Tuesday, March 19, 2013

RECAP: Paris 2013

So, we’re officially back in business after a dreamy week in beautiful Par-ee.

Is it sad that we’re already feeling nostalgic from the Parisian buzz and beauty that was Paris Fashion Week? From transforming our neat little apartment into our own atelier and meeting international clients... to say we had a blast would be an understatement.

For those of you who haven't kept up with the FB updates, here's the lo-down on some of our Parisian highlights:

DAY 1: Smooth flight! Ran into some many talent all going for PFW... Linda, Jorge, Luigi, Blair, Peter.... CAFE RUC, Karlie Kloss, Arturo, Maximilian Linz, NIPPY cold, gold lame & sequins, salmon and beef tartare...

DAY 2: Showroom set up, rolling racks, still FU**IN' freezing, Chrystele Saint Augustin, CAFE RUC again (our fashionable hang out), Daryl, Blair, Maximilian Linz....

DAY 3: Showroom showroom showroom, feels like a GC Atelier, Rue Beaujon, Bon Marche, Celine, Restaurant 1903....sleep, first client in the morning...

DAY 4: First appointment (from Russia with love), MUJI in the Merais, EACH X OTHER, so proud of Blair Chivers, CAFE RUC: Riccardo Grassi, Daryl Darryl Rodrigues, Liz Cabral, Fiona Green, Peter Tamlin arrived! FEELS LIKE TORONTO SPIRIT!!

DAY 5: Full day of showroom, birthday celebration for Roger Joseph, party goers: Chrissie Morris, Luigi Carrubba, kool and the gang, Mcdonalds, early to bed!!

DAY 6 (pt.1): Early morning shopping with Jesse Greene and Youlanda Jackson @ CELINE and LOUIS VUITTON, buying appointment with HARRODS, meeting with Maximilian Linz (AMAZING), dinner and party details to follow....

DAY 6 (pt. 2): Dinner CAFE RUC with my best friend & design partner, Stephen Wong, Damian YEE, Blair Chivers, Jesse Greene, Youlanda Jackson... Jorge, Justin Wu, Chiara (The Blonde Salad)...PARTY (NY NY @ Regine): Prince Pelayo (Kate loves me), Rad Hourani, Alexander Wang (whips his hair), Hanne Gaby Odiele (takes a dive), Francesco Scognamiglio (promises me his whole collection), Olivier Theyskens, Alana Zimmer, Gareth Pugh, Arizona Muse, Nicole Richie, Vanessa Traina, Joan Smalls, Ricardo Tisci (baci), Giampaolo Sgura, Olivier Zahm, Sarah Chavez, Izabel Goulart, Jay Strut..... a night to remember forever and eva!!!

And that's a wrap--our second successful go in Paris! It's time to kick the jet lag and get ready for the TO's turn on the fashion stage! Stay tuned for more updates on our upcoming fall/winter '13 show.... we can hardly wait!!!