Helena and I timed our Paris trip so that we arrived a few days before the craziness that is fashion week. I have to say, we enjoyed wandering and people watching so much that we skipped a lot of #pfw festivities. One place we did drop by was L’Avenue, notorious for its crowd [apparently Kim Kardashian and Andre Leon Talley were there a few days ago. That list also includes Patrick Demarchelier, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Queen Bey, RiRi, Lana Del Rey, Mel B and the Biebs, among others].
The Costes Brothers Jean-Louis and Gilbert [and son Thierry] have a formula for ‘success’ in the Parisian scene. Along with L’Avenue and Hôtel Costes, they have also given life to Georges, Cafe Beaubourg, and Cafe Etienne Marcel, all fairly expensive eateries that you pay for the experience more than the food. And sometimes [read: during #pfw], it’s fun to dress the part and enjoy all the city has to offer.