When we arrived in Paris I was greeted with that googly-eyed appreciation I always experience when I see this city, as well as a not-so-googly-eyed missing suitcase the airline just casually decided not to load onto our flight. Awesome. One and a half days later it finally arrived, and although that doesn’t sound like a very long time it felt like a lifetime considering how much little clothing, shoes or even skincare products I had with me. It made me realise how all of these possessions could easily be replaced, but how expensive it would be considering how many investment pieces I had accumulated over the years. Trying not to think about it and taking it all in our stride, I did what anyone would have done when they’ve potentially lost their luggage and did a quick visit to Zara. Stocking up on easy basics and little lacey things it made me realise just how far pieces as simple as a little black singlet and white skirt can go, mixing and matching them with past and present purchases and an Autumn-looking Parisian park.
Funnily enough the main thing I was wearing was a smile. Being in Paris, clothes-less and all didn’t seem too bad when you have this beautiful city to distract you.
Photos by Carin Olsson