Postcards from Paris

For most of my adult life, I have wanted to be french. Let's be real, French girls are just the f*cking coolest, with their messy but not messy hair, they way they are able to eat all that cheese but not gain a pound, and that laid back approach towards life. I have been fortunate enough to visit Paris 5 times in the last 10 years, and can now say that I got all the touristy stuff out of the way, and spend my time doing more important things, like shopping, eating, and drinking wine. 

It's been a personal dream of mine to shoot a lookbook in Paris, and this year we were fortunate enough to do so. Our upcoming 2018 collection, Amour Éternel won't be out for until the fall, ( but stay tuned for sneak peeks and pre-sales! ) so in the meantime, here are my fave things to see and do in Paris. 

 Angel xo

 

STAY: 

We always do Air B&B.It is so much more fun to stay in an apartment than a hotel. You get more space and also, it makes you feel like an authentic french person. I like to stay in the 6th arrondissement around Saint Germain des Prés. 

Eat: 

La Bouillon Chartier

One of the oldest restaurants in Paris, ( over 100 years old), I come here every visit without fail. The food is not 5 star, but it's not  expensive and while I know a few people who have not liked their meal, I personally have never had a bad meal there.The place makes you feel like you landed right in the Belle Epoque and the waiters write your order right on the tablecloth!  Tip: get there before 7.30pm to avoid the massive line up and make sure your whole group is there otherwise they won't seat you. Don't miss their escargot! 

Drink

The Hotel Grand Amour

Located in the lobby of its eponymous hotel, Grand Amour is the answer to your bohemian french dreams. Designed by graffiti artist and designer André Saraiva, this place has great cocktails and food, and a totally 'gram worthy sign. 

Shop

My top 3 places: 

If you like to shop, you’ll love Colette. It’s a small concept store at Place Vendôme where you’ll find collections from some of your favorite designers, and ones that you’ve never heard of. 

Avenue Montaigne : Gorgeous french architecture and the home to many big designer brands like Dior, Chloe, Celine, and Givenchy. Remember to bring your passport so you can shop tax free. 

Rue de Charonne is a little street near the Bastille. It has tons of cute indie stores as well as more popular french labels such as Isabel Marant and Repetto.

Ave Montaigne

Ave Montaigne

See

The Tuileries Garden (FrenchJardin des Tuileries, is a beautiful public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Created by Catherine de Medici as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564, it was eventually opened to the public in 1667 and became a public park after the French Revolution. It's my favourite place to people watch and sit and have an ice-cream in the summer. 

 

Sneaky iPhone pic of our 2018 Amour Éternal campaign 

Sneaky iPhone pic of our 2018 Amour Éternal campaign 

Stay tuned for our 2018 lookbook, shot in Paris by Karolina Kuras, coming in the fall. 


LOVE you to the moon and back

We are so thrilled to be featured in White Magazine this week with our fave BROOKLYN gown! Shot out in the Californian salt flats, the bold, bad-ass bridal aesthetic is what we live for. So much love to our LA stockist The Blushing Bird, as well as photographer Emily Magers for the incredible images and including us in this amazing editorial. To see the full editorial head over to White Magazine. 

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To shop the collection, head over to our stockists page, or email us directly at info@andforlove.com. We do direct orders and ship worldwide! 

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