Off To Paris!

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Well, it’s that time and off to Paris we go!. It’s been a very long time since we’ve been here and there’s definitely some catching up to do…stay tuned for more details although it’s going to be about a week before we’re able to post anything major here. So Mssrs. Poiret and Worth, here we come! ♥

Things have changed a bit since the Exhibition Universelle of 1900….

À Paris!

As we dry out from the latest round of rainstorms, planning for our upcoming Parisian trip proceeds. We’ve managed to map out an itinerary of sorts and many museums are on the list. Unfortunately, the only museum that’s dedicated to fashion, the Galleria Palais is closed for major renovations. However, as a consolation, we will be visiting Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris which is having a special exhibition of his 1965 Mondrian-inspired dress collection.  🙂

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Another interesting museum we’re planning on visiting is the Musée de l’Orangeriewhich houses artworks from many of the major impressionists painters. In particular, it houses Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (Nymphéas) which is actually a series of panels.

The Water Lilies- The Clouds

The Water Lilies- The Setting Sun

We’re especially looking forward to seeing this in person since Monet’s works and the Water Lilies in particular have always served as a major source of inspiration for many of our designs. 🙂 It’s going to be a bit overwhelming but we’re up for the challenge. Stay tuned for more!

Getting Ready For Paris…

Things have been a bit hectic around the atelier as we work on a number of commissions and develop new dress designs. At the same time, we’re also getting ready to head off to Paris for a week in February. It’s somewhat of a spur-of-the-moment thing but we got a reasonable deal on accommodations and well, it didn’t take too much convincing so off we go! 🙂 The itinerary is pretty loose and we’re combining museum-viewing with some fabric shopping- one never knows what one may find…(and we have extra baggage allowance). And of course, we’re going to pay M. Poiret a visit:

Stay tuned for more soon…

Paris In 2019!

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We’re hard at work planning our schedule for 2019 and we’ve always wanted to make a pilgrimage to Paris, the home of fashion and in 2019 it looks like we’re going to have our chance. Yes, you heard right! Lily Absinthe is off to Paris in February 2019! Now, we admit that weather-wise, Paris is not the best in February but we’re willing to take a chance, especially since we’re planning an itinerary that will keep us mostly inside. First on the list, of course, is a visit to the gravesites of those two fashion luminaries Paul Poiret and Charles Frederick Worth! 🙂 Stay tuned for more details!