favorite shows every single year, so much raw beauty.

    http://www.kristenskouture.com | luxury. fashion. lifestyle.

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  • You look stunning and the details on that gown are gorgeous.
    http://www.thevagabondwayfarer.com

  • Mireia says:

    The most gorgeous dress I’ve ever seen!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  • Natali says:

    Oh my… Looking like a queen!! You’re a stunner, so majestic and inspiring – ALL the time and Paris suits you well! :)

    http://lartoffashion.com

  • Monika says:

    Awww, the photos are so beautiful. Thank you that you opened up about going to Paris despite not getting an invite to any shows! Firstly, they were crazy that they didn’t invite you, but secondly, it feels great to know that such successful bloggers as you need to sometimes take a step of faith. This encourages me to go to any city for fashion week just as you did and believe for things to work out.

    PS. I would love to see a post about how you can get invites to fashion week and also how the whole culture is there. How do you know what to do?

    Love,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  • Violette says:

    I hope you had an amazing time here in Paris and those words are so sweet! I adore this dress on you and those photos, as a huge fan of doors that red one is beyond amazing!!

    http://violettedaily.com/

  • Diana says:

    Love your dress! These photos are so beautiful!
    || D I A N A ||
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

  • Sharon Wu says:

    That dress is so stunning! Loving all the details on it :) xoxo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/ootd/bohemian-blues-with-zappos-clarks/

  • Jada Nicola says:

    The details of that dress is so amazing!!

    http://thegirlfromconnecticut.com/

  • manuela says:

    Chriselle you look so stunning, this outfit is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
    and you are so sweet, amazing love letter to Paris :-)
    you’re right this city is a source of inspiration and it’s full of magic!
    xoxo M.

  • Vivian says:

    You look absolutely stunning in this Valentino~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

    ~

  • Inês says:

    Dear Chriselle,

    This photos are absolutely perfect! The tones, the background, the DRESS, everything looks out of a dream! Congratulations on how far you’ve come, you’re truly an inspiration!

    xoxo

  • Marianne says:

    You are absolutely gorgeous!
    J’adore Paris – it’s definitely my favorite city <3
    xx
    http://mariannelle.com

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Love the look and the feel of the moment captured in the photographs! Always a classy act … Cheers to Paris! :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

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