Paris Fashion Week

While in Paris, I did what the fashionable Parisians do, go to Paris Fashion Week. I’ve been many times to London Fashion Week and London Fashion Weekend but in Paris it was much more buzzing and intense.  I could really see myself going to the shows with an actual invitation from the designer… I just stood outside along with fashion bloggers and photographers (after being refused entry) and snapped at the beautiful and fabulous that posed and walked by.

The first show I decided to go to was the Parisian designer Isabel Marant at Palais de Tokyo, which is a contemporary art museum located near Trocadero with beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower.

Isabel Marant’s clothes convey a bohemian spirit, youth and fun with her new collection featuring fringe, pleats and ponchos. Gladiator flats, thick leather belts cinched at the waist of the many little pleated dresses.

I waited just outside on the steps to get a front row glimpse of all the celebrities coming out of the show.

That evening, I had a girly night with Masha and two other girls we met here, Kelly and Imke. Dinner led to cocktails, gossiping and laughing and we drank through the night.

At the next show, I was accompanied by Kelly and Imke, who happens to be a fashion blogger, (check out her blog Pastellics) and we went to the Acne Studios Fashion Show, which was also at the Palais de Tokyo. Busier with more celeb spotting than the previous day, my highlight was seeing and taking a selfie with The Blonde Salad herself, Chiara Ferragni.

On the way to the next show we stopped at an event called Capsule Show, which is an exclusive fashion-buying event. There we walked around viewing the collection of different designers, pretending to be a buyer-a future job position I found out I would love to have! Designers included Kitty Joseph and Missy Skins, whose collections were very modern and would fit perfect in the London fashion scene.

There I also discovered my new favourite drinkWhisky, ginger ale with a slice of lime.

We made our way to Jean-Paul Gaultier’s show. It was his last ready-to-wear fashion show, he will now continue designing Haute Couture, so it was guaranteed to be a big event and the show that everyone would be going to. We just didn’t realize how busy it would be…

Located in a theatre on one the busiest Boulevards in Paris, the pavement was crammed and half the road was filled with photographers and security guards. It was crazy. We couldn’t see anyone and there were so many exist, we would have probably missed the fashion celebrities we wanted to see, so we left and went for a Belgian feast instead! Well deserved after a busy day.

That night we went to Faust club located sous le Pont Alexandre III Bridge in the 7th arrondissement. A popular nightspot on the Seine, we had a drink on the terrace before going into the club; a long black rectangle, with strobe lights on the ceilings.

Capsule held their Paris Fashion Week after party there so we went and danced into the early hours of the morning among fashion buyers, designers and editors.

Located in a theatre on one the busiest Boulevards in Paris, the pavement was crammed and half the road was filled with photographers and security guards. It was crazy. We couldn’t see anyone and there were so many exist, we would have probably missed the fashion celebrities we wanted to see, so we left and went for a Belgian feast instead! Well deserved after a busy day.

 

 

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