September 8, 2012

Vogue's Fashion Night Out

We are back in town!

All good things must come to an end ... so goes the saying! Well, personally I have been hopping from one great undertaking to the next.

We left Paris end of June - the same day the kids got out of school - because we just couldn't take the bad weather any longer. School was out at noon and by 5pm we were on a plane heading south.

We have been bathing in sunshine and warm weather ever since .... until we arrived back to Paris last Wednesday night at midnight!

School started on Thursday, so there was no way out!

Paris has been blessed by St.Peter these days and currently it is 30°C. Yupee!

My return couldn't have gotten off to a better start: Thursday night was Vogue's Fashion Night Out.

The event is the brainchild of Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour and was designed to jump-start an industry battered by the global recession in 2009. “Fashion Night Out,” has since turned into a global night of retail revelry in 19 countries, as store stay open late and offer drinks, entertainment and - if you're lucky - free goodie bags.

Designers, celebrities and shoppers in cities from New York to Milan roam boutiques. Paris IS of course the city of luxury and therefore on a whole different level.

Last year - having just arrived in the city of haute couture - I strolled down Avenue Montaigne in jeans and flat purple ballerinas... a big fashion faux pas! This year I promenaded down Avenue Faubourg St. Honoré showing off high heels and a delicate grey wool dress by a French designer who once said: "The only queen who I dressed was Eva Peron".

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