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