Last week was Paris Fashion Week–nine days full of non-stop sophistication, excitement, and joy. I love the rush of Fashion Week in the capital of fashion.
It finally came: Paris Fashion Week, the most important Fashion Week of all. This doesn’t mean that the other Fashion Weeks aren’t important, of course, but none beats Paris. In Paris, everything is taken to the max. From the moment I got in from Milan– where I enjoyed the first Matthieu Blazy runways for Bottega Veneta– I could feel that excitement in the air, the feeling that I’d just arrived in the City of Light.
I arrived in Paris on the night of Monday, February 28, a little tired, so I immediately went to my hotel. This time, I stayed at the Hôtel de Crillon. Then, I started unpacking all my outfits that I brought for Paris Fashion Week. I stayed in the hotel, ordered some room service, and got some rest because I knew that Tuesday was going to be a big day.
I woke up very early, decided to have a quick breakfast at the hotel–a bowl of berries with a little yogurt and granola with coffee and orange juice. While I was having breakfast, my Glam Squad arrived to help me get ready. I like to take advantage of every minute of my day, so while my hairstylist and makeup artist work, I have breakfast (LOL). It was going to be a long day. First, I had a meeting with Lancôme and in the evening I had the Saint Laurent show. I can’t even tell you how excited I was to see the new collection and show. I love Paris Fashion Week! My look for my morning errands was one that combined that chic and cool Parisian allure with comfort for walking around the city. I chose an off-white wool blazer with gold buttons from Saint Laurent, and underneath, I wore a long-sleeved ribbed knit top from Khaite, black leather pants from Saint Laurent, Tan-Go platforms in black patent leather from Valentino, and a black quilted leather mini bag with a pearl strap from Chanel. I wanted to channel all the energy of Parisian glamour in a classic and elegant outfit.
As I mentioned, my first stop was at 52 Av. des Champs-Élysées at Lancôme, where I had an eyelash appointment. They do a study through which you learn about the quality, density, length, and strength of your eyelashes, and this helps you make them look better and be healthier. This was super exciting. Lancôme is one of my favorite brands, and having the opportunity to do this high-tech study was an honor. The study begins with a questionnaire about what kind of volume you like–natural, intense, extreme–and if you use any type of mascara. Then, they explain a little about the anatomy of eyelashes before starting the study. My results showed that my lashes are above average in length and thickness (good news!), but that I need to improve the density. For this they recommended the brand’s Monsieur Big mascara. I left there very happy with the tips they gave me on how to use the right products for my eyelashes and help them look spectacular. For me, a perfect eye makeup has always been of utmost importance I think it’s what really transforms our face.
Leaving the studio, I walked a bit along the Champs Elysées Avenue. I love looking at the architecture. I think it’s one of the most wonderful things about Paris. No matter how many times I go, it never ceases to amaze me. Then, I went to eat at one of my favorite restaurants in Paris, L’Avenue, where I ordered the Burrata Cremeuse, some Thai chicken spring rolls and a lobster lettuce heart. Afterwards we continued walking to the Champs Elysées Gardens, where we took advantage the perfect day and created some content before returning to the hotel in the Place de la Concorde. I started to get ready for the Saint Laurent show, I usually have to leave in plenty of time as the traffic in the city during Paris Fashion Week gets awful.
For my first Paris Fashion Week show, my outfit–obviously from Saint Lauren– consisted of a two-tone playsuit in black velvet and white satin, with a bow detail at the waist and a crystal-encrusted buckle. I combined it with tights, my Zizi pumps – one of my all time favorites – in black patent leather, a black faux fur coat, and a flower-shaped choker with crystals from the brand’s Fall 21 runway. Once I was ready, I headed over to Trocadero Gardens, where the runway show would take place. Saint Laurent did it again. The show was amazing, and the clothes designed by Anthony Vaccarello were splendid–just wow!
Once the show was over, it was pure chaos. There were thousands of cars waiting at the exit, and we decided to walk to get to ours. We went to dinner and opted for a quiet night. I went back to the hotel to write a little about my day and the runway review for my blog. And that was my first day of Paris Fashion Week–a day full of excitement, fun, and fashion.
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