Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Paris Day Three // What Hemingway Said


 Free People turtleneck
Vintage Wrangler jeans
Gola sneakers
Velvetine purse

Photo diary from my Paris trip even though I am currently on a trip to Puerto Rico! 

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

- Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

I think that in a way, Hemingway was absolutely right. I've never lived in Paris, and I'm not sure that I ever will, but I know that the memories that I have made there will stick with me forever. For me the artistry that goes into the physical beauty of the city is so mind-blowing, it's impossible to not appreciate it and be marked by its existence. The curves of the architecture that have caught my breathe around every Parisian street corner will repaint themselves over and over again in my sleep at night. The narrow sidewalks that make every block seem more delicate, and that cause my steps to quicken to keep from sideswiping passerby going in the opposite direction. The consistently flat and leveled rooftops that look like a magical kingdom all of its own. That from above and afar, it feels as if you can reach out and gently lay your hand upon their surfaces and just keep it there forever. Protecting it. 

There is so much about Paris that I find myself nodding a loud yes at. And although there do exist those French people who severely dislike Americans straight off the bat, I am never one to take stereotypes seriously. We actually met some quite spectacular French human beings whom I want to steal from their country and take back to NYC with me so I can hang with them on the daily. I am paying respect to the lifestyle that includes sipping coffee and actually enjoying the smell and taste of it, as opposed to injecting ourselves with what feels like a superhuman chemical we need just for the sake to feel borderline okay with our lives. The effortless put-togetherness only the French have mastered keeps me mind boggled and totally in awe as I try to do the same as they do. Untidy hair that feels natural and sexy and nonchalant. The endless diet of bread, fruits, cheese, meat and wine. The way that "love" sounds in French and when spoken with total truth. All I can say is that I am no longer tainted by the experience of having a French man for a boss. 

I will never call you home Paris, but I sure as heck will always love the way I feel when I walk your streets, eat your food and attempt to speak your language. These photos were taken in our favorite part of the city, Montmarte. Where ex-patriots like Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway escaped to pursue their art. How fucking romantic and brave. We walked up to the Sacre Couer, which I think is now part of our Paris tradition. This is where I envisioned the hand upon the rooftops image in my head. My mind has been in the clouds ever since. 


Carina G. said...

Great photos !

Unknown said...

great photos -- love the blazer you're wearing


Mamma al top said...

beautiful pics!! kiss

Mariel Parton said...

Paris is truly one of a kind and I understand your thoughts about Paris and the French, the city is so full of history and beauty in every street and corner..just love this post and your photos so much Dylana <3


AVY said...

I hate Paris, most of it anyway. Too many memories.

/ Avy

Unknown said...

Lovely pictures!! Paris is a dream!

Tusks and Tails said...

Looks like the most beautiful city ever!


Kristina said...

You look beautiful! And wow,these photos are stunning!

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Cristina said...

I love to see pictures of Paris!Thanks

Unknown said...

The way you write is so touching. Reading this post and looking at the photos was a real experience (hope that doesn't sound too silly)

Love Edina

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Unknown said...

another perfection to your writing, so fun about your french boss, lol.

barbaritapuca said...

me gusta tu outfit. està simple y bonito. me agrada mucho la basta del pantalòn. take care ^_^

Jeanne said...

Beautiful pictures of Paris Dylana! I love your sneakers btw! ;)

Stephanie said...

Such beautiful pictures of Paris, love how you captured this lovely city!



Taimemode said...

Perfect sneakers, and nice pictures :)


Nikki Williams said...

amazing photos!

xx nikki

Unknown said...

Beautiful Paris!


Unknown said...

The perfect outfit for a perfect day in Paris. Adore the vintage style of this jeans and how you wear it with this classic blazer. These sneakers put the casual touch on the look and the bag is pure love. Wonderful photos



Great post and lovely pictures! Love Paris!

Kacie Cone said...

Ah I leave for Paris on Sunday and this is making me so excited!!

Unknown said...

Paris is beautiful indeed, I'd love to live there too! The mentality is really different and everyone is so chic and classy.. and the buildings, wow, every place is photogenic ! I also LOVE your photo's, it was like I was in Paris again (:

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