The Archiduchess

Gucci Gang, Gucci Gang, Gucci Gang

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One of my first experiences of love at first sight was back in 2015 when Gucci launched their iconic Dionysus handbag as part of their fall/winter collection. Ever since, this bag has taken the fashion world by storm with influencers left and right wearing it all over Instagram as well as it having become a staple piece for so many of the fashionistas renowned for having the most coveted closets in the world.

Recently in Paris I found an online store called The Archiduchess that has a selection of bags not all too dissimilar to that of the Gucci Dionysus for a fraction of the price so today I thought I would share how I style it with you guys along with an outfit I have been loving for autumn here in the city of lights.

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OH MY LOVE

An Art Exhibition by One Of My Favourite Illustrators

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When I first came across Lorraine Sorlet’s adorable illustrations it was following her collaboration with one of my favourite ethical and aesthetic clothing brands, Stay Home Club. As soon as I first set eyes on her illustrations and the various ways in which she depicts sentiment, love, loss and heartbreak I couldn’t wait to get familiar with more of her colourful prints.

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Bonjour Tristesse

Making Ethical Outfit Choices Through Investment Pieces

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Fashion Revolution Week has just begun and the question “Who Made My Clothes?” is beginning to resonate within the minds of all influencers, instagrammers and consumers alike. When 2018 first began one of my main goals was to shop more ethically and support smaller fashion labels. While I’ve already talked about one of my favourite, more affordable ethically-made brands called Stay Home Club, today I wanted to feature something a little more high-end.

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Angelina Paris

One of The Best Hot Chocolates in Paris

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It seems as though all of my posts have been about hot chocolate lately but for an absolute chocaholic such as myself, Paris literally is the definition of heaven on earth.

The city isn’t only sugar-coated with alluring architecture and stunning monuments around every corner, it’s also brimming with enticing boutiques and candy-coloured cake shops that charm you in their doorways similarly to how french men do, while perfectly stacked pyramids of macarons and pastries seem to serenade your name from opulent window displays.

But of all the love affairs I have had so far during my time living in the city, my fondness for the menu at Angelina Paris remains eternal.

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7 Ways to Live Beautifully

A Little Reflection on Life

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Here I am at Café de Flore, the oldest coffee house in Paris and the epitome of the perfect Parisian café cliché. Once a hangout of the artistic elite such as Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, the ambience created in this charming café between the classic French decor and the jolly waiters emptying jugs of thick, hot chocolate into porcelain coffee cups while you pensively watch the world go by from the terrace is enough to make you feel like the star of an old Audrey Hepburn film.

Paris is no doubt the type of city that has so many awe-inspiring sights and scenes at every corner you turn, from the tall monuments that stand all along the lengths of the Seine, to the explosion of life happening all throughout the city’s sandstone streets, there are so many reasons to appreciate the world around you. Honestly, in a place as culturally enriching as Paris, it’s hard not to feel anything other than lucky to be alive.

  In light of the thoughtful ambience of Cafe de Flore, and the feelings of pure bliss that go hand in hand with sipping a coffee from here, today I thought I would share with you my top seven ways to live a happier life.

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Life Lessons Learned in Paris

What Living in Paris Has Taught Me So Far

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MY OUTFIT: COAT ~ASOS/ TOP ~ TALLY WEIJL/ SKIRT ~MISSGUIDED (OLD STOCK)/ BAG ~COACH (SIMILAR)

 

Hello my lovelies and happy Friday to you all!

Today marks the start of the 7th month since I left Ireland to change my life and move to Paris. As I’m writing this post I’m wondering where on Earth does time go?

So much of my life has changed in what feels like such a short amount of time so today on LaDameWhoFellToEarth I wanted to look back on my time here in France since the beginning and share with you guys some of the life lessons I’ve learned here in one of the most beautiful and inspiring cities in the world.

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Stay Stylish on Paddy’s Day ft Pretty Little Thing

Going Green

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Hello my lovelies! Valentine’s Day has just passed and I hope you all had a lovely time, no matter what you did to celebrate. The next big event coming up in the year is of course St Patrick’s Day and as it is my first year away from home, I’m excited to see how the celebrations will go.

I dont know about you but for me personally, the very notion of sporting a festive outfit for Paddy’s day and being clad in so much green is enough to conjure the most darkest of childhood memories. From the frumpy school uniforms we all had to wear growing up in Ireland to the cringey leprechaun costumes that flood retail displays this time of year, there’s something about the thought of the color green that so often feels so off-putting.

But looking festive on a day that celebrates our unique culture all over the world isn’t just about sporting a cringey “kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirt in the Paddy’s Day parade. 

Today on La Dame Who Fell to Earth, we’ve teamed up with prettylittlething.com to bring you two looks that are equally festive as they are stylish. 

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Love Yourself First

A Little Note on Self Love

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Hello my lovelies! Happy Friday to you all. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air here in Paris. And in light of that I wanted to share an outfit with you that was not only cute, sweet and elegant, but also the perfect ensemble for a special date with yourself, a loved one, or even an evening out with friends.

As with every year on Valentine’s Day, there comes the over-saturation of soppy couples on social media which often makes it so easy to feel down and out about not having an SO to celebrate with. It’s for this reason that I decided to devote today’s post entirely to self-love. Whether you may be in a relationship or not, self-love is such an important skill that has such a powerful influence over the way we live our lives.

However it’s something so many of us can so easily overlook and neglect to do. But what better time is there to appreciate who we are than on Valentine’s Day, right?

Here are my top tips for self-love as well as a little outfit for you. Let’s start!

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Dublin Style vs Parisian Style

Two Outfits, Two Cities

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There can be no denying the fact that living between the fashion capital of the world and the colorful streets of Dublin has had a serious influence over my sense of style. While fashion in Paris typically tends to be more classical, revolving around basics pieces and signature items, Dublin street style is a lot more daring and eccentric. 

Today I thought I would put together two outfits, one in Dublin and one in Paris to show the contrast between these two unique cities.

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Dior Exhibition

Flashback to Paris

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Here I am at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, the headquarters to one of the world’s most iconic fashion houses since it was first established in 1946 and one of the most inspiring places in Paris when it comes to absorbing the enchantment of the city and its mark on the development of fashion, femininity and haute-couture.

Not so long ago I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Le Musée des Arts Decoratifs just right next to the Louvre in Paris to explore the magical world of Dior dating right back from the early designs of Christian Dior himself and through the beginnings of Hollywood glamour in the 1940’s and 50’s to present day. The exhibition also had so much to offer on the powerful influence following the debut of Yves Saint Laurent into the couture world as well as an exhibit on the more modern elegance of Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri, the label’s present creative director.

In today’s post I thought I would take you through the world of Dior with me and show you some photos of just some of the most stunning dresses through the years.

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