Paris is one of my favorite cities, but Paris during Fashion Week is EVERYTHING! For the entire time we were there, I could not believe what I was seeing. I knew it was going to be an experience I would remember for the rest of my life. Just being in Paris with Rachel was amazing, but having the opportunity to go to see the shows with her was incredible. That week we saw Stella McCartney, YSL, Giambattista Valli, John Galliano, Ungaro, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Miu Miu and of course Chanel. Each show you walk into has its own ambience - it's very theatrical. At Ungaro the room was pink and had chandeliers hung all over the runway, Galliano was at an abandoned warehouse outside of the city center. It was freezing cold and dark and then the show started and this green tunnel of light appeared and snow began to fall. It was incredible! Then there are the clothes - Stella featured a lot of lace, Chanel had amazing knits (leg warmers, arm warmers, bodysuits) and jade jewelry, Louis Vuitton had lace, frills, ruffles and brocade thigh highs!
Rachel and I had the most amazing time together. She showed me the value of shopping vintage and we did a little damage together at Didier Ludot. We were in there for almost three hours pouring over everything. That shop is a goldmine and Didier is one of the sweetest men I have ever met and his dogs were sooo cute. They made me miss Jasper! I walked out of there with a vintage cream leather Dior trench. I love it. We also went to Scarlet, which is a vintage store that specializes in vintage Hermes and Chanel, and I bought an amazing Chanel briefcase from the early 1990s. Rachel also found a gift for Taylor here - a vintage red crocodile Hermes cuff. Between our shopping excursions, shows, fantastic dinners and a little dancing, it was a trip I will never forget and I am so glad to have been there with her.