For all you fashionistas out there I recently attended Premiere Vision in Paris, which is a huge trade show where all types of people in the fashion industry attend to see trend forecasts for the upcoming seasons and potentially buy the different fabrics they want for their collection.It was an amazing day but oh my days did my feet hurt by the end of it, that place was huge filled with everything from fabrics to manufacturing and leather to accessories.
Now that was the main reason I got to go to Paris but of course I managed to find the time to be as touristy as possible and eat the nicest food in the days I had in the French capital.
Paris is hands down one of my favourite places. I visited there 2 years ago with my family and seeing it again with friends is a totally different experience. For one none of us could really speak any French and two we suck at the navigating the metro, trust me it was a hilariously stressful experience (if it can be both).
Packing is always a problem for me because no matter where I go I take wayyyyy too much. But I like to think I packed light this time, I mean compared to my friend who packed way to many outfits for only three days.
Here’s a fun fact about me, I get travel sick sometimes and so being up at 5am to get on a train was a very bad combination.
Anyway day 1 of our Paris trip began, as I stepped off the Eurostar, the sun was shining and I went to grab my sunglasses only to realise I’d forgotten them, well done Madi. So putting aside the fact the sun is slowly blinding me, the rest of the day was filled being tourists. We visited notre dame, Jardin Des Tuileries, The Louvre and of course saw the Eiffel Tower at sunset.
We did everything you’re meant to do on your last day in Paris, we strolled down the Champs Elysees, shopped (or at least I did) and had the most delicious meal (I’m not joking it was amazing, if you do ever go to Paris I highly recommend Cafe di Roma).
We even had time to go to the Louis Vuitton exhibition at Grand Palais which was incredible. The exhibition focused on LV’s luggage and how that aspect has changed over time and made it the luxury house that it is today. This was definitely more interesting than the London exhibit purely because it focused on the history of the brand and I learnt a lot of things I didn’t know.
If there’s one thing that you should take away from this post is that Paris in February is FREEZING! I definitely did not pack the right clothes for that weather, I was thinking the weather would be similar to London…..Oh boy was I wrong!
I hope you found this somewhat interesting, let me know your favourite things about Paris.