Portraits

Portraits
Michele Pozon-Closet Guru

Discover Mindful Fashion With a Closet Guru

She sees herself as a Closet Guru who applies the principles of Feng Shui on your closet to help you feel beautiful. And her powerful influence doesn’t involve an overhaul of your wardrobe or a wild new shopping spree! Michelle Pozon is a Paris-based personal stylist who believes a woman is at her best when she doesn’t follow fashion trends.
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.
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.

Maison Edéenne: How a Canadian Expat Transformed into a Star of the Jewelry World

A Canadian marketing executive reveals how two transformative experiences—a divorce and a deep-water dive—led her to create her own House of High Jewelry and become one of the gem stars of the world.
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.

ARTECASE: Parisian Treasure Hunters in Search of Collectible Design

Art lovers are rarely disappointed when they visit Paris for cultural inspiration. And when two like minds meet, sparks fly. Elizabeth Chase and Susan Bouliier are both cultural addicts who met in Paris and decidedly joined forces to create ARTECASE. Experienced in the art of treasure hunting for collectible design, the two co-founders mapped out their favorite cultural places for INSPIRELLE.

Colombian Bartender Shakes Up Cocktail World in Paris

Meet the inspiring Carina Soto Velasquez, one of the world's top bartenders and an entrepreneur rolling out hip concept resto-bars around the city. Find out her tips for running a successful business.
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.
stay at home mom

A Stay at Home Mom Reinvents Herself in the Design World

When finding a job in Paris proved harder than expected, this Canadian stay at home mom decided to reinvent herself by pursuing her creative passions.
Mimi Thorisson

Mimi Thorisson: From City Girl to French Countryside Cooking Sensation

Mimi's story is the stuff that fairy tales are made of. Find out how a photo of her garden cake went viral, leading to cooking shows, book deals and global celebrity.