We had a great time exploring Paris, especially all the fashions!
Being the home of Chanel we couldn’t help but check out the store
and the runways.
We also enjoyed the men’s RTW collection from
John Galliano narrating Rudolf Nureyev’s journey through life.
Many fashions are inspired by history and we enjoyed exploring the Louvre and checking out other historical locations.
I think my favorite memories are surrounding the Eiffel Tower. Cliche, I know. But we went for my birthday and went to see the tower on that morning. It was freezing, snowy, and windy so we didn’t get to go up. That didn’t make it any less unforgettable. A few days later I decided to swing by one more time in the evening. I took the subway and when it came out above ground, there it was- The Eiffel Tower all lit up. Breath taking! Then lights started twinkling all over it and glittering light was bouncing off all the surrounding buildings. What a sight to see!
Take in the city for yourself and explore Paris for vacation or as a future home.
Stay tuned as we talk to a true Parisian Expat and learn about how she made the big move.
We may be a little behind the times reporting on this collection, but in my defense, I was on a plane while the Chanel models were gracing the runway. After checking out the Chanel store on Avenue Montaigne I had to see what’s coming for Pre-Fall this year. As I noted at the beginning of December, all that glitters truly is gold!
The entire collection has a continuous gold thread featured in tops, trims, and fabrics.
From sleek to casual the trend continues.
Both of these dresses caught my attention for the intricate details. But the layered aubergine dress is my absolute favorite and I’ll be coveting this throughout the season. To get your Chanel fix now, check out these styles.
Another amazing show was at John Galliano’s runway for Fall 2011. Since this collection was based around ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev’s journey through life, it’s also fitting for Expat-Style. Here are a few of my favorites glimpses from the collection.
Galliano tells the story from him escaping Russia,
jet-setting in the 60′s,
training in the studio,
and finally hitting the stage.
It’s such a powerful story, told in style, we hope it inspires you in all your expat journey’s!
We had to cover the show at Bernhard Willhelm because a SHOW it was. Sometimes it’s a nice escape from traditional menswear to see some extravagant showmanship in a collection like this. Since words alone will not take you through this experience, let’s get right to the good stuff- the pictures!
From bold crayola to earth-tone naturals this collection has it all.
Earth-tone takes on a whole new meaning with an interpretation of the globe on a jacket.
A runway wasn’t needed for this collection, the styles were displayed with tulle umbrellas and other props that encompassed the designers vision. We can’t wait to check out Bernhard Willhelm for Spring 2012!
All pictures from WWD.