Paris Doors & Stores

September 30, 2015



"Paris has given me many things. Many of the newly implanted ideas and experiences are still are in the process of being consciously put together. And of course, meaning assignment takes time, weeks, maybe even months to fully understand. However, one of the biggest and most apparent influences is how it has aesthetically inspired me. To my spur of creation in all aspects from social, design, to wardrobe."





Paris has given me many things. Many of the newly implanted ideas and experiences are still are in the process of being consciously put together. And of course, meaning assignment takes time, weeks, maybe even months to fully understand. However, one of the biggest and most apparent influences is how it has aesthetically inspired me. To my spur of creation in all aspects from social, design, to wardrobe. 

Doors and stores ; that sounds about right. It's the perfect phrase to sum up the visual stimulation I had during Paris. Wait, I'm missing one extra word. If I can tastefully add in titties or boudoir to that phrase or even had enough courage to sneak several images from the infamous and often ripped off burlesque show, Crazy Horse, without getting thrown out of there, than I would. Okay, let's get back on track - doors and stores The architecture here is so thoughtful. My perfect tour guide and companion reminded me that this is in fact classical architecture. I'm use to huge hunk of metals and glass over 20 stories high. How high can these NYC building be. How fast can they make it and then how fast can they tear it down to build another up once again? Yes, and modern is great too. It's what I'm use to. But, but these buildings in this foreign land to me have a soul. It's is strong, carefully built by considerate hands. Every door caught my eye. At a point, I just stopped taking photos of them because I was stopping dead in my tracks every two minutes. This made my partner very uncomfortable and often mad because my curiosity can very well lead to the sequel of Taken 2. And he is not Liam. And although I like a good story, I'm not one for suspenseful action movies as I am for 90s sitcoms. 

Besides the architecture, I was truly impressed and inspired by some of the retail space I walked through. One of the perks of going to Paris, the fashion capital of the world, with a fashion designer is that he knows all the best stores to go to. Three of my favorite were Collete, L'Eclairier, and The Broken Arm. When you're constantly surrounded by thoughtfully curated beautiful clothes and beautiful structures in and outside of these stores, your brain works a bit harder. I literally came home and several days later, ripped my closet apart and donated so many pieces away. Don't be surprised if you see my generally style and aesthetic change. Blame it on Paris, my friends. 

And this is why I love to travel. You never can anticipate the life lessons and inspiration but you can always expect one or a few.


Photos by iPhone




September 30, 2015
"Paris has given me many things. Many of the newly implanted ideas and experiences are still are in the process of being consciously put together. And of course, meaning assignment takes time, weeks, maybe even months to fully understand. However, one of the biggest and most apparent influences is how it has aesthetically inspired me. To my spur of creation in all aspects from social, design, to wardrobe." Paris has given me many thing…


"Paris has given me many things. Many of the newly implanted ideas and experiences are still are in the process of being consciously put together. And of course, meaning assignment takes time, weeks, maybe even months to fully understand. However, one of the biggest and most apparent influences is how it has aesthetically inspired me. To my spur of creation in all aspects from social, design, to wardrobe."





Paris has given me many things. Many of the newly implanted ideas and experiences are still are in the process of being consciously put together. And of course, meaning assignment takes time, weeks, maybe even months to fully understand. However, one of the biggest and most apparent influences is how it has aesthetically inspired me. To my spur of creation in all aspects from social, design, to wardrobe. 

Doors and stores ; that sounds about right. It's the perfect phrase to sum up the visual stimulation I had during Paris. Wait, I'm missing one extra word. If I can tastefully add in titties or boudoir to that phrase or even had enough courage to sneak several images from the infamous and often ripped off burlesque show, Crazy Horse, without getting thrown out of there, than I would. Okay, let's get back on track - doors and stores The architecture here is so thoughtful. My perfect tour guide and companion reminded me that this is in fact classical architecture. I'm use to huge hunk of metals and glass over 20 stories high. How high can these NYC building be. How fast can they make it and then how fast can they tear it down to build another up once again? Yes, and modern is great too. It's what I'm use to. But, but these buildings in this foreign land to me have a soul. It's is strong, carefully built by considerate hands. Every door caught my eye. At a point, I just stopped taking photos of them because I was stopping dead in my tracks every two minutes. This made my partner very uncomfortable and often mad because my curiosity can very well lead to the sequel of Taken 2. And he is not Liam. And although I like a good story, I'm not one for suspenseful action movies as I am for 90s sitcoms. 

Besides the architecture, I was truly impressed and inspired by some of the retail space I walked through. One of the perks of going to Paris, the fashion capital of the world, with a fashion designer is that he knows all the best stores to go to. Three of my favorite were Collete, L'Eclairier, and The Broken Arm. When you're constantly surrounded by thoughtfully curated beautiful clothes and beautiful structures in and outside of these stores, your brain works a bit harder. I literally came home and several days later, ripped my closet apart and donated so many pieces away. Don't be surprised if you see my generally style and aesthetic change. Blame it on Paris, my friends. 

And this is why I love to travel. You never can anticipate the life lessons and inspiration but you can always expect one or a few.


Photos by iPhone