05/11/2012, Balmain, Chloe, Costume National, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Isabel Marant, John Galliano, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Margiela, Paris, Spring Summer 2013, Vionnet
Thought I’d share a few memories from Paris during the recent spring/summer 2013 womenswear collections – all minked up at nine o’clock AM before the Vuitton show, a futuristic stroll, front-row at Chloe, pink flower sighting just minutes before a friend got mugged by gypsy kids, Tour Eiffel after Costume National, one of my favourite looks from the John Galliano show, coat and micro shorts contrasting combo, the ubiquitous front-row photo bombing by mobile devices at Loewe, plastic-covered walls at Maison Martin Margiela, chic clutches at Sonia Rykiel, Hawaiian tropic at Isabel Marant, pure craftsmanship insanity wicker-chair chic at Balmain and more… Will do another batch shortly.
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Avenue Montaigne, I love you so much. I could spend the entire afternoon mincing around the area. It’s all about Marni and Montaigne Market, followed by a late lunch at L’Avenue and a quick run-through of all the new things at Celine and finally, go off the beaten path by visiting Balenciaga and Givenchy. Don’t you just wish life was this easy? Oh to dream… I suppose Avenue Montaigne is best at small doses. That’s what luxury is all about. Just a teeny, tiny, scoopful. It loses its value if you serve too much…
Baseball cap by New Era, sunglasses by Celine, coat by COS, zip cardigan by Michael Kors, shorts by Sonia Rykiel, bag by Jason Wu, shoes by Marni
At long last, we finally met.
Such an honor to have met the legendary, the one and only, the grand master of them all… Mr. Azzedine Alaia!
Solar panels! Wind turbines! As always, leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to turn the Grand Palais into a magical, modern wind farm as the backdrop of Chanel’s spring/summer 2013 fashion show.
Love a bit of Kate Bush, too…
I know it doesn’t sound very me to say I haven’t gone to many parties the past month. When you’re staying far from the city center and have early morning appointments and shows to attend, you have no choice but to tuck yourself under the sheets as early as possible. But when Mama Carine invites you to her ultra chic black-tie ball to celebrate her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, you better put that mink bow tie on and go where the fashion flock goes. Where else could I dance with the legendary Mr Alaia, shake my booty on the dance floor with Mr Ackermann, have Mr Testino tell me “I looooooove your fur!” and freak out with Rachel Zoe at the courtyard because of a mystery man going nuts with the fire extinguisher? Only at Carine’s ball where fashion stars align, let their hair down and have lots of fun. Best party of the season. #NUFFSAID
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My friend Nicola sent me this insect-inspired, straw sweater from Mugler. I wanted to wear it to the fashion show but I had problems finding an appropriate bottom to wear it with, plus, it also rained that day and I was afraid to get it wet. Anyhoo, I thought it would be nice to take it out for a spin around the nitty, gritty 10eme at my first, post-fashion week (or should I say, post-fashion month) Parisian stroll.
Visors by Alexander McQueen, sweater by Mugler, shorts by Sonia Rykiel, shoes by Sonia Rykyiel
This orange Kenzo hat was the perfect crowning piece…
Hat by Kenzo, sunglasses by Michael Kors, coat by Sonia Rykiel, bag by Givenchy
Let’s not kid ourselves. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of using the Tour Eiffel as a photo backdrop whenever I’m in Paris. It has to be done at least once, you know? I thought I’d get it out of the way after the Costume National show at Palais de Tokyo this afternoon, . Bucket list check, done and done. Next!
Hat and jacket gifted by Costume National, top by Costume National, trousers by Barbara Bui, shoes by Prada, sunglasses by Michael Kors
Are you ready to bid adieu to summer? I am. The weather here in Paris has been quite unpredictable. It’s been quite cold compared to previous Septembers. Rumi and I took a quick stroll around the Tuileries yesterday afternoon in between shows.
Sunglasses by Michael Kors, jacket gifted by Barbara Bui, shirt by COS, shorts by Barbara Bui
Went to the fabulous Parisian celebration of the Anna dello Russo x H&M collection at the Paradis Latin last night.
“It’s all about gold. It’s all about gold, gold, gold, gold! Excess!” — Anna dello Russo