Reminiscing of Paris With Megan Hess

As much as I use the #britishatheart I am just as obsessed with Paris. Paris was my first love and as I child I dreamed of visiting, climbing the Eiffel Tower, seeing a show at the Moulin Rouge and visiting endless patisseries. So, it seems did fashion illustrator Megan Hess. It is the opening statement in her new book ‘Paris through a fashion eye’. A guide book with stunning illustrations, it is a must have for any fashionable lady.

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If you cannot place the name Megan Hess, you are probably already familiar with her work. Her big break came in 2008 when she illustrated the front cover of Candice Bushnells new book. What was this book? None other than sex and the city, it was Megan who first gave a face and a look to Carrie Bradshaw.

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Since then Megan has illustrated for everyone who is anyone in the fashion world. Her clients include Prada, Vanity Fair, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She has also gone on to produce her own fashionable lines of scarves, coffee cups and cushions which are available through her website along with a range of her prints.

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Her books are my favourite products. Previously I have purchased The Dress: 100 iconic moments in fashion, in which two of the Duchess of Cambridge’s gown are featured and Coco Chanel: The illustrated world of a fashion icon.

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My favourite though is the newest, Paris through a fashion eye which was released this week. Broken up into chapters such as do/play, shop, sleep and eat/drink it covers all the stylish shops, bars and cafes that would be a must visit on the trip itinerary of Carrie Bradshaw herself. Browsing through the illustrations of the Eiffel tower, bottles of champagne, the peonies, the chic ladies on bicycles, I am instantly transported back to Paris, to the carousel just near the Eiffel tower or sitting on the Champs Elysse eating French onion soup with the Arc de Triomphe in full view. There are plenty of new places suggested though that will be on my wish list for next time, the Ritz club, the Dior Museum and Coco Chanel’s apartment.

 

Whether you are dreaming of your first trip to Paris or a seasoned visitor you will find something in Paris through a fashion eye to inspire your own case of wanderlust.

 

Kylie

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The Best Buy Guide For Breakfast At Tiffany’s Fans

I’m sure I’m not the only replikater who was inspired by Kate’s fashion choices last week to spend a bit of my weekend indulging in my love for Audrey Hepburn by spending Sunday morning enjoying coffee, croissants and of course watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I also spent a large portion of the weekend searching online for the perfect navy hat replikate for Kate’s beautiful Lock and co Tiffany hat, whilst not having much success I did come across many wonderful Breakfast at Tiffany’s products which I’m sharing the best of below. So go on and indulge your inner Holly Golightly!

 

The Hat

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I can’t think of a more iconic fashion moment on film then the fabulous wide black drop brim hat with white silk scarf that Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly Golightly wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Dramatic, memorable and ever so stylish, it perfectly contrasted with her delicate facial features to create a timeless look.

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There were many replicas of this hat on sites such as etsy and eBay and lots that came in packs of Holly Golightly costumes, but if your actually wanting one to wear as a regular part of your wardrobe and not just as  a one-off to a dress up party, I think this one from Amazon is the best. Sold by Utopiat, it is described by them as ‘a true labour of love and has taken 2 years to finally perfect to become what we believe to be the most accurate and beautiful rendition of this gorgeous hat’. See the link below;

https://www.amazon.com/Hepburn-Breakfast-Tiffanys-Oversized-Premium/dp/B01BI2UVUM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=everyaudre-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1478735074&sr=8-11&keywords=utopiat&linkCode=sl1&linkId=1219cd6061d477c6c37fd9d915470c17

The Sleep Mask

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Remember the scene where Holly first meets Paul. When she answers her door dressed in a white tuxedo shirt,  purple tassel ear plugs and the most darling blue sleep mask with gold braid trim, rhinestones and eyelash fringe. Now you can own your own fabulous copy.

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Again, I found many copies of the mask but the one that seems to made out of the best quality materials and bears the best resemblancece to the original is this one from sleepy cottage and it’s below $30. check it out here;

https://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Holly-Golightly-Sleep-Mask/dp/B01M1BIRF4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=everyaudre-20&m=A2KCH5N0AORF36&s=handmade&ie=UTF8&qid=1476745109&sr=1-78&linkCode=sl1&linkId=119239d3f0aaf55aedd14887edabf976

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Not satisfied with just the mask and after the whole set? Not problem! Buy the whole set here, the only difference is this comes with purple tasselled earrings instead of ear plugs.

https://www.amazon.com/Holly-Golightly-Costume-Breakfast-Masquerade/dp/B016C7B7NS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=everyaudre-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1476684729&sr=8-11&keywords=breakfast+at+tiffany%27s+sleep+mask&linkCode=sl1&linkId=8951a86188189404dc9ad5a51ceac760