Friday, 12 October 2007
Went to the Jean Charles de Castelbajac SS08 show which was held at the Carousel de Louvre.
The show was truly amazing and it had the coolest DJ's playing such great music!
The clothes were beautiful with hints of nautical, safari and roman tones! The sequin dresses towards the end were fantastic, especially the football print and the Smiley print ones!
This is definitely someone who will grow his presence further in the UK although he is already a veteran in the fashion industry. He has such attention to detail and he knows how to dress a real woman!
You can buy JC de Castelbajac from the following shops in the UK:
Labour of Love, Gallery 28, TwoSee, 3 Tribes and YDUK
On the internet:
Posted by Therese & Alva at 20:43
So everyday, I started with breakfast at LaDuree. Their amazing fruit salad, mini rose macaroons, mini croissants and violet tea. My only company was French Vogue but I couldn't ask for anything better.
In the evening, I would go for a pre dinner drink at Plaza Athenee and have a Bartender. Now, I would like to say that it is a hunky french man but unfortunately it is only a fruit cocktail. But a damn good one too! I would sit outside in the cosy sofas and watch the world go by and I managed to do some celebrity spotting: Jamie Foxx, Kirsten Dunst (who later followed me for dinner at L'Avenue) and Lily Allen.
Afterwards I would go to L'Avenue for dinner. I love it there! Food is great and its great for people watching. I usually have their spicy Penne or the fillet of beef with potato mash. Yum!
My last stop for the day was Plaza Athenee (again) for evening tea in the "salon". This is lovely and the highlight of my day as I really get to relax and enjoy the amazing atmosphere.
Thursday, 11 October 2007
So I am finally back after 8 days in Paris. I wish I could say it was fabulous and all fun fun fun, but to be honest all I wanted to do since the day I arrived was to go back home to London again!
I arrived last Monday and checked in at my hotel (Hotel Residence Concorde) which was located on Rue Cambon. Amazing location, yes. But the hotel was awful. You cant even call it a hotel, a prison would have been nicer actually. Five flights of stairs (no lift), no lock on the room, dirty sheets and dirty bathroom. Disgusting. I left immediately and checked in to a lovely hotel next door called Hotel Cambon. As I entered, I was greeted by a lovely smell of scented candles (Black Tea scent to be precise) and the rooms were beautifully decorated.
I headed out to Colette where my friend Scott (aka "The Sartorialist") had an exhibition alongside bloggers such as Facehunter. The shop was packed with people and champagne and canapes were nearly impossible to get to! As I was about to leave (I get very moody when I cant eat) I was greeted by the most amazing sight...Karl Lagerfeld himself stood right in front of me! I dont ever get star struck but if you know me and know the obsession I have with Chanel, you know how big of a deal this is to me! WOW! I couldnt help but take a picture...
I left with a big smile and a goodie bag. I must say that the goodie bag was rubbish. It contained a Colette compilation CD (nice) and a Diesel lookbook. Err, hello?! A lookbook!? Clearly someone in the Colette press office had not worked hard enough on that event...tut tut.