Photography

Feature: Haleigh Walsworth of Making Magique

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been shooting with Haleigh Walsworth for Lancôme’s Paris Rendez-Vous blog. The idea is to follow an American around Paris, a girl with fluttery eyelashes who powders her nose on the left bank and tops up her rouge à lèvres at every coffee stop. Haleigh, was the perfect girl for the job, and she just so happens to be the single most inspiring person I’ve met.

Lancome Paris Rendez-vous

Not only is she beautiful, she’s also one of the kindest and most considerate souls I know. After being a loyal reader of her blog for a while I felt as though I knew a lot about her. I’d created an image of a care-free American girl in my mind, the kind who leaves her apartment in full length tutus to stroll the streets of Paris leaving a trail of ethereal magic behind her. She turned out to be all that and so much more.

Messika, Paris flagship store opening
Messika, Paris flagship store opening

A self-taught photographer with a natural talent behind the lens, she makes even the everyday look magical. Her photography has a whimsical quality which transports you to a rose-tinted world enabling you to escape the mundane if only for a short while. One of her aims for creating her blog was to sprinkle a little magic into people’s lives “through the small, sweet things which can often be overlooked”, she says. Each one of her posts tells a story in the most beautiful of ways; you enter her pastel-hued universe and follow her adventures around the city learning about her musings and insightful reflections.

When asked about her current partner she’ll tell you it was love at first sight. Within the space of a week they were head over heels in love, trying to work out the dynamics of a long distance relationship; “we’ll make this work,” they promised one another as they parted ways, a promise full of hope yet often broken among lovers. Two years down the line they’re still as much in love as the very first week they met, going against the grain and holding out for one another despite the miles between them. A delicate red heart etched onto the fair skin of her forearm reminds her to wear her heart on her sleeve, an endearing notion to live by and one which has enabled her to find her soul mate. That’s the thing about Haleigh, she has one of the biggest hearts you’ll come across.

at the Carousel du Sacre Coeur
at the Carousel du Sacre Coeur

If you’re looking to be inspired make sure to head on over to Haleigh’s beautiful blog and be sure to keep up to date with her articles on the Lancome Rendez vous blog

All photos taken by me, edited by Haleigh Walsworth

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B. says:

March 13, 2014 at 9:41 pm

What an inspiring post! She really does sound like a wonderful person. Not only from the outside, but also from the inside.

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Migle says:

March 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

What a beautiful post! I love Haleigh and her blog and I’ve been reading it for years already and this post reminded me once again how much I like her :)

Amber via A Mused Blog says:

March 14, 2014 at 12:42 am

I discovered Haleigh’s blog a few years ago, and I think she comes across as one of the sweetest bloggers I could hope to meet. I own my blue pettiskirt because of her :)

You two seem like the perfect creative pair.

Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House says:

March 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Haleigh’s blog is one of the first blogs I ever started to read & I still love it now, she’s really lovely too!! This was super xx

shani says:

March 14, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I, too, read and love her blog and am constantly inspired by her. And you! It seems only natural the two of you should be friends and working together!

Shani x
She Dreams in Perfect French

Haleigh @ Making Magique says:

March 14, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Awwww, thank you so much Faye! You’re help has been priceless with the photos and you have had the patience of an angel with me in the cold and rain with my picky eye in January. You’re words are so sweet too and really make me smile. BIG HUGS to you and see you soon darling!

Faye says:

March 19, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Haleigh you are amazing I am so grateful to you for putting your faith in me! I’m just so sad that we got rather unlucky with the rain! Lots of love xxx

maria says:

March 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm

well done to both of you! you both have wonderful blogs and you both seem lovely and so kind! just a beautiful pair of young inspiring women!

hope we see more of you two creating together because the results are absolutely faultless!

Faye says:

March 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Ahh thank you so much that is truly so sweet of you to say!