As a writer, I know the importance of detail. The same must hold true for events.
Last night, Melissa Ladd of Prête-Moi Paris celebrated her four-year blogiversary at her gorgeous home in the seventeenth arrondissement (seriously! apartment envy!).
Yummy hors d’oeuvres set on tables sprinkled with glittery sparkles. Each delicious cupcake courtesy of Sugar Daze had cute little flags bearing our names. In one corner a station to make our own tea bag holder. In another, the place to mix our own cocktails.
Above and beyond the thoughtful touches, though, Melissa made the party into an event. We were treated to a fashion show featuring drop-dead gorgeous dresses from Vintage Galerie. The two models also wore accessories from Cleopatra’s Bling.
Now y’all know I am probably the least hip or fashionable of all the Paris bloggers. I am the strange one (quirky?), the girl of few heels and many faux pas. I don a backpack, people, not a purse.
Still, I became a complete convert last night. Each dress and piece of jewelry was beautiful, a show-stopper. But, really, this must be why I loved what I saw so much.
Everything was unique! Olivia of Cleopatra’s Bling travels to Istanbul and India for her jewelry line; each piece is a one-off. So buy one of those chunky rings or a bronze bracelet beauty, and you know there’s no other like it in the world.
As for the clothes, Elisabeth and Camille search for vintage fashion from the 1920s to 80s. Usually a no brand, low-consuming (non)shopper, I wanted to buy everything. Luckily (?), I’m still the same starving artist so that didn’t happen.
I did up my style quotient a bit last night, though, thanks to Melissa and her featured brands’ generosity. (Actually, every time I leave Melissa’s, I walk away a little richer.)
I won a funky clutch from Kasia Dietz handbags‘ new collection.
“I have been waiting for years!” I exclaimed when I claimed my prize, one to hear people laugh, but two, because it’s true.
Kasia is one of the people I admire most in Paris. She came to the City of Light for love, leaving behind a successful New York advertising career (and after an amazing around the world trip!) She reinvented herself and is now a thriving designer here.
I appreciate how Melissa transformed her anniversary party into a celebration of inspiring Paris-based entrepreneurs. (The only one I can’t personally comment on is Mon Champagne. It’s great, I’m sure, but as the odd Paris blogger again, I’m also the weird one that doesn’t drink!)
Wishing a very happy blogiversary to Prête-Moi Paris. Some people sure know how to throw a party.