Misia’s Parisian Hotspots
I think Paris is one of the sexiest cities in the world. It just buzzes with love, fashion and history! My muse for my latest Couture Collection, wealthy socialite Misia Sert, was once called the Queen of Paris. I recommend you visit these 3 places during your next stay in Paris and experience the magic of ‘Misia’s Paris’ for yourself.
1. Café de Flore- HQ of cool
This café, on Boulevard Saint-Germain (172), was THE hotspot of the Roaring Twenties, or ‘Années Folles’ as the French called them. Its classic Art Deco interior never changed, and it’s easy to imagine Misia sitting here, surrounded by drooling admirers. It’s still a popular hang-out for the hip and famous, so wear a snazzy LBD and keep your eyes peeled!
Tip: If you want to look like a regular sit inside, preferably at the back. Mandatory accessory: a good book.
2. Chanel Boutique- Coco’s Cocoon
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel always said that fashion wasn’t something ‘that exists in dresses only.’ According to Misia Sert’s BFF (LINK), fashion is everywhere; in the sky and in the street. Well, visit Rue Cambon 21, Chanel’s original boutique and apartment and BREATHE fashion! Make sure you check out the faceted mirrored spiral staircase that made it possible for Chanel to stand in one spot and see what was happening on every floor.
Tip: On a tight budget? Even small purchases -perfume or make up- will be wrapped and put in a gorgeous white Chanel bag.
3. Museé d’Orsay- Impressionist Superstars
During Misia’s lifetime, this was a busy railway station. How amazed would she be to find it it is now one of the world’s most famous and stunning art galleries! Get up close and personal with incredible works by artists like Monet, Degas, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec. Wouldn’t Misia would get a kick out of the fact that these impressionist superstars were once her poor protégés?
Tip: Order your tickets beforehand online and skip the lines. Also: the roof has the most breathtaking view of the City of Love.
We simply adore the city of love and to get you in the mood for an upcoming Parisian adventure we recommend the cheeky Misia Loves Coco set.
REFLECTIONS FROM YOUR MIRROR
FOR THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD
Between king and QUEEN
Who is Tasya van Ree? The mysterious girl in the big black hat has been fascinating art connoisseurs and fashion lovers alike since she burst onto the scene with her stunning black-and-white photographs of celebrities like Michelle Rodriguez and (one-time lover) Amber Heard. I asked the Hawaiian-born visual artist of Dutch-Japanese ancestry (41) about her art and soul. “Between both King and Queen is where I exist.”
Sara Mearns (31) is New York City Ballet’s boldest ballerina. A passionate, intense dancer, she started dancing at 3 and starred in Swan Lake when she was only 19. But instead of resting on her laurels, Sara has kept challenging herself with daring projects, from a collaboration with hip-hop dancers to a leading role in a Broadway show. I talked with the fierce Swan Queen about sacrifices, body confidence, and how to turn pain into gain. “I’m not the typical skinny, tall, long-neck kind of ballerina.”
The art of love!
Get your creative juices flowing
This Valentine’s, don’t wait around for that love-note or those fancy chocolates to feel loved and desired. Express yourself to fall in love with yourself, now!