Life After Paris
Sep22

Life After Paris

Well, I’m back in the States and have been settled in for a while. When I first returned, I was so exhausted from the hassle of dragging suitcases through the streets of Paris at 4 am and getting through two airports that I was just glad to be home! It took a while for the lack of Paris to hit me. Coming home was fun, since I got to see a lot of my friends who had been traveling at the same time. I know some people have...

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Studying in Paris
Aug07

Studying in Paris

Studying at the Paris American Academy has been the main part of my trip. I am taking a class called Design Process, in which I find inspiration, design a full collection, and create a portfolio of my finished work. I am also taking various workshops called Essentials of French Fashion that include hat making, felting, dyeing, couture sewing and embroidery techniques. My favorite opportunity, however, was working backstage at Paris...

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First Days in Paris
Jul07

First Days in Paris

Hello, Bama Blog readers! I’m Miranda, a junior studying fashion design at the Paris American Academy in Paris this month. For my first post, I’ll talk about my first impressions of Paris and what I’ve learned so far. I’ve thrown in some pictures too, just to give you an idea of what I’ve been up to! As everyone knows, in America we hear a lot of stereotypes about the French. Some of them are true, but...

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