My Anya trolley and I are ready to leave the house. In my suitcase two day-to-night outfits complete with bags and shoes, beauty case (with my must-have sachet of bath salts from Dermalogica and mini candles from Diptyque for de-stressing evening bath), make up bag, overnight essentials, chargers, camera and phones.
I'm on the Eurostar from King's Cross straight to Paris Gare du Nord. I love this trip, long enough that I get to read, snooze and breakfast but short enough that I don't get bored! There's always some fascinating people on this train during Fashion Week and I can't help but listen to some of the conversations ;-)
My driver Stephan comes to pick me up and take me to the hotel. I always say if I won the lottery I would get a driver!
I arrive at my hotel, the Park Hyatt Vendome. It's in the perfect central location to go to the shows and some fabulous shopping areas. My room is not ready which is just as well as I head to a Paris favourite spot...
I'm obsessed with foreign pharmacies, you can always find amazing affordable products and French ones are no exception. I once read an article on GOOP about French Pharmacies and literally bought everything on her list. Here it is http://goop.com/newsletter/114/
Today I am looking for a make-up artist must have: Bioderma cleansing water. All of them say it's the best make up remover, gentle and hypoallergenic.
My friend gave me a great heads up on children clothing, Monoprix has a premium range called Bout' chou which is more like Bonpoint but at a fraction of the price. My sister is pregnant (I'm going to be an aunty!!) so I go and buy her a few cadeau. I can't resist this cardi and matching ecru shoes!
Back in my room and time for me to get ready!
Showered and time for make up. At the moment I'm obsessed with Bobbi Brown's liquid eye liner pen £18.50 - it draws the perfect line. I also love Laura Mercier tinted mosturiser which leaves you with a flawless complexion (Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser £33), I know probably every one says that but there is a good reason behind it. My mascara is another favourite and from Clinique (Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara £16) and my bronzer from Giorgio Armani. I also love Becca's eye lid cream shadow- it's the perfect colour for any make up weather you are going for a bronzy effect (like what I'm doing today) or a statement lip.
I'm taking inspiration from my March shopping shoot and wearing a statement trouser. I bought these Zara tie print trousers for the shows- I am going to wear them with a navy sequin jumper, my Chanel shoes and my New Look navy coat with leather sleeves. Simple with an edge!
In the lift and ready for my first show of the day!
I looove being a Madame in France..
I'm in LOVE with my new Anya bag
Arrive at the beautiful palais for Dior's show...
The photographers are ready to immortalise Anna Wintour who is walking right in front of me..
And here she is with Grace Coddington and Toone Goodman. The US Vogue team coplete.. I wonder what Anna's smiling about!?
The show is beautiful, grown up ballerina dress-up box like and very girlie.. here are some of my favorite looks.
Anyone a bride or bridesmaid this summer?
Next I'm off to Isabel Marant. On the invite she gifts us with a little leather bracelet with gold eye pendant. So cute!
Here's a short video from the amazing decadent venue..
I don't love love the show (a bit too hippy cow girl for my taste) but I do love the shoes and a few looks like the ones below. Red seams to be a hige colour for next season.
Back in the car we cross the Seine. It's not a nice day but Paris still magical and I love it!
Sonia Rykiel next!
It's a huge venue with sumptous lilac carpet and I get to have a little chat with some friends from Glamour magazine
I loved the faux fur apricot coats and jackets
The finale, as usual, with all the girls running down the catwalk!
Back in at the hotel, hot bath, make up free and in my robe I order room service and watch a movie. Perfect end to a busy day. Take a look at my entry on today's Redonline fashion blog
See you tomorrow for my diary of day two in Paris.