I attended my first Paris Fashion Week with ESIMBI magazine in October as the main fashion Editor.
Since the past few months have been some of the busiest of my life; I had little to no time to prepare a proper wardrobe for Paris fashion week.
To top it all, just the day before I traveled to Paris, I held my first Pop in North London. And If you are wondering…What pop up I am talking about, I will let you in.
For the past year, I have been working on a project that I can’t wait to reveal soon. And this project has been one of the reasons for my multiple trips this year.
(With the designer of the brand Super Yaya)
I spend PFW with Tina Lobondi, who is the Editor in chief of Esimbi Magazine. Therefore, we had a whole schedule of fashion shows and showroom visits planned.
But just before we get to the Martin Grant showroom, We stopped by SUPER YAYA. And I am ashamed to say: It was my first time hearing of her brand. But I am also, happy to say her pieces are absolutely one a kind and I can’t wait to wear them.
When I launch the(special) project mentioned above, I hope it will all make sense.
Finally, the PAUL & JOE fashion show which we end up missing because of the most annoying thing I have always hated during fashion weeks. Not, only did they made us queue for a whie, they later announce the room was at its full capacity!! The nerve of those organizations!!
Honestly, it was one of the most disorganized mess, I have seen in a long time… (Cool Paris, I guess.)
So below, I will share a few tips on how to avoid this type of situations, if you are ever attending fashion shows outside your town:
A few advice I will give if you are ever attending shows in Paris during the fashion week season are:
Eat, pray, love… Just kidding! Make sure you check your invitation or ticket to see if you are going to be seated or no.
This might seem like a minor detail: but for popular shows; you do not want to e queuing for 30 minutes to later be turned away. With the excuse of ” Sorry, there is no more space to fit everyone”. As, unfortunately, the fashion industry is very elite.
Have a pair of comfortable shoes to change into
When getting dress for a show, wearing your latest and sexiest pair of heels might seem like a good idea. I mean, if you are being driven around, that’s probably fine. But if you are going to attend more than one show, please have a pair of flats or some stylish trainers to change into.
- Have your business cards ready hand and network! Network! Network!
I am an entrepreneur, so I see networking as a way of meeting and creating new business opportunities, be it for my styling jobs or the magazines I work with. And, I can confidently say that networking has become second nature and has opened many doors for me.
Remember: It is always about learning from others. So, just don’t take other people’s cards, make sure you actually keep in touch and find a way to collaborate with your new connections.