Inside Our Editor's Diary: See What We're Loving At Paris Fashion Week

03 March 2014 by

Au revoir Paree!

Light up invites for the Kenzo help lead the way in the darkened show space

Popcorn for breakfast at Kenzo - the first show of the day on this sunny Sunday in Paris

We've found the perfect party pumps at Roger Vivier . Eat your heart out Cinderella!

We're in LOVE with the sparkling shoes and bags at Roger Vivier

Mini punk at Jean Paul Gaultier

Rule Britannia at Jean Paul Gaultier

She caused quite a storm... Rihanna is in the middle of all of that!

Alternative knitwear at Comme des Garçons

The amazing Comme des Garçons

YES RiRi has arrived at the Comme des Garçons show!

The blushing Westwood bride

It's showtime at Vivienne Westwood

Show notes at Vivienne Westwood

The beautiful interior of the Oratoire du Louvre for the Vivienne Westwood Gold label show

Shades of the seventies Acne Studios

Cute oversized bobble hats at Acne Studios

The beautiful Caroline Demaigret at Acne Studios

Live music performed by Joan as Policewoman as models walked for Viktor & Rolf

Next up, spaghetti junction with Viktor & Rolf

Fade to grey: Haider Ackermann

Impeccable patch work at Junya Watanabe

Jet-black puffa coats at Junya Watanabe

New totes from Florence based brand Corto Moltedo

It's a pretty major boot situation Pollini

Scottish Harris Tweed at Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela finale

Loving the grandeur of the Maison Martin Margiela show

Winter whites at Venessa Bruno

And here is the beautiful Miranda Kerr opening the Sonia Rykiel show

The beautiful Miranda Kerr backstage at Soniary Kiel

Grazia's Katherine taking a selfie backstage...

This Isabel Marant jumper is already on our wish list!

We're dotty about these Tabitha Simmons shoes and skate shoes

Sasha Pivovarova1 opening the Chloe show

Up next: Chloe!

John Galliano

IT'S NEARLY TIME...Celine!

The next Celine bag to put on your wish list

Celine first look

This seasons Celine

Fake nails hand sewn onto organza and makeup palette prints feature in the AW14 Chalayan Studio collection

The romantic World McQueen at Alexander McQueen

The breathtakingly beautiful at Alexander McQueen

Butterfly cape at Valentino

Glorious Valentino

How can we ever shop at Sainsbury's again?!

Chanel Fashion Show - We see you RiRi!

We grab a chat with Karl post-show to talk 'sneaker-boots' and Choupette

The resplendent Keira Knightley congratulates Karl Lagerfeld post-show

Chic at the supermarket for the Chanel show

Kendall Jenner has made the Chanel catwalk. Result!

Most asked question: 'can we actually take anything?!' Answer: no. Not yet at least. But we're heading straight for the fromage Chanel post-show

Karl has created THE most instagrammable shop on the planet

Genius

Definitely chicer than Tescos!

A spot of shopping pre-Chanel show? How handy!

Cara Delevingne shops the Chanel supermarket

Supermarket chic at Chanel

Working at a Chanel supermarket? Not so shoddy

Umm, chainsaw anyone? So Chanel

Anyone for a game of Supermarket Sweep? (and does that make Karl Lagerfeld Dale Winton?)

It's going to quite the maze for the models at Chanel

Welcome to the Chanel Shopping Centre! The Grand Palais has been transformed into the chicest supermarket for today's show

Bon bons at Chanel!

Blast from the past: Melanie Griffith is in the Chanel house

Does this mean a legumes-tastic collection from Chanel?!

Michelle Rodriguez is here to support Cara Delevingne. Aww!

And the seats? Supermarket boxes, natch

Anyone for Chanel coffee?

The Lanvin showroom at PFW

We're in love with this Lanvin clutch bag

Eastern vibes at Charlotte Olympia

MEOW! The perfect clutch for cat lovers from Charlotte Olympia

Jeremy Scott for Long Champ SCARY!

Twinkle toes by Tabitha Simmons

Hi there Bad Gal RiRi!

Chic nibbles at the Long Champ presentation

The perfect party dress from Maje

Delicious fruit platters at the Maje presentation at Maxims

Luxurious Fabrics at Hermes

First on our PFW schedule was Stella McCartney

The interior of the Opera National de Paris for the Stella McCartney show

Givenchy giving good FROW. That's Kanye chatting to Carine and her daughter Julia Restoin in convo with Beth Ditto

The seemingly endless Givenchy catwalk

Suede pumps and boots from Tabitha Simmons

Twinkle toes from Tabitha Simmons

We're dotty about these Tabitha Simmons shoes and skate shoes

Hanne Gaby walks for Zadig & Voltaire

Miu Miu Fashion Show

Miu Miu Pink Fashion

And here he is, Jared sitting front row with Terry Richardson

And last but not least here comes Jesus, err, we mean Jared Leto. But he hasn't brought his Oscar

Adorable Elle Fanning pops up at Miu Miu - well she IS the face of the brand's SS14 campaign

LOVE the cape Bat Gio!

Inside the Miu Miu venue, everything is shrink wrapped, even the stairs!

Second Olsen spot of the day and this time it's little sister Elizabeth at Miu Miu

Adele Exarchopoulos looks PFW-perfect for the Miu Miu show ??

Adele's costar and French fancy Lea Seydoux causes a paparazzi storm outside the Miu Miu show

The resplendent Margot Robbie arrives in red for the Miu Miu show

Fashion week BFFs Bat Gio and Anna Dello Russo have a chat outside the Miu Miu show

Spotted: brilliant blue hair outside the Louis Vuitton show

Look what we bumped into on the way to the Louis Vuitton show

Luxe outerwear at Moncler Gamme Rouge

Chloe Sevigny poses with Nicholas Ghesquiere after the Louis Vuitton show

The majestic location of the Louis Vuitton show. Not too bad eh?

'60s style dresses from Nicholas Ghesquiere's debut collection for Louis Vuitton

And from the other POV... Miroslava Duma

Style queen Miroslava Duma shows us how it's done outside Louis Vuitton

One of our fave bloggers Chiara Ferragni has opted for comfy flats for Louis Vuitton

Lady Mary Charteris gives us some excellent street style outside the Louis Vuitton show

Chloe Sevigny heading backstage after the Louis Vuitton show

Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton

The beautiful Freja Beha Erichsen opening the Louis Vuitton show

Graphic at Louis Vuitton

First look Louis Vuitton

It's time for the first Louis Vuitton show under Nicolas Ghesquiere's watch, and these are the show notes

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Up next: Chloe

The gorgeous Sasha Pivovarova opens the Chloe show

The first look at Celine

The next Celine bag to put on your wish list

Wow. This season's Celine must've taken hours to make

IT'S NEARLY TIME

Our sneak preview of the brilliant Hussein Chalayan collection

Fake nails hand-sewn onto organza and makeup palette prints feature in Hussein Chalayan's AW14 collection

Forever, no? Bravo Kenzo

Light up invites for the Kenzo show help lead the way in the darkened show space

Popcorn for breakfast at Kenzo

We've found the perfect party pumps at Roger Vivier. Eat your heart out, Cinderella!

She caused quite a storm... Rihanna is in the middle of all of that!

Rule Britannia at Jean Paul Gaultier

PFW: DAY THREE

Alternative knitwear at Comme des Garçons

More from the amazing Comme des Garçons

Rihanna - and her hat - took a VIP spot at the Comme des Garçons show

The blushing Vivienne Westwood bride

It's showtime at Vivienne Westwood

Check out the beautiful interior of the Oratoire du Louvre for the Vivienne Westwood Gold Label show

Shades of the Seventies from Acne

Cute oversized bobble hats at Acne

Live music performed by Joan as Policewoman as models walked for Viktor & Rolf

Next up, spaghetti junction with Viktor & Rolf

Fade to grey at Haider Ackermann

Impeccable patch work at Junya Watanabe

Jet-black puffa coats at Junya Watanabe

First show of the day? The brilliant Junya Watanabe

PFW: DAY 2

Leigh Lezark at the Motilo dinner

Kendall Jenner hits the swanky Motilo event

Oh hi there Arizona Muse! The model joined us at Caviar Kaspia for the Motilo dinner

We love these new totes from Florence-based brand Corto Moltedo

It's a pretty major boot situation from Pollini x Nicholas Kirkwood

A divine finale from Maison Martin Margiela

Loving the grandeur of the Maison Martin Margiela show

Winter whites at Vanessa Bruno

And here is the beautiful Miranda Kerr opening the Sonia Rykiel show

This Isabel Marant jumper is already on our wish list

Miranda Kerr and Grazia's Katherine Ormerod take a selfie backstage at Sonia Rykiel

Futuristic cut out wedges at Dior

Meet this season's Dior woman

Lace up and jewel details at Dior

Exquisite quilting detail on the bust of a Dior A/W dress

What an amazing light display on the ceiling at Dior. 'I wanted to approach the idea of a city as an abstraction' says Raf Simons

Beyond excited for one of the biggest shows on the schedule: Dior!

Our invite for the Motilo dinner - thanks Julia Restoin-Roitfeld!

Layers of space spliced in organza Hussein Chalayan

Plastic talon embellishment Hussein Chalayan bringing new meaning to nail art

Bold black and red with folded leather collar necklaces at Roland Mouret

Saucer glasses of champagne at the Lanvinshow - how chic!

Hi Rihanna! The singer is looking chic in grey at the Lanvin show

Gathered taffeta jackets complete with gilt covered peplums offering an update on the classic suit at Nina Ricci

Supple leather pants and tactile knits in bold red pigment at Nina Ricci

Place de la Concorde on the edge of dusk, just before the Nina Ricci show

Who doesn't love Equipment silky shirts? We're also loving the cotton shirts, blazers and sweats.

PFW: DAY ONE

H&M's furry number is sure to fly off the rails

Is it a belt or is it a skirt? Either way super hot stuff from H&M

Up close and personal with H&M's AW14 collection - see the beautiful beading, perfect for party times

A pianist serenades the revellers at the Marc Jacobs party. The best start to Paris Fashion Week

This is how we would like all our cocktails served. And did we mention the Marc Jacobs party included special painted crimson walls and carpets too? How chic.

Backless white silk beauty on the H&M catwalk = alternative party chic

Solange working a strong look on the H&M FROW

The new face of H&M, Miranda Kerr strikes a pose at the show

The beautiful Jessica Alba takes her FROW spot at H&M

Mega babe Iza Goulart shows how to work unbuttoned to the navel chic backstage at H&M

It's all about golden eyes and sultry lips at the H&M show

Some flaxen haired volume courtesy of the H&M models backstage pre-show

Gorgeous Joan Smalls getting her hair primed backstage

Watch out for this beadwork! Seriously dangerous looking embellishment at Alessandro Dell'Acqua's debut for Rochas

Inside our first Paris Fashion Week show and it's Dries Van Noten in the majestic Hotel de Ville

Goodbye St Pancras, hello Gare du Nord. Next stop on the fashion train, Paris!

We're in Paris! There's chic and glamour, Kendall and Rihanna, and too many gorgeous bags for our wishlist. Stay track of our every move by taking a look inside our editor's diary above and read on for some of the highlights so far...

1. J'adore Dior

Surely one of the biggest shows on the Paris Fashion Week schedule, Dior had us super-excited. For starters, we found a gift from Raf Simons, aka: Mr Dior himself, waiting in our hotel room. A giant white Dior bag tied with a bow held a box of dazzling beauty treats from pink lip glosses to gliterring eyeshadows. Needless to say, we couldn't resist dabbing a little on pre-show. Inside the dazzling venue, the fash-pack were welcomed by rainbow coloured lights adorning the ceiling. 'I wanted to approach the idea of a city as an abstraction,' Raf Simons said. Meanwhile, we spotted Rihanna on the front row and fell in love with the futuristic cut out wedges on the catwalk. For a full review of the collection, hope over to Susannah Frankel's show report. 

Inside Our Editor's Diary: See What We're Loving At Paris Fashion Week

2. Wish list alert: the new Kenzo bag

A '50s soundtrack, ladies serving popcorn, a polished collection and a David Lynch designed set - the Kenzo show was a happy start to our second day in Paris. The brand is known and loved for brilliant accessories and Autumn Winter 2014 is no different. They came in colours as violent as the clothes they were worn with, from shoes that were wedge-heeled and studiously ugly to sunglasses that were mirrored. Our favourite? The oversized clutch bags that read FOREVER, NO? Yes! Read Susannah's full show report here.

Kenzo bags

3. Rihanna storms the FROW

The lady causing the most carnage at PFW? It's RiRi! Without a peep from Kim Kardashian (yet), it's been all about Rihanna taking the front row spotlight, from rocking up to Balmain *ahem* after the show to donning lashings of fur for Jean Paul Gaultier's extravanganza. Catch up on her best FROW outfits here.

Rihanna Paris front row

4. Chanel's supermarket chic

The fash pack went wild in the aisles when the Chanel Shopping Centre open its doors on Tuesday morning. Karl Lagerfeld created over 500 products that filled shelves upon shelves within the Grand Palais - although nothing was up for grabs. Once the hysteria off the catwalk had mellowed (somewhat) it was time to sample the delights of the designer's Autumn Winter 2014 collection, and it didn't disappoint. We spoke to Monsieur Lagerfeld, as well as a few of his A-list FROWers, after the show - see what happened via the video below.

5. Kendall Jenner makes her PFW debut

Didn't we tell you she's heading for fashwan superstardom? Following catwalk appearances at Marc Jacobs in New York and Giles in London, Kim's little sister made her Paris Fashion Week debut at none other than Givenchy. As if that wasn't excitement enough, she brought along her brother-in-law-to-be, Kanye West, who watched proudly from the FROW. Although she wasn't there, Kim showed her support too by tweeting, ‘Best part was my baby watching & cheering on my baby sister!!! So sad I missed it! #Family #Givenchy.' Cute!

7. Magic moments with Motilo and Julia Restoin Roitfeld

Our Friday night was spent at Caviar Kaspia where Motilo.com and Julia Restoin Roitfeld hosted a swanky dinner for a select group. While guests feasted on baked potatoes and king crab salads, Paula Goldstein entertained us with a DJ set and Julia, hostess with the mostess, flitted around the room like a pink fairy in a lace Alessandra Rich frock. Arizona Muse, Atlanta De Cadenet and Leigh Lezark were among the crowd while Kendall Jenner kept a low-profile.

Motilo and Julia Restoin Roitfeld paris fashion week

8. Sleek 'n' chic on the streets

In New York, it was all about the luxe sportswear, in London, we loved the experiemental outfits and in Milan, we saw full-on gloss and glamour. So what about Paris? Well, our Style Hunter eyes have spotted a lot of monochrome ensembles, a very muted palette and - GASP - an array of flats. Check out our favourites in action below...

9. A selfie moment with Miranda

'I follow toooo many people!' Miranda Kerr told Grazia's Katherine when we met her backstage at the Sonia Rykiel show. 'I just love Instagram because it visually updates you like a diary and it's fun to see what friends are doing all over the world.' It also provides the perfect excuse for a selfie. Pucker up! Read Katherine's full chat with MK here. 

miranda kerr paris fashion week

10. Vivienne Westwood's new 'do

Vivienne Westwood revealed a brand new look at the end of her Autumn Winter show on Saturday. The designer took her bow without her trademark orange crop and instead showcased a crop of grey under a feathered headband. She was joined on the catwalk by husband Andreas Kronthaler who wore a matching tribal-inspired outfit. Go Viv! Watch her in action below...

11. Jewellery name to know: Harlot & Bones

Between shows, we managed to pop into Colette to take a closer look at the new jewellery collaboration between Dominic Jones and Lady Amanda Harlech. 'Harlot & Bones' is an ongoing project between the two fashion pros and Dominic and Amanda plan to release one collection per year. As well as the gorgeous pieces, the fash-pack were wowed by an image on the wall shot by Nick Knight and featuring Harlech's daughter, Tallulah.

Jewellery name to know: Harlot & Bones

12. Jean Paul Gaultier's mini punk

The best bit about the Jean Paul Gauliter show? This cute little chap who appeared on the catwalk sporting a gravity defying mohawk. Can we take him home please?

13. Fabulous fashion food with Farfetch

It's always nice to be treated to a fancy dinner during the mayhem of fashion week, especially when your dinner companions include Prabal Gurung, Leigh Lezark and Roksanda Ilincic. The intimate event was held in celebration of D’NA launching on Farfetch.com - the ground-breaking Riyadh boutique is the first Middle Eastern store to join the luxury ecommerce site. Founder Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz greeted guests wearing a marvellous long dress and matching cape coat designed by Mary Katrantzou, before gifting us all with dainty bracelets designed by herself in collaboration with Eddie Borgo. Now that's our kind of goodie bag. Shop the D'NA collection here.

Farfetch dinner paris fashion week

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