Portraits

Portraits
Guo Pei - Daijin gown

Guo Pei: a Chinese Couturière Takes on the World

Chinese couturier, Guo Pei, who became a global name when Rihanna wore one of her stunning gowns to the 2015 Met Gala, sets up a showroom in Paris to expand globally.
Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker: Extraordinary Jazz Singer and Mother With a Purpose

The extraordinary Josephine Baker played many roles in her amazing life: entertainer, civil rights activist, and probably the one most challenging - Mother of 12 multi-racial children.
American photographer in Paris

Paris Captures the Eye and Heart of an American Photographer

An American photographer in Paris describes falling in love with the city of light and taking a leap of faith to follow her dream.
Power of scent

Parisian Perfumer on the Power of Scent and Living Her Dream

What is the secret behind the alchemy of an alluring scent, and how does one become a perfume creator? To find out, INSPIRELLE spoke to perfumer Stéphanie Poulage, an internationally-minded French mother of two who, after working for years on big brands, took the plunge and launched her own line of unique fragrances under the label Poulage Parfumeur.
Elizabeth Milovidov

Meet a Cyberspace Cop Protecting You from Internet Abuse

Our children live and breathe the language of computers. But how much is too much for a child? What should a parent do to protect a child’s journey into cyberspace? Meet Elizabeth Milovodov, who's showing children, parents and educators how to get the most from the Internet, safely.
teen coach

Why Teens Will Talk to This Woman Before Opening Up to Parents

Teens face both an exciting and a challenging time when growing up. More freedom and independence, combined with new choices and expectations can get pretty overwhelming. Often the last person a teen wants to talk to is a parent. Perhaps your teen will open up to a life coach.
dancer becomes actress

Passionate Dancer Leaps from Stage to the Silver Screen

Talented Eurasian dancer Claire Tran has danced the steps of internationally renowned choreographers and tried her hand at creating for others. Now 31 years old, she's leaping in a new direction: acting.
Paris for Seniors

Meet Genevieve Spicer: Ensuring Seniors Have a Blast in Paris

If you’re thinking of a trip to Paris after retirement or if your elderly parents or grandparents are hitting town for the first time, how best to plan this visit? Meet Genevieve Spicer, who knows how to make sure seniors have a whopping good time in Paris.
Caroline Fredericks

Carole Fredericks: Honoring an American Sister’s French Musical Legacy

There are numerous examples of African-American artists who were, and are, very successful in France: Josephine Baker in the Twenties, Richard Wright in the Forties and James Baldwin in the Fifties. Yet for some, their accomplishments remain unknown and often uncelebrated in their native country. Thus was the case of my sister, Carole Denise Fredericks.
Our Paris Stories

Meet the Millennials Telling Our Paris Stories

How the two young founders of the blog Our Paris Stories created a platform for expats in Paris to share their unique experiences.