DIY your Closet: A Day in Paris (with Barbie)

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Crop your Own – Shortening my Denim Jacket

Today it’s about another go at DIY your closet and  – tadaaaaaa – it’s not a hat, a mini-hat and neither fascinator nor headband. I customised a denim jacket. It was a bit too long for my petticoat dresses and skirts. At the GDS shoe fair in Düsseldorf I seriously admired Miss Ella’s cropped denim jacket. Which was bought that way. When I tried the H+M one on at home and realised it wasn’t short enough. So just before I set out to Paris, well before five in the morning I took out the scissors. And cut the waist(band) off. Voila – right length and we were good to go. Don’t hesitate to make things truly your own!

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Loved Miss Ella’s Jacket a lot – and used it as an inspiration (you can actually buy a smaller version at H+M, gnahh)

Casual Look #fersengold #Highheels #skyhighqueen #missellaontour #münchen #blonde #longlegs #jeans #zara #outfit

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Paris – Amour Fou 
Allegedly Audrey Hepburn said „Paris is always a good idea“. Well at least for a visit it is. I have a love/ hate relationship with Paris ever since I live there for a good half year. I worked as an Au-Pair, that didn’t help. I never felt lonelier in my live in a place but I remember the other Au-Pairs and some ladies from the American Church very fondly. The latter were what can be called my age now, at least but they welcomed this atheist into their fold. However I love Paris for visits. Especially short ones. Though this one was the shortest ever.

Felt a bit like a leftover Chocolate or praline easter egg. It was windy and cold and everyone else wore winter clothes.
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I went for a day to Paris was for Beth Ditto’s trunk show (or as she put it playing dress up). Here is my blog post to that remarkable and fun event. It was great to meet a few of the French bloggers like Gaelle from The Curvy and the Curly Closet.

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Leaving the Hotel. Sigh – it wasn’t just exquitely expensive and wonderfully discreet but also most stylish. However I leaned a new word – Bibi is French for (French) beret.
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#lampenmittwoch an einem Freitag 😉 #chandelier #lighting #lobby #mirror #light #boutique #hotel #boutiquehotel

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I’m a Barbie Girl….
After checking at the Trocadero if the Eiffel tower was still there (it is by the way but there was an ugly construction fence on the terrace) I went to the Louvre. Or rather to the wonderful Barbie exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratif in one of the wings of the Louvre. Not exactly the exhibition I solely would have gone to Paris for but still rather fitting the cliche. More on that exhibition later, in another post.

The magnificent diorama – a 1950s world with a runway show! Think Dior and Chanel!
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streetstyle – mostly vintage and wintery as it was a miserable day
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Scenes from the South
For me a trip to Paris isn’t complete without a visit to the grand Le Train Bleu in the Gare de Lyon with their magnificent painted ceiling. Yes, a bit like in a church, but they have a bar – and their Cocktail and Tapas offer isn’t cheap but worth the price for the complete package.

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Quite a contrast to the night bus home. Which I don’t care to repeat. The money spent on the train is well spent, I was a bit under the weather the next day. All about priorities – a five star day and the cheap seats back. Ach well, it was fun and I must go to Paris more often – the last time was already 8 years ago!

Au revoir Paris!
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Dress: Colette in pale blue gingham (sold out), by LindyBop, here in Pink
Demin Jacket: H+M plus, customised by moi 
Shirt: Forever21, ca. 2009 ca. 2014, sold out
Shoes: Deichmann
Weekender Bag: Primark, Summer 2015, sold out
Beret/ Hat: Kasia Girtler

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