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Pink Parisian is a feminine aesthetic that takes influence from mid-twentieth century Paris and similar cities, luxury brands, and old Hollywood movies that is largely collected on Tumblr blogs that have a pink theme. The participants emphasize the importance of self-care, romanticizing small pleasures in life, and cultivating a sophisticated and kind personality. While it does resemble other luxury-based aesthetics such as Boujee, its hyper-feminine presentation, vintage lifestyle elements, and lack of necessity to actually purchase luxury items distinguishes itself from others.

This community is on Tumblr and do not call themselves by this name. Rather, they use multiple tags such as "pink," "French," and "luxury" to find similar blogs.


  • Architectural photos
  • Bags and boxes from designer brands
  • Ballet dancing
  • Chandeliers
  • Clips of Old Hollywood movies
  • Lingerie, both on people and in stock photos
  • Makeup, both on a person's face and in the packaging
  • Notes about love
  • People in love
  • Photos of runway details
  • Roses, peonies, and other romantic flowers
  • Streets of Paris
  • Sweets in attractive packaging or with pink toppings
  • Winter photographs; this season is appreciated for its white snow, luxurious coats, and the Nutcracker ballet. Seasons aren't typically represented for the rest of the year.
  • Poodles or similar breeds of dogs, usually wearing bows or sparkly collars


As the aesthetic was developed by fashion brands from 1930s-1960s, most of the pieces included take direct inspiration from Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton. Followers of Vintage Parisian also seek to emulate movie stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, as well as some modern hyper-feminine characters and celebrities such as Blair Waldorf and Ariana Grande. In line with the lifestyle that emphasizes relaxation and romance, there is a strong emphasis on wearing lingerie and loungewear. The colors involved are black and white, red, pastels, and precious metals. Multiple textures include: satin, velvet, lace, wool, tweed, marabou feathers, fur, and high-end linen.

Fashion pieces include:

  • Black turtlenecks, influenced by Audrey Hepburn
  • White lace blouses
  • Open button-ups
  • Tweed skirt suits, influenced by Chanel
  • Flared skirts, influenced by Dior's "New Look"
  • Palazzo pants
  • Little black dresses
  • Rococo-inspired dresses
  • Dresses with a black-tie level of formality
  • Vintage lingerie, such as bed jackets and tap shorts
  • Designer shoes
  • Designer hand bags
  • Berets
  • Vintage hats


The Parisian and general city influences of the style give a strong emphasis to architecture, which features prominently on blogs. Luxurious pre-WW1 buildings in Paris are the most popular, with a deep appreciation for the elaborate crown molding and white walls. Famous buildings such as The Ritz Paris, the Tiffany & Co. store in New York City, and Laduree stores are very popular due to their connections with celebrities and film, their French aesthetic, and the luxurious atmosphere. Rococo buildings, such as the Hôtel de Soubise or some interiors of the Palace of Versailles, are also reblogged, typically in snowy winter photographs.

The Pink Parisian aesthetic is focused especially on the architecture of the Belle Époque (a period usually dated to be between 1871–1880 and the outbreak of World War I in 1914), mainly Beaux Arts, Louis XVI Revival/Neo-Louis XVI and Rococo Revival/Neo-Rococo apartment buildings. Besides late 19th century and very early 20th century architecture, this aesthetic is also influenced by 17th and 18th century hôtel particuliers, built in the Baroque, Rococo and Louis XVI styles. Examples include Hôtel de La Guiche, Hôtel Biron, Hôtel de Soubise and Hôtel Matignon (all of these examples are in Paris). It's important to keep in mind that, despite how they are called, they were not hotels, but permanent residences for aristocrats. Similar residences were also built during the 19th century, like Hôtel d'Hautpoul or Hôtel du Rond-Point (both in Paris).

Home Decor[]

Home decor is inspired by Parisian apartments, fashion designers ateliers, and hotel rooms in luxury hotels.

  • Black and white photographs
  • Chandeliers
  • Dress forms
  • Fashion sketches
  • Fresh flowers, especially roses and peonies
  • Hatboxes
  • Nacaron boxes
  • Perfume bottles
  • Champagne bells
  • Silver trays


  • Watching old Hollywood movies
  • Listening to jazz records, preferably on vinyl
  • Taking a bubble bath while wearing a face mask
  • Doing your makeup at a large vanity
  • Walking with your lover's hand in yours
  • Receiving a bouquet of roses
  • Going to a ballet, opera, concert, or musical
  • Reading romance novels and fashion magazines
  • Shopping at high-end stores
  • Eating French pastries and chocolates
  • Drinking champagne
  • More tips are found in lists on Tumblr, with titles themed around soft and feminine things such as ballet dancers and Marie Antoinette. They often include ways to grow your personality to be more kind, thoughtful, and dreamy.[1][2][3][4]



  • An American in Paris (1951)
  • Belle De Jour (1967)
  • Black Swan (2010) (Despite its dark subject matter and depictions of violence, fans of the aesthetic appreciate the ballet scenes and quotes about art)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962)
  • Contempt (1963)
  • Eloise (2003) and Eloise at Christmastime (2003)
  • Funny Face (1957)
  • Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)
  • Henry and Jane (1990)
  • High Society (1956)
  • Les Enfants du Paradis (1943)
  • Love in the Afternoon (1957)
  • Marie Antoinette (2006)
  • Orpheus (1950)
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • Sabrina (1954)
  • Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
  • Sex and the City 2 (2010)

TV Shows[]

  • Alta Mar (2019-2020)
  • Gossip Girl (2007) (GIFs typically edited to be black and white)
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir (2015-present)
  • Scream Queens (2015) (Appreciated for fashion)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-present)
  • The Pursuit of Love (2021)


As 1930s-1960s is the most popular time period associated with the style, music from these decades, especially in French, is popular. However, contemporary musicians that have a hyper-feminine persona and sing about unrequited love and luxury are also featured in some playlists.


External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.