Saturday, March 26, 2011

I’ll Always Have Paris

By Emma Taylor

From the Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie Series by Meg London
Look for Book One in September 2012!!

Hey,

My name is Emma Taylor, and I live in Paris, Tennessee. I grew up here, then moved to New York City where I worked as a fashion stylist for Cherie Magazine. I was in a sometimes happy, sometimes not, relationship with French photographer Guy Richard. He was so terribly oooh la la, if you know what I mean! But then he broke my heart.

When my mother called and asked if I couldn’t please, please come back to Paris to help my aunt Arabella renovate her lingerie store, Sweet Nothings, I figured I had nothing to lose. Besides, I’ve always loved Arabella—she lives in a big Victorian house and has been all over the world—even India and the Far East. I love sitting on her spacious front porch, eating Chess pie and listening to her stories.

We’ve had a blast redoing Sweet Nothings—the pea green shag from her last renovation in the early seventies had to go! Now, everything is pink, white and black with plenty of black and white toile. If only the armoires I ordered would arrive!

I discovered that Arabella had a treasure trove of vintage lingerie—like a diamond pink chiffon Heavenly Fischer negligee from the forties and those bullet bras the sweater girls wore before everyone burned their bra in the late sixties.

And then there’s Brian O’Connell. But I’ll tell you about him later.

Some people say you can’t go home again. What do you think?

Website Coming Soon: MegLondon.com

17 comments:

  1. I think I can't wait to read all about your adventures!

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  2. You've teased my interest. Come back and tell us more. Looking forward to hearing all about you and Brian.

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  3. Sounds light, a little sexy and a little eccentric. That's what a lot of readers like. Looking forward to hearing more.

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  4. Vintage anything gets my interest, and Paris sounds like fun!

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  5. Sure, you can go home again, Emma...but just be prepared for those who still think of you as a kid. But what a wonderful time you'll have at Sweet Nothings!

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  6. Your aunt is lucky to have you! Can hardly wait to read more about your adventures.

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  7. Forget home! I want to leave home and visit your fabulous boutique. Of course, I am also wondering if 'bullet bras' can kill. Hmmm.

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  8. Having been to Paris, TN, I simply cannot imagine a lingerie store there. It's laughable... rediculous(sp?)... hysterical. In Paris? TN? *snort*. Maybe in Clarksville, but not Paris. Paris is quaint, pleasant, a delightful rural town. But home to a vintage lingerie store? Never...

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  9. Emma,

    I do know oooh la la and I'm sorry your heart got broken! But chess pie will help you recover, I'm pretty sure! Can't wait to read your adventures!

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  10. So sorry the romance didn't work, but I'm glad you're moving on and building something you can pour all your creative spirit into. Well, hopefully not all. And I'm in Kentucky and possibly close enough to stop by. Who knows.

    Teresa R.

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  11. Pie always helps any situation. Can't wait to hear about this Brian guy...

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  12. I love to take a new path and remodeling a vintage lingere store sounds like a great beginning! Your life sounds more exciting than mine! Tell me more and don't skimp on the details!

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  13. Ooh, a vintage lingerie store sounds like great fun. I don't know what chess pie is, but since it's pie it must be yummy. :D

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  14. LOL! I hope bullet bras end up in one of your books. I still laugh when I see actresses wearing them in old movies. Too funny!

    ~ Krista

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  15. Paris and vintage lingerie - what a great combination. Can't wait to read more!!

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  16. Can't wait to read about your adventures in Paris, TN...and I love all things vintage, especially clothes. I've added your story to my "must buy" list (yes, it stretches out thru next year!).

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  17. Emma,
    I can't wait to read more about your love life. Oh, and what's a Chess pie??
    Marilyn

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