The lovely Fred of Easy Fashion, one of my favourite French streetstyle blogs, took this wonderful photo of me at the Cour Carrée Musée du Louvre where the Louis Vuitton show took place yesterday.
Jacket, leather pants and shoes from Rad Hourani, Chanel bag, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Topshop t-shirt.
Between you and me, I'm shocked that I look nice (ok, presentable, but I could've WERQED the LOOQUE harder) in this photo. I was all sweaty, coughing, huffing and puffing when I got to the show venue because I sprinted (in five inch heels) from the wrong metro station. Not good.
It's interesting how I have thousands of photos of other people (and things) here in Paris but I barely have pictures of myself. I went to the Fendi Party with Hugo, Karen, Michelle and Dean who took these blurry yet absolutely hilarious photos of me prancing the streets to go back to Maxim's where Club Sandwich is held.
Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2010 Video – Final Walkthrough
So here’s the view from my seat.
Amazing! Halfway throughout the show, my feet were thumping along the music and I wanted to dance. I’m sure the Japanese guy beside me must have been giving me looks. Who knows? It’s a good thing that it was dark. Hah!
Oh and btw, I’m gonna save money from this point on so when the next season comes, I’ll have a super fabu camera that will take decent videos. Add that to my Christmas wish list. I know most indie bloggers (like myself) put material out there that’s “raw” etc. but there are times when I really want to capture moments clearly and precisely so when I present it to you, you can see it the way I’m seeing it.. know what I mean? I hope so.
Every fashion-obsessed child's dream is to own a Louis Vuitton bag. Well, after all these years of loving Louis Vuitton, the time has arrived. It's an honor to be invited to the delightfully colourful Louis Vuitton womenswear show earlier this afternoon. My first ever LV show, can you believe it? Yes, here in Paris in the center of it all (not in Hong Kong, Singapore or worse, Manila), at the Louvre!!!!!
Thank you so much for having me there and hope to see the show next season!
Pictures and videos to follow. The hair, the bags, the fox fur tails, the shoes, my god, I don't even know where to begin!
Yesterday afternoon before the extraordinary Alexander McQueen show and the super fun Fendi party, I popped by the self service magazine offices for an impromptu shoot. They shot me and the ultra chic and ultra beautiful Giovanna Battaglia. If you’re a streetstyle blog fan (ie thesartorialist, jak and jil and many, many others) I’m sure you’ll know who she is.
Rad Hourani is one of the breakout stars coming out of New York fashion week. I'm a big fan of his work and his aesthetic and I'm so happy I got to wear Rad here in Paris.
Meanwhile, I've been getting lots of compliments in Milan and Paris because of these ultra chic yet ultra cheap $5 Marc by Marc Jacobs rings (first two rings on the left) I bought in New York. Five dolla, five dolla!
Ask me who I think is the most ferocious and best dressed woman of our time and the answer I'll give you is no other than Daphne Guinness, hands-down. She went to the Gareth Pugh show early like the rest of us and she was just there, waiting by her chic self, occasionally chatting to random fashion pundits.My friend Rene tried to take pics of Rihanna when she got there but I had my eyes glued on Daphne. When Riri left, I grabbed Rene and asked him to come with me because I need to meet Daphne Guinness.
Well, what do you know… Daphne is not only very approachable, she's also very gracious and very kind. We chatted for a few minutes and she even joined us on the queue… I politely told her "but you're Daphne Guinness, you should walk right through!!!" and she cheekily said something how them English folk like to fall in line LOL. I adore her. I love her. LOVE as in LOVE. I even touched her plastic coat!
I was this close to telling her "OH EM GE DAPHNE CAN I SPEND A DAY OR TWO IN YOUR HOUSE AND ALLOW ME TO RANSACK YOUR WARDROBE SO WE CAN PLAY DRESS UP IN YOUR COUTURE?" but alas, I've only just met her so I need to behave.
But… can you imagine how much fun we'll have if that happened?
I finally made it. I'm here at the epicenter of fashion.
It's very cold and I wish I didn't leave the pets my furs at home. Oh well.
Tomorrow I'm gonna pick up my mail. I'm excited to see what invites I get. So far I have Bruno Pieters, Chloe and Louis Vuitton in the bag, Gareth Pugh's afterparty tomorrow and Juergen Teller's book signing early next week.
To all of you guys, my cell phone number here in Paris is: +33 6 9907 3849.
While every blogger and their pet chihuahua are coming out with t-shirt lines, I, in coordination with my friend Jamie, have come up with my limited-edition line of gourmet greens. They’re currently being sold at Franprix in Paris. Who knows, perhaps someday when we find a bajillionaire who will toss our salad invest in us, like, oh I dunno, Lapo Elkann, we’ll sell my greens around the world, no?
It's 6:30AM here in Paris. I just got back at the apartment after spending 2 hours at the French police station. I was mugged and had to file a complaint. I went out at around 4AM to take cash from the atm to pay for my cab fare to the airport later and to try to find a place where to get cigarettes but these 2 guys followed me and asked me to hand over my Chanel bag. To be honest with you, I wasn't worried about the bag, cash or what have you. My only concern is that the bag has the keys to the apartment. I have a flight in a few hours and I haven't packed yet!
To cut the story short, right after I got mugged, I went to the payphone and called the French police — hello, I already had my phone stolen a few days ago. Within seconds, I kid you not, 2 cop cars with 8 or 9 policemen went to the payphone where I'm at. I was crying etc.
One of them asked me what the thieveslook like so I said there's 2 guys, blah blah blah. They told me to get inside the car really quick and they drove around the streets really fast. I wasn't sure what was going on until I saw the 2 guys who mugged me walk down the street so I told the cops that's them!
They were able to recover my Chanel bag, keys, etc. The had to keep the cash though as evidence until the judge does something this afternoon but alas, I'll be gone. I'll just ask a friend to get the cash.
Anyway, I'm fine now. I'm safe, alive, and I'm alright. I lost a few things but they are irrelevant. The two guys are in the hands of the police, hopefully the judge will do something about it.
It's amazing how efficient French police are. Seriously. They searched the streets for my keys… I'm totally impressed. Thank you thank you thank you so much.
PS. OMG I know this isn't appropriate to say but jesus fuck, some of the police officers were GAWWWWWJUS!
PPSS. Ok ok I better get going. I'll pack my stuff now. It's Tokyo time!!!