Sunday, May 26, 2013

Paris Pour Le Journee!

Working in design not only means I have to constantly research the wonderful World Wide Web, but also research around the world... By research of course I also mean SHOPPING! Haha... And so my role as designer took me to Paris this week, for Denim by Premier Vision. For those not familiar with thie show, Premiere Vision is trade show introducing new fabrics, fashion and technology which has recently branched put into show just for Denim. A designers dream one might say!

First up, the decor. This years show was circus themed, and we were greeted upon entering by 'denim ringmasters' who registered us and sent us through to an exhibition of circus themed stories using denim... Yes, sounds a bit surreal really doesn't it!....

Denim by Premiere Vision Exhibition 2013

After the display of wackiness comes the exhibitors. Denim weavers from around the world displaying their denim and concepts for all to see. I found the exhibitors to be mini denim geniuses! From Eco friendly denims to super soft and jersey denims, no longer do we live in just a pair of Levi's 501's!!

After our denim overload and quick change of shoes (note to self, do not wear new heels at exhibitions, achy breaky!) we headed out to enjoy dinner in Paris. After all, this is one of my favorite cities in the world and I can't help but love the romance of it all. The Notre Dame is one of my favorite areas and so I took my colleagues to a French bistro overlooking the cathedral and waited for dusk so that we could view the building by night and enjoy its beauty.

I then headed to Lovers Bridge; just a walk away from the Notre Dame, this is wear lovers come to lock a padlock onto the bridge to show their commitment and love for each other. It is such a wonderful place, love love love! ....

 Pont Des Arts Bridge, Paris

 The love padlocks: "Cadenas D'Amour"

Friday morning was spent hitting the shops before heading for the Eurostar. If, like us, you ever get stuck in Paris in the pouring down rain, head to Galleries de Lafayette. A huge department store surrounded by cafes and the opera. A perfect way to shop without the need for a brolly (umbrella!).

So, that was my 30 hours of Paris fun...

Until next time folks... S&L xx

Ps... A tip from sequins... Always leave time to catch the Eurostar... Running for your train in heels and with a hold-all is NOT the best look! ;) 

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