Autumn Paris


March 5, 2015

We are back with our final Fashion city guide post. Last but not least it’s time for the much anticipated Paris Fashion week. What a tremendous past few weeks it has been. Colour has never looked so strong in my opinion, especially with the new set of water neutrals and strong shades of pistachio.  As for trend we are loving the 60’s which is quickly overtaking the 70’s still leaving plenty of room for a new Normcore, grunge as well as Victorianna but that’s not what we want to discuss today.

Today our focus is Paris, and there’s one thing that Paris is good at and that is making people dream: from romance, great style to great food! Although most of you, I’m sure are well travelled and know Paris pretty well, we thought it would be beneficial nonetheless to check out where the cool people hang. ( and by cool people I mean the almost perfect woman). For PFW city guide we called in fashion blogger Julie better known as the Frenchionista Julie works in the music industry by day and runs a highly successful blog by night and yes you have guessed right she goes to the gym and  she always looks like she’s stepped off a photoshoot. Surely that’s enough to grab your attention?

So without any further ado, time to discover the Frenchionista’s Paris Fashion week city guide.



I love going for drinks and nibbles at Hotel Costes, you will always find inspiration there because of the amazing settings and everybody looks like they just came off the runway.

Mama Shelter because it’s designed by Starck.

Experimental Cocktail Club is the nicest speakeasy in Paris and the coziest place to relax after a full day of shows.

Mama Shelter

 Mama Shelter

Eat at… there are SO many great places to eat at in Paris but here are a few where you can get more than just great food:

Georges because you can enjoy the Centre Georges Pompidou before and the view is breath-taking.

Ralphs is everything you would imagine a typical Parisian restaurant to look like, it’s stunning and the food is exquisite.

Kong because Starck took care of the deco, Richard Pommies of the food and Beatrice Ardisson of the decks! Winning threesome.



Shop at:

Le Bon Marche because it’s the chicest department store you’ll ever shop in and it’s also the oldest in Paris.

In Le Marais because you can find so many little boutiques with unique pieces.

Avenue Montaigne for the big French luxury brands.


Bon Marche 

Party at:

Titty Twister who´s setting makes you feel like you’re partying in one of Quentin Tarentino’s movies.

Silencio just because it feels like the 17th-century Parisian literary circle successor and it was conceived by David Lynch.

Le Social Club because it’s full of cool kids and great music.


Get picture perfect at: 

Spa Le Bristol, you’ll wake up flawless.

Dior Institut at the Plaza Athénée Hotel because you feel like a princess in a pink Dior Castle.

Spa Four Seasons because it’s luxury everywhere.

Dior Institut double VIP room HR LR2

 Dior Institut

Wifi hot spot:

Starbucks Capucines because it’s the most beautiful Starbucks in Paris!

Parc du Champ de Mars because you can get the Eiffel tower in the background of your selfies.

Promenade de Champs-Elysees “Music Kiosk” (prior to shopping on the most famous avenue of Paris).


Sugar Rush:

Des gateaux et du pain, le baba au rhum is my favourite.

Sadaharu Aoki because you’ve never tasted French-style pastries using traditional Japanese ingredients before.

Pierre Hermé, because you gotta love a yummy cliché.


 Pierre Herme

Stay at:

Saint James Paris, you will start feeling like Marie-Antoinette after a couple of nights spent in that hotel.

Mama Shelter, it’s just very cool.

Hotel Saint Merry, inexpensive and it’s a former presbytery church which is quite an experience!


Mama Shelter

Mama Shelter

Coffee at: 

Angelina , best coffee and pastries.

Café Coutume, the coffee brings out every bit of hipster that’s in you.

Café de Flore, a legendary place.





Where to be snapped ? 

Invalides & Pont Alexandre III, nothing beats that view, it’s simply grandioso!

Pont des Arts because what would we do without the blessing of everlasting love.

Side streets of Montmartre, too cute for words.

Luxembourg Garden to give your photos a royal feel, you are in Paris after all.

Gallerie or “Passage” like Galerie Vivienne, Galerie Colbert or Passage des Panoramas for the perfect 19th century Parisian background.


Your PFW look?

frenchionista paris

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    […] imagine). If you are in Paris right now (or even if you are planning a trip to Paris), check out my Paris Fashion Week City Guide that I have shared with Lydia and Macha, the two super cool founders of lifestyle and fashion blog […]

    • Reply Lydia Tuesday March 10th, 2015 at 11:10 PM

      Looks great! Thanks for the mention lovely x

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