From the fabulous fashions to the decadent delights, the week of chic in Paris is a sensory experience unlike any other.
The Thread found our guest editor Zanita Morgan and her bestie Rebecca Laurey of Raspberry & Rouge enjoying a break between runway shows on the rooftop of the Terrass Hôtel, located in the artsy Montmartre district. Get a taste of the sweet life at Paris Fashion Week from two fabulous fashion bloggers we adore.
Treat Yourself: “I love this location,” says Zanita, a model turned photo blogger. “The 7th lounge is a hidden gem and a great place to relax in the midst of Fashion Week chaos.”
Parisian Pastries: It’s impossible to not develop a passion for food and fashion while in Paris.
The Art of Friendship: “It’s been great attending Fashion Week with Zanita. We both live this slightly fashion obsessed life,” says Rebecca, based in the Netherlands. “We met at an event in Barcelona in May, and we’ve been bonded ever since. We have this great international friendship.”
Bon Appétit: Classic French desserts like tarte aux fraises et à la crème, mille-feuille and éclairs are divine little pleasures.
Toast of the Town: Be inspired and add a little French twist to your daily style.
Zanita is in MISS WU Pocket Crêpe de Chine Blouse & Abstract Chain Jacquard Skirt (both Nordstrom exclusives), MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Blake’ Bracelet Watch and Dogeared ‘Reminder – Infinite Love’ Boxed Pendant Necklace in Gold Dip. Her beauty statement comes in the form of NYX Black Nail Lacquer with Black Pearls and Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Pur Couture’ Lip Color 001 Le Rouge.
Rebecca is in MISS WU ‘Delicate Leaf’ Print Crêpe de Chine Blouse & Pleated Leather Skirt (both Nordstrom exclusives) and kate spade new york ‘skinny mini’ bow bangle in silver. Perfectly polished nails in Deborah Lippmann ‘Jewel Heist’ Nail Color in ‘Rolling in The Deep’ complete the look.
Photos by Ford Leland
Our thanks to The 7th lounge at the top of the Terrass Hotel! With stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, it’s an ideal setting for an apéritif or a sunset dinner in the heart of Paris.
The Rick Owens show was such a highlight for me, one I’ll never forget. Rick’s shows are renowned for the element of the unexpected, and this season was no exception—with teams of step dancers marching out in his designs, to pounding music.
The dancers were both ethnically diverse and full-figured, which was both timely and refreshing. On the whole, the performance was totally captivating, full of emotion and power.
As the music began to build and the dancing become more charged with intensity, attendees began to stand up and shout out, and I felt my hair stand on end. I can’t really add more to explain how thrilling the show was, other than to say, “You had to be there.”
Hopefully, my images can do a small amount of justice to the Rick Owens show, because it was really special. You know they’ve seen something extraordinary when attendees leave the show grinning!
What a buzz to be in Paris during fashion week! The weather is perfect and the city is heartbreakingly beautiful—so many photo-worthy scenes.
The street style is some of the best yet—I always love seeing Anna Della Russo in action, like a rare bird of paradise. So colorful!
And the Russian posse, lead by the incomparable Miroslava Duma. Such brilliant style those women have!
I feel like I can say that here in Paris, the people on the street are looking their absolute best—and I can’t work out why. Surely they haven’t been like I have, traveling with the one suitcase all month? It would be so helpful if I actually lived in one of the fashion cities… perhaps a move to lovely Paris is in the cards? Oui oui!
It’s so great to stroll around this city, but it can sometimes be tricky to ask for directions… I’ve been leaving cab drivers looking baffled, as I mispronounce everything. It’s helpful to know a few phrases in French when you’re here.
Whilst visiting the Moncler store, I spotted a rare glimpse of music legend Pharrell Williams, who was in town to promote his design collaboration with the brand. I actually had the chance to shake his hand as he walked by me—but as the gather of press photographers swamped him, I couldn’t really get a nice picture other than this one. At least it’s proof I was there!
I was invited to the show of new French label Audra, where we were served coconut macaroons and cappuccinos in the front row. The show featured ethereal models and plenty of sheer elegant pieces to covet.
As Milan Fashion Week came to an end, I think it’s safe to say that I’d fallen in love with the city. The weather was lovely, and it felt like everyone was in a great mood.
A highlight of my trip was seeing Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea perform at the Phillip Plein show—that girl got game! So much fun.
Every meal I ate was pretty spectacular, and I had the chance to see some shows that I never dreamed I’d witness, including Marni, Pucci, Missoni and Dolce&Gabbana. And again I got to be a part of the crazy scene that is street style. Outside Dolce&Gabbana, there were some of the most intense crowds I’ve seen—being that pedestrians were flooding into the traffic. I even saw a photographer have an altercation with a police officer. Tensions were high!
As I type this, I’m actually sitting in my apartment in Paris. There’s so much to get done before I get stuck into running late for every meeting and show I need to attend. Guess it’s not Fashion Week without the total mayhem!
Thankfully, now I’ve learned to try and stick to the Métro and flat shoes—reliability and comfort are the keys to arriving on time and keeping stress levels down. Let’s go, Paris!!