Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Paris travel diary: On route to the Louvre

On a hot parisian day I ventured out to see the Notre-Dame Cathedral then walked towards the Louvre Museum, passing by the lock bridge (by accident). I then ended up going to "visit" Galleries Lafayette and ended up spending about 3 hours shopping up a storm; I'll show you all what I ended up buying in the next post!


Top: Red Herring via Debenhams / Bag: Longchamp / Sunglasses: Prada

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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Paris travel diary: Eiffel tower

A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit (or 3) to the Champ de Mars, where the Eiffel tower stands tall in it's glorious iron detailed presence. Since I was staying about a 10 minute walk away from it, I went to see it on my first day there after returning from Versailles. I went again on the last night I was there and one last time the morning before I left to Lyon.

PS. I am currently in Armenia, where I'm originally from! this is the third time I've visited my homeland and I cannot wait to share Armenia with you all through my eyes. You can follow me on instagram to check out some live snippets before I post the blog posts in the coming few weeks, after the Lyon and Rome travel diaries.


Top: Red Herring via Debenhams / Bag: Witchery / Sunglasses: Prada

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Paris travel diary: Chateau de Versailles

This is quickly becoming a travel blog but my blog from the start was about my many interests which is why I called it Seven Autumn Leaves, and traveling is a big part of me (well when I have the chance to anyways)

I only had 2 days to discover Paris, a city I had been dreaming of visiting one day from when I was a little girl studying French in school for so many years. Now my French isn’t so great, it wasn’t fluent to start with and it’s been years since I’ve finished school but I knew enough to get me by. I definitely advise learning a few key sentences and words that would be helpful for you, especially if you go to areas that are not very tourist-y. This applies to other non-english speaking cities as well. Also learn how the metro map works as quick as you can; have a print out of the metro lines, start mapping out where you want to go and try to work out how to get from points A to B to C.

I arrived Paris in the morning and went to Chateau de Versailles after dropping off my bag. I have never been anywhere so beautiful! Because I was really tired though I went through the rooms quickly, well as quick as all the tour people let me since they were so many of them slowing you down. I still managed to see most of it though and took a few snaps to show you all.

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Saturday, 20 July 2013

London local designer: Tessa Metcalfe

One of my favourite things to do while traveling is checking out the local scene, especially the local designers. As a jewellery designer myself, I was fascinated by the work of the lovely Tessa Metcalfe who I came across at one of Boxpark’s pop-up shops in Shoreditch. She explained that she made these gorgeous rings and pendants from actual pigeons’ feet after they have met their end. Tessa's passion about what she makes was very inspirational to me and it really shows through her work. Check out her website for more information and where to buy them!

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

London travel diary: Houses of Parliment

The Houses of Parliament is absolutely incredible and a true London icon. I went there with my friend on a weekend when she was off from work and was really impressed with the level of incredible details on the architectural landmark.

It was the day we did all the sightseeing in the area and London brought out the sun for us and it was a very hot day. In fact after the second day I was there, it was really hot throughout the week; I brought the sun with me from Dubai HA!.


Top: Warehouse / Pants: Sportsgirl / Bag: Longchamp / Sunglasses: Prada

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

London travel diary: Primrose Hill

While I’m summing up my trip to Europe, I thought I would start sharing travel diaries from each place. If you follow me on Instagram you would know that first up is London! These images are taken at Primrose hill where we walked around the park, went up the hill to see the great view of central London then went into a cafĂ© in the neighbourhood that not only had great cupcakes and coffee, but a really cute set up (you can see how colourful the tables are) You can also notice my amazing nail art that I had done the first day I was in London but you can see them much clearer on Instagram.

Then the last image is at the gorgeous, and one and only, Hyde park with the stunning peonies that I couldn’t help but take a million photos of them until I saw a bee and finally started walking away…


Top: Zara / Pants: Sportsgirl / Shoes: Aldo / Bag: Charles and Keith / Sunglasses: Prada 

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

New gold jewellery

Lately I've added a few gold numbers to my extensive jewellery collection that I thought I'd share with you. I've bought these mainly from shops like forever 21 and sportsgirl. How cute is the tiny smiley face necklace?

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Saturday, 6 July 2013

How to wear white dresses in winter

If you’re anything like me, you would be loving the white trend lately. Whether it’s a summery casual white dress, a party dress, or a gorgeous designer cocktail dress, there is something so classy, fresh and sophisticated about a white dress. And ofcourse the fact that it’s white means it goes with absolutely any colour, which is great for accessorizing and picking handbags and shoes. In winter though, it can be quite difficult to wear a white dress when it’s freezing out! I found a few ways around this; to keep warm but also not jeopardize the style you want to convey with a white dress. Here are a few photos demonstrating key ways of wearing a white dress in winter:

White dress + jacket 

A jacket is the simplest solution ofcourse, but the choice of jacket is key. Pick a denim or leather jacket for a cool vibe or if you want to keep your look casual. If you want to achieve a dressier look, opt for a jacket with a print perhaps; a white dress is the perfect blank canvas to introduce a print or even a pop of colour to the mix.

White dress + coat

For those days that are just way too cold, go for an oversized jacket for a casual look and a gorgeous coat if you’re in a dressy mood.

White dress + accessories

If the dress happens to have a long sleeve, or the jacket isn’t enough, you can always stay warm by wearing stockings and high boots. Add a scarf as well if needed!

 My picks for white dresses would be:

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