Noelia Terrón-Laya‘s life and references fit in the triangle formed by Madrid, where she was born; London, where she lived for quite a few years; and Paris, the city where she now resides. Stylist, illustrator, fashion designer and journalist (and IT Fashion contributor), through this visual diary she will try to share with you “Son Paris à elle”, giving homage to Boris Vian and his song “Mon Paris à moi” with her own perspective of this city in her daily life: the images that inspire her work, the making of of her shootings, as well as her everyday paths and hidden gems.
2013 started in Madrid, where there is always a myriad of amazing spots which, regardless of how many times one walks past them, one given day they surprise us as if we were seeing them for the first time. An example of this is the Grassy building in the Gran Vía, decorated with enameled glass panels representing the different Zodiac signs; or the bar in the Palace Hotel, an absolute classic for a treat while admiring the amazing stained-glass dome.
And, once back in Paris, here is a detail of a shooting with a magnificent hand-embroidered top and an intense red studded clutch, both from Valentino (and absolute gems). As part of another shooting with Caroline de Maigret, Parisian model par excellence, she shared one of her favourite spots in Montmartre: a beautiful atelier where expert hands repair guitars and that you will be able to see in some of the looks of this session.
With January comes the freezing cold and the snow, and the city smells of firewood: many flats from the Haussmannian period still have the original fireplaces dating from the 19th century, and when night falls the streets are scented by this smell. However, if you are not amongst the lucky ones, you can always recreate the smell with the “Feu de Bois” candle by Diptyque, and enjoy curling up on the sofa with a good book.
Another shelter from the cold and the lead-coloured skies of the Île de France at this time of the year is the legendary Café de Flore, in Saint-Germain-des-Près, where one experience have tea and see how all the details have been taken care of, while imagining some of the famous guests throughout the history of this café: Juliette Gréco, André Breton, Jacques Tati or Brigitte Bardot.