PARIS & I- THE PHOTO STORY OF MY PARIS FASHION WEEK DIARY

I’m back! After a crazy Paris Fashion Week, shows, shopping and generally living a life so far removed from what I do on the daily basic (hmm, excuse me, I have some lawyering to do) I reluctantly boarded Eurostar back to London.  I could get used to this charmed life 🙂 You know, lovely hotel, shows, shopping…who wouldn’t 🙂

I will show you photos and videos from the shows next week but today I wanted to share with you my private photos from the trip. I stayed in a beautiful boutique hotel recommended by Mr & Mrs Smith. Hotel Le A, just off Champs- Élysées and a two minute stroll from Arc de Triomphe, is everything a girl traveling on her own would want. After an initial annoyance- a junior suite in my experience is two rooms, not one large one- I decided to settle in and enjoy my chic, white everything room with four floor to celling mirrors- handy for all the selfies I took.

Hotel Le A paris

Hotel Le A Paris

Hotel Le A Paris

Hotel Le A paris

Hotel Le A paris

Hotel Le A paris

It was truly a room with a view.

Paris

Hotel Le A Paris

Hotel Le A Paris

And with most comfortable bed to have a breakfast in- every day.

Hotel Le A paris

Hotel Le A Paris

Hotel Le A paris

Bathroom wasn’t too bad, either… I tested it ever day and I can confirm that a long luxurious bubble baths are great for a girls’s soul.

Hotel Le A Paris

Hotel Le A paris

Hotel Le A paris

In fact, it was quite difficult to leave the hotel but there were shows to see and shopping to do. I didn’t travel with a photographer so I’ve resolved to taking selfies. I must admit, my selfies game is not very strong. How do you girls do it? Any tips? Mine always turn out so blurry.

Isabel marant

Isabel Marant

See what I mean? Here in Zara pants, Isabel Marant jacket and Rupert Sanderson heels.

St Laurent boots

St Laurent boots

Celine

Isabel Marant Jacket

Here in my St Laurent boots, Isabel Marant jacket and carrying Zofia Chylak bag.

Burberry coat

Out and about in my Burberry coat and carrying Celine bag. And of course, my ever present Uniqlo grey jumper.  I decided to visit one of my favourite places in Paris, Place Vendôme and Rue Saint Honore.

Paris Fashion Week

Spotted chic fashionistas leaving Gucci and hailing a taxi.

Valentino

Hankered after a Valentino bag.

Prada

And checked out Prada store.

Place Vendome

Fabulous Place Vendôme.

Place Vendome

Place Vendome

Pink or blue? Or both?

Laduree

A pit stop at Ladureé at Rue St Honore.

Laduree

Laduree

And walked down to the Opera before heading for Les Grands Magasins just round the corner.

Paris Opera

Ferragamo

Paris Opera

I might have raided a few shops…

Chanel shoes

Raid on Chanel turned out to be very successful…

Sephora

As was a raid on Sephora.

Nars

Sephora

I’m totally in love with Sephora hand masks.

Sephora

Sephora

Etam

Etam

Stocked up on lace from Etam.

Le Bon Marche

Le Bon Marche

A day at Le Bon Marche where I might have bought those Isabel Marant pants.

Isabel Marant

And of course, obligatory Parisian cafes.

Paris

Paris

Paris

And other things of beauty.

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

It was a fabulous trip. It felt strange at the beginning, all on my own with no one to go for a dinner or drinks. But I soon realised that going out on your own in Paris is not at all uncomfortable. No one stares at you in the restaurant, no one thinks it’s strange that you are having a drink on your own. It felt very relaxing, just watching people go by or reading my book at dinner (my mother would told me off for reading and eating!).

My relaxing solitude was punctuated by the fashion shows, which added an extra allure to the already magical trip.

When the week was up I was truly sad to leave Paris behind and I’m already plotting my next escape. And you now what? I won’t mind going on my own 🙂

3 Comments

  1. Sunday March 13th, 2016 / 08:12 PM

    Wow!! Beautiful photos <33

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