This season, we caught up with Marie Gilliot, a 30-year-old Parisian blogger who also happens to be a travel lover, stylist and mother of two.
Marie met us at Claus Paris, in the city’s first arrondissement. This place is an iconic breakfast location at the heart of the City of Love.
The young mom told us all about her blog Into Your Closet, which she opened 4 years ago already. This fashion and lifestyle blog is full of interesting tips!
Before she got serious about becoming a blogger and an Instagrammer, Marie worked as a model for 10 years and got to work in Paris, NYC, London and Asia for brands such as Carita, Sephora, Make Up Forever, YSL, Givenchy, Acne and Celine, and for magazines such as French, Italian and Japanese Vogue, Numero, Glamour, Grazia and more. This career helped her learn English, and she met people from every background and from all over the world. The job also taught her patience—modelling requires a whole lot of it! She also became very open-minded and versatile.
« …I really enjoy the life I lead; I get to experience a lot of different things, which makes it very lively and stimulating. I could never work in an office with fixed schedules. I have always cherished the freedom to choose what I want to do with my time… »
This young mom wears well-fitting basics and mostly pays attention to her clothes’ materials and colours to create a casual chic look. We love her effortlessly cool and elegant style, which goes perfectly with what Bellerose stands for as a brand.
« … My first encounter with Bellerose was in Saint Germain des Prés, a part of Paris that I particularly fancy. The bohemian feel mixed with modern fits and finishes struck me… »
A born and bred Parisian, Marie knows her hometown like the back of her hand. For our Early Spring shooting, we decided to let her guide us throughout the streets of France’s capital city.
Our point of departure: the Marché des Enfants Rouges. This is the oldest Parisian market, located in the heart of the 3rd arrondissement. Once inside, people can do their grocery shopping as well as taste cosmopolitan food and get to know the neighborhood. The atmosphere is colourful, happy and easy-going.
«… I love the architecture, the lights and the atmosphere of Paris… For me, it’s the most beautiful city in the world…»
Marie’s favourite Paris tips:
Claus Paris - 15 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris
A dreamy breakfast place. Their cakes and pastries are to die for! Don’t forget to book a table.
Hand (finger food/burger) - 39 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris
Craving a burger or some finger food? Head to Hand! They make what is probably Paris’ best burger...
Season - 1 rue Dupuis, 75003 Paris
For a healthy lunch break, I recommend visiting Season in the 3rd arrondissement. The location is great and so is the food.
Fleux - 39 & 52 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
They have two home decor shops in the Marais area. It’s impossible to not find something to take home, I always want to buy everything!
L’atelier Brancusi - Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
If you find yourself near the Centre Pompidou, drop by the Atelier Brancusi, a sculptor studio. Visiting it is free! The studio isn’t that big but it’s definitely worth a look. It’s gorgeous!
L’Hôtel du temps - 11 Rue de Montholon, 75009 Paris
If you are looking for a nice place to stay in Paris.
Picture : Lydie @lyloutte
Model : Marie Gilliot