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Love, wine, and revolution: Love on a Pillow. Starring Brigitte Bardot and Robert Hossein, and directed by Roger Vadim. This 1962 romance drama flick is understated, and needs to have a comeback!

Movie Night: Love on a Pillow

What starts as a proper young lady going to collect her inheritance outside of Paris, leads to a tryst that turns her life sideways. There are sizzling romance scenes, lingering close ups that remind us why film is always better at driving emotion, and of course B.B.’s famous fashion. From chic trench coats and rabbit fur berets, iconic little black dresses, and her famous red headband, the styling in this film doesn’t let you down.

It’s one of those films you have to watch on a Sunday night, with wine and cheese that you can snack on throughout. There’s passion, love-making, culture, and lots of sweet jazz.

And the revolution…? That lies within a woman, realizing her own value, and finally becoming free and independent. Brigitte depicts her journey from co-dependent to free spirit with elegance and sex appeal, making her one of my forever muses that will always inspire me.

Find some of my favorite clips from the film below!
And let me know if you suddenly feel the urge to dress in 60’s attire, like I do whenever I watch Love on a Pillow!

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Ready Gypset Go by Sarah Loven - 5M ago

For me, Valentine’s Day has a record of being more “miss” than hit. But that doesn’t curb my enthusiasm for the holiday. Being born only a week before V Day, I tend to be a romantic and look forward to what the holiday stands for. It doesn’t have to be all about date night, romance, gifts, or sex. And sometimes, it can simply be about Paris.

Café Valentin

Valentine’s Day has a way of encouraging us to put unreal expectations on ourself, the day, and our relationships. The greeting card holiday shows us what a picture perfect day should look like. But in all honesty, not even I have had a very successful V Day. From missing restaurant reservations in the busy town of Laguna, getting into fights instead of feeling romantic, to being too sick to do anything, I always feel like somehow it never turns out the way I envision it.

If there’s something 8 years of marriage has taught me, it’s that 1. this holiday isn’t the last, and I’ll have many more fun, romantic times ahead. And 2. we don’t have to do V Day the same way everyone else does!

Personally, being a very aesthetically, visually driven person, I enjoy the visuals of themed holidays the most. I like to dress up, get inspired, and even style passionate shades of red for the whole month! I think being a February baby means Valentine’s Day has a special place in my heart no matter how many triumphs or fails there have been in the past. I just like the romance behind it, it aligns with my personality.

Romance de Paris

Originally I had a romantic photoshoot planned for our Valentine’s content, but being sick and the weeks of rain in SoCal have altered things a bit! Luckily, I was going through my hard drives and found these photos which were never released! And what’s more perfect than these moments captured at Café Valentin, coincidentally styling a bold red lip, a Realisation scarf with red kisses, and a tiny red car?! Ah, Paris. You always put out.

PS- scroll to the bottom to see the crowd of Paparazzi that hijacked my photo op during Paris Fashion Week!

Coat: Vintage | Boots: Matisse Footwear | Purse: Bebe | Scarf & Dress: Realisation Par
Josh’s Look: Coat & Pants: Zara Homme | Hat: Vintage | Boots & Scarf: John Varvatos

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Ready Gypset Go by Sarah Loven - 6M ago

Midnight in Paris is as romantic as it sounds, if you can maneuver the streets and find where the best night life is in this sparkling city. From the quiet neighborhoods beneath the amber street lights, to the buzzing corners alive with vespa crossing and chattering cafe goers, you’ll discover Parisian nightlife is a world all its own.

midnight in paris

It became a trendy thing to write in one’s captions for a reason. Depending on what area you find yourself in, you never know what you may come across in Paris at night. It could be a ballroom dance class beneath the weeping willows on the banks of the Seine, or a street overflowing with young folks, enjoying bar life.

Your footsteps could be the only sound echoing down the alleyway, or you could glimpse parties happening in flats, with the windows open, cigarettes lit, and music filling the night.

If you’re not going out, maybe you’re just grabbing a bottle of wine to take home. Because wherever you go, there’s always an energy that buzzes through the city. It can be enjoyed any way you like. You learn to embrace it, and make it a part of your lifestyle.

I love going out for some authentic absinthe to make the night more grand. All the lights turn into stars, and the world glistens. Happiness carries each of my footsteps to discover what’s around the next corner. I could find magic anywhere, and the excitement is what makes it an adventure. Like a cat in the night, I am one with the city.

Watch the video to experience it for yourself!

And can you spot the adorable Parisian cat?

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Ready Gypset Go by Sarah Loven - 6M ago

La vie best belle- life is beautiful. Especially when in Paris, and you can drink wine outside in public places. And nothing makes for a more perfect, romantic (and cheap) date, than taking a picnic to the Seine River with your lover, and watching the sun set.

La Vie Est Belle

One doesn’t need much to have a romantic time in Paris.
One loved one (or just yourself) + a bottle of wine + some delicious French treats + a great view = a romantic experience out of the movies.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking you have to do the same things as everyone else, and visit the famous sites when in this city. But what is amazing about Paris is that there’s so much more beneath the surface of tourism. If you stop and look around, or wander down a different street, you can find something even more special than that cliché photo op. Like a vintage book store, or a hole in the wall café with the most amazing sweet bread puff things to dip in hot chocolate!

Some people might think Paris and the people is stuffy and contrived. But it’s actually somewhat the opposite. This city revolves around the laid back way of life, it’s actually like an art. Or a religion. The Parisians take it very seriously. They don’t like it when people try too hard, are too eager, or too pretentious. And they live with that outlook on pretty much everything, which I suppose can be misconstrued as “stuck up”. (I’m sure there are the stuck up Parisians too, though)

But all in all, the best lesson to learn in Paris is how to breathe and let go. To be where you are, exist in the moment, and find the beauty around you. Enjoy it. Live through each minute, each hour, each day. Every week. All your days. And before you know it, your life has been quite wonderful. It’s all so romantic, isn’t it?

 

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Ready Gypset Go by Sarah Loven - 6M ago

A re-design, a stolen concept, another re-design, and months of building later… I present the new and improved Jetset Lust! Here’s a little breakdown of why we moved in this new direction, and what surprises you’ll find here!

New Year
NEW JETSET LUST

You all probably know I’ve spent the last 2 months dedicated to rebranding Jetset Lust! My husband and I have created everything from scratch. I started the design process in Photoshop, making a brand concept which I shared with you guys on my Stories months ago! Sadly, someone stole my branding and released their own site with my concept, from the same colors, similar fonts, and overall the same exact visuals.

It was a bit frustrating as I really loved what I had created to embody Jetset Lust, but in the end I’m thankful it happened, because it really pushed me to make something new that 100% reflected my current style and inspirations. Something I love even more, and feel is truly me, and different from anything out there. 

I spent days fussing over exact colors, fonts, and graphic elements that would tell a story. I designed the mock up of how I wanted the site to look in Photoshop- basically creating a full size site visual. Then Josh and I started the extremely extensive process of building the site from nothing, with all the coding and web development involved in that.

I have a background in coding and design (I only taught myself), as you may know we’ve designed all our sites. This time we were using newer site design methods, so there was a big learning curve that took a lot of trial and error. We were learning as we built each site element. And even with our knowledge and previous experience, it was tough! I learned SO much, and feel sort of like a badass having conquered this big step! It was actually a HUGE sacrifice to create this lovechild of a project, because we worked day in and day out for months, not taking any other work (that means no pay) until it was done. And this isn’t our last website overhaul, we have 3 more on the way for other projects!

The reason I decided to put so much time and effort into the JSL re-design is because I really wanted to create a space that is 100% our own. Where josh and I can pour out our creative energy, and not be “owned” or “controlled” by a big corporation like Instagram. Here, there is no algorithm, no faking, no competition. It’s a safe place where our visions come to life, and we can be as successful as our hard work allows us to be.

I have no doubt that others will follow suit with this concept when they see it in action. It’s a very free place when you aren’t trying to please and algorithm with every post. I just hope that my vision for this site stays unique to me as long as possible. But these days, with everyone entitled to ripping off another’s work the moment they see something they like, that’s just wishful thinking! What I’m confident in is the huge investment of time we put into the new JSL, to make it so unique that it’s not easily replicated. And I hope you  all can enjoy all the love and hard work we put into every page and detail.

There’s a TON of new content on her, even old blog posts got updated with all new photos and unreleased content, so go explore! There’s the Music Archive, with all of Josh’s personal music he wrote and recorded, the Art Collection with my latest paintings, the Film Reel complete with all our videos (even some not on Youtube), and so much more!

Thank you for your support! I’ll be seeing you around here, I hope!

White Set: Storets | Hat: JC Millinery | Black Boots: ALDO | Black Purse: Bebe
Striped Top: Sea Gypsies | Blue Pants: Petite Studio NYC | Purse: Bembien | Boots: J Shoes | Necklace: Pamela Card Jewelry

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Ready Gypset Go by Sarah Loven - 6M ago

I’m honestly a huge fan of J.ING clothing and shoes, and they were the first brand I reached out to when choosing what brands I wanted to partner with for my Capsule Wardrobe (a collection of quality pieces from select brands that contribute to my personal style, which can/will be worn for seasons to come.) I can even find pieces that suit my New Wave style and taste!

New Wave Style
WITH J.ING

With their rotation of gorgeous designer-esque pieces at a fair prices, it’s no surprise they are the perfect brand for my new wardrobe mentality! their pieces are classic and iconic, with edgy design details to really set you apart from the crowd. I get compliments whenever I style their pieces, because honestly you won’t see other ones quite like them anywhere else.

From their clothing options to their shoes, the quality and aesthetic is just as good as all my favorite designer labels!

This outfit pulls inspiration  from my love of New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) Cinema and style, and I feel that it’s simple and comfy enough, while adding some key accessories gives the look its Je Ne Sais Quoi.

I styled these grey plaid J.ING trousers with a simple mock-turtle neck top. A cashmere newsboy cap from JC Millinery keeps my head cozy, and adds that vintage flair to the look. Paired with my Franco Sarto loafer slides (that I’ve been wearing for 2 years), and a little black leather book purse… I feel effortless and smart!

Special appearance:
You may have noticed the stunning gold necklace in this outfit! My latest jewelry addition to my Capsule is the Birth of Venus necklace, hand-made by Pamela Card Jewelry. I will be talking more about this amazing treasure in an upcoming post!

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Ready Gypset Go by Sarah Loven - 6M ago

It’s a fact that I have much more content from Paris than I can even keep up with sharing. And I neglect putting most of it on the blog, as it all tends to go to Instagram without much time to commit to writing a blog post for each day/shoot/outfit. So instead of doing another typical “outfit post”, I wanted to round up all my recent favorite images from Paris that really give me all the good vibes.

Paris is a Mood

From warm colors, to cinematic scenery, these photos equal the total mood that Paris is to me. I can’t think of a better vibe than people watching from my balcony or a café terrace. Or a better lifestyle than being able to walk or take the metro to any place you need to go. A city where art and culture emanates from every corner, and one can walk into the nearest museum and see ancient history and artifacts from around the world.

Paris is my mood, and my forever muse. I think I’ve created some of my best work within the walls of this city, and my inspiration never ceases. What else can I say, except that it’s true love. It’s fate. Paris and I are meant to be together, and one day I plan to live there full time. It’s not only for the pleasure, but for the sake of my work, my soul, and even my health.

To be around a culture so in tune with beauty and authenticity, and just a healthier lifestyle in general, affects me in such a positive way. Not to mention, with all my intolerances (growing by the week) to American food, GMO & Monsanto crops, it is one of the only lights at the end of the tunnel for me. I can eat healthier and be happier. And that equals a truly good life to me!

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Ready Gypset Go by Sarah Loven - 6M ago

I’m introducing a new section to the blog, now with the new redesign, called Movie Night! I’ll be sharing my top favorite/iconic movies and telling you a little bit about them. And first up we have… “The Dreamers”, a sexy movie set in Paris!

I find that a huge part of culture is not only captured in cinema from around the world and through the decades, but cinema can also influence culture. Movies and film really inspire me and my style greatly, and Josh and I are a bit of a movie-holic couple. So I’m really excited to bring you weekly Movie Suggestions to the cultureLUST segment of the site… hopefully I can keep up with this schedule! 

Movie Night: The Dreamers

As the great director Bernardo Bertolucci passed away just this last month (November 28th), it only seemed fitting to talk about this odd but iconic movie set in Paris. I saw it as a young adult, having found the moody movie stills floating around on Tumblr. It seemed so steamy and artsy, and I had to watch it! It’s one of the films that, over the years, have influenced some of my more sensual photos in Paris.

Warning: this movie has mature content.

Set in Paris, in the spring of 1968, student riots leave three youths feeling isolated…

An American exchange student named Matthew (Michael Pitt) and twins Théo (Louis Garrel) and Isabelle (Eva Green) bond over their mutual love of cinema. Matthew is fascinated by the sense of intimacy shared by Isabelle and Theo, who were born conjoined. When the twins’ bohemian parents go away for a month, they ask Matthew to stay at their place, and the three lose themselves in fantasy.

A lot of culture and arts are referenced in this film, transporting you into a poetic world of vintage Paris. It’s a rather mysterious and adventurous tale that unravels, and you can’t seem to stop watching. Some of the iconic scenes captured on film are like movie inception, referring to even older films of recognition like “Bande a Pàrt”, 1964 (As seen in the clip above, where they run through the Louvre), or “Breathless” 1983. But don’t let me spoil all the hidden gems of this movie, just go watch it for yourself!

Plus, young Eva Green is such a vixen, and Louis Garrel has a the best smoldering French look!

You can stream the movie on Amazon Prime, or find it on Youtube.

Or if this is too steamy for you, you can glimpse me and my lover traipsing around Paris in a much less “mature content” way…!

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Ready Gypset Go by Sarah Loven - 6M ago

Return to Paris + Fashion Week - YouTube

Somehow in the chaos of the season, I forgot to post our Paris Fashion Week Vlog here! But better late than never, right? I wanted to talk about why I made one single Recap/Vlog video instead of many short creative videos like we usually do. It’s always hard to take all the ideas I have and see them through to completion. When shooting, I get so many ideas for what I could create. Especially in Paris! I’ll shoot tons of content just from each outfit and each day walking around- so much of it never even sees the light of day! And it makes me sad to think of all my beautiful memories living on a hard drive when my biggest passion to to make something beautiful with them and put them out into the world.

PARIS &
fashion week vlog

Thus came the idea of tapping into Vlogging. I’ve never thought of myself as a Vlogger, mainly because I’m not very chatty on camera and have no practice talking about things when put on the spot. But I’m working on it!! The reason I decided this was something I wanted to start doing, was really just personal. I wanted to have my memories captured in a beautiful way to watch again with friends and family. I LOVE to relive my favorite experiences, as they’re almost better after the fact.

Naturally the first steps will be to get our Vlogging gear setup, which we didn’t have for this first video since I didn’t plan to make it a Vlog until after getting home. We plan to Vlog during all our travels, but I want to create other monthly video content in-between the big trips. So let me know what you’d like to see me Vlog about, whether is life, styling, LA life, Airstream life, California, etc! The comments are open to your suggestions!

For now, please enjoy one of my favorite videos we’ve created yet! This one is packed full of our favorite memories of running around Paris in the fall, Paris Fashion Week, and my favorite places to visit in the city!

XOXO, Sarah

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Ready Gypset Go by Sarah Loven - 6M ago

The story behind this project for Angara Jewelry is a little different than your average wedding ring concept. For our 7th anniversary, Angara sent us new wedding bands that we hand picked to suit our personal style!

The Anniversary Rings

I’m sort of funny when it comes to wedding rings. For me, it’s more about the fact that we are partners for life, which feels so normal and just part of my life, that I don’t put all the importance on a ring. That being said, I also love to let people know we ARE married by the little symbol on our fingers, so I do like to wear wedding rings. But in my case, I never seem to be able to make up my mind on things for very long.

One year I swear it’s silver or nothing. The next, it’s bigger over smaller. Then, all I can style is gold gold gold. I’m the kind of girl who needs to have options.

My styling is so tied into my self expression of each day, my mood reflected in my outfits. And so I’ve always needed to make my own choices. I now have 3 “wedding” rings- the original white gold set, the bigger and more glamorous silver one, and now a gold set to match our current personal style. Each is special to me, because they mark different chapters in our marriage. And these beautiful gold rings feel right for us right now.

(Our anniversary was actually in August- this campaign was slightly delayed!)

Read More to see all the photos, and for direct links to shop our rings with a discount code!

SHOP OUR GOLD RINGS

Dress: We are Windred | Boots: Jeffrey Campbell | Josh’s Sweater: Zara Man

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