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Shirt: Elle Lauri
Skirt: American Apparel
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Bracelets: Energy Muse, Hermes, Brielle McCormick
Just got back from Paris for Paris Fashion Week and I don’t even know where to begin. Paris is truly amazing as far as the architecture, art, shopping, macaroons and fashion. Seriously breathtaking and exquisite. However, the people… I know everyone says that they have poor hygiene but holy moly I couldn’t contain my “ew are you serious face” especially in small areas such as elevators, clubs, lounges and restrooms. They reminded me of the bums in New York except they are ten times more snobby and well dressed. (Dry cleaners must make a killing out there.) I know I was in the more fancy restaurants so I should have expected a little bit of snobbiness but they will literally look at you head to toe a minimum of 3 times. And that is not an exaggeration my friends. But who cares I still had an amazing time and just laughed at the snobsters.
So the first day was surreal. We arrived and were picked up my new dear friend Noshultan’s driver, Magid, who welcomed me with a bouquet of flowers and immidiately started teaching me the necessary French words that I needed to know and the history behind all of the buildings and structures. At this point I thought the French were the nicest people in the world, however he is from the South of France which is much different than the Parisians. Huge difference. Anyways, once checked into the hotel we went to the Arc de Triomphe which was built by Emperor Napolean in the 1800′s. Surrounding the Arc, which is at the heart of the city, are 12 streets that disperse from the center. How they don’t have at least 10 accidents here a day, I have no idea. There is literally no system to the circle, you just go and cut people off. But Magid is literally the best driver in the world so I felt completely safe.
After this we went one of my favorite macaroon spots Lauderee. They have one in New York but I wanted to go to the original one in Paris where you can actually sit down and eat. I ate so many macaroons I got macaroon-itis. (Definition- the consumption of so many macaroons, due to excitement and being overwhelmed by so many flavors, that you become extremely full and tired). I quickly recovered and then attended the Chloe event with Benjamin where they debuted their new collection which was refreshingly amazing. I actually liked almost every single piece which is very rare, especially in high fashion. After the Chloe event Noshultan, Gaelle, Benjamin, Jamel and I all went to dinner at Le Relais Plaza, Provacateur lounge and then out to the best club in town- Titty Twister where we met up with some new friends as well. (Having international friends is the best advice I can give anyone, makes traveling so much more fun to go out with the locals who know best, and speak the language fluently). This was my favorite club in Paris by far and I suggest if you go to Paris you go here. The music was better than New York and the people here were far from snobby. They played Harlem Shake…nuff said.
I love the detailing on this shirt by Elle Lauri. Pearls are one of my favorites, classy and chic at the same time. The sheerness to the shirt and skirt is a great combination to wear while exploring-comfortable, still sexy as well as classy. I am obsessed with my new Energy Muse bracelets which are made up of natural stones and ancient Chinese coins which each have meaning behind them. The crystal bracelet is called the Guardian Angel bracelet which protects you from harm. Thought it was a great idea to have on a trip abroad and I love the look. Then to top off the look I wore my new favorite Jeffrey Campbell shoes that are so comfortable and go with a lot of outfits along with my new leather ASOS bag with gold detailing.
Stay tuned for more of my Paris experience coming soon!
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