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Blogs We Love: The Cherry Blossom Girl

By Francheska N. Quiñones

There is a city whose name is the epitome of a dream.  It brings a certain charm to any step, gaze and smile shared on its pavements.  It is to leave this dreaded fast-paced world and submerge oneself into a light aired enchanting and picturesque trance.  The word beautiful does not suffice when it comes to what the eyes capture.  The city of Paris is a fantasy for any lover of the arts and admirer of Neoclassicist architecture.   To make things even lovelier, in comes a whimsical portrait of a lady with a love for cherry blossoms and all things lovely.

Alix Bancourt is striking when eyes have their first glance.  It is impossible not to fall in love with such beauty.  From her face to the clothes, this lady has everything prim and proper.  With everything thought out, she always sets a theme to her attire by pairing fanciful tea cup purses or darling Charlotte Olympia kitten shoes and having matching Dior lacquer painted on her fingernails.  Those delicate tendencies she flawlessly possesses coincide with her various outfit choices seen in her Air (French band) themed blog The Cherry Blossom Girl.  Started in February of 2007, after working for such enviable talent, Alexander McQueen and Chloé, she decided to take a break to embark on a new adventure.

As a designer, Alix collaborated with French lingerie brand Etam to create her very own Cherry Blossom Girl designs.  With sorted hues of pale water colors and the ever so enthralling raven tones, it is as idyllic and alluring as she.  Knowing her style, Alix never fails to bring an untold story behind each attire.  Inspired by Sofia Copolla’s films, such as The Virgin Suicides and music from The Mamas & The Papas and Bobby Vinton, she creates an alternate vision of reality in her photography. 

With her romantic tendencies, Alix Bancourt is a beauteous sight to see.  The gloom of gray painted skies will slowly dissolve from every click to “next page” you set on this blog.  Indulge in scenic walks, charming accessories and let Alix beguile you with her marvelous pictures.  She is truly a delightful melody in the midst of a pale haze.