Red Riding Hood

Bonjour baby dolls! A few months back I found this beautiful vintage red fur hood hiding in a box of a vintage store in the Marais. I tucked it away in a drawer only to rediscover it recently. Unsure exactly how to wear it I put it on a let it inspire me. It was only fitting it lead to reliving Red Riding Hood, as it seems to be this accessory’s destiny. However I wanted to recreate a look inspired by this classic fairytale that was modern and fresh, no predictable red capes or wicker baskets. Mommy French-Kissed and I headed to the oak forest just footsteps from our front door in California to snap these photos. I think the pictures are a nice testament to how one simple wardrobe item can inspire us to create a whole little universe around it. In this case a fairytale…

I’m wearing Topshop boots, a vintage maxi dress, a Gap sweater, Miu Miu purse, and of coarse a vintage red riding hood. Luckily there were no big bad wolves chasing me! Just my mommy with the camera! They haven’t yet run me off back to Paris though, I am still in California for work this next week. Wishing you all an amazing start to this new year. If you are looking to start it off with some blogs some of my darling AUP girlfriends are blogging! My friend Jude jet-sets between home in Kuwait and school in Paris sharing all of her adorable finds, in particular her sisters gorgeous cake, flower, and gift boutique! Miss Sofia, a style scout for Vice Mag who can be spotted on the blog from time to time, is blogging her adventures between Paris, London, New York, and Miami over on the ultra cool God Save Les Filles! Of coarse there is Meg as well who is blogging all things good between life in Paris, and home in the States on De Quelle Planete Es-Tu? Please visit their blogs as well as the others in my blog friends list! Next post I will announce the  winner of the Sara Bentley giveaway with a new long awaited giveaway to announce next week! It’s going to be a busy start to the year. Kisses darlings!

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  1. January 5, 2011

    Provocative, a bit eerie and just plain beautiful! Love the handbag. You’ve introduced me to MuuMuu…thanks – I think! That’s what friends are for, hum?

  2. January 6, 2011

    I can’t remember if I already commented on this post, but just in case I have to say that this is one of my favorites *ever.* These photographs are so magical! I just love them!

  3. January 6, 2011

    Little red riding hood, how brilliant of you ;) It’s very mysterious and glam! I hope you are enjoying Cali so far my dear and the new year! kisses -Taj

  4. January 6, 2011

    So beautiful pictures! I love fairy tales, especially little riding hood^^
    Great version:)

  5. January 6, 2011

    My oh my, what a beautiful set of photographs! I adore the red hood, what a brillaint find that was! Sally x

  6. January 6, 2011

    Finally !! I can’t comment in your blog the all last week ! I don’t know if i’m the only one but I think your has some troubles with Mozilla !

    Anyway, it’s ravishing ! You look very great ! Gosh, is California is so good for health or it’s family ? ;)

    Bisous ma jolie !

    Did you see ? I change my blog design ! *i’mproud!*

  7. January 7, 2011

    This is stunning.

  8. January 8, 2011

    These are very fairytale-like! Great camera work by French Kissed. A very Happy New Year to you, Haleigh!

  9. January 8, 2011

    These pictures are great, I especially love the close up. It’s great that you happened to have lipstick that matched the color of the hood perfectly. And I can’t believe how green the woods are in California at this time of year!

  10. January 8, 2011

    aah what a beautiful fairytale! There are a couple of your pics here that are just perfect! The close up of you looking down and you running, so pretty! you did well wth the shrug hehe and what a beautiful bag you own :)
    Jealous of you life in Paris – but i will come stay in the summer :)

  11. January 9, 2011

    Love this shoot, such a great fairytale feel – the red hood is amazing, what a great find!

  12. January 11, 2011

    I love the “story” these images create…I can imagine a love story. What an amazing setting. Have a wonderful visit with your talented “mommy”.
    P.S. I like the new name of your blog and the layout.

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  14. January 12, 2011

    What a wonderful visual fairy tale. And kudos to mom for the camera work!! Quite the team.

  15. January 12, 2011

    Breathtaking and beautiful photos.

  16. January 16, 2011

    You are the most gorgeous red riding hood!!!! AND what a talented photographer taking those shots, don’t you think???????XO Maryanne

  17. Ggi Ewbank
    January 18, 2011

    So very glam …you and the red hood what a fabulous shade of red.