Caroline de Maigret’s 20 Ways to be Parisian during fashion week
Paris is the city of love, light and classic fashion. Its women are envied the world over - they don’t need make-up, don’t get fat and certainly don’t care what you think. With Paris Fashion Week in full swing, we asked the super chic Caroline de Maigret to share her secrets. Ecoutez bien.
1. Complain that you can’t smoke inside the catwalk tent.
2. Wear sunglasses to show that you’re not bothered, but stop for every fashion blog photographer.
3. Don’t brush your hair for the whole week.
4. Eat at the Marly and pretend you went to the Louvre.
5. Eat at the Café de Flore to feel like you’ve been reading Jean-Paul Sartre all afternoon
6. Order wine at lunch.
7. Paint your nails yellow to feel eccentric.
8. Cross the street when you shouldn’t.
9. Pretend you’ve got something better to do than seeing a fashion show, but run to a computer to watch the shows live on nowfashion.com
10. Spend half an hour in your bathroom to make your make-up look effortless.
11. Sleep with a braid so that everyone thinks you had sex all night.
12. Wear black because you’re too scared of making a faux pas.
13. Hide your hips in large pants so that everyone applauds your tomboy look.
14. Leave a very trendy party and pretend you’re going to an even-more-exclusive party, when really you’re just going home to bed.
15. Spend Wednesday afternoon with your child and his schoolmates in Disneyland Paris.
16. Go to a show with camembert breath.
17. Miss a show but still have a strong opinion on it.
18. Be late and use the excuse that you’re just too busy. Unlike the ones waiting for you, obviously.
19. Cut all queues. After all, it’s your city.
20. Be too busy to finish the i-D list.
Source: i-D magazine
Picture: Quentin De Briey
This lady; brilliant.
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Murmuration in Motion
Murmuration, the synchronized flight of starlings, is one of nature’s most extraordinary sights. Many thousands of the birds take to the skies in one huge flock and perform aerial maneuvers before choosing a place to roost for the night. While the phenomenon occurs around the world, it’s most commonly witnessed at dusk throughout Europe between November and February.
I wonder what would have happened
if your kindness was enough
for a girl like me?
If I never felt compelled
to leave you
for someone mean.
My hair would still be long,
how you liked it. Sometimes I’d free it
from its coiled bun and let it mop
our cabin floor. This is how
I’d make you laugh.
Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”