September 4, 2013


The Paris SyndromeDungareesASOS Dungarees, ASOS T-Shirt, ASOS Boater, ASOS Necklace, ASOS Sandals (and in black), Celine Bag.Green EyesGelato in ParisLady Dior in ParisTuileries PhotographyGirl in TuileriesBox BraidsLeather DungareesLouvre BuildingSunset at the TuileriesHotel Du LouvreThe Eiffel Tower at NightLe Tour EiffelSeine River

I found out just before going to Paris, that people, mainly Japanese (albeit a very insignificant number) suffer from a freak psychological disorder termed the Paris Syndrome. That killed all my expectations. I have met two types of people: those who love Paris and those who are disappointed in Paris. The Paris Syndrome is a severe feeling of disappointment and disillusionment in Paris which arises from a difference between idyllic expectations of Paris and the reality. But if one loses all expectations, how can one be disappointed?

As soon as we arrived in Paris, we dropped our bags at the hotel and went off to Angelina for brunch. It was a good meal but definitely over-priced. We stumbled back to the hotel drunk off food and soldiered right on to seize the day! Our hotel was two minutes away from Chanel, right next to Rue St. Honore. We took a stroll down, venturing into the different stores including Colette which blew me away and off to Jardin du Tuileries. I walked around with a huge smile plastered on my face, feeling so lucky to finally be in this garden that I had seen so many pictures of.

We got lost in the streets; soaking up the atmosphere and stopping at random cafes. Then we went off to the Eiffel Tower. My heart skipped a beat at the first sighting of it and I just kept on exclaiming 'OMG OMG OMG'. It was just as beautiful as I expected and even after seeing countless pictures, more beautiful than I imagined. I'm a drama queen- all my emotions are amplified and when the lights came on and the tower started sparkling, I was completely overwhelmed. I could have sat there and stared for a few hours. I just couldn't believe that every night in Paris looks like this- I genuinely felt like it was a show that was put on just for us. So enchanted we were that we decided to walk forty minutes back to our hotel instead of hopping in a cab- the best way to really see and appreciate the beauty of Paris.

They say first impressions last forever. Well, ever read a book where you're engrossed right from the first page and you just can't stop reading? Everything else in the world could wait, it was time to get lost in Paris.

17 thoughts on “THE PARIS SYNDROME”

  1. chuqqy says:

    Wow!!!! Jadore beautiful pictures , beautiful scenery.someday I hope to take a trip to paris , your friends are gorGeous!! I agree the Eiffel tower is enchanting.Xx

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      You, my dear, are so so kind. xx

  2. Karina says:

    Love the dungarees! And the pictures are beautiful! Looks like you had an awesome time 🙂 xx

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thank you Karina! x

  3. Grace says:

    Aww, cute outfit! And I particularly love the bag! Lovely post, Paris has got it all 🙂

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thank you Grace. xx

  4. Mo Ray says:

    Your posts never fail to leave me in awe. I adore all the outfits. I especially like the pink cardi 🙂 It’s sooo eye-catching.
    It sounds like you ladies had a great time over there. I can’t say I have ever truly been to Paris as I highly doubt going to Disneyland counts :p Although, Disneyland is a great land to visit 😀

    Mo x

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thank you Mo. Oh but ofcourse Disneyland counts! I loved it! x

  5. Tara says:

    Your pictures are so beautiful.. What camera do you use?
    Looks like you had a lovely time


    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thank you Tara. Nikon D3100 with 50mm lens. xxx

  6. Kesh says:

    Love how you used your words to describe the moment. I felt the same way when i first saw the Eiffel tower. You captured the images so beautifully and i absolutely love your relaxed look.

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thank you <3

  7. abisola says:

    These pictures are beautiful!!!

  8. Seun says:

    I love the quality of your pictures!!! What software do you use to edit them?

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thank you. Picasa but I wanna upgrade to photoshop. x

  9. Nelo says:

    buuutiful and I must say you do look very parisian here.

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Moi? Merci!

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