Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fall in Paris

My parents live in Paris so it’s become a home away from home and September is definitely a wonderful time to visit with perfect weather, the leaves are starting to turn but it's still warm! There is excitement in the air, everyone is back from holiday and I arrived the day after the "la rentrée" week, when both school and work started up again.

Most days on my trip began with a run in the Luxembourg Gardens, a beautiful garden surrounding the Senate just a few minutes walk from their place in St. Germain.

Luxembourg Gardens in September
On an evening walk wearing Comptoir des Cotonniers sandals

One of the first things I noticed in Paris this time was the men's street style. I saw some great outfits and some really stand out shoes!

Pop color mens shoes from Finsbury

On this trip, I spent a lot of time seeing all the creative art Paris has to offer. I love this mobile at Le Musee Des Art Decoratifs. The museum has an eye catching shop, filled with modern art inspired design.

Avant garde placemat
Le Palais de Tokyo is one of my favorite museums in Paris. With it's regularly rotating exhibits and interactive layout, Le Palais de Tokyo is always fun and engaging.

Exhibit by Korakrit Arunamondchai at Le Palais de Tokyo 
Tianzhuo Chen at Palais de Tokyo
Patrick Neu wine glass installation at Palais de Tokyo
Henrique Oliveira at Palais de Tokyo
Patrick Neu at Palais de Tokyo

A real highlight at Palais de Tokyo is Céleste Boursier-Mougenot's row boat installation. Guests ride a row boat through near darkness and explore the landscapes of the installation while ghostlike holograms are projected on the walls. It's kind of like an art exhibit and theme park ride in one!

Boursier-Mougenot's installation, photo from weburbanist.com

I love the golden gates and foyer of the elegant Petit Palais

Spiral staircase in the foyer of the Petit Palais

La Maison Europeenne de la Photographie is holding a Lanvin exhibit to coincide with Paris Fashion Week. The exhibit focuses on everything that goes on backstage to produce a fashion show.

All the hands needed to get a model ready for a couture show 

The dresses on display are designed by Albar Elbaz from the fabrics of past collections and purposely left unfinished

Lanvin butterfly dress
Now, I can't wait to go back to Paris for Christmas!

Silver boots by Anonymous Copenhagen

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