Posts Tagged ‘baroque’

Your Paris Palette: Go for Baroque

Few kinds of Paris style are as beloved as the baroque. Every so often, it grabs center stage again. When that happens, even a minimalist caves in. Few can resist a glint of gold, a really dramatic ruffle or the exuberance that makes us think of Louis Quatorze. Maybe it’s genetic, but each wave of curls and swirls creates brand-new fans. This fall, much of Paris fashion just adores it.

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La Maison du Roy in Paris

Girlin’ Out: Ultrafeminine Paris Boutiques

Paris is known the world over for being the place to get the best of everything. When browsing Paris boutiques, I am often struck by how specific they are—here is a store selling only harps, there is a shop for artisan walking canes. Resisting the Walmartization of the modern world, many specialized Paris boutiques also focus on the lovely pleasures of old, continuing today the elegant traditions of yesteryear with charm and style. Two of my favorite stops for such pleasures—and for appreciating a truly feminine experience—are Belle de Jour and La Maison du Roy.

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