On a recent Paris jaunt during the now infamous snow storm of last week, Badaude made some Paris fashion observations. As usual, they are right on and just right. What do you wear in Paris in the snow? – Erica

I was decorating the windows for Christmas last week in legendary Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company and I had (perhaps too much of a) good chance to see what Parisienne’s wore during the recent cold snap. With snowflakes the size of postage timbres falling onto the Christmas tree outside Notre Dame, it was picture postcard pretty but definitely necessary to wrap up warmly. This is what I, with a Posca pen tucked behind my ear, saw from the top of a ladder…

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Text and illustrations by Badaude for the HiP Paris Blog. For our amazing rentals in Paris, Provence & Tuscany check out our website Haven in Paris.




Badaude (“a person given to idle observation of everything with wonder or astonishment; a credulous or gossipy idler”) is an award-winning illustrator who writes and draws a weekly column for The Times Fashion, and whose work has also appeared in The Guardian as well as many other publications worldwide. Artist-in-residence at legendary Paris bookshop, Shakespeare & Company and the Port Eliot Festival, she teaches at The Idler Academy and her illustrated book of London Walks is about to be published by the Tate. Her blog is a Webby Honoree.


  1. Thanks so much for all your comments! I have to say I still don’t see as many Uggs as in the UK – even though the weather’s continuing chilly…

  2. But I’m pretty sure that most of them have wet feet. I see Uggs everywhere in Paris. They don’t look any better here.

  3. Hi Erica and Badaude,

    This is such a great depiction of how Parisiennes dress in the snow, and oh so true.

    Thanks also for including a link to our photos. We’re anxiously awaiting the new snow that is due tomorrow.


    1. Thank you so much for taking such amazing photos and for allowing us to include them! Joyeux Noel! Hope it snows again. – Erica

  4. Those Parisian gals have it figured out, so classy and chic. By the way, I love your Shakespeare & Co. window display. Great job!

  5. Perfectly captures what I’ve been seeing on the streets of Paris too. Lots and lots of hats too. I’ve also started wearing mine.

  6. love it! i got some good shots in the snow as well. it was so wonderful!


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