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Paris Fashion Week AW13 Diary – Part III

Paris Fashion Week AW13 Diary – Part III

Day six could not have come sooner as it was the only day I got to sleep in late for a change.

Since I had no shows to attend I decided my body needed more time to rejuvenate. After my well deserved lie in, the girls and I headed to Les Deux Magots for brunch where I had an amazing goat cheese sandwich. Thank you Paris for making me a huge goat cheese fan. Thankfully, the sun was shining and the weather was lovely for a little wander around the area to shoot our outfits and explore all the locks on the Ponts de Arts bridge {one day I will add a lock of my own}. After our fun walk around, we headed to Colette to meet a few of my Dubai friends for a catch up. That store is always so packed which was a good thing as it stopped me from spending all my money.

That evening was dedicated to the Christian Louboutin cocktail party at their store on Avenue Montaigne where I got to see their latest nude collection. I also got a chance to meet London based designer Todd Lynn who was so lovely. We chatted about his work and his collaboration with Louboutin for his recent collection seen at LFW. The evening ended with a delicious dinner at Le Montaigne.

outfitFull of color with MSGM top, Acne jacket, LeiVanKash bracelets and Liliyang bag {full outfit post coming soon}

MagotDelicious brunch at Les Deux Magot

bridgeThe beautiful location of our outfit shoot

ReemWith my partner in crime and BFF Reem of Five Five Fabulous

LocksThe locks on Ponts de Arts bridge

ShadowShadow shot!

CatBeing the crazy cat lady, I spotted this fatty snoozing on the table like it had no worries in the world

ColetteColette’s Water Bar

LouboutinAt the Christian Louboutin cocktail party

ToddLynnWith designer Todd Lynn

I was up bright and early on Day seven for my breakfast with Christian Dior. As always, my UBER car was waiting to drive me to House of Dior where I was taken through the AW13 collection that was just shown a few days before {Look out for a full post on the breakfast coming soon}. I even got to style my favorite look from the runway show. Dior sure know how to take care of their guests! After a chic morning of Dior goodness, I decided to stop by the Chanel show. Unfortunately, my invite seemed to have gotten lost in the mail {not really but lets pretend it did} but I still wanted to see the commotion outside the Grand Palais. It didn’t disappoint because I bumped into Karl Lagerfeld’s gorgeous muse, Baptiste Giabiconi.

Next stop was to Louis Vuitton’s Cabinet d’Ecriture for a private tour. The lovely Lucy took us through the amazing history of Louis Vuitton and its connection with literature {Look out for a full post on that}. The tour built us a big apetite so we headed to Ralph’s, Ralph Lauren’s restaurant at their Boulevard Saint-Germain store, for mouth-watering burgers straight from Ralph’s farm in Colorado.

After a quick change it was off to the Paul & Joe show where I got to shoot backstage and meet the beautiful Lindsay Wixon {full review coming up soon}.

UBERJumping into my UBER car in a Carven coat and my trusty Balenciaga clutch

DiorAt the Dior breakfast

DiorBreakfastA re-see of the Dior AW13 collection

KarlMuseThe handsome Baptiste Giabiconi outside Chanel

LVtourAt the Louis Vuitton Cabinet d’Ecriture

RalphsAt Ralph’s restaurant

RalphOur delicious burgers at Ralph’s

BackstagePJBackstage at the Paul & Joe show

PJshowThe Paul & Joe finale

Day eight and my last day in Paris was the one I was most excited about as it was the Louis Vuitton show date. The LV show is always on time at 10am so I was up super early to make sure I got there on time. Of course the Paris traffic was being a pain again so we jumped out our car and literally ran to the venue. Luckily, we were not the only ones as a few big editors were sprinting through the streets for the show. Oh, the things we do for Louis Vuitton. The show was better than I imagined it with Kate Moss closing the show. I will have a full review of the show where I will go through the collection a little more.

After the show it was quick stop back to the apartment to pack our things and then head out for lunch at Cafe Marly. The location was the perfect place to have our last lunch in Paris with the view of the Louvre to enjoy. The salmon tartar was exactly what I was craving. Once lunch was done it was time to head to my last show of the season, the Elie Saab show. As usual, the gowns were to die for. The collection was filled with exquisite tailoring and beading. Elie Saab will always be my man for evening gowns.

highpantsMy look for the Louis Vuitton show

LVshowThe Louis Vuitton finale

It was a beautiful show

MArleyMy delicious salmon tartar at Cafe Marly

The Elie Saab Finale

What an amazing experience it has been at Paris Fashion Week. My first season but most definitely not my last. Paris, you will always have a special place in my heart. See you next season!