Oh la la.
It was my first Couture week in Paris and it was incredible! Not just because I am in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it’s just a completely different vibe and style than NYFW for example. I get to play around with my style which can be very different than other fashion weeks. The whole experience is a lot more exclusive and the pieces you get to see on the runway are just on another level of elegance. Fun fact, did you know to be able to show at Paris Couture Week you need to design made-to-order for private clients and have a workshop in Paris that employs at least fifteen full-time staff? It was such an amazing experience. Here are some of my favorite looks and highlights.
Oh la la.
Fue mi primera semana de Couture en París y ¡fue increíble! No solo porque estaba en una de las ciudades más bellas del mundo, sino por un estilo y el ambiente completamente diferente a NYFW, por ejemplo. Pude experimentar con mi estilo, ya que el ambiente de la semana couture en Paris es muy diferente de otras semanas de la moda. Toda la experiencia fue mucho más exclusiva y las piezas que ves en las pasarelas están en otro nivel de elegancia. Dato curioso, ¿sabían que para poder mostrar tu colección en Paris Couture Week necesitas diseñar a pedido para clientes privados y tener un taller en París que emplea al menos a quince empleados de tiempo completo? Fue una experiencia increíble. Estos son algunos de mis looks y momentos favoritos.
SUNDAY, JULY 1ST
3:30 PM – MIDNIGHT 00 by ADA KOKOSAR PRESENTATION
This presentation was held in Le Meurice hotel, and when I went up to the hotel room, I could not believe my eyes. The entire room had been transformed into a secret garden. It was so amazing! I have been a fan of Ada and her designs for some while now so being able to chat with her was a real treat. It’s refreshing to meet such talented designers who are so nice and down to earth. If this is the first time hearing of her, I highly suggest checking it out.
Me encanto esta presentación. Convirtieron un cuarto de un hotel en un jardín secret. Estuvo hermoso y muy original. Pude hablar con la diseñadora y fue súper linda. Sus zapatos son impresionantes. Me sentí como en un cuento de hadas.
SUNDAY, JULY 1ST
9:00 PM MAISON CHAUMET PRESENTATION & COCKTAIL
I went to the presentation of their new jewelry collection. The collection featured very classic feminine pieces. The presentation was inspired by Subsaharan Africa and there was a “Colorama Chic” dress code which everyone interpreted in their own style. The African-inspired décor transformed the museum Pompidou’s elegant rooftop restaurant.
Fui a la presentación de su nueva colección de joyas. La colección presentó piezas femeninas y muy clásicas. La presentación fue inspirada por África Subsahariana y hubo un código de vestimenta “Colorama Chic” que todos interpretaron en su propio estilo. La decoración de inspiración africana transformó el elegante restaurante de la azotea del museo Pompidou.
MONDAY, JULY 2ND
1:00 PM GEORGES HOBEIKA SHOW
This was my first season attending Georges Hobeika so I honestly did not know what to expect. I immediately fell in love with many pieces off the runway, where I saw lots of fringe, sequin and feathers. There was even a dress with crystal swans on it. I was dressed by the designer for the show and as you can see, I am wearing a gorgeous sheer dress. The attention to detail on this dress was exquisite. Love the beading and sheerness, combining elegance with a touch of sexiness.
Fui vestida por el diseñador para el desfile. Como puedes ver, estoy usando uno de sus mágicos vestidos transparentes. Creo que este es uno de los vestidos más originales y hermosos que he usado. Sus diseños incorporaban mucha lentejuela, materiales transparentes e incluso algunos flecos.
After the show, I had three presentations to attend and a dinner all between 6:00-9:00 pm. Luckily, everything was relatively close by and I made it to everything on time.
Tuve tres presentaciones que asistir una cena, todo entre las 6-9 pm. Afortunadamente, todo estaba cerca y llegue a todo a tiempo!
4:00 PM – MAISON RABIH KAYROUZ SHOW
I wore this matching purple satin set from the designer’s current collection. Very couture and flamboyant. Not something I would wear normally, but that’s what is fun about couture week! / Use este set de seda de la colección reciente del diseñador. Definitivamente muy “couture.”
6:30 PM– SWAROVSKI COCKTAIL HOSTED BY PENELOPE CRUZ & NADJA SWAROVSKI
The cocktail was held at the Michelin-starred restaurant Apicius, where Nadja Swarovski & Penelope Cruz celebrated the actress’ first Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry collection. During the cocktail, Nadja mentioned how it was an incredible process to work with Penelope since “…she was very clear about her ideas”. The collection had a combination of rubies, sapphires and diamonds, which is always pretty to the eye. It was a beautiful event and Penelope is such a sweetheart!
Conocí a Penelope Cruz y fue un momento que nunca olvidaré. El evento fue para celebrar la primera colección con Swarovski de la actriz. La colección incluía una variedad de rubíes, zafiros y diamantes.
7:30 PM – ISABEL MARANT SUMMER COCKTAIL
Isabel Marant is one of my favorite brands of all time, so I was very happy to be able to meet the designer in celebration of their newest store on Rue Saint Honore, which also happens to be one of my favorite shopping districts in Paris. It was a such a fun cocktail, with fake Isabel Marant tattoos, drinks, and a dj. I wore an entire Isabel Marant outfit.
8:00 PM- DAVID YURMAN PRESENTATION
I really liked the pinky rings from the collection which are trending right now./ Me encantaron los anillos para el meñique que están de moda ahorita.
8:30 pm- BUCCELLATI DINNER
Earlier that morning, I visited the Buccellati store to handpick some beautiful pieces from their recent collection. It was very hard to just pick a couple pieces, since I am a total sucker for fine jewelry. Finally, I chose the most gorgeous earrings, ring and bracelet. /Me prestaron joyería para la cena privada y lo único que puedo decir es wow!
TUESDAY JULY 3RD
Tuesday was mainly a day filled with presentations, so I wore this beautiful dress by Zimmermann.
El martes fue un día lleno de presentaciones. Use este vestido de Zimmermann todo el día.
10:00 AM BON POINT FITTING FOR ENZO
I was so excited for Enzo’s first fitting, mainly because I am such a fan of Bonpoint but also because I love to be able to combine work and my personal life. It makes me feel like I can have it all. We chose the cutest outfit for Enzo, which you can see below.
12:00 PM CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN PRESENTATION
As I walked into the presentation, there was a rotating praxinoscope greeting me. A surreal combination of optical illusions and the vibrantly colored kinetic art of Julio Le Parc, had everyone questioning their eyes. I was able to preview Christian Louboutins newest collection which included of his several different shades of nude heels, and bags! (yes new PVC bags that were amazing!) As well as his newest addition, sneakers!
1:00 PM DE BEERS PRESENTATION
I loved being able to attend De Beers presention and see the newest collection upclose. I love the versatility that De Beers offers in their pieces. Plus, I was able to try on a 30qt ring! Oh Heeector!! lol
3:00 PM DIOR RE-SEE CRUISE COLLECTION
Dior’s designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri, greatest inspiration behind this collection was from the escaramuza riders, extraordinary female rodeo riders from Mexico. I also saw a lot of embroidered and laser cut details in the dresses as well as in the bags. Speaking of handbags, the Dior saddle is back. Remember back in the day when the denim saddle bag was the IT bag, well, make sure to bring it out of it’s dust bag, because it’s here to stay!
¡La inspiración de esta colección viene de los jinetes de escaramuza!
WEDNESDAY JULY 4TH
11:00 AM LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE RESEE
I started my day by visiting Vanessa from Louis Vuitton to prevew the latest collection. I quickly fell in love with the jewelry pieces and accessories. There was also an ICONIC leather monogram jacket that I now need in my closet. Such a classic!
1:00 PM MY THERESA LUNCH AT LOU LOU
After LV, I walked over to meet with the team of MYTHERESA.COM. It was a beautiful set up with whimsical views of the Louvre. It was great to catch up and finally meet them in person! It’s crazy how you can know someone and speak to them via email for years without actually meeting them. It was great to finally put a face to the names 🙂
2:30 PM JEAN PAUL GUTLIER
After lunch, I quickly rushed to Jean Paul Gutlier, wearing a beautiful dress from the designer and a moynat handbag.
4:30 PM BON POINT SHOW
Enzo’s first fashion show! He behaved so well and he looked so adorable. He was fitted for the show a day before and wore an outfit from the brand!
El primer desfile de Enzo! Se porto súper bien y aparte se veía divino! La marca lo vistió para el show. Parecía otro modelito de la pasarela!
7:00 PM GUO PEI SHOW