Paris is definitely a highlight during the worlds fashion weeks. It simply oozes fashion, style and well, savoir-vivre. I think Paris is secretly every fashionista’s favourite, even though the relationship is often stormy… Every time I go, I am wowed and blinded, but when I leave I am a bit relieved.
This week started with a stunning Barbara Bui show and a breath-taking Cartier presentation. You know it’s going to be a spectacular week if that’s the way it begins! I ended my day with a stylish dinner at La Societe, surrounded by beautiful International and French people enjoying typical Parisian plates.
The next days were buzzing with shows, meetings, catching up with friends from all over the world and snacking in-between appointments next to the rich and the famous. Paris was so lit up with energy and fashion vibes, it was hard to catch a breath! If I wasn’t being mesmerised by some crazy-cool look of a fashion street-blogger or discovering a celebrity standing near me, I was trying not to go shopping on a Sunday (almost impossible, I tell you!). Even though I have been there many times I feel that each time I go, I discover a new side of Paris!
If I had to choose a favourite show I would be caught between Elie Saab and Chloe. I have always loved Elie Saab – and his shows are always a spectacle – but I also treasure Chloe’s soft cuts and flowing forms. Elie mixed it up with young, rocky disco looks while keeping an elegant silhouette and I definitely need to buy everything I saw on the Chloe show (so I’m screwed, lol).
This year I attended a few more parties and dinners than last year, such as Aquazzura, Balmain and a beauty night by L’Oreal themed “Gold Obsession”. Each party was beautifully set up and artfully hosted. I was able to discover the talented designer at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri, again as well as immerse myself into everything lovely that is Saint Laurent.
My hotel, the Le Royal Monceau outdid itself in hospitality, warm welcoming and organisation! Hosting a blogger is not always easy as we have a lot of deliveries and special demands, but they were simply wonderful!
All in all, there is much to tell and more to show, but I do not want to flood you, so please stay tuned for part 2!
Chic Paris City Guide:
Costes Caffee (still amazing for dinner)
L'avenue (always great for lunch and dinner)
Flo Caffe (good for a coffee break)
Laduree on Champse Elysees is still my favorite coffee place and to buy some sweets. I simply love everything about it (great for tea time or breakfast, as well as lunch)
Matsuhisa restaurant (Japanese kitchen), in Le Royal Monceau .
Yeez restaurant and club (after dinner is simply a most to do)
Monsieur Bleu restaurant (with the most beautiful Eifel Towel view.)
LouLou (Wonderful new place)