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Some of my earliest memories being a magnetic earring, elastic chocker and pink hairspray loving eight year old link back to Claire's Accessories. Before Claire's, I'd been known to drag people into Girl Heaven (where, of course, I had one of my early birthday parties- deely boppers and all) but as soon as I hit ten, it was time for the real deal. Although I was never brave enough to have my ears pierced at Claire's like all the other girls at school, the feeling of filling up those little purple elastic baskets was one I'd never tire of...

Fast forward a few years and I'm still a fan! When I headed across the Chanel with the team last week, both my inner pre-teen and twenty one year old self were pretty jubilant. With Katy Perry teaming up with the brand to create some of the cutest, most kitsch accessories ever (think popcorn, macaron and hot dog phone cases and burger shades)- we headed over to their two-day Parisien pop up, to meet the team, head to the stores and probably eat more pastries and French bread than may ever be socially acceptable...

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Now, I know that there's a chance the last time you popped to Claire's was for a belly button ring (fake, duh), some gingham scrunches or even a boho style circle belt to parade around on your hipster jeans (secretly I'll always count Shakira as a style icon)- but let me promise you, there's more than just pre-teen goodness behind those doors. Picking up delicate gold pieces (which has even converted non-jewellery wearing me to bangles), nineties hoops and some of the cutest Grecian style festival headwear I've seen, I hit the home bound Eurostar with a new found love for a childhood favourite and a bloomin' lot of Katy Perry songs in my head. Never a bad thing though!

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Paris Paris Claire's Accessories Paris Paris Claire's Accessories Paris Claire's Accessories
Some of my earliest memories being a magnetic earring, elastic chocker and pink hairspray loving eight year old link back to Claire's Accessories. Before Claire's, I'd been known to drag people into Girl Heaven (where, of course, I had one of my early birthday parties- deely boppers and all) but as soon as I hit ten, it was time for the real deal. Although I was never brave enough to have my ears pierced at Claire's like all the other girls at school, the feeling of filling up those little purple elastic baskets was one I'd never tire of...

Fast forward a few years and I'm still a fan! When I headed across the Chanel with the team last week, both my inner pre-teen and twenty one year old self were pretty jubilant. With Katy Perry teaming up with the brand to create some of the cutest, most kitsch accessories ever (think popcorn, macaron and hot dog phone cases and burger shades)- we headed over to their two-day Parisien pop up, to meet the team, head to the stores and probably eat more pastries and French bread than may ever be socially acceptable...

Paris Paris Claire's Accessories Paris Paris Claire's Accessories Paris
Now, I know that there's a chance the last time you popped to Claire's was for a belly button ring (fake, duh), some gingham scrunches or even a boho style circle belt to parade around on your hipster jeans (secretly I'll always count Shakira as a style icon)- but let me promise you, there's more than just pre-teen goodness behind those doors. Picking up delicate gold pieces (which has even converted non-jewellery wearing me to bangles), nineties hoops and some of the cutest Grecian style festival headwear I've seen, I hit the home bound Eurostar with a new found love for a childhood favourite and a bloomin' lot of Katy Perry songs in my head. Never a bad thing though!

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53 comments:

  1. Lovely post! And ahh I remember the magnetic earring days, gotta miss them heeh! I was always too scared to get my ears pierced so I always used to wear them, but finally in year 8 I plucked up the courage hehe ;D

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  2. France looks amazing, I hope to go there sometime this year! I have that cord skirt but in black :)
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  3. France is absolutely a beautiful place, you take good pictures ;)

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  4. Paris looks so gorgeous and a dream to live in! it's like an adventure every single day!

    Arianne

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  5. Such beautiful pictures! Paris is one of my favourite places in the world! You can actually find some quite nice pieces of jewellery in Claires!

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  6. These photos are absolutely beautiful Liv! What an amazing opportunity.

    Beth xo.

    www.bethnorton.co.uk

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  7. Wow it looks so amazing there! I love all of that stuff in the store
    xo
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  8. Aww that looks like so much fun!!! I love Paris and your skirt :D

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  9. Awww, such a pretty and colourful photo diary!!

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  10. Great photos! I used to be a big Claire's fan, although now I struggle to find things I like there. And I love the photo you've taken around the Louvre, to me it is the best place in Paris ;)

    Julia x
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  11. Looks like you had an amazing time! I'd love to go back to Paris one day x
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  12. Nostalgic! I loved Claire's.. back in the day. I never dared get my ears pierced though, took me a while to build up to that. Lovely post liv :) xx

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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  13. I actually love claires! Yes im 24, but youre never too old for a cute phone case!

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  14. This is making me miss Paris sooooo much! Lovely post.

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  15. I used to love claire's when I was a youngen! haven't been for quite a while now xx

    CORINNEXDAVIES

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  16. looks like you had so much fun, loving your nails.
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  17. Oh your nails are fab - and the accessories are just the right level of kitsch to get away with it! x
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  18. Some lovely pics, this makes me want to go to Paris so much, I really miss it! claire's look like they are stepping up their game!xx

    lucyyygeorgina.blogspot.com

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  19. Ah I feel like I spent my pre-teen years in Claire's! I need to have another rummage.
    Sophie
    X

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  20. Love all of your travel pics! I'm not one much for Katy's tunes but her glittery accessories are super cute. :)

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  21. Live your skirt!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  22. I just got back from visiting Paris earlier this week and now this post is making me miss France....great photos!

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  23. I haven't been to Claire's for years but you've convinced me to pop back- I used to love their hair accessories :)
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  24. I love your photography it is so beautiful! I will always have a soft spot for Claires.

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  25. This all looks so beautiful! Love your outfit too!

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  26. I love your skirt. It's gorgeous! I've been looking for one like it but I'm yet to find one :( X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  27. Wow that's really cool! Paris is one of my favourite places so I can imagine this would have been fun. I remember being obsessed with Claires and all their crazy earrings. I actually bought a lot of stuff in there last year for Halloween. Never too old!

    Love M

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  28. Ahh I used to love going into claire's ! looks like such a lovely event :)

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  29. Lovely post! Makes me want to go back to Paris :)

    Charlotte x

    www.charolivia.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Oh my goshhhh! Those Katy Perry phone cases are absolute perfection, so cute x

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  31. I loved Katy Perry's accessories, I love her kitty leggings at the moment!

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  32. haha Claire's ! I went in there just t'other day to pick up some glitter spray…i thought …where on earth do i buy glitter spray…then remembered back to my 'school disco dressing up' days where me and my girlfriends covered our skin in the stuff and thought…ah yes…where else but Claires!
    Thanks for making me reminisce.
    Betty x
    The Betty Stamp

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  33. Those macaroon phone cases are too adorable!!

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  34. Such pretty pictures!

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  35. Really gorgeous pictures and I love all the accessories.

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  36. I've been listing after the KP iPhone cases, I really want the pizza slice one! It's tres bien, hehe...and just as a random fact, in my teen years I used to work at Claire's (when it still had accessories at the end) and pierce ears! xx
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  37. I hope you enjoy the event and my City <3
    I haven't been to claire's in a long time but now I want to see the new collection
    Thnaks for sharing
    Rhizlaine

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  38. Perfect shot with the Louvre, and I haven't shopped in Claire's for ages but my sister is the age where it's the best place on Earth! We do occasionally go there to dabble in the 1D merch....

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. Katy Perry's collection of iPhone covers are ridiculously cute, very good move by Claire's to get her on board! Katy does the whole kitsch-thing perfectly.

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer

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  40. Oooooh I haven't been in there for years, might have to venture back into Claire's now! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  41. What lovely photography and sounds like you had a great time. Claire's was my heaven when I was a preteen too and going in there just reminds me of that time in my life. I need to pop in to see their latest collection.

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  42. love the adorable phone case, dying to go to Paris!

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  43. Lovely, colourful pictures!
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  44. These photos are so adorable! Love Paris and your outfits are lovely!

    Isabel XX
    www.fashionistasworld.blogspot.com

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  45. Love the photos! Did you went to Paris and photograph always with a 50mm lens? Amazing ♥
    Love you, your photos and of course your blog!

    XX, Sara ♥
    Blog Caralinda Facebook Page

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  46. This looks so cute!! :)

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  47. Ice cream cone balloons rock!

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  48. the pictures on ur blog are always so beautiful :)
    <3 Katie
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  49. i love that suede skirt!

    ellie xo
    http://thebeautifulunnecessary.blogspot.co.uk/

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