Fashion Over Reason: My little insignificant piece of Paris fashion week

Monday, October 26, 2009

My little insignificant piece of Paris fashion week

Paris fashion week was exhausting for many reasons: gallivanting from one show to the next, market appointments, parties, dinners, and work on top of everything. My other gaysband Jeremy (they don't know about one another, shh!) was visiting me from nyc during the entire week, mostly due to the fact that he also works in fashion and needed to be in Paris for el trabajo. We weren't very successful in keeping up with our outfit photography, unfortunately... but here are the few ensembles we did manage to capture. So i know i'm about a month late in my recap but yonder are a few interesting things that happened during the most tiring week of the year, along with a few observations:

I came to the conclusion that i'd rather be standing than sitting at shows. More conducive to make quick escapes without getting stuck in the herd and you can actually see the shoes.

There are practically more street style photographers than actual guests.

Went to the Sophomore party and what i managed to remember from the night was that we were sitting on the booth next to Mary Kate Olsen, while my friend was almost physically fighting with the bathroom attendant. Classy.

Sat outside the Dior show to watch the action (i know, not super glamorous, but incredibly enlightening, not to mention marvelously entertaining). Most important thing i got out of that experience: there are a lot of fucking posers out there. Had drinks with Taylor Tomasi that night (sorry for the name drop). She's amazing.

Went to Chanel, only to be told 10 minutes before the show started that our connection was no longer able to get us in on account of too much chaos. I almost cried.

Lauren Santo Domingo is stunningly beautiful in person. I never thought so in photographs. She's also insanely tall and skinny.

Shows at night have a much cooler vibe. Especially when they give out champagne and hors-d'oeuvres.

Realized that taxis are a rare commodity and to truly relish coming across one.

Naomi Campbell is the most amazing model i've ever seen walk down a runway. Girlfriend owns it! No wonder she's a diva.

Getting reservations at a restaurant is just as hard as obtaining the queen's autograph.

Don't expect to get much sleep during fashion week/month.

About this outfit:

Gap top
H&M scarf
Chloé trousers
Topshop shoes
Givenchy bag
Vintage shades

About this outfit:

Gap denim jacket
Yves Saint Laurent Menswear button down
Vintage leather shorts
Payless shoes
Vintage neck piece
Givenchy bag

About this outfit:

Chloé top
Mavi jeans (very very old)
Zara shoes
Givenchy bag

About this outfit:

Ralph Lauren blazer
Yves Saint Laurent top
J Brand jeans
Cos shoes
Bottega Veneta bag
Vintage fur


O'STYLE said...

I love your second outfit, everything is perfect, the leather shorts+ denim jacket+necklace=10!!

The red blazer is a gem!


Stephanie said...

love your fashion week recap! so cool that you saw MK and so sad that you didnt make Chanel :( but at least you made other great shows and got the vibe of the stellar week.
I agree though, i work at LOULOU magazine and my friend, the ass,fashion editor went to NY fashion week and it was soo not glamourous, just total chaos and running around and praying for a taxi and to make it out of the show before getting stampeded. lol.

love the vintage fur, the red jacket, and the necklace!!!! gorgeous.


Jessica said...

Hello fellow montrealer :)
Beautiful outfits ! The first one is my fave. Where do you work ?

jules said...

i love the 1st outfit, helene; wonderful palette that is understated and not too serious, and each piece seems so luxurious.

The Starving Stylist said...

great outfits! I love the Bottega bag and that vintage fur is absolutely divine!