PARIS IS LUMINOUS, romantic, diverse and historic. I love that it’s called the City of Light, because Paris is so romantic and stimulating and it captures that idea of lighting you up inside and out. Montaigne Market (Montaignemarket.com) is one of my favourite spots for shopping. I like to walk through and see everything because they always have a wonderfully curated collection of wearable pieces. One of the best spots to eat like a local is Le Soufflé (Lesouffle.fr) – it’s very French.You have to have soufflé when you go to Paris! Le Perchoir (Leperchoir.fr) is a chic new rooftop bar with a fantastic view. I love to stop for a drink at La Palette (Cafelapaletteparis.com) on Rue de Seine in the 6th arrondissement – it’s an iconic bar that used to be a go-to for artists Picasso, Cézanne and Braque. It also has a charming leafy terrace, if you can snag a seat. There are so many charming hotels in Paris.The newly opened Peninsula Paris (Paris.peninsula. com) is exquisite – it’s practically a palace. I love to stay at Le Bristol (Lebristolparis.com); beautifully decorated and with the perfect garden area to enjoy lunch. One of my greatest memories is attending the Yves Saint Laurent retrospective in 2001 at the Centre Pompidou (Centrepompidou.fr) – the place for modern art. I was literally looking at fashion history in the making.
What makes Paris the perfect fashion city? It is a very fashion-conscious place – you can tell from watching the people on the street. There is beauty everywhere.
How has the city inspired you? Parisian style is always effortless and wearable. I love that it is simple, understated and chic.
Your travel must-haves? If you can, lay everything flat in your suitcase, that way it’s less likely to wrinkle! I always pack Chanel Sublimage La Crème, a matte bronzer and my ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand.
Paris Fashion Week street