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Cou cou everyone! I'm reporting to you live from the showroom of Paris Fashion Week! No, I'm not (but I've always wanted to say that), we've been crazy busy, plus I'd get in trouble as social media use is scorned upon in fancy establishments such as this. Boo. The action going on makes even me, someone who has a 10€ Nokia phone want Instagram.

So this year, all staff is required each morning to get full hair and makeup done by the make-up artists who did last week's runway show. Sounds so glamorous, right? Well it isn't when the look is fashioned after a 1980s Robert Palmer video girl with super slicked back hair in tight headache-inducing buns and coral glossy lipstick. Most of the girls can pull this look off with their sweet little faces and fine hair, but some of us look just heinous. For instance, me. An Italian girl with a pointy nose, thick eyebrows, and sideburns can't really pull off that androgynous high-fashion thing. At one point in the day I considered shaving my sideburns off when I got home but thought better of it, because we all know they'd grow back in like a dude's beard.

After twelve hours on my feet (as I've said in earlier posts, ballet flats aren't any better to break in!) I need a hot shower, a hot meal, to pull out the 25 bobby pins in my hair, and an episode of "Bar Rescue". I hope everyone is well, and not to worry I have some interesting things to recount soon!

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  1. I just have this image of you shaving them off and then it's Ella Coquine with mutton chops. (just kiddddding). although in the recent movie "Lincoln" the chops were everywhere.. and aren't the hipsters already bringing them back?

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    1. Hahaha oh hipsters, always have to bring something ugly back. Some of the looks I saw this season from the folks at the shows and some of the people coming through the showroom were just ridiculous. I found myself asking why, so many times. What ever happened to just looking pretty?

      I've left my sideburns alone and am now rethinking my wedding hair as I wanted to do a funky bun....now, not so much.

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  2. Pictures! Pictures!:)

    I can't imagine you would look heinous even if you tried, darling!:)

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    1. I don't have any pictures because it was forbidden this season. That's okay, I don't think I want photo documentation of this horrible week. I'll email you.

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  3. My scalp hurts just thinking about this o.O

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    1. Yeah, it was pretty bad. My neck is in so much pain. This severe look was pretty unnecessary, if you ask me.

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  4. I'm sure is not that bad!! :) You so lucky hope you having fun :) xx

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    1. It's pretty bad and not at all fun. This was the worst time I've ever had in a showroom. Too be explained in a later post. It's time to change fashion houses!

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  5. Ouch! There's nothing like tight headache inducing buns to inflict pain ... unless its wearing high heels all day. Still, I'm with Duchesse in hoping that you'll be able to turn your pain into something positive, like pictures! :)

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    1. Yeah, they've switched the heels our for hair that hurts - REALLY hurts. I've had a stiff neck all week.

      Unfortunately there was a STRICT no photos rule in the showroom this season. When we meet up, I'll explain why, it's pretty funny. Fashion can be so dumb sometimes...

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  6. Sideburns. Ella ma belle, the day you don't make me break out into a giggle after reading one of your posts, I am a lost cause...

    Hang in there!!!

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    1. Hi Heather!! I'm happy to inspire a giggle or two. It's one of my greatest pleasures. : ) But really, this look is awful because it looks so severe, something I'm most certainly not. I'm glad it's over...now back to toddlers and grenadine!

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  7. I bet you looked fierce!
    Glad you didn't shave your sideburns!

    Bon app and have a good night's sleep ~

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    1. No, I really don't look fierce. I promise. But it's nice to have someone professionally apply foundation on me every morning. My skin looks flawless.

      Thanks D! I need to see what's up with you. It's been a while since I've "been" to Grenoble. I hope all is well!

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  8. Eek, don't shave the 'burns! Bet you look gorgeous x

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    1. Haha I won't! I do keep brushing them back because they're intense! Maybe I could wax them?

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  9. Ugh, I could never, ever pull of that look either! But I want to, I want to sad bad!

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    1. Only Serena Van der Woodsen can pull this off (episode: Fashion Night Out party when Juliette told her she couldn't be in that Columbia University social club), normal girls who don't have faces that have been crafted by angels cannot. At least we have our hair, right?

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  10. spit take on the sideburns comment....too funny

    nobody ever said fashion was easy.

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    1. Haha no, it's definitely not but this look is ridiculous...and painful. Welcome back from vacation!!!! Was it total fun in the sun? : )

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  11. You don't know how often I have considered shaving off my sideburns too.. hit too close to home Ella, too close!

    I am also afflicted with a widow's peak - so we should just conclude that there is one person in the world that would have looked worse in that hairstyle!

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