I think that Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and there’s no more of an exciting place to be than in the city of lights during Paris Fashion Week. So, that’s exactly where I headed to soak up the culture and derive a little design inspiration.
You can’t visit the French capital without hitting its shops where there’s something for everybody’s tastes. I did what every tourist does and strolled along the Champs Élyséé, then headed over to one of my favourite department stores, the iconic Galeries Lafayette.
It’s not just its luxurious offerings and inspiring visual merchandising that I love but its magnificent building also. The attention to detail in its decoration is breath-taking and it’s almost worth a visit just to see that. Plus, you need to check out its roof top café where you grab lunch whilst soaking up the beautiful Parisian landscape.
Paris is filled with famous sites and on a clear day it’s lovely to just wander along the Seine going from one to the next. You can’t visit Paris without taking an Eiffel tower selfie, and a must visit for me is the beautiful Sacre Coeur cathedral overlooking Paris which is perfect for taking a few photos.
Have you ever visited the love lock bridge? It’s a very cute tradition whereby lovers attach a lock onto the bridge with their names doodled upon and throw the keys into the river. It’s become quite the tourist attraction over the years which has resulted in so many locks being attached to its walls that some have even collapsed and fallen in.
So, you can’t be in Paris during Fashion Week without heading to a catwalk show and I was lucky enough to attend a show at the Palais de Tokyo, an amazing location with fantastic views of the Seine and the Eiffel tower just outside.
Have you been keeping up with the Paris Fashion Week news? Which trend are you most looking forward to? Why not tweet us @Nica_Handbags and let me know.