I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. There! I said it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy candy and dressing up. But, I usually don’t think of an outfit until way too late and by that time, I can’t scramble together an outfit. As for the candy, I’m too old to trick or treat but too young to have children go trick or treating. So I’m stuck in this period of like Why are we doing Halloween again this year?
For my first Halloween in Paris, I took a trip to a “spooky” cemetery: Pere Lachaise. Located in Paris’ 20eme, Pere Lachaise is the final resting place of notable figures like Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Pilaf and Frédéric Chopin. It’s hard to try to make this cemetery seem spooky as it is just a beautiful space, but I’d like to think spending some time there was “boo-tiful”.
If you ever get the chance to visit Paris, Pere Lachaise cemetery is a beautiful spot to visit. The cemetery is the final resting place of many high-profile people, but also the resting place of other Parisians and French people. The cemetery lies on a sloping hill on its own little spot in the city. While it is a cemetery, it’s absolutely gorgeous and beautiful eternal resting place.
Can you believe this dress is from Forever21? My friend, the photographer for this shoot, actually picked out the dress for me! I was 100% about it, too, because it’s definitely my style. I’m a fool for anything off the shoulder, so I was already in love with the dress before even trying it on. Its delicate lace look made me feel so “boo-tiful” and feminine. For Forever21, this dress is one of the best pieces I’ve ever seen sold at the store. I’ve been going there for about seven or eight years, too! I really, really recommend this dress. It’s really a beautiful piece and so charming when put on.
As I mentioned before, this place isn’t “spooky” per se, but it is a cemetery so some may feel some discomfort. Such a popular place in Paris seemed to be a nice area for a Halloween-themed shoot. I hope I was able to embrace its beauty and solitude through these photos while remembering the spirits of the loved ones who are resting there eternally.
Unfortunately, I can’t remember about Forever21 in U.S., but in France, I got a discount for being a student. If you;re a student in France, having a discount is great. So make sure to ask about it! It’s a minimal discount, but anything helps, right?
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