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Paris Fashion Week AW13 Diary – Part II

It has been so difficult to edit images from Paris since I pretty much snapped anything and everything that I saw.

It really is hard not to fall in love with Paris, especially during Fashion Week. I have been to Paris on numerous occasions but this time, it was just something else. I can go on and on about that but lets just get back to my PFW dairy, shall we?

Day four was dedicated to showrooms as I was so excited to check out Madiyah Al Sharqi’s exhibit at Hotel Le Meurice {one of my favorite hotels}. If you haven’t heard of Madiyah yet, then shame on you! She is one of the most talented emerging Middle Eastern designers out there. She makes me proud of being from Dubai and I will always be excited to see what she has in store for us every season. For AW13, it was all about mixing textures together such as leather and fur. The mullet dresses and jumpsuits are my favorites that need to make it into my wardrobe ASAP.

After the showroom, Reem and I decided to squeeze in a little sightseeing in between shooting our looks of the day. Obviously, there had to be a cheesy tourist image of myself with the Eiffel Tower in the background {standard Paris thing to do, non?}. I couldn’t resist all the amazing macaroons lined up at every patisserie boutique and had to snap the gorgeous red Rock Stud Valentinos I spotted by the road. So ‘oh lala’! While waiting for my UBER to drop me back home to get some work done, we stopped by a pretty little tea house called Tea by The. Strange name but the selection of teas they had were delicious. Definitely stop by if you find yourself on Rue de Rivoli.

The evening was dedicated to the John Paul Gaultier show but the Paris traffic was not on my side. Reading tweets that the first look at the JPG show has come down the runway while I am stuck in the horrendous traffic broke my heart into tiny little pieces. I think my Vine video sums it up perfectly. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

MadiyahAlSharqi3Madiyah Al Sharqi A/W13

MadiyahAlSharqi1Madiyah Al Sharqi A/W13

MadiyahAlSharqi2Madiyah Al Sharqi A/W13

EiffelTowerSay cheese!

MacaroonsMacaroons everywhere

ValentinoValentino Rock Stud heels in red is perfection

TeabyTEnjoying my Tea by The drink while waiting for my UBER car

It was a sad moment

Day Five was another early-ish start at 10am for the Kenzo show at an old department store called Samaritaine. Thank goodness for the Starbucks van outside for giving out free coffee in great Kenzo x Starbucks coffee mugs. The collection was print-tastic as Kenzo is famous for. This season it was all about the eye print which was seen on everything, even the shoes. After that we headed to The Westin for the Andrew GN show which wasn’t really my style but pretty nonetheless.

I had to get some food in me before I could continue on since it was going to be a busy day. We headed back to our bakery, The Smiths, for some delicious lunch before heading to shoot our looks. Next stop was the Each x Other party which was very laid back cool. I made sure to wear my striped Each x Other leather jacket which received so many compliments at the event. One of the highlights of the party, other than the super cool pieces, was the founder’s pug running around the party like a perfect host! I am a big animal person so that made me very happy.

I was so excited to attend the Bvlgari and Purple Magazine dinner at Cafe de Flore. I wasn’t expecting to be having dinner with the likes of Carine Roitfeld, Anna Dello Russo, actor Adrien Brody and Alice Temperley. I was seated next to Arizona Muse and a bunch of other models and yes they do eat! What a surreal experience that was and definitely a moment that made me proud of all my hard work. I made sure to finish off an amazing day with some delicious ice cream from Amorino. Yum!

 SamaritaineThe venue of the Kenzo show

KenzoMugKenzo x Starbucks coffee mug

Kenzo1The Kenzo AW13 Show

Kenzo2Kenzo AW13 detail

Kenzo3Kenzo AW13 show

AndrewGN1A look from the Andrew GN show

AndrewGN2The Andrew Gn finale

foodA delicious lunch at The Smith

EachotherJacketDuring my outfit shoot in an Each x Other leather jacket and Iris & Ink skirt

EachxOtherAt the Each x Other party

PugThe pug co-hosting the party

BulgariBvlgari and Purple Magazine dinner at Cafe de Flore

IceCream

Amorino ice cream

Look out for part III coming up next!

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