AN INTERVIEW WITH PARDON MY OBSESSION

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After years of studying at medical school, Caroline from Pardon My Obsession, chose to follow her passion and launched her blog, giving readers a look into her daily style choices and the general in's and out's of how she spends her days in Paris. We sat down with Caroline to get the inside scoop on her fashion choices and what makes a good pair of sunglasses.

How would you describe your personal style?
Classic, Parisian, Sophisticated.

What influences your fashion choices most?
Many things! It can be a woman I saw walking in the street, the weather, my mood for the day. It changes everyday, sometimes I'll want to be more rock, sometimes more ladylike; But that's what's great about fashion, you can be whoever you choose to be!

Who is your biggest style icon? Why?
My mother of course :) But I also love Emmanuelle Alt, Kate Moss, Caroline Sieber, Miroslava Duma, Olivia Palermo, Grace Kelly...

Any fashion trends you love at the moment?
Not a trend, but several brands : Vêtements, Marques' Almeida, Ellery.

Any fashion trends you wouldn’t be caught wearing?
Lots of them! Never follow trends, always make sure you wear your clothes, not the opposite!

How would you describe Parisian style?
Very effortless! Parisian women are very elegant, very chic, but you could never guess they made any effort. They're also quite snobbish and cold, but it's part of their charm!

Are there any up and coming Parisian designers we should be on the look out for?
Vêtements are amazing: they're changing the way people dress! No wonder its creative director, Demna Gvasalia has been appointed at Balenciaga!

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You’re always wearing an amazing pair of sunglasses. What’s your favourite pair at the moment? Do you have any tips for choosing the perfect pair?
My absolute favourite is the 'Audrey' from Céline. I wear them literally all the time; for choosing the perfect pair, once again, try to stay away from trends, and buy the ones that go well with the shape of your face. But it doesn't mean you can't have a little fun by choosing an extravagant pair once in a while!

What’s your number one beauty must-have?
Blush ! I love it so much, everyone makes fun of me because I probably wear too much of it, but as I have a very pale skin, I think it gives me a healthy glow. Also, I love Créaline of Bioderma, I use it every night and every morning.

What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time?
Walking in Paris and sitting at cafés, while reading the latest Vogue.

What are you listening to on repeat at the moment?
Kygo. I love all his songs!

What’s the one thing you can’t leave the house without?
My phone! It sounds terrible, but it's true, I'm a real addict! Oh, and my sunglasses, even when it's raining!

Your favourite French pastry and the best place to get them from?
Pains aux raisins :) I love going to Carette in Trocadéro to have breakfast, it's a wonderful place, make sure to stop by if you come to Paris!

Caroline wears Semilla Pumps. Image credit - www.pardonmyobsession.com. Follow Caroline on Instagram @the_caroo
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