Far from the maddening crowds in the Jardin de Tuileries, Maiyet showed a gorgeous spring collection Saturday night at Paris' École des Beaux-Arts.
Perhaps because it's the last leg of the spring 2014 runway marathon or that the City of Lights is such a historic hub for the shows, but the arrival of Paris Fashion Week always signals the time for bringing out a real statement look.
We've seen the good, the bad, the ugly, the forgotten and mostly the unaffordable. What sticks and finds its way to stores is what the editors, buyers and trend setters deem worthy. I'm none of those three, but I've been thinking...about New York, where this all began...
Ah, Paris - the city of lights, love and of course fashion. But where to shop to find the ultimate Parisian look? There are the obvious stores -- Christian Dior, Goyard or Chanel -- but where do Parisian women, the chicest ladies on the planet actually go?
Every day thousands of women ask themselves that question when their feet start hurting. Is it my shoes or is it my feet?
I remember growing up as a little girl in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, and having no access to books or magazines that portrayed and highlighted African beauty. Sadly, 46 years later, this is still the case.
The best way to do something that you are unfamiliar with is to compare it to something you are good at. I am good at making drinks, so all this video needed to be was another cocktail.
Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the population has not spent a second watching or reading or thinking about the various Fashion Weeks. Yet 100 percent will be influenced by "Fashion Month" for months to come as key trends are copied and adapted and sewn and distributed to a department store near you.
Paris Fashion Week is in its final leg, with shows concluding tomorrow. Weeks before the big fashion magazines hit the stands, Instagram photos have already captured the trends.
Of late, my traveling experiences have been strange fruit to me. No longer a search for the next party, or the quick escape from my stressful life, my travels have become adventures.
"Every nightclub must have a story," enthused globe-trotter nightclub entrepreneur Cyril Peret as he leads me around his new club, Titty Twister, off...
Rather surprisingly, Zebra Katz says he was initially unaware that the portrayal of his music was quite so menacing -- despite, for example, the presence of a Samael and Lilith pentagon as part of his lesson in the 'Ima Read' video.
Surrounded by willowy models, I was able to see the traditional influences in the collection. I thought back to the robes and quilts passed down from my own grandmother, and felt inspired by Chen's modern approach to Asian fashion.
There are two kinds of actors: those who seek attention from their work, and those who are attentive to others in order to enhance their own performance. Benn Northover is the latter -- a careful observer of life around him.
I was en route to the Chanel show when I realized my heart was racing. As the car sped down Rue De Rivoli, pass the Jardin de Tuileries and towards Grand Palais, I felt my stomach start to knot up.
Candice Lake breezed into Hotel Costes, camera in tow, fresh from the Viktor and Rolf show at the Tuileries. Located on Rue St. Honoré, the hotel's courtyard is the destination during Paris Fashion Week.