PFW FW17: Dara’s Sent Style No. 2 + Mira Mikati, Andrew GN & Sirloin

WHAT I WORE:

SUNGLASSES & JEANS – FOREVER 21 / CLUTCH – KENT STETSON / EARRINGS – ELIZABETH COLE from GILT / BLOUSE – WHOWHATWEAR x TARGET / SHOES – KARL LAGERFELD / CAPE-BLAZER – UNLEASHED WORLD x PROJECT GRAVITAS (similar)

ON THIS DAY I ATTENDED THE SHOWS OF MIRA MIKATI AT PAVILLION GABRIEL, ANDREW GN AT THE PALAIS DE TOKYO AND SIRLOIN IN THE PUBLIC BATHROOMS OF PLACE DE MADELEINE. ANDREW GN’S RUNWAY SHOW WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. WITH READY TO WEAR AND GOWNS IN BEAUTIFUL AND LUXURIOUS FABRICS THAT I JUST WANTED TO DRAPE  OVER MY BODY; IN BEAUTIFUL JEWEL TONES. THE EVEN GOWNS WERE ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AND I CAN ABSOLUTELY SEE MANY OF THEM ADORNING CELEBRITY BODIES ON THE RED CARPET.  AFTER THE FASHION SHOW I WAS INTERVIEWED BY FASHION NEWS LIVE – A SHOW I HAVE BEEN WATCHING SINCE I CAN REMEMBER!! IT WAS REALLY FUN TO BE ASKED ALL ABOUT A DESIGNER I HAD JUST DISCOVERED, LOVED ON AN AMERICAN TV SHOW IN PARIS!

MIRA MIKATI’S PRESENTATION WAS MY FAVORITE PRESENTATION AT PFW. WALKING INTO THE VENUE TRANSPORTED YOU BACK IN TIME TO YOUR FUN DAYS AT SLEEP AWAY CAMP IN THE MOST COLORFUL, SPARKLY VIBRANT WAY POSSIBLE. THE SCENE WAS SET TO SOME OF THE BEST DISCO MUSIC THAT WAS REMIXED WITH MOTOWN CLASSICS. SMOOTHIES, AND A COTTON CANDY BAR MADE THE DAY EVEN MORE SWEET. WITH PICNIC BENCHES WITH LIGHT BITES AND SWEET TREATS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THE ACTION REALLY MADE ONE FEEL AS IF THEY WERE AT THE BEST CAMP MIXER EVER KNOWN TO FASHION! MIRA’S COLLECTION CONSISTS OF VERY COLORFUL GARMENTS ADORNED WITH FUN PHRASES AND SEQUINS, SURE YOU MAKE ANYONE STAND OUT IN THE CROWD. A COLLECTION AFTER MY OWN HEART! I BELIEVE I EVEN MISSED ANOTHER PRESENTATION BECAUSE I JUST WANTED TO STAY AT THIS EVENT AS LONG AS I COULD. SPEAKING WITH MIRA DURING THE PRESENTATION WAS A TREAT. SHE IS SO LOVELY AND EXPLAINED HOW SHE JUST WANTED TO HOLD A FASHION SHOW WHERE EVERYONE COULD COME, PLAY SOME GAMES, EAT SWEET TREATS AND FEEL AS IF THEY WERE BACK AT CAMP. WELL MIRA, YOU DID JUST THAT! I HAD THE BEST TIME AND CAN’T WAIT FOR YOUR SHOW NEXT SEASON!

AFTER THIS SHOW I ATTENDED THE SIRLOIN PRESENTATION IN  LES TOILETTES PUBLIQUE IN PLACE DE LA MADELEINE. WHO KNEW A PUBLIC BATHROOM COULD BE A NATIONAL MONUMENT (ENTER WITTY JOKES HERE)

OKAY, SO LET ME TELL ALL A LITTLE STORY ABOUT THIS INVITATION!! THE MORNING AFTER I RECEIVED A FEW INVITES IN THE MAIL, MY BOYFRIEND AND I WERE EATING BRUNCH IN THE APARTMENT WHEN I DECIDED TO OPEN THEM UP. I STILL HAD A LITTLE SNIFFLE FROM A COLD I HAD THE WEEK BEFORE. WHEN OPENING UP THE LAST AND BIGGEST ENVELOPE I SAW A BROCHURE WITH WOMEN SITTING ON THE TOILETTE WITH VERY ELUDE REMARKS WRITTEN IN 3 TYPE-FONT ON THE BOTTOM TO THEN OPENING UP THE LAST PAGE OF THE BROCHURE TO HAVE WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A MINI PACKAGE OF TISSUES. “WOW, HOW DID SIRLOIN KNOW I STILL HAD A COLD?”, I JOKED TO MY BOYFRIEND. AS I OPENED THE SOFT PACKAGE OF TISSUES A SMALL CARD FELL OUT THAT WAS THE INVITATION THAT READ WHERE THE FASHION SHOW WAS TAKING PLACE – I THEN RETHOUGHT THE ENTIRE REMARK I MADE ABOUT THE TISSUES WHEN REALIZING IT WAS TOILET

PAPER! WHEN UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLAINING TO MY BOYFRIEND THAT I WAS INVITED TO A FASHION SHOW IN THE PUBLIC BATHROOMS IN A HISTORICAL MONUMENT IN PARIS – HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER ENSUED FOR OVER 2 HOURS! I KID YOU NOT! BU THE LAUGHTER AND JOKING WENT ON FOR DAYS IN BETWEEN TILL WEEKS AFTER THE SHOW. IT WAS HONESTLY THE FUNNIEST MOMENT I HAVE EVER HAD DURING ANY OF THE FASHION WEEKS OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS! EVERY JOKE YOU CAN THINK OF INCLUDING “YOU ARE GOING TO A REAL SHIT SHOW!” WAS SAID OVER A FEW DAY PERIOD! IT MADE THE THOUGHT OF GOING TO A FASHION PRESENTATION IN A PUBLIC BATHROOM ALL THAT MORE ALLURING! I CAN NOW CHECK THIS OFF MY LIST OF INTERESTING EVENTS! THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW, AS I ENTERED LES TOILETTES PUBLIQUE IN PLACE DE LA MADELEINE I HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO EXPECT. MY EXPECTATIONS WERE AT AN ALL TIME LOW – BUT I HAD TO GO TO THIS SHOW NO MATTER WHAT! IT WAS HONESTLY PRETTY COOL. THE COLLECTION WAS INTERESTING SHOWING OFF CLASSIC UNDERWEAR IN AN UPDATED RETRO – ALMOST 1930’s FORM. MODELS ROTATED FROM ONE BATHROOM STALL TO ANOTHER, JUST LOUNGING AROUND IN THE DOORWAYS, SITTING ON THE TOILETS WHILE MUSIC FROM THE CARPENTERS WAS PLAYING FROM THE GLASS ENCLOSED DJ BOOTH. THE CROWD WAS ALSO REALLY HIP, FUN AND WHAT YOU’D EXPECT AT A REALLY COOL UNDER-GROUND FASHION SHOW!

AFTER THE SHOW I CAUGHT UP WITH MY BOYFRIEND AND TOLD HIM I WAS GOING TO BE AT PLACE DE LA CONCORD. I WAS SO CLOSE TO THE AREA AND WANTED TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE FERRIS WHEEL AND SPARKLING EIFFEL TOWER. SO AS I WAITING FOR HIM TO ARRIVE I TOOK LOTS OF PHOTOS. I REALLY WANTED TO GO ON BUT GOOGLE STATED THAT IT WAS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS 3 WEEKS PRIOR. TO MY SURPRISE THE FERRIS WHEEL WAS UP AND RUNNING IN ALL OF ITS COLORFUL SPINNING GLORY. I TOLD HIM I’D MEET HIM BY THE ENTRANCE SINCE IT WAS CLOSE TO THE METRO STOP. WHEN HE ARRIVED HE SURPRISED ME WITH A RIDE ON THE FERRIS WHEEL. I FELT LIKE A REALLY CHIC DRESSED KID. I HADN’T BEEN ON A FERRIS WHEEL IN THE LONGEST TIME AND I WAS SO EXCITED TO GO ON THIS ONE AND SEE ANOTHER AREAL VIEW OF PARIS AT NIGHT. FRENCH JAZZ PLAYED AS WE ARRIVED IN OUR CAR. IT WAS ONLY US AND ONE OTHER COUPLE SO WE FELT AS IF WE HAD THE WHOLE RIDE TO OURSELVES WHICH WAS REALLY NICE AND VERY ROMANTIC. FOR ABOUT TWO MINUTES WHICH FELT LIKE A LIFETIME WE WERE HELD AT THE TOP OF THE FERRIS WHEEL – IT WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL VIEW HOWEVER, IT WAS EXTREMELY WINDY AND OUR CAR KEPT SWINGING. I STARTED TO PANIC A BIT BUT TRIED TO KEEP MY COOL. BEING PLAYFUL MY BOYFRIEND STARTED GOING FROM ONE SIDE OF THE CAR TO THE OTHER TO TAKE PHOTOS WHICH MADE THE CAR SWING EVEN MORE. THAT IS WHEN I REALLY STARTED TO FREAK OUT! I MAY HAVE BEEN LAUGHING ON THE OUTSIDE WHILE TELLING HIM TO STOP – BUT ON THE INSIDE I WAS PRAYING THE CAR DIDN’T FALL OFF THE FERRIS WHEEL; EVEN THOUGH I KNEW IT WOULDN’T. (GIGGLES) IT WAS SO NICE AND SPECIAL TO SPEND THIS 10 MINUTES WITH HIM AFTER SUCH A LONG DAY! ITS A MOMENT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER!

AFTER WE WALKED AROUND PARIS TO FIND A RESTAURANT FOR DINNER AND LANDED ON THE BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN THE ENTIRE CITY OF PARIS. IT IS ACTUALLY THE SECOND BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT I’VE EVER BEEN TO. I LOVE MEXICAN FOOD!! THE RESTAURANT IS CALLED EL MERCADO AND I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE IN PARIS WHO IS CRAVING REALLY GREAT NACHOS, TACOS AND BURRITOS!!!! AFTER DINNER WE WALKED OFF OUR FULL TUMMIES AND HEADED TOWARDS THE ARCH DE TRIUMPH. IT WAS THE PERFECT ENDED TO SUCH A GREAT DAY!

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