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SACAI IN PARIS

Attending the Sacai show at Paris Fashion Week was a serious treat. This dress is just as dark and mysterious as my then, extra dark brown locks. The show was in a huge garage in Paris. Think runway models sashaying up and down between floors 4 and 6 in incredible long gray layers with added pops of blue and purple. The amazing thing with Sacai is the play of textures and the super small details. Take a closer look and you’ll notice this stunning belt, a sexy sheer skirt panel, and little lace neckline. A bit of Parisian goth against the romantic city streets. Right now, I’m currently in LA in the midst of festival season. I have since swapped out my luxurious fashion week dresses with denim overalls and tee-shirts to beat the California desert heat. Paris will always take me into this alternate universe, where I can play different characters in support of my favorite designers. I sure miss Paris, but I’m so excited to go back as the weather warms up so I can roam free sans jacket.

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THE BUBBLE DRESS IN PARIS

This is not a normal shape I wear…the bubble, but it’s pretty fun to switch things up, and especially during Paris Fashion Week. Here I am snapped outside the Marimekko show. The presentation was beautiful, with loads of pink and reds with women of all ages taking the stage. It was refreshing. This little Marimekko bubble polka-dot number went best with a pair super thigh-high Tamara Mellon boots and my favorite Proenza bag. Totally rain proof. The weather was intense, making it one of those days to throw my hair up in a bun, skip the makeup, and add on giant pair of goggles…aka, my fun Karen Walker sunglasses. Paris was amazing this fashion month. There were so many incredible shows, presentations, and previews. Team Suarez had the most productive week of non-stop action! There was so much to do in so little time! Our home base was at the super chic Hoxton hotel. I have never run into so many people I’ve worked with before in one place. It was like a zoo…it felt like everyone was either out in the cafe taking meetings or simply chilling out with a glass of wine in between shows. It’s a pretty amazing space to just sit and people watch. Everyone looked wonderful, all jazzed up in their best for the shows. In Paris, I always feel I step up my game when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. I like to wear something a little out of the ordinary. The city just makes you want to create beauty of everything that’s around you. I always come home after a Paris trip feeling inspired to soak up the simple luxuries of the everyday because in Paris, that’s what life is about. The luxury of your morning coffee. The luxury of simply walking around the city. I can get used to the luxury of everything made in France. 

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MAKING PARIS FEEL NEW AGAIN

It’s rare I have any downtime while I’m in Paris, so I made the most of this quiet early morning straight off the airplane. Jardin du Luxembourg is a favorite spot of mine. It’s my place to read or simply sit back on a lounge chair and close my eyes as the Parisian sun hits my face. This a little post-travel look. I didn’t even have a chance to check into my hotel room yet so all I wanted to do was just snuggle up inside this blanket of a coat, craving anything that feels like home to me. I went with a wide leg trousers and an amazing blouse from Claudia Li.  For dinner, I switched into a no brainer: all black. A silk blouse and suede flares. Once again, I’m gravitating towards pieces that are soft and feel good against my skin. I dragged my boyfriend for a quick shopping spree that evening despite the fact that we could both barely keep our eyes open with the jetlag. It’s a nice surprise when he is able to join me on a work trip. I’m glad he’s found a love for jumping behind the camera lens and making iconic cities I visit numerous times a year, feel new to me again.

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Ru de la Paix | Paris

The best part of my work travels are the hotels. I like to thoroughly enjoy the room, get a good night’s sleep, and go and out and just get to know the neighborhood. I stumbled across Chanel‘s famous boutique on Rue de Cambon, so you can imagine that I did bring home a little something special for myself. I treated myself to a real Parisian shopping experience and it took no more than 2 seconds. The store was absolutely jam packed with international tourists and there was a long line (sigh). I knew exactly what I wanted. Spotted it on the shelves, chose the color, and was out. This is exactly how I like to shop, fast and easy. More on what’s inside this gorgeous Chanel box coming soon. But back to this insane hotel: I fell in love with the Park Hyatt-Vendôme in Paris. Imagine waking up in a luxurious room of gold, a cool breeze coming in from the two open windows, and the energy of the bustling chic city streets below. It’s exactly what you can expect from being in the heart of the city of love. I could stare out onto Rue de la Paix all day people watching and window shopping. I kept my looks very classic. Throughout my Paris press trip with Armani Beauty, I stuck with my favorite leather pants, metallic blouses, and over-the-top ruffled tunics. Classics with a little twist that can easily be mixed and matched. A velvet stiletto and of course, gorgeous lingerie from Fleur du Mal. The name just rolls of the tongue. Now, it’s time I learn a little bit more French, just in time for Paris Fashion Week.

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