As I mentioned in my previous post, I was in Paris for the Paris Fashion Week in the second week of March. I'd been in New York over the summer many times during the Fashion Week there but had never managed to make it to any of the shows and so really, my only exposure to any Fashion Weeks was the difficulty I faced in getting dinner reservations! Naturally, when my sister asked if I'd like to accompany her to Paris during PFW with the chance of maybe attending some shows there, I jumped at the opportunity!
In my previous post I talk about me being like a kid in Disneyland for the first time, and it's true.. If Disneyland was a giant fashion obsessed bubble! I'd come down to my hotel lobby (I stayed at the Ritz Paris this time) and would have Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Tally and Hamish Bowles chatting only 3 feet away from me and I'd try very hard to keep my composure while breathlessly BBM'ing my friend Ceebo Shah, the fashion obsessed blogger from lastniteindubai as I just had to obsess to SOMEONE so I could look completely unfazed externally. If you follow me on Twitter, you'll maybe remember my excitement! Everywhere I went I'd see the faces I only saw and read about on blogs and in fashion glossies and I think seeing Marc Jacobs wandering entourage-less at the Hermes store on Rue de Fauborg will count, hands down, as one of the best moments of my life!
At the end of it, we got to see the Chloe and Chanel shows.. Chloe was Ab Fab and was electrifying as it was my first Fashion Week show ever. Here are some pics from the show, taken on my new fave gadget, my Sony NEX-7 and the fantastic zoom lens that I "borrowed" from my store for the trip :) Since you can go onto style.com and pretty much look at the pics of the clothes, here are some of my personal pics and some of the "people watching" that I did!
|My sister Komal outside the show|
|Komal and I, waiting for the show to start|
|My sister and brother in law|
|Anna Dello Russo|
|The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman|
|The original Streetstyle King, Bill Cunningham|
|The Queen and High Priestess of Fashion, Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington|
|Vogue FR Editor, Emmanuelle Alt|
|Chloe Designer, Clare Waight Keller|
|Familiar faces from Dubai, Tala Samman with gorgeous Mom, Lina|