Bonjour Mon Amie! If you follow me on social media (which you should btw to keep up with me daily! Insta here) than you probably know that I have been spending some much needed time in Europe with my love. From the Charente region of France we took a train to Paris to spend a week in roaming and taking in the city of lights and love. Paris is one of my favorite places in the world, I do not think that you can visit the magical place enough times. Every time I visit there is a new endless amount of secret corners, boutiques, AH-MAZING food, museums and so so much more to explore. On one of my first days in Paris I really wanted to visit the Palais Royal as I had seen it a million times on Instagram etc but I had never actually ventured to the courtyard near The Louvre myself. In case you had the same thought, yes it is suitable for princesses like ourselves as it was once a Palace or Palais in French, It was originally the palace ment for the duke and cardinal Richelieu but then acquired by the king in 1642 and re-named Palais Royal. I’ll spare you all of the history, you can search it on wikipedia, and tell you all of the good good aka the best Instagram spots duh. No, just kidding but the fact that this Paris arcade is so visually pleasing is not at all a bad factor and probably an additive of its popularity. The Palais Royal features one of the most famous art installations which you may have even seen and not realized that it was in fact an art installation. The iconic black and white striped platforms arranged within the main courtyard of the Palais Royal are actually known as Les Deux Plateaux or the Colonnes de Buren by Daniel Buren placed there in 1985. The installation is in the form of a conceptual grid and said to be read as an exploration of the perception and intellectual projection of the space. Fun fact, this area actually used to be a parking lot used for the Palais Royal Gardens. I must say it is one of my favorite spots perfect for an instagram timeline (or some classic blog photos ;) with the clean lines of the installation mixed with the classic French architecture of the Palais you have a perfect mix of both modern and classic French aesthetic.
Now for the really important information … all about my look. For this look in Paris I really just went for it with the whole red thing hence the title of this post, R O U G E. I actually bought this dress the last time that I was in Europe, London to be specific at my favorite Selfridges. I just haven’t had the perfect occasion where the dress seemed like it would fit flawlessly into the atmosphere until this moment. I don’t think this rouge dress could have fit into this environment any better, perfectly popping and complimenting the red and black backdrops of the Palais Royal. With my rouge dress I wore my favorite (and great for wandering around the city and coming home blister free) bright red Prada sandals and matching red Prada crossbody bag. I was the girl in red and all I needed was a black and white backdrop to fully perfect the picture. Sometimes going for entirely one color can seem off putting or too much but in this case and with just the right simplicity of pieces you can come off looking incredibly chic. Last but of course not least to add a little change when the breeze hit I paired the look with my houndstooth J.W. Anderson cropped jacket. Voila a perfectly chic look ready to stroll the streets of my beloved Paris. Stay tuned for more of my travel diary to come and follow me on Instagram to keep up with my daily adventures, plus it would make my day???