When a copy of How to be Parisian arrived on my desk I was instantly transported back to my trip to Paris - picking up a pain au chocolat from my local boulangerie, shopping at Isabel Marant, wrapping myself up in layers for walks around the city in the freezing cold and being incredibly flattered everytime someone asked me for directions thinking I was French.

Three years later and not much as changed, I'm still captivated by the French way of life (the food, fashion and culture) and I couldn't wait to start reading this little Frenchie handbook, especially as some of the advice is penned by Caroline de Maigret, a muse to Chanel and style icon in her own right (have you seen her apartment?).

A trip to Paris might not be on the cards at the moment, but in the meantime I'll be wearing my Dior pearls, pulling out my favourite scarves and painting my nails with a little bit of Chanel.

1. Photo by me - Glass house candle in Les Baies Sauvages, An Organised Life diary, Mise en Dior tribal earrings, How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are book, Daniel Wellington watch (Badlands readers can use the code “talisasutton” for 15% off!), Chanel nail polish in Frenzy and Byredo travel parfum in Bal D'Afrique
2. Karlie Kloss by Lachlan bailey for Vogue Paris March 2013



So far, October has been a great long weekend in Melbourne/Kyneton and a few afternoons focusing on the apartment, mostly the living room and our office. This is the far side of our work space, opposite the desk. I'm trying to keep this side clutter-free and it also doubles as a great space for editing for both shoots, and in this case, changing over my wardobe to spring summer.

These are a few new additions that I'm looking forward to wearing this season...

1. YB J'aime White Cut Out Embroidered Top
2. Magali Pascal Black Isabo Tee
3. MLM Label Afar Off The Shoulder Top
4. Steele Pavillion Print Dress
5. Faddoul Bootcamp Dress

Print by Kara Rosenlund, clothes rack & stool from Ikea, Uashmama white paper bag
Photos by me