Saturday, 13 December 2014

Does Anyone Still Blog?

It's been a little while..... Correction. it's been a LONG while.... Correction..... it's been YEARS.

Since my last post I've moved away from fashion styling as my career. I went back to school to study movement therapy. I am also becoming certified to teach yoga with a concentration on special populations and chronic conditions. I moved from NYC and now live in Oakland CA . I am pretty darn happy with it all. All that being said, I still love fashion! I am still vintage obsessed, fall over myself when I find a gem of a shop, drool over designer vintage and my heart still beats wildly whenever I come across a unique and cost effective find. Call me superficial or material but gosh darn it I do. And....I MISS MY BLOG!  I miss writing. And so, I have decided to start posting again. The question is... Does anyone still blog?? and will you still have me? In any case and for whatever it's worth I have decided to dust off this ole blog site, turn over that new leaf and get back on the ole horse (too many cliche sayings in one sentence for ya? pishaw! you'll get used to it). And so here's to it! Welcome back me! Even if no one's still reading these.....

Monday, 4 October 2010

Paris Shops: Les Puces de Saint-Ouen: Les Elleweilles de Babalou-Men's

Winding further through Les Puces we were guided to another booth owned by the wonderful Les Elleweilles de Babalou. This time in the
@ Stand 14 on
To counter act the other location which was uber girlie. This booth is stocked mostly with wonderful male friendly goodies. Bow ties, ties and shoes galore this will keep the "manskies" amused.

Although you know I would never steer you anywhere that wasn't lady friendly. There are also beautiful things here for us gals as well. Including Dior and Madamn Grès!
Gros Bisous,
& Happy Shopping!
~taryn xx

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Paris Shops: Les Puces de Saint-Ouen: Les Elleweilles de Babalou

First and foremost, I apologize. I am a terrible, terrible blogger. At least I have been for the past few months. Blame it on summer, blame it on the hustle and bustle of NYC, blame it on me, hell "blame it on the rain". All in all I have no excuses. Well scratch that, maybe I do... For one I moved to LA! Yes you heard me, native NYker, lover of all things European and here I am..... in LA?! In any case I am here and surprisingly very happy to be! I haven't been away long enough to miss NY but I woke up this morning desperately missing Paris! Then I remembered I took my summer blogging hiatus smack dab in the middle of my Paris posts. So if you don't mind (given anyone is reading this) I am going to finish those shop posts from the beloved city of lights, and reminisce about that oh so wonderful trip!!

So we're back at "Les Puces" literally meaning the fleas, as my beloved frenchies refer to it. Which is also a very casual and familiar term of endearment "ma puce" ie: my flea. I think it's too adorable, but I digress.....

So in Les Puces @
There is another incredible shop that you must see. Called Les Elleweilles de Babellou. It's a charming place filled with rare and designer goodies, all impeccably kept and displayed. A feast for the eyes and very possibly famine for the wallet. You'll find almost too many things that are MUST haves.

For me Les Elleweilles de Babalou ended the search for my wedding dress!! Oh wait... No one has yet to ask... Heck I should have bought it anyway. Preparation, preparation, you know?!

I felt like such a girl here. Trinkets and pinks and hats and things. You may want to make your gentlemen friend wait outside as it's a bit of estrogen overload, and you may find yourself involuntarily cooing and ahhhing.
Despite the potential embarrassment of your almost inevedible emotional reaction to all this goodness, you MUST check out Les Elleweilles de Baballou. "Tell Them Taryn Sent You", and be sure to give them a big "ole" bisous from me!!
Happy Drooling!
~taryn xx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Paris Shops: Les Puces de Saint-Ouen: Falbalas "Modes Vintage Dentelles"

OK maybe I say this all the time, but I mean it! This is one of my favorite places to shop in Paris!! Located at the Marché Dauphine in the clignancourt market, Falbalas is well.... simply fabulous! The Marché Dauphine houses mainly furniture but just pop your self up a flight of stairs and this little gem takes up booths 85-87.
Maybe I love this place partly because I am so very smitten with the wonderfully divine femme who owns the booth, as well as her strikingly debonair beau (who sadly wasn't there this visit).
Check out her gorgeous wood and bronze insect broaches!
These two have exquisite taste and always a wide range of beautifully hand picked vintage. They specialize in victorian with a mix of 20's-50's garb and accessories. Many of the pieces at Falbalas are museum and collection worthy and they run a hefty business for costume rental as well as having a line of vintage inspired shoes that you can order in any size.
There are fun things to see in every corner you look.
and you can ask for assistance to browse the rare goodies kept under wraps for serious buyers and rental.
Falbalas is a perfect resource for any lover of vintage as well as costume designers or stylist looking for something unique. Drop by and "Tell Them Taryn Sent You"!
Gros Bisous and Happy Shopping!
~taryn xx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Paris Shops: Les Puces de Saint-Ouen David Roy

More yummy treats courtesy of Les Puces. One of my favorite vendors a couple of years ago was the fantastic David Roy, which was always stocked with a wonderful selection of designer RTW frocks and foot wear. Although when we went searching for it this trip, we were sad to find a sort of watered down, weeded out version of what I remembered. After thumbing through the clothing for a while and chatting with the guy who was watching the shop he asked if we had been to the new location. What's that you say?? He closed up shop and escorted us over to Allie 1, Stand 3 in the Marché Vernaison. When we arrived we were pleasantly satisfied!
David Roy now carries primarily high end vintage couture. With some really special and unique designer picks from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Celine, Oscar de la Renta and the like. All very well cared for and in pristine condition. The space is beautifully laid out with a plush carpet, a purple velvet chaise in the corner and beautiful prints filling the walls. You can almost lose yourself and forget you're in the middle of the flea market.
Loads of lovely trinkets and accessories as well.
I was really excited for this chic little addition to Les Puces. You need to go and lap up the luxury. Tell Them Taryn Sent You and get 10-15% off!
Happy Shopping and Gros Bisous!
~taryn xx

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Paris Shops: Les Puces de Saint-Ouen FLORENCE NUGUE

One of my favorite things to do in the wonderful city of Paris is to roam for hours around the INCREDIBLE flea Market. It has to be one of my favorite places to shop on earth! I could spend my whole trip here. If they would let me pitch a tent and crash over night I do believe I would. One of the best stalls is number
Florence Nugue has the perfect mix of everything. Including clothing, accessories, furniture and interesting little trinkets. It's also extremely organized and artfully merchandised. So although you feel like you are uncovering little gems, you don't really have to dig around and get you hands dirty. Not that I don't take pleasure in that as well! This stall really gives you the feeling you are roaming around some collectors home. It's intimate, friendly and inviting.
This was so interesting. They speculate that it may be either an old hot water bottle. Or possibly a way to smuggle illegal alcohol. Looked like a proper sized little flask to me. But then again, I may have a problem.... HA!
The Clignancourt Market is huge and vast. So be ready to give your little "pieds" a bit of a work out. You can find Florence Nugue in the Marché Vernaison, Allée 1 Stand 29. When you find it "Tell Them Taryn Sent You"!
Gros Bisous!
~taryn xx

Monday, 10 May 2010

Paris Shops: Chine Machine

and #22
You can find the amazing
Chine Machine has awesome vintage with really reasonable prices and a ton of personality! There is a good mix of merchandise here and a pretty lot of it so you may have to spend some time flipping through but it's TOTALLY worth it! We spent hours here chatting with the incredible shop girl who, just to rub it in my one language speaking face spoke 3, including sparkling perfect English damn you (but thank you!!) you beautiful, friendly and trilingual woman! We had a ton of fun here in and out of the dressing room and found some real gems.
Don't miss checking out the downstairs as well
I had my eye on this yummy little Lanvin.
and these silk harem pants
and any store that has a selection of fishnet body stockings gets a thumbs up from me!! Meow.
Stop by Chine Machine in Monmarte, you are sure to be happy you did! Tell Taryn Sent You!! Happy Shopping!
~taryn x