Paris fashion week is an amazing week where many designers display their autumn/winter collections offering to showcase their skill and talent. And if you’re lucky enough, you’ll get to meet with world most famous icons, celebrities and filmmakers. I would have loved to say that that’s why I was in Paris, however it was not. I was in London and Paris with my husband of 12 years celebrating our wedding anniversary. I did not get to mingle with fashion designers on this trip but I had the time of my life being romanced by my husband. Every year we try to get away just the two of us and see the World without being pulled in different directions by our lovely boys. And what kind of romance does not involve a bit of shopping? Certainly not my kind of romance. Living full time in Singapore left my fall wardrobe in a state of despair. So before I left I bought just a bare minimal to take me through the first days: Short booties from Vince, stockings (M&S makes the best!) and a few cutesy outfits from Zara and of course a leather jacket at Balenciaga.
First 4 nights we spent in London, staying with our dear friends whom we met in Singapore. They now own a beautiful Edwardian home in Barnes, a posh neighborhood 20 min outside of central London. Beckhams and McJAgers apparently own their homes there too. On a first day David and I joined a walking tour group and spent two hours inside a famous Westminster Abbey Cathedral. Second Day we decided to check out Portobello Market and shopping in Notting Hill. My favorite designers: Melissa Odabash, James Perse, Club Monaco and concept store Matches were all there. Matches was a shopping heaven. Not only they had very knowledgeable staff to help me but the collection of designer pieces they carried was second to none. It’s here that I splurged on my new boots by Gianvito Rossi and my now most favorite hat by Maison Michel, which at some point was a part of Chanel house. Those two items pretty much appeared in most of my photos, I simply could not part from them. Paris shopping was equally amazing but I had to do more window shopping to save time for museum and eating . One can’t have it all! I hope these looks inspire you for your next holidays.
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