03/03/2012 06:14 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012: Fashion Editor's Diary Of Day One

And we're off! As soon as I landed in Paris, I grabbed my suitcase (which, incidentally, weighs more than a grown man) and hopped in a cab. Shows started at 11AM so I had to drop my stuff and get cleaned up in a hurry.

10:20AM Scarfed down a croissant and a cup of coffee. Barely had time to shower before running to Carven.

11:05 Arrive at Carven and the street style paparazzi are in a major frenzy over Taylor Tomasi-Hill. Her popularity knows no boundaries.

11:20 Waiting for Carven to begin. I spy former Interview editor Ingrid Sischy and Sandy Brant in the front row.

11:35 Carven begins: rich patterns, fur accent pieces and flared waists dominate. I want it all, as usual.

11:40 Leaving Carven, I spot casting director Natalie Joos in a candy pink frock, fur scarf and purple Manolo BBs that I vow to purchase immediately. Bare legs though?

11:41 I see International Herald Tribune scribe Suzy Menkes in a taxi!?! Quoi? No car service?

11:50 On the way to Ann Demeulemeester, I am amazed at the tremendous style in this city.

2:05PM Lost on the way to Delfina Delettrez (jewelry wunderkind and Fendi scion).

2:20 See Delfina chatting with Suzy Menkes; I take a moment to catch up with street style photographer
Garance Dore.

2:30 Interview Delfina who apologizes for chewing gum, and then goes on to tell me about how her grandmother hands down jewelry every Christmas.

3:39 Break for lunch and much-needed coffee. Make that deux cafes.

4:00 Find myself walking the wrong way up Rue de Rivoli for the second time today.

4:30 Made it to Barbara Bui just in time. Sleek women dressed in sexy tailoring--just how I want to look like when I grow up.

4:48 Inadvertently follow Emmanuelle Alt into the ladies room. She's wearing all black, naturellement, but note: flared jeans.

5:20 Stroll through the Tuileries to get to Rick Owens show. Curse the dust on my Prada pumps, while also admiring the scenery.

6:40 The crush of street style paparazzi at the Nina Ricci show. The chandeliers and dark sexy vibe are insane. My first Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld spotting of the day. Fashion blogger and style star Hanneli Mustaparta is sitting in front of me wearing some sort of bloomers.

7:25 Nina Ricci starts. Lots of black lace and dark red lips. A lilac jewel-encrusted dress makes me whimper a little.

8:00 Headed into Le Metro after Nina Ricci, I see a model from the show struggling with the vending machine.

8:15 Dinner time: salade frisee aux lardons. The pork to vegetable ratio in this dish was definitely weighing heavily in favor of the pork. Yum.

9:56 Ready to party to celebrate Guillaume Henry's collection for Carven.

11:30 Off to bed!

Click through the slideshow below to see all my photos from Paris Fashion Week, day one.


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