#DECEMBER EDITION

La Parisienne is so mystérieuse in Décembre...  Perhaps because at this time of year, she is in limbo between the harshness of winter and the delight of the holiday season. How does she dress? Where is she heading looking so nonchalante yet so busy? How does she feel, wrapped up in her big winter coat? We’ll give you (almost) all of the answers. So, follow la Parisienne’s lead and choose joy!

Outfit of the Day

Outfit Of The Day VA VA VOLUME

Wrap yourself up in swathes of wool (or, better, cashmere) sheepskin or fake fur. Go simple chic or bold, choose whatever fabric and colour you please, as long as the shape is on-point, with one buzzword: volume! Cet hiver, winter coats will be oversized or nothing!

@lenaruna

Inspiration

INSPIRATION WE'RE ALL KINDS ON THE INSIDE

A necessary and magical end of year tradition bursting with charm? The Christmas vitrines in the shops show scenes which are both fabuleuses and dreamlike. Enjoy them at nightfall!

@les_modouw_de_carotte

Food

FOOD WE CAN’T RESIST THE CALL OF CHOCOLATE!

It’s Sunday, it’s cold outside, and we only want to do one thing – du calme, with a chocolat chaud in hand. The best kind, as smooth and velvety as possible. The ingredients? Dark chocolate, milk (mixed with some water for a lighter version), vanilla sugar and, as an optional extra, a pinch of cinnamon. For a lactose free version, replace milk with soy milk with a tad of almond for a dreamy, creamy texture.

mantra

MANTRA CHRISTMAS MOOD

Be honest: is this your Noël shopping mantra? Sometimes, you've just got to treat yourself !

La vie en pink

LA VIE EN PINK HYGGE

Hygge (the art of creating a warm, cosy and content mood, either alone or with the ones you love) is good for the soul! In winter, it’s even better… and à deux, it’s perfection!

@kimberleyjones

beautytips

BEAUTY TIPS DULL SKIN, ME? NEVER!

The magic formula for a fresh and radiant glow, even when it’s zero degrees and gets dark at 4pm? A good moisturiser, a must for luminous skin, and correctly applied foundation. Start with the nose and spread to the apples of your cheeks, followed by your forehead. Add a touch of bronzer with subtle pink tones.

Places

PLACES MYSTERIOUS MONTMARTRE

Windy paved streets, artist ateliers, celebrity homes, vineyards and charming cafes in their original state. Perched on the rooftops of Paris, Montmartre is a unique and timeless hilltop haven… full of surprises, secrets and mystères to discover!

PARISIAN INTERVIEW

PARISIAN INTERVIEW HAVE A TETE A TETE WITH CAROLINE

Dive into the éclectique and ever-changing life of the globetrotteuse Caroline Lacharme.

@carolinelacharme

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INFLUENCER INTERVIEW

INFLUENCER INTERVIEW PARISIENNE, MYSTÉRIEUSE AND INFLUENCEUSE 

Meet Elena, the striking blonde who loves shaking things up. A luxury “ouvrière”, she works in the atelier couture for the fashion house Dior. Elena loves changing up her look, and is always flitting between urban-cool attitude and sumptuous élégance.

@lenaruna

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Fashion Detail

FASHION DETAIL GLAMOROUS GLOVES

Apart from their practical purpose – namely keeping our hands warm! - gloves bring a welcome mysterious and glamorous feel to any winter getup. An effect which is multiplied by ten if you opt for leather gloves.

@causse_gantier

www.causse-gantier.fr

Trends

TRENDS PRETOX BEFORE DETOX

We’re all familiar with the idea of detoxing to compensate for excesses. The pretox is the next big trend! This is essentially preparing your body one week before any upcoming lavish feasts and parties – New Year’s Eve for example! The concept? Eliminating sugar, gluten and lactose, all while making sure to eating enough – because this isn’t a diet.  

Bourjois Dictionay

BOURJOIS DICTIONARY LA NEIGE

Frozen ice crystals that make the streets of Paris look shimmery