Quintessence Parisienne

The place for sophisticated Fashion, Beauty and Interior Design – Follow my journey to live my dreams

The perfectly chic Parisian apartment

parisian romantic appartment

I have always dreamt about living in a beautiful Haussmannian apartment with high ceilings, lots space and beautiful golden details. Ideally, it would be located near to my favorite places like the Louvre or Saint-Germain. I would decorate it with taste: it would be chic and eclectic.

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I don’t like being photographed


I know it’s pretty ironic for a fashion blogger, isn’t it? But it’s the truth, I am not comfortable at all in front of a camera. This is the reason why I have waited a few months before showing my face on the blog. In fact, it’s pretty simple, whenever I have to pose, I just feel clumsy and stiff. You may ask why I am talking about this now! Well, last Monday, I was at the photo shoot of the ready to wear collection of Sakina Paris (you can find previous articles about her here and here) in a Parisian studio with two gorgeous models. And I was literally hypnotized by them. Beyond their beauty and superb figure, what hit me was their natural ease in front of the camera and the perfect harmony with the photographer. They were so charismatic! (I also loved Sakina’s collection but I will tell you more about it later!)

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9 tips for a chic bathroom on a budget


Ah the bathroom ! Probably my favorite place in my appartement (along with my bed !). The room where I relax after a long day, where I pamper myself and make myself beautiful. My bathroom is not very large but I have managed to make it an oasis of beauty and serenity without robbing the bank! So today I am sharing with you 9 tips for a chic bathroom on a budget.

Ah la salle de bain ! Probablement l’un de mes endroits préférés chez moi (avec mon lit !) La pièce où je me détends après une longue journée, où je prends soin de moi et où je me fais belle. Ma salle de bain n’est pas très grande pourtant j’ai réussi à en faire une oasis de sérénité et de beauté sans casser ma tirelire ! Aujourd’hui je partage donc avec vous mes 9 secrets pour avoir une salle de bain chic sans se ruiner.

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Autumn reflections


Audrey Hepburn once said « Paris is always a good idea » and I couldn’t agree more. Autumn is officially here, leaves are slowly turning yellow and he weather is getting chilly. The light in Paris is even more beautiful. You have no idea how much I love this time of the year! It is time to wear soft little sweaters, drink some tea while watching Downton Abbey on Sunday afternoons and have long walks at the Jardin des Tuileries.

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Chic and glam: the Mirrored Furniture trend

Chic mirrored coffee table

You know me and you know my style: I love anything that can make a room glamorous, chic and feminine.  And what better way to achieve this than by adding mirrored furniture to your interior? I love mirrored furniture because they really make me think of old Hollywood glamour. I can really imagine a beautiful night table with flowers or a chest drawer with a beautiful display of makeup, jewelry and perfumes. Besides, they really brighten up a room while making it look larger.

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