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Posted on: 4.24.2014

Good Morning lovelies . . . exciting news.  Some of your are aware that I've been working on a special project with . . . (drumroll) . . . FREE PEOPLE!  I am happy to announce it's finally time to share.  With the help of my talented sister, Zoë Maks, we styled and shot this Free People Festival Girl look, editorial.  The darling,  freeps blogger, Jana Kirn, interviewed me on the Free People BLDG 25.  I couldn't be more honored.  Go check out the interview on their ever-inspiring  blog . . . (see a little appetizer, below).

Jana Kirn: What does the future hold for Paris and Charcoal Alley?

Paris:  “Don’t tell your dreams to the world—whisper them to love.” – Deepak Chopra said this, and love knows my dreams. The rest of the world will just have to wait and see . . . :)


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 Peace, Love & Good Chocolate

wild flower


There are so many fruits you haven’t tasted so many beautiful songs you have not discovered spices you’ve never heard of and intriguing conversations you haven’t had there are oceans you have not felt and plants you’ve never seen books you’ve never read and souls your heart has not touched this Earth is incredible. . . now is the time to live.
- unknown-

I was wearing  
Crochet Swimsuit: Love Child 
Kimono: Gypsy Soul 
Lipstick: YSL:  Rouge Volupté Shine - Flower Crush  

Eterie: Crystal & Pearl leather necklace
Monserat De Lucca  : Gold Rings
Katie Dean : Wise Warrior Necklace 
Sweet 1985 Astral Pink Seis Balas cuff

Random got beautiful found photos: via. tumblr

 Peace, Love & Good Chocolate

don't think twice it's alright . . .

Posted on: 4.19.2014

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

-Oscar Wilde -
Hello sweet darlings . . . Here in the high desert, winter kicks butt.  Short days, long nights, wet, cold, and dark . . .  it feels like the whole world is sleeping, dormant and just waiting.  So, I can’t begin to describe, how wonderful these first, warm days of spring feel to the psyche.  One feels the undeniable promise of rebirth . . . and an almost primal urge to burst up and out.  Blessed cycle of life returning . . . once again, the warmth of the sun on my face, the ephemeral impressions of light in my eyes, the utter ecstasy of the fragrance of plum blossoms on the currents of air.  
On the most perfect of spring days, we shot this look for a head-to-toe
Urban Outfitters collaboration.  I’m calling it “Don’t Think Twice”, because, whatever you do is all right.  You really can’t do it wrong if you do it your way.   And, for me, it went something like this . . . 

Urban Outfitters  Pins and Needles Lace Sharkbite Cami (wow!)
Chanon Thai yellow curry 
spring rolls, sticky rice
oolong tea,
leopard leggings 
pink sunset
pink Moxi roller skates
London Grammar jams
Moyette Paris 
pinot noir
a trail of glitter  . . . 

Live your life well, my beautiful, lovelies.  Float into spring with an extra appreciation for the little details of your own extraordinary life.  

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 Peace, Love & Good Chocolate

Random got beautiful found photos: via. tumblr

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