Going back to Paris this October, was a great decision I made. Paris makes me always happy and we were lucky to have beautiful weather during this Paris Fashion Week.
Sunny and warm, it was exactly the fall weather I always dream of when I go to Paris in fall, because it gives me a chance to indulge in all my guilty pleasures, like catching some sunshine at Jardin du Luxembourg, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate at Café de Flore, walking around Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Le Marais, Madeleine and many other areas.
Loved capturing some moments while strolling around the city, during the shows and the breaks between. Sitting outside at the Cafes, wearing my favorite clothes for the shows without freezing and going out in the evening, was the best thing this time. First we stayed at Hilton Paris Opera Hotel, than at the hotel Adèle & Jules, a beautiful boutique hotel located in a quiet passageway in the Grands Boulevards district. Very central and a perfect location to stay during the fashion week. I was invited to many events and shows and I decided to attend Valentin Yudashkin, YDE Copenhagen, Heaven Gaia shows, as well as OTZAR jewelry presentation, Shopstyle showroom and many more.
Beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg.
Whenever I am in Paris, I always have to go to Cafe de Flore for brunch or afternoon coffee & eclair.
Love every corner in Paris.
Favorite lunch spot at Le Ralph’s.
White wine & cheese at Cafe St. Regis
Wearing my current favorite watch by Corniche.
L’Oiseau Blanc, The Peninsula Paris
Bed’n Breakfast at Adèle & Jules
Never tired of this view.
Lady painting a child’s portrait.
Otzar, Parisienne Jewelry Couture.
Chinese designer Xiong Ying chose the majestic setting of the Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Opera, for her first runway show. Breathtaking gilded columns, frescos and chandeliers, was the inspiration for her Heaven Gaia collection.
Xiong Ying designs were no less elaborate than the scenery, mixing dip-dyed silk, traditional Suzhou embroideries, silk tapestry and hand-painted motifs along with a few feathered and crystal embellishments on gowns and separates with details like Mandarin collars and covered button fastenings.
Stunning Chinese airy handicrafts with white background, which graduated into shades including pale green and lilac, lending her designs a certain lightness despite the elaborate execution. There were also richer, deep shades like black, violet and red.
Xiong Ying designs beautifully crafted creations were sophisticated enough for Paris, and I was flabbergasted by every piece.
Beautiful back details.
One of my favorite gowns from Heaven Gaia SS17 collection.
The opening look of Valentin Yudashkin‘s SS17 collection, was a drawstring-waist safari jacket in frosty white paired with glossy white oxfords, was the essence of a fresh start, as were subsequent men’s-inspired looks. I loved the geometric cuts and high-waisted trousers, especially the fabrics without any dramatic turns.
The striping of fringed passementerie, tulle, and sequins in shades of blue denim, which had broad age appeal. Not forgetting Yudashkin’s signature evening gowns, with few space-princess styles. A dropped-back blouson in organza to Yudashkin’s was gorgeous too!
Copenhagen-based luxury brand YDE showed off spring-summer 2017 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, with beautiful and romantic styles in metallic look.
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