So, since last posting, a lot has happened. We finished up our trip in Milan, looking at Tomaso Stefanelli as well as Derek Lam. We also got a chance to check out several up and coming designers that were very interesting that we are now deliberating over. We then had a magnificent lunch at Paper Moon, a quick walk around 10 Corso Como and finally rush off to the airport to fly to Paris. After a bite at a charming little French cafe, we woke up bright and early for our first day of appointments in Paris.
Alexis Mabille was our first appointment, and it was the perfect beginning. It was like a fairytale with pastels, lace, bows, ruffles, and feathers. The way he sequinced his show was it to start as a dream land with colors of little girls tutu’s, soft pinks, dove grey, icy blues, then it slowly morphed into reality with navy’s then to black. I absolutely fell mad for a two piece done in all white lace and cinched at the waist with a beaded belt- something I guarantee Princess Grace would have worn if she were alive today. Absolutely beautiful. Alexis himself was in the showroom as well and was so modest about his stunning collection. Lovely to meet such a talented person.
Our next stop was the ever exciting showroom of Louboutin! The shoe heaven that my heart knows we are approaching as it begins to tap tap rapidly in my body. Four walls of pure shoe obsession. He played more with studs, some masculine shapes, more exposed platforms, lace, bright patents, and some ruffles. The newest and most beautiful story reminded me of Faberge Eggs, they were soft satins in turquoise or apricot pinks that were overlaped with silver or gold caged finishing. They were to die! He also worked with this fabulous fish scale mirror type fabric that just oozed Diva!
And the best part? As we were leaving we were each gifted a little box of Christian Louboutin‘s signature macaroons inside their gorgeous boxes that he designed himself. I write about it several weeks back. A box of freshly made Parisian macaroons after leaving an afternoon of shoe bliss- could I possibly have a better job!?