Celia Kritharioti
FW18/19 – PFW Haute Couture

Every time we’re in our car driving through Paris, the scenery of ivory colored renaissance buildings and perfectly maintained parks is such a pleasure to enjoy. Sometimes however, Paris traffic can be a nightmare. Especially when you get stuck in traffic when you’re on your way to something very important. Imagine our frustration when we had moved no more than what seemed like a few inches within half an hour on rue de Rivoli, waving the invites to Celia Kritharioti’s Fall Winter 2018-2019 couture collection in our faces like a fan to keep cool in the summer heat. Normally when we’re invited to the fashion show of a designer we’re not familiar with, we don’t really do much research and just like to be surprised. But in the case of Paris fashion week with the way the schedule often clashes, we ended up with invites to shows occurring at exactly the same time or too close after each other at locations too far apart. Thus, we had to make choices after checking all of the designers out. Show Me More…

Georges Hobeika
FW18/19 – PFW Haute Couture

What could be a more magical location for our first Haute Couture Fashion Week show than the Theatre National de Chaillot in Trocadero, a lovely marble abode with huge windows allowing a view of the fabulous Eiffel Tower. It’s clear that people have seen the preparations around the building, revealing that Lebanese fashion designer Georges Hobeika will show his Fall/Winter couture collection here. As crowds armed with camera’s start to gather around the entrance, the frantic flashes and sound of clicks are heard all over the place every time a fashionably dressed attendee walks up the steps to enter the venue. We must admit, we felt like true celebrities being welcomed in such a manner too! Show Me More…

Antonio Grimaldi “Punk Queens”
FW18/19 – PFW Haute Couture

Once upon a time on a sunny summer day in July, Italian fashion designer Antonio Grimaldi presented his Fall-Winter 2018/2019 couture collection at Paris Fashion Week. Being welcomed at the venue, Les Salons France-Amérique, one would definitely feel like wandering into a fairytale. The gorgeous lounge and hallways with hand-painted art on the walls and ceilings give way to the lovely marble stairs with red carpet that we ascend to the grand salon, where we are met with quite the hectic welcoming and seating of guests. After some confusion, we were finally seated in the beautiful gold-trimmed white room. Show Me More…

Sean Suen “Escape Hide Fight”
SS19 – PFW Men’s

Originally a painter and graphic designer, Beijing based fashion designer Sean Suen transitioned into mastering the art of fashion with this collection as solid proof to our eyes. Launching his label in 2012, his SS19 show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week was our first introduction to Sean Suen’s aesthetic: Amusing, Dynamic and Chic. Pleasantly surprised, we arrived at the location of the fashion show to find out it was set in a small park with pebbled paths between willowing trees. Arriving a little bit too fashionably late, it took a while for us to find a seat on one of the benches aligned along the supposed runway path, as some of the ushers were unsure which route the models would be taking. All confusion aside, we were seated after all and something sure can be said for the fact that everybody had a front row seat as there was only one! Who wouldn’t enjoy a day at the park with a live lookbook passing by? Show Me More…

Boris Bidjan Saberi
SS19 – PFW Men’s

As delighted as we were to call Paris our part-time hometown for half a year, the height of delight was to be invited to Paris Fashion Week! Our very first show of Paris Men’s Fashion Week took place in a concrete underground parking space along the Seine River, with the gritty surroundings reflecting the theme of designer Boris Bidjan Saberi’s SS19 collection “Brutalism” perfectly. The Barcelona based designer with German-Persian roots took inspiration from Brutalist architecture, coal miners’ uniform and the visual disorder named “achromatopsia” which causes colorblindness. Show Me More…

Supermassive Black Hole

Contrast. That is exactly where two different realms clash, yet in a very surprising way consolidate each other. Very obviously not unbeknownst to Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, who has created this decagon lobby which has been painted with a special white scraped paint to match the pearly marble accents. Show Me More…

Pullman Paris Roissy

As the Boeing 737’s and Airbus A320’s swiftly take off and land in the nearby distance at Charles de Gaulle Airport, this relaxing view is what the guests of Pullman Hotel Roissy-CDG are treated to during their stay at the four-star establishment. One almost feels like walking through a sci-fi village while walking past all the ultra-modern buildings in the area towards the hotel, while upon entry being surprised with a very warm and welcoming atmosphere due to the contemporary design which incorporates vertical gardens behind glass panels and bright yellow sofa’s in the lobby. Show Me More…

The Greatest View

Adjacent to Greek Island Santorini’s capital Fira, you will find the charming village of Imerovigli tucked away among the hills, with its white houses built around the cliffs of the Caldera as if it were an amphitheater facing the sea. One would surely understand how Imerovigli ended up with the nickname “balcony to the Aegean Sea” while treading up and down the narrow, winding paths, while enjoying the stunning view of the volcano. Show Me More…

My Cherie Amour

Spanning across the magical Seine river, the deck arch bridge named Pont Alexandre III is easily considered to be the most beautiful bridge in Paris. Constructed in Beaux-Arts style, the bridge features sculptures of mythical creatures such as water nymphs, angels, cherubs and winged horses, in a moss brown and grey palette finished with shiny gold accents. Show Me More…

April In Paris

Paris is always a good idea, but it’s the best idea in spring! The unmistakable French architecture boasts the most elegant squares and buildings, transforming the scenery around you into a sophisticated open air museum of superstructures. Show Me More…