First day at Paris Fashion Week

My favorite time of the year has finished… Fashion Month! 30 magical days where fashion people travel around the world, dress up in the most stylish clothes and party all night long.

This year I was for the first time at Paris Fashion Week and I couldn’t be more excited. Before leaving I was so happy to receive the invitations at some important fashion shows from Paris. The most unexpected one but amazing at the same time was from John Galliano. But the one and the only question that was bothering me all the time was…what to wear? We know it’s all about dressing to impress, especially at Paris Fashion Week! So, before I left Bucharest I have long prepared my outfits and choose the best clothes I could to make a statement. It wasn’t easy to organise everything, including what outfits should be worn on which day and which fashion show, reply to all my emails and be sure to not forget something, writing down the schedule and setting up the itinerary for all fashion shows! In the end, I hope you’ve liked my outfits!

Before fashion week madness started I have decided to wear flats, especially because now I have some problems with my leg. You know my love for high heels but now I have to take care! Sometimes these casual moments feel totally priceless and this is why my look for traveling to Paris was very comfy, casual but chic. I wanna thank C&A Romania for my outfit!

My new grey poncho is absolutely perfect for this weather and it will accompany me to all my trips. It’s the perfect piece to stay warm in style this season.

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After seeing the most beautiful view of Paris during the night we finally arrived at our apartment in Montmartre. The next day I got up early in the morning to catch Peet Dullaert fashion show. I really didn’t know what to expect and how it was going to be. Everything was new for me!

For my first day at Paris Fashion Week, I chose to wear a black mesh trench from Silvia Serban and a pair of orange culottes with high heels. Everything accessorized with my DKNY necklace and Claude Bernard watch from BBcollection.ro.

I can’t say I knew much about the Dutch designer Peet Dullaert before going to his show that day! He graduated the prestigious fashion program at ArtEZ in Arnheim and was encouraged by Pierre Bergé to launch his brand. Now he is at its third Paris season. You can see a fragility and vagueness of his home city, Amsterdam, in his designs and choice of models, as if they had clutched something to wear in a drug-enhanced state. But Dullaert knows very good what he wanted to achieve: “With the plissé designs you can almost scrunch them up into a ball and put them in your suitcase without taking up much room which is what people want these days with so much travel,” he said.

It was a summer collection full of pastels, hues of rogues and oranges with tulle and silk crepe designs, looking slightly Roman. I loved the sumptuously tailored gowns who showed off the shapes of the body, like the bare shoulders seen in several designs.

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The first day was to get used to it all, my head was a bit all over the place, I didn’t know what to look at first and where to go! But I didn’t have too much time to think about it because I had to run to the next fashion show at Jardin des Tuileries. Fashion Week it’s really exhausting especially when you don’t know anything about it. Because my heels were killing me I decided to change them and I opted for a pair of oxford shoes from C&A Romania.

Jardin des Tuileries is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Here are held most of the fashion shows. The place was full of celebrities, bloggers, photographers and so many people that just picked their best outfits and came anonymously to take part at this big event…I wanted to take pictures with everyone! Even though I know that this type of society is quite superficial, self-interested and essentially empty, being there was an amazing feeling.

Everyone had so much energy, from the models to the press…

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Rough edges and bouncing pleats formed into dresses and large collared tie-jackets, were the order of the day at Issey Miyake. Creative director Yoshiyuki Miyamae presented us an utterly wearable art, perfect for women who want to look youthful and fun and still be able to enjoy life (and a cake or three). Usually known for their focus on the synthetic, the house put her accent on something more natural for SS16, exploring just how far that famous pleat can go. Other notable moments came in the form of matching handbags and hats, tasseled earrings, cute orange strap platforms explored to the maximum with pleats and raffia giving interesting form and shape to the collection. The Bold colours formed a happy summer Issey Miyake collection.

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Tomorrow I will be writing again another blog post about the most amazing fashion show of the day – Dior SS16!

From Paris Fashion Week with Love!