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Trends Straight From The Streets of Paris

I will be chatting today about the trends I witnessed on the streets of Paris this past fall. I always feel Parisian style is a bit more individualistic then American style. I find in the states that people are much more driven by specific trends and brands, with everyone wearing similar looks and styles from the same fashion houses; almost a uniform if you will; while in Paris it is more about expressing your individual style. That said Parisians do indeed follow trends much like their counterparts across the pond. I mean no one is immune to FOMO.

PFW SS2020 Street Style #1

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Here is the first installment of my PFW street style photos. There are many more to come, though I will be posting them intermittently. These photos are outside the Telefar show which many of you may have seen in Paris Fashion Week vlog. There was so much to see and lots of great looks and inspiration. I hope you enjoy and are as inspired as I was when I shot these amazing fashionable people on the streets of the city of lights.

Bonjour my lovely readers. We are head long in to the holiday season but I still find myself thinking of Paris. I often dream of living there for a while. But for the time being I will have to be content to see Paris from afar so Pinko’s Fall 2019 collection otherwise known as the Paris Edit has me smitten. You all know I am a big fan of Pinko and I took my Pinko Hello Kitty bag with me to the city of lights. So what could be better then a Pinko collection set in Paris? No need to answer, I already know, nada! Hope you enjoy this fashionably fabulous lineup. It is refreshingly hip, yet simple and effortless.

I was lucky enough to attend the Nehera show when I was in Paris. The collection for Spring/Summer 2020 was refreshingly minimalist with an emphasis on color and draping with a touch to of athleisure wear. If you look close you can see me, I am standing in the center next to a young woman with blonde hair, though it is pretty dark. I hope you enjoy the show.

A Glimpse of Paris Fashion Week Street Style SS2020

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Today I am sharing with you some photos from a couple of street style photographers I met in Paris. I ran in to them at number of shows and we teamed up and went a few shows together and had lunch together as well for which Olivier the French photographer treated us. The other photographer I met is named John and he is from Canada. It was fun shooting with them and makes shooting street style that much more enjoyable.

Paris Fashion Week Vlog SS202

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Well it is finally here, my Paris Fashion Week vlog. This was one of the busiest fashion weeks for me. From the ground breaking non gender specific African American owned Telfar opening fashion week to the forty two designer Flying Solo Collective I felt like I was running around non stop. This is a long video so grab the popcorn.From shows to presentations to shooting street style, pre-loved shopping, dinner with other influencers and outings with my Parisian family I was one busy and very tired fashionista. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I hope you enjoy my escapades…

Mannish Arora SS2020 @PFW

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I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Mannish Arora show in Paris and although the wait to get into show was long and a bit chaotic it was well worth it. Held in the infamous Hall of Mirrors located in the Passage Jouffroy it was quite the Parisian experience; and one could sense the by gone era of lavish nightlife. No throbbing runway music though, but rather, performer Luc Bruyere greeted invitees, crooning seductively wearing head to…

Telar @PFW SS2020

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Telfar kicked off fashion week in Paris showing at the Le Cigale theater which is now a night club. The sun was shining, the air cool and dry–a perfect autumn day in this most beautiful of cities. I arrived early to shoot street style and there was already a crowd outside, and a buzz in the air and one could sense the energy that accompanies the start of the season. This was Telfar’s first time showing in Paris and it was quite the debut.

What I Wore To Paris Fashion Week SS2020

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Paris Fashion week was quite busy for me this season, I had shows every day but one and when I was not covering shows I was shooting street style. Of course I wanted to look my very best and admit I was a bit hurried when planning out my outfits. I always think I have time and then one day usually the last week of August I realize Fashion Month is right around the corner and I have not thought about what I am going to wear.

Schandani SS202 At PFW September 2019

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I kicked off Paris Fashion Week with a pre-fashion week event and headed to a presentation in the third arrondissement of Paris otherwise known as the Haut-Marais. The Marais is known for it’s shopping and the Haut-Marais is known for the food and the Les Enfants Rouges market. I attended the event with my Parisian niece who of course was very excited to attend. It was held at a Gallery and was hosted and produced by Oui Bridge. It was a wonderful way to commence the season and the collection was a brilliant combination of artistry, fashion forward designs and intricate techniques.