I just got back (sob) from Paris and France. From Los Angeles, a non-stop flight to Charles de Gaulle may not be the longest flight there is, but 10 hours to arrive and an 11 hours return trip isn’t exactly a walk in the park. I decided quite awhile ago to try to combine the best of both worlds while flying; a stylish, put together look that manages to be comfortable and still look like you haven’t slept in it when you queue up in customs. In fact, this year I went a bit far and wore Michael Kors sky-high platform sandals (which looked great, but I wasn’t so happy with my choice when I ended up running to the international terminal to catch my flight!!)

So I have to say I agree with J.J. Martin, the author of the Wall Street Journal article “An Argument for Flying in High Style.” In fact, I may even wear a faux fur overcoat she suggests on my next flight (considering the extremely high rainfall for May in Paris!)

Look at how they used to treat air travel, in the day….

1950s plane fashions

Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Laraine Day, mid 1950s

Plane fahions 1950s

Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn off the plane

For me at least, any travel is worth it, and I want to look good going there and when I’m walking in the rain.

Paris Rain

Sparkling Paris Street Rain

Paris Bridge

The plane ride is worth it

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