My blog birthday present: a publication in Vanity Fair!

Vanity Fair September 2013 cult favorites

One evening in July I received an email with the subject “Request from Vanity Fair, please”. Half-expecting this to be a joke, I read it and felt my jaw drop. The magazine was requesting my authorization to publish a picture from my blog in their September issue’s Cult Favorites section. Of course I said yes and one month later, ta-da! My little picture from my post on the Elizabeth Taylor collection at Christie’s is here in the glossy magazine. It’s also on the Vanity Fair website.

Vanity Fair website

Elizabeth Taylor caftan left

The picture is tiny and you kind of have to pull on the page to see my name in the credits but hey, I get to say my work has been published in Vanity Fair ;-) I never expected this to happen, let alone in such a major publication, so this is a wonderful surprise.

And what a great timing for my 3rd blog birthday today! Thank you for your support, for reading my articles and leaving your thoughts in the comments. It’s always a pleasure to share with you my finds and musings from Paris.

To celebrate both events, I treated myself to a birthday cake, a big fat Pierre Hermé Arabesque macaron eaten in the Jardin des Tuileries with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Très bon!

Pierre Herme macaron Eiffel Tower

I’ll be on a little blog break next week as I’ll be spending a couple of days in London for my own birthday (yes, my blog was my birthday present to myself 3 years ago). But you can follow my adventures on Instagram. On the program I have meetings with dear friends from the blogosphere, afternoon tea in a posh hotel and a ballet at the Royal Opera House. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate!

Vogue Paris London

I hope you’re spending a wonderful weekend. Bisous!

Un soir en juillet j’ai reçu un email avec pour objet “Request from Vanity Fair, please”. M’attendant à une blague, je l’ai lu et quelle surprise ! L’équipe basée à New York me demandait l’autorisation de publier une photo de mon blog dans leur édition de septembre pour leur partie « Cult Favorites ». Bien sûr j’ai dit oui et un mois plus tard, ta-da ! Ma photo tirée de l’article sur la collection Elizabeth Taylor chez Christie’s est bien là dans le magazine, et aussi sur son site Internet.

La photo est toute petite et il faut un peu tirer sur la page pour voir mon nom dans les crédits, mais bon, au moins je peux dire que mon œuvre a été publiée dans Vanity Fair ;-) Cette surprise tombe à pic pour les 3 ans de mon blog que je fête aujourd’hui. Merci beaucoup pour votre lecture et vos commentaires ! C’est toujours un plaisir pour moi de partager avec vous mes trouvailles et pensées de Paris. Pour célébrer ces deux événements, je me suis offert un gâteau d’anniversaire sous la forme d’un gros macaron Arabesque de Pierre Hermé, dégusté dans le Jardin des Tuileries avec la Tour Eiffel au loin. Très bon !

Mon blog sera en vacances la semaine prochaine comme je pars quelques jours à Londres pour mon propre anniversaire (eh oui, mon blog était mon cadeau à moi-même il y a 3 ans). Mais vous pouvez suivre mes aventures sur Instagram. Au programme, des rencontres avec des amies de la blogosphère, un afternoon tea dans un hôtel raffiné et un ballet au Royal Opera House. J’ai très hâte de retrouver cette ville que je n’ai pas vue depuis 5 ans ! J’espère que vous passez un bon weekend. Bisous !

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23 responses to “My blog birthday present: a publication in Vanity Fair!

  1. Lyn

    Happy birthday Anne, I look forward to your blogs and really enjoy them. Thank you for giving me a little bit of France when I live so far away. Lyn

  2. Anne, that is wonderful! Have a wonderful birthday!!!

  3. Joyeux anniversaire, Anne! How lovely to have a photo featured in Vanity Fair! All that sneaky photography paid off ;)

  4. Congratulations on the publication of your work in Vanity Fair, Anne! Happy birthday to you and your beautiful blog! Bisous

  5. Jessica

    Congratulations. Hard work always pays off. It is always a delight to read your blog.

  6. Happy birthday, happy blog birthday, and hearty congratulations on the success. I am so very happy for you on all counts. Enjoy London!

  7. I’m delighted that we managed to celebrate your big 3-0 together along with your mom and LL. I so wish I could speak French but have no fear, I’m starting my French lesson (if all things go according to plan) in September. Hope to see you soon.

    p.s. what a wonderful way to enter into a new decade of your life with your photo and name on Vanity Fair.

  8. How wonderful Anne. Congratulations on being published! And a very Happy birthday to you. Hope you are having a wonderful time in London. Hopefully we can share a macaroon in Paris in Sept.

  9. How exciting — and well deserved! Look forward to seeing more. Joyeux anniversaire.

  10. Wow! Congratulations Anne! Couldn’t have celebrated the anniversary of your blog in a better way than a publication in Vanity Fair :-)

  11. Anne, congratulations on this feature and happy blog-anniversary! I hope you had a great time of celebrations during your holiday and I hope we will have the chance to meet up…maybe during my next trip to Paris?! I also started my blog the month of my birthday, indeed one of the best self-presents!

  12. Now things are much less busy with me I get to indulge in all my favourite things. What a lovely surprise to receive in the mail! Congratulations! :) I hope you blog some birthday pictures soon, London was happy to host you and we hope you visit again soon.

  13. How wonderful congratulations! I would be ecstatic if I were you. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate either :) Hope you had a fantastic birthday in London

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