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September 22, 2009

Bye Paris!!

Hello from Paris! I'm sitting here in the airport...the only place I've had internet so far. It was broken in our hotel but I guess thats the way life goes sometimes. Why waste a beautiful weekend in Paris worrying about the stupid internet?





The past three days here have been crazy...definitely one of the most amazing trips I've ever taken. I've never been to Paris before and I am sad that my stay here was so brief.  It's just beginning to look like autumn and its absolutely romantic.

The reason I came to Paris was for a fitting at Chanel Haute Couture...I was recently referred by Vogue for an invitation to the Crillon Ball here in Paris in November. It got even more unreal when I was told I was going to be dressed by Chanel. Needless to say, I was simultaneously more excited and more nervous than I have ever been in my life. I still can't believe it happened!



The fitting was yesterday (less than 24 hours ago...I was in the Chanel haute couture fitting room less than 24 hours ago..how crazy is that??) It was like a real life fairy tale...I'm still buzzing from the experience!
I'll tell you more about it later...looks like I have another plane to catch.

Thanks so much for reading..I can't wait to share my pictures with you!

xo Jane

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Photo of Nicole

Omg you are sooooo lucky :)
very jealous
I went to paris once when I was younger and I'm dying to go back!!!!

Photo of Liya

what a fantastic trip that must have beeeeeeen

cant wait for pix


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Photo of Andrew J

Congratulations Jane! I can only imagine what an incredible experience that must have been for you!!!

-Andrew J.
Me & Marisa
http://meandmarisa.wordpress.com

Photo of Raha

congratulations.

Photo of Laura

What beautiful pictures! Congratulations on being selected by Vogue! What an honor! And to be dressed in Chanel, no less. Sure you will look ravishing. Can't wait to see the pictures!

xo
LC/www.styleshewrote.com

Photo of amalie

Lucky, LUCKY girrl. paris is so lovely.

Photo of Alexandra

Holy jesus. That is so exciting! I am seriously ecstatic for you and I don't even know you lol. Congratulations!

Photo of Aleho Limon

waw!!!!! amazing pictures!
Paris has something that everybody who goes falls in love with this city

Photo of The Voguette

omggg. jane, that's INSANE.

i hope one day my life will be that exciting as well!
paris is the most amazing city - I'm studying there next semester! I can't waittt!!

Photo of kianna

Fabulous!! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Photo of Nata

Congratulations on being invited to the Crillon ball, that is one of the most exciting things in the world.
And paris, how wonderful.
I have never been in my life either, but I assume that one day my dream will be fulfilled.
I would like to say I am a tad jealous, but you deserve it. Your undying passion for couture and vintage relics has founded a dream. (:
good luck and much love!
XOXO,
Nata.
http://www.louisdiamondshoes.blogspot.com

Photo of Jennyfer

omg, that's so exciting, jane!
i'm so happy for ya! i mean, this is just incredible! be dressed by chanel? what a dream.
:D

Photo of Jade

Wow thats absolutely incredible! I can't believe you were in the Chanel Haute couture fitting room. amazing.
Also so jealous you had the opportunity to go to Paris, I've never been and have always wanted to go.

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Photo of Kate

absoultely surreal :) i would be on cloud nine as well!

www.getobsessed.blogspot.com

Photo of Style Scientist

Oh my God! Jane you're on a roll! Chanel Haute Couture fitting? Wow..congrats!
http://stylescientist.blogspot.com/

Photo of S.Elisabeth

That is so insane! Congratulations!!!! Chanel Haute Couture -drools in unattractive manner- have fun at the Crillon Ball and ahh! Chanel can't get over it.
That and those macaroons are setting off my sweet tooth!

Photo of Sadie

i live in louisiana and it's starting to get a little colder here... hopefully you will return to some nice fall weather. : )

Photo of Connie

You're so lucky.
I'm so jealous.

XOXO,
Connie

http://sushiforlunch.com

Photo of JOM

HI SWEETIE,

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOUR OPINION ABOUT A THING, AND YOUR BLOG READERS OF COURSE, IN MY BLOG!!!

XXXX FROM A BIG FAN
JOM

WWW.AFASHIONINTUITION.BLOGSPOT.COM

Photo of sarah

i cannot even fathom having the opportunities you have. having studied fashion through high school and college, and the hours and hours i spent patterning and draping and sewing until my fingers bled, i think being fitted in chanel would be the absolute highlight of my life.

dont ever take what you have for granted, congratulations.

Photo of elizabeth

wow, that's incredible! you better post some good photos from the crillon ball! and your photos are beautiful, I've never been to Paris but I really want to.

Photo of Jenn

So happy for you! This is amazing and well deserved!

Photo of Whiskas

Are you going to do that crazy Texas debutante curtsy when you debut?

Photo of Rosie Unknown

Mega congrats! That is so cool!

Photo of Ayn

you should go see betty, tokyobanbao and alix! it would be nice to see photo op with you and other bloggers in paris!

http://www.leblogdebetty.com/, http://www.thecherryblossomgirl.com/

Photo of Josephine

congrats! that's crazy! so amazing

Photo of Devin Barrett

How magical! That's so great! Congrats Jane ;)

Photo of Pindie Dhaliwal

a doc with a fascinating look into the world of haute couture. try to check it out.
http://www.bbcprograms.com/pbs/catalog/Secret%20World%20of%20Haute%20Couture/hautecouturemain.html

oh and congrats on your inevitable successes! you are too precious.

xo,
p.

Photo of candice chu

OMG!!!!!!! SO JEALOUS! WHAT AN UNREAL, UNREAL, ONCE IN A LIFETIME ADVENTURE!! can't wait, can't wait to see pics of u in chanel couture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lucky girl!

CC

Photo of Mel

WOW congrats! That's so amazing! Not only is it the Crillion Ball, but you're wearing Chanel Haute Couture! Awesome! Be sure to take lots of pictures!

Photo of Mimi

omg, i am so jealous right now! it is one of my dreams to go to paris and u got 2 go AND be dressed in chanel. how cool! :)

Photo of Jane H.

Though brief, that had to be the best first trip to Paris for anyone EVER :)

Photo of marika @ www.mbellish.wordpress.com

what an experience of a lifetime! I will be checking back to see your posts of your experience at the ball!
Lovely blog - it is on my daily radar for fabulous posts!

Photo of Kat

Congratulations to you! Just watched Coco Chanel bio pic this afternoon...and there you are in Chanel Paris!

Photo of ashley heaton

beautiful photos! and congratulations on the bal crillon invitation, how fantastic!

- ashley
http://ashleyheaton.wordpress.com/

Photo of Natalie

Sounds like a dream! My mouth is also watering looking at the tray of sweets...
-Natalie from Shop It To Me

Photo of Dru

Congratulations! You will probably be the most interesting of the girls to watch at that debutante ball this year (the majority are chosen just for being from certain families...it's amazing that a girl who's actually achieved something - ie you- got chosen).

Photo of Rose

www.lebal.fr for some serious daydreaming about le Bal de Crillon - incl the names of all the debutantes since it all started in 1991.
It's very exciting to see which couture houses were involved from the beginning, and how this, and the jewelry sponsoring, evolved. And even more interesting (and definitely worth a sociological study) to see how from an almost exclusively French élite event, the ball diversified to include European nobility and a princess here and there, billionaire heiresses from all over the world as well as the offspring of various heads of state, famous pop stars and actors. In 2008 only 4 of the girls were French.

Photo of Rose

...but what is most piquant of it all: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld debuted in 2001 in Versace and Bee Shaffer in 2004 in ... Chanel HC!!!!!
Makes me do a little happy dance, such tidbits :o)

ANYWAY, Jane, you are going to have the most exciting time in a marvellous environment, whether you're 'only' attending or truly making your debut in Paris. I'll be watching the local press...
Just make sure yu can waltz properly, get a seriously fancy hairdo, and take a spare pair of dancing shoes.
ENJOY!

Photo of Jobs

It sounds like a very intriguing story to tell. I’ll look forward on reading your next blog.

Photo of mrjyn nichopoulouzo

Quelle Le baise? Place à rendre visite, ma tête lieux de visites, et moelle aussi. oi, mes yeux sortir de ma tête, aussi. ------------- Les lieux de visites, aussi, d'égouts , mes yeux sauter hors de ma tête, aussi. Quand j'avais dix-sept, j'avais l'habitude d'attendre environ tous les vendredis pour voir si mon bande punk Était Dans la section divertissement du journal. c'est juste regardé (retard mental, pas de retard, Comme ce traducteur stupide). Tardives et sublime. vous vivez le rêve. J'espère que la Loi de la moyenne ne joue pas contre vous: Vous savez, Celui qui dit que Chaque année UNE, bien que vous avez, avez vous deux mauvais. Il est possible que vous battrez La loi des moyennes, Comme vous avez battu toutes les lois De Toutes Sortes. Vous êtes charme-vous êtes charmant. Vous êtes complexe-êtes, complexe vous êtes désarmant. jamais voir un Américain à Paris, je bien a tu représenter moi, c'est vous. Mon enfant lune! ---- Vous propriétaire des salles de bal et salle d'habillage à la mode de la Champs Elysée à l'Elysée Elysium des Hauteur Couture à les chambres de le Coeur des garconnes...Merci pour la ciel pour fillies -- Ferez vous au cours des Cinq prochaines années, vous deviendrez président des Etats-Unis. Le bureau ovale est votre placard à chaussures. Obama gratte la guitare pendant que vous concevez le projet de la mode nationale. Ne t'arrête pas. Tu es ma Héroïne! Tu es comme l'heroin a moi.

Photo of Household Relocation services

The cupcakes are colorful and looking delicious. I’ve never been to Paris. You’re such a lucky girl.

Photo of lucie nero

Just when I send a e-mail to you, you are in my city !

Photo of Cathrine

Insane! Congratulations. That's so cool

Photo of Astrid Renate

Ditta va kult, kan du sei!

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