Packing for Paris is always a fun, but (I know it sounds silly) daunting process. With my desire to emulate the Parisienne style, and my constant hunt for capturing gorgeous content, I tend to pack my Paris-bound suitcase as if planning a days-long photo shoot.
For this trip, I packed a rather special dress that I thought would be perfect for shooting in this rather special city. This gorgeous black and gold vintage brocade dress is actually from the popular eponymous line my Great Aunt Hannah Troy had during the mid 20thcentury. Known for creating the petite size, she also helped popularize many of the famous Italian designers and styles of the time by bringing them to the American market and showcasing them in fashion shows hosted for clients, media, and buyers. Her own line was known for being feminine and elegant – fabrics were luxe and the silhouettes ran towards nipped waists and full skirts. Basically, she created what is still to me (and many others) the perfect dress. I have a few pieces of hers that were worn regularly by my Great Grandmother and Grandmother, and because of this (and their enviably small waist sizes), they’re lovingly wrapped in tissue paper rather than hanging in my closet. However, every few months I do a sweep of some of my favorite vintage sellers to see if a Hannah Troy piece has surfaced. Lucky for me, this dress popped up on a recent search and it made its way from Texas to my wardrobe in Montreal.
When I woke up to a beautiful sunny Saturday in Paris, I knew it would be the perfect time to capture this special piece. After hopping on the wonderful Le Click app, I connected with the incredibly talented Maxence and we arranged to meet at the famous Pont Alexandre III. With the Tour Eiffel behind me and the stunning bridge virtually empty, Maxence captured these striking shots and helped me honor the memory of my Great Aunt and her legacy in the most fashionable and fabulous way possible. Merci Maxance and Le Click!
Photography: Maxence for Le Click
Dress: Hannah Troy – Shoes: Casadei – Sunglasses: Aldo