A Victorian Photoshoot in Paris

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Last November  I had to go to Paris to do some research and business stuff – and as usual I decided to combine the business stuff with a bit of pleasure. It was Lucas’s big birthday, and so a plan was hatched…

I had a new gown to photograph, a late 1880s, Second Bustle  affair in autumnal colours, so that got packed into the suitcase and  eary one morning we boarded the Eurostar and were on our way!

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Havig arrived in our hotel in the Marais district,  we decided to do the photoshoot first. The weather was a bit crap, cold and drizzle, but with more rain forecast over the next few days, this was the best we could hope for…

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 The attire was on,  and off we went, to our location – Place des Vosges. It was about 10 minutes walk away, so despite the drizzle I made it mostly dry – and the drizzle and wind abated enough for about 10 minutes to allow us to shoot… The results below!

 

Due to the weather the place was mostly deserted – ideal!

 

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This  period has the ridiculously huge bustle style –  and for once I had decided to treat myself, so instead of making one myself, I had ordered mine form this lovely etsy seller 🙂 The Bustle  cage worked a treat,  my bum was enormous!

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Interestingly enough, the hotel  we stayed in had a matching exhibit just in front of our room….

BY the time we got back, it started raining in earnest – so we changed and went out to a local place for some French Cuisine. And we were very lucky – La Vache Acrobate  was simpy amazing – lovely food ( we visitied it 3 times – it was that good!), nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Next day was all about research  and museums  – and thanks to Lime scooters, we managed quite a lot in one day, moving swifty in between locations..  great fu too – my biggest regret was not realising they had them the day before, it would have been a blast to ride on one in the Victorian getup!

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And after a busy day, Lucas”s birthday treat – a cruise and dinner o the Seine. Cruside was  lovley – the food, though posh and expensive was ok, but nowhere as nice as our previous meal…

And yes, it was raining. we got a bit wet on the way back on the scooters…

 

And probably as a result, I ended up with a severe laringitis  lasting a few weeks afterwards.  Still –  it was worth it!

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