Paris Drop-Off. Haute Mother/Daughter Style.

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Mother. Daughter. Paris. Summer 2014.

Fashion shot: Bobby Peruch

Bobby, who epitomizes style..he’s been on Haute Drop-Off, sent this photo from the streets of Paris.  Haute Drop-Off usually focuses on younger kids, but how amazing to see grown up children and their parents – especially looking this stylish.

Summer in Paris – the colors, the fabrics, the beauty..it’s just a city that bleeds style..and I can’t get enough.  Once you live in a city like Paris, you become so accustom to dressing chic, it’s just part of your routine…

Thanks Bobby!

Betsey. Playboy. Paris. Models. Famed Photographer. Haute.

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Bronwyn Chovel. Paris, France. July 2014. Mom. Model. Artist Rep.

Fashion Notes: Dress: Besty Johnson, Sandals: Purchased in Greece, Sunglasses: Ray Ban. Bronwyn’s little girl is wearing a hand smocked cotton dress.

Bronwyn is not Parisian – she actually hails from Miami, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Bronwyn has been modeling for years, and currently with all her experience as a client, is representing artists.  One of her clients is famed photographer, Greg Lotus who currently shot the cover of the August Playboy. Greg’s work can be seen in Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, Out etc.. Bronwyn is surrounded by the creative, after being in the fashion industry modeling for years – – – I want to hang out with Bronwyn and Greg for a few hours!!

I spotted Bronwyn (even though we had been connected through several people) at a famed Mill Valley spot, The Sweetwater Music Hall.  It was a week day morning, and a beautiful, chic and sophisticated woman sat sipping coffee at the bar.  Bronwyn has that I’m “somebody” model look, but not in an offensive way – because it’s all unintentional.  Bronwyn is sweet, kind and hails from a family filled with loving, fun people –

Now back to Bronwyn’s dress – – -Betsey Johnson and I have been best friends for years, ever since I would sift through her sales basket in her Coconut Grove Store (which has been closed for years).  I’m lying, but in my imagination Betsey and I were great friends.  She did cart wheels at the end of all her runway shows, and I once exchanged words with her cool daughter, Lulu when I was living in NYC working in fashion.

My passion for Betsey was formed early in my fashion development.  I actually wore a Betsey Johnson plaid, punk looking dress to every Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Quinceanera and debutante coming out party  -remember I grew up in Miami, we had lots of parties from the age of 12-16.  I knew most of the salespeople in the Miami store, only because I felt it was okay to hang around the store as it were a contemporary art museum…looking, but not purchasing any of the great works.

The women in the Miami store were gorgeous – after all, it was Miami.  They weren’t totally hip, like their Colombus Avenue counterparts.  But Miami salespeople, made Betsey Johnson clothing damn sexy..and as inappropriate as it sounds now, that 11 year old child wanted to look just like them.  I promised myself, I would one day work at Betsey Johnson.

Betsey’s clothing was a combination of funky, sexy, cool and didn’t follow any particular seasonal trend.  Even at 11, I could spot a Betsey Johnson garment – – she stuck to her fashion ideals, and continued to be unique.  I never did get that job at BetseyJohnson, but always appreciate how her clothing somehow, made me feel passionate and excited to be a part of the crazy, artistic world of fashion – – even if her stores didn’t take returns (store credit).

I know Betsey still does cartwheels at the end of all her runway shows – -She makes fashion fun and lighthearted – – As is should be. Here’s a shot of Bronwyn is the ocean – looking chic in a black bikini and you can peak at her discreet tattoo.

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Haute Designers. Parisian’s love Red at Drop-Off.

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Patricia. Sunset Drive. Miami, Florida. January 2014.

I caught this Parisian mom cruising into one of my mother’s favorite stores in Miami, At East on Sunset, www.ateaseonsunset.com/ .  At Ease carries a great selection of super cool ready to wear apparel by a happening group of designers such as, Rag & Bone, Isabel Marant and Alexander Wang to name a few.  They also have some killer sales, for people like me, who are not into paying designer prices!

Patricia likes to shop in Miami when she’s on vacation, probably because compared to Paris, fashion in the States is practically free. Patricia is a style contributor for the French Magazine, Toulouse.  This mom lives for high end fashion.. and she LOVES designers.

Fashion Notes: Red with gold trim handbag: Yves Saint Laurent, as a side note, I love this bag, it’s just gorgeous and red always adds something. Red Ankle Boots: Balenciaga, Jeans and Top: Helmut Lang, Outerwear Vest: Intuition Paris, Watch: Rolex, Ring: Hermes.

Some serious labels for this high stylin’ Parisian Mamma!

Chic Parisian Grandmother. Haute Drop-Off Paris.

Parisian Grandma

What amazes me about Paris children is how put together they look..they ooze sophistication.  Parisians care about the way clothing fits.  This ultra chic woman’s trench coach fits perfectly and flatters her narrow figure.  You understand now why Parisian tailors are so popular..most know how to fit clothing on any figure.

This outfit is very simple and yet her Louis Vuitton Luggage and handbag somehow look lovely and not overdone.. it all just fits.  The Chic Parisian…

 

Haute Parisian Bohemian Mom. Weekend Drop-Off.

Muriel is a designer and founder of Muche et Muchette, www.mucheetmuchette.com  – we chatted for a while by the pool, and Muriel has great style.  I love the bag she designed in the picture.  Her style is influenced by being raised in an incredible city like Paris.  Parisians know how to create unique style and are not afraid to take risks… even when walking on the cobble stone streets in 7 inch wedges.