What a season that was. Looking back at my PFW photo archives, I have to admit that was definitely my most intense week to date. It was the first time I stayed for the entire 8 days and OMG I can't believe I made it through. You cannot even imagine how tiring it can be running from one place to another with zero downtime in between. But oh, how much I love it.
My girlfriends and I stayed in a beautiful apartment in St Germain, right across the iconic Café de Flore, a rather convenient location for our busy schedule - as well as our morning carb cravings. Cause you're not truly living like a Parisian if you don't start your day with a croissant and a full-fat cappuccino from Café de Flore or Les Deux Magots for that matter.
Enough about carbs tho. Scroll down for everything fashion (and beyond) from this crazy week in Paris - along with photo evidence.
There were so many favorites this time; Virgil (aka mr Off-White) had me at hello with his too-cool-for-school vinyl boots just "FOR WALKING" and killer model lineup (think Bella, Hailey, Alanna and the list goes on). Vanessa Seward introduced the hottest straw bag of the decade, whereas Alessandra Rich made hair bows and vinyl gloves trendy again.
I went backstage with MAC cosmetics at Giambattista Valli & Ellery, I discovered Ottolinger aka a new German brand mixing punk with couture (beware Demna Gvasalia), I secretly wished it was winter again at Moncler Gamme Rouge (these floral jackets tho), I spotted the velvet boots of my dreams at Veronique Leroy and found the bucket bag everyone will be crushing on the following months c/o Paco Rabanne.
I fell for blue all over again at the Dior Re-See, obsessed over Guillaume Henry's new color palette for Nina Ricci, craved for every single shoe style at Rochas, wondered why there was no runway to showcase Carven's impeccable Fall pieces and last but not least, fulfilled my pink-faux-fur dreams at Magda Butrym.
Other highlights of my trip include an evening at the LVMH offices on Avenue Montaigne for the LVMH Prize contest - where I literally "bumped" into a stunning Kendall Jenner on her way out -, the epic HEAVENSAKE party inside the American Cathedral on Friday night, the GRLFRND x FWRD event on Sunday eve, plus my first-ever Cartier presentation - that looked more like an intimate gathering - held at the most stunning Parisian flat. And did I mention that I finally watched the Weeknd perform at the H&M Studio show? Not. Too. Shabby.
BTW I'm putting together a mini video diary with some funny moments from the trip, hope you have already subscribed to my YouTube channel so you know when it's up! Till next time Paris..x
Location: Paris, France
Photography: Natalia Georgala