December 10, 2014

HÔTEL DES INVALIDES

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Hôtel des Invalides - Pic 3, small

Hey! Here’s another set of outfit photos we shot during our weekend getaway in Paris. I sure didn’t spend the whole day without a proper coat, even I’m not that frost resistant. However, we did end up taking the pictures without my jacket as it was quite a sunny day, and there was practically no wind in the location. The outfit simply looked better on the camera minus the jacket.

Heippa! Tässä toinen päivän asu -tyyppinen postaus matkaltamme. En tokikaan hengaillut marraskuisessa Pariisissa koko päivää ilman takkia, ihan niin lämminverinen en minäkään ole. Asukuvat päädyimme kuitenkin napsimaan ilman takkiani, olihan kyseessä varsin aurinkoinen päivä ja tuulensuojassa oleva kuvauspaikka. Asu yksinkertaisesti toimi kuvissa paremmin ilman päällystakkia.

Hôtel des Invalides - Pic 6, small 2.0

Walking by the Hôtel des Invalides, we decided this was definitely the right backdrop for our photos. This gorgeous monument was first built in the 17th century as a hospital for the homeless, injured or the disabled veterans of the war. Also, Napoleon Bonaparte was put to rest in the crypt of the church as it was his last wish to get to rest in peace on the bank of the Seine river.

Kuvausten taustaksi valikoitui Hôtel des Invalides tai, tarkemmin sanottuna, Invalidikirkko. Tämä upea sairaalana toiminut monumentti rakennettiin 1600-luvulla haavoittuneille ja kodittomille sotainvalideille, kuninkaan käskystä tietenkin. Napoleon Bonaparte on laskettu kirkon kryptaan viimeiseen lepoon, olihan Napoleonin viimeinen toivomus, että hänen tuhkansa lepäisi Seinen rannalla.

Hôtel des Invalides - Collage 2, 2.0

Top – H&M

Bag – Chanel

Boots & fringed skirt – Zara

Watch – Michael Kors

Earrings – Dannijo

Red lipstick – Lady Danger by M.A.C. Cosmetics

Hope you aren’t all bored with my historical chitchat? I’ll try to control myself and  write about more current issues, such as my life in this millenium, for a change. In the upcoming posts, I’ll tell you more about the events of our second and third day in Paris! I’d be so happy if you’d get to stop by here on AV again soon.

Oletteko saaneet näistä historiallisista höpötyksistäni jo tarpeeksi? Yritän jatkossa hieman hillitä itseäni ja pysyä pääsääntöisesti tämän vuosituhannen tapahtumissa. Seuraavissa postauksissa sitten enemmän Pariisin matkamme toisen ja kolmannen päivän fiiliksistä!

Hôtel des Invalides - Pic 1, small 3.0

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Shoshana 07:40 December 11, 2014 Reply
Very pretty ensemble. Simple & clean, perfectly styled, back to basics. Black & white....so chic. www.stylegonerogue.com
    arcticvanilla 14:13 December 14, 2014 Reply
    So lovely to hear you like the outfit, Shoshana. Thank you!
Deb 16:15 December 12, 2014 Reply
Lovely photos Anna! I think your minor history lesson was interesting and I value varied aspects on blogs and the background of Hotêl des Invalides is striking. Your look today is one of my all time favourites of yours and you command it. A great example of high end mixing really well with lower end, creating a very modern, beautiful outfit.
    arcticvanilla 14:16 December 14, 2014 Reply
    So beautifully written, Deb, Thank you! I appreciate it! Agreed, the best outfits are born combining high-end accessories, such as bags, with high-street brands.
Floortje 22:01 December 14, 2014 Reply
You look lovely and I adore your Chanel bag! XX http://www.floortjeloves.com http://www.facebook.com/floortjeloves
    arcticvanilla 22:07 December 14, 2014 Reply
    Thank you sweetie! xx, Anna

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