Friday, 29 October 2010

29th October 2010 - Paris Diary UNE

Bonsoir!

As I write this im lying on my very comfy french bed, trying not to fall asleep after what has been a very busy day. This is the first of 3 posts that will be coming live from Paris, as I document all the fashionable elements of my trip for you my lovely readers...

Today I had the unfortunate revelation that I must look like a tourist, since I lost track of the number of times I had random men try to tie things round my wrist (I whacked him with my baguette), sell me Eiffel Towers (I politely declined) and offer to draw me in 3 minutes (I ran)... And it probably didn't help when I saw a French H&M bag and yelped loudly. It was white, with thick handles and silver writing which declared it was from Avenue des Champs-Élysées - Guess where I'm off to tomorrow!

I also located Rue de Fauborg Saint Honore, top of my to-do list and home to Lanvin's flagship store and the offices of French Vogue. I'm off there tomorrow as well, spying Chanel and Dior on the way down earlier on. As well as visiting said shops, tomorrow I'm going to the Louvre and the Museum of Fashion and Textiles which is attached to it. Excited is not the word!

People-wise, as you all know I love spotting fabulous outfits and today I was doing just that. I didn't take any pictures purely because I've not plucked up the courage yet to politely ask in French if I can take their picture for my blog! I may try tomorrow... But anyway, from what I've seen, there is the expected mix of eclectic mismatched French dressing and the head to toe black look that has "fashion snob" written all over it. I say that, but I'm usually in head to toe black and I would not describe myself as a fashion snob... Speaking of which, my outfits for this trip are all very colour co-ordinated as you will see (Strict camel/black colour palette for ease of packing and to leave lots of room in my suitcase for purchases). Today's photo isn't the best as we were too busy today to take the pic, so it was done about 10 minutes ago!

Trousers - Zara
Top - Zara
Coat - H&M
Shoes - Marks and Spencer
Scarf - H&M

On a final note, I'm still looking for a tall, thin lady, chignon in hair, pursed lips, a black pencil skirt, a flash of Louboutin red sole as she walks and a small canine on a long thin lead, coming out of a grand looking building, speaking in fast, elegant french on her telephone.

Stereotypical I know but I'm in Paris for the first time and I won't be satisfied 'til i've seen it...

Oh and I absolutely love it here...

Jusqu'à demain! X

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