Temps Suspendu Blog

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One Year

Summer has arrived. The elegant ladies of Jardin du Palais Royal have declared it so.

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Red My Lips

While red lipstick is often a repeat offender in my maquillage repertoire, my favorite shade of lipstick comes with a message this month. Just in case it slipped your mind, April is Sexual Assault Awareness...

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Enfin Printemps

Finalement, L‘Équinoxe de printemps est ici!  With the changing of the seasons, Spring brings a return to sunny, albeit crisp, picnics in the park, ballet flats sans tights, and daffodils sprouting in the most unlikely...

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Exuberant Embroidery Lends Flair

As the end of Paris Fashion Week came to a close, I thought I had things pretty figured out, but Rahul Mishra’s collection The Village surprised me with its playful embroidery and interesting range...

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Dimanche à Paris

I’ve become accustomed to waking up to church bells. Growing up in Southern California, the river of traffic lulled me to sleep at night, through the roar of motorcycles racing up and down Crenshaw Boulevard...

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Très Très Chic

‘Twas the first night of Fashion Week, and all through the line, the stylish people were far from cloud nine. “Which is worse: waiting for the main act at a concert, or waiting for a fashion show...

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Parisian Fatigue

I never thought I’d attempt hitchhiking. It seemed too Kerouac, and I’ve always been a Fitzgerald. Besides, growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, transportation was never an issue. We practically lived in...

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Temps Suspendu

When I was a kid, I liked to play something I called “The Apartment Game.” This entailed imagining my future life as a twenty-something living in an apartment. Hello, adulthood! Turning 20 seemed like a mythically...

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Au revoir, Tuck Shop…Salut, Le Poutch!

During August, Paris shuts down for les vacances. Let me tell you–August is rife with disappointment. Your local boulangerie with the perfectly flaky croissants? Fermé. The hipster coffee shop perfect for an afternoon with...