Miss Dior exposition in one of the finest monuments in Paris – Grand Palais. Since I love Dior and have sold many Miss Dior perfumes back in the time when I was working in a perfume boutique I thought it would be a great idea visiting this exposition. 15 contemporary artists have been invited to interpret the signature codes of Dior and their art installations together with Dior dresses, old sketches, patterns, textures, Miss Dior bottles through the time could be seen in this this exposition. I went there a couple of days ago and was amazed by the different works of the artists. What made most impression on me was Shirin Nesrat‘s shortfilm with the Dior muse Natalie Portman. Her captivating film “Illusions and mirrors”, showing the paradox between the inside and outside, lightness and darkness….was subtile.
Miss Dior exposition (November 13th-25th) – Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris
Photos below are taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s
Miss Dior exposition at Grand Palais in Paris
Rainbow-coloured carped with the typical houndstooth motif from the Miss Dior bottle, created by Polly Apfelbaum
Giant bow composed of hundreds of J’adore bottles, by Joana Vasconcelos Futuristic rose skeleton by Alyson Shotz
Yesterday evening I had been invited to an inauguration soirée at Le Salon Du Chocolat 2013 that is held in Paris. During the inauguration soirée they had a fashion show where different designers had designed dresses in chocolate, amazing performances were held, and of course unlimited chocolate tasting! Le Chapon also had a mousse au chocolat bar with mousse au chocolat made on chocolate from different provinces, very yummie! On many stands there was also served champagne, wine etc…perfect match when having chocolate since it enhances its’ taste. Bailey’s was also there serving their latest Chocolat Luxe…very delicious! Among the other exposers you could find Pierre Marcolini, Pierre Hermé, Chapon, Valrhona , Le Marquise de Ladurée etc. More photos will follow soon !
Between October 28th-29th Le Salon Du Chocolat has been open for professionals and from Oct 30th-November 3rd it’ open for the public. So if you’re in Paris and you’re into chocolate, it’s definitely something you shouldn’t miss.
Le Salon Du Chocolat – Viparis, Porte de Versailles, Pavillons 5
Photos taken with my Nikon D5100, lens 35mm f 1.8
Merci Merci is a concept store I visit every time I go to Paris, love to stroll around and have a look on their many beautiful items. So many things they have that I would like to fill up my home with. Like for example the Baccarat chandelier you can see on one of my photos and the Gustavian white chair.…
Merci Merci – 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris
Gustavian chair from Sweden at Merci Merci concept store in Paris
Beautiful table decoration at Merci Merci concept store in Paris
Gorgeous Baccarat chandelier at Merci Merci concept store in Paris
La Maison Deyrolle – a famous taxidermy boutique in Paris, I must confess I had no clue of it’s existence until I saw the movie Midnight In Paris and got curious about some of the places where the scenes took place. And that is the story behind how I discovered Deyrolle, thanks to Woody Allen who chose to shoot one of the scenes for his move Midnight In Paris there :-)
During my last trip to Paris a visit to La Maison Deyrolle was therefore on my list and it was truly an adventure seeing all those wild animals in all different sizes, from small butterflies, to a giant bear, elephant, birds and beautiful swans in a beautiful typical Parisian saloon.
I like taxidermy (as long as I know the animal haven’t been haunted and killed for that purpose) and there were so many animals I wanted to buy and bring with my to my home in Copenhagen. But I had to be realistic, none of them would have fitted in my suitcases…so I was pleased by just wandering around, studying them from close and taking photos to share with you.
The store was established in 1831 by the entomologist Jean-Baptiste Deyrolle and a part from having taxidermy they were famous for their educational posters that were translated into many different languages. Nowadays La Maison Deyrolle is owned by the Prince Louis Albert de Broglie, also called the Prince Jardinier (The Gardener Prince). Unfortunately a larger part of the collection and 90 % of the interior was destroyed during a fire in February 2008. With the help from the French Army, Hèrmes, Christie’s and numerous artists around the world it has been possible to restore some objects and they also recieved taxidermies from different contributors from around the world.
According to their website most of taxidermies in La Maison Deyrolle have died a natural death in circuses and zoological reserves and many of them come from Deyrolle’s vintage collection.
I let the photos speak for themselves and if you are in Paris you should definately stop by and visit the store.
La Maison Deyrolle – 46 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
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Si je ne peut pas être en France…mes belles souvenirs restes proche de mon cœur.
If I cannot be in France…my sweet memories/souvenirs remains close to my heart…literally. On the weekend I went for some digging in the fleamarket here in Copenhagen and found this beautiful stool aged with love. Next to my bed it makes a perfect sideboard table where I’ve put my gilded heart, also from France. The heart is old, dated 1938, with a story of a married couple separated during the war….
The cute bottle is from Denmark, also a treasure I found in the fleamarket. It’s a bottle used for fresh cream and is around 70 years old…now serving as a vase for my rose ;-) Simply love small things with history…