Autumn crept into my beloved Milan. While the morning fog covers the entire sleeping city, I imaginary transport a week back in Paris where the mild autumn sun touches the top of the trees, painting them yellow.
That day our morning has started with the traditional fresh croissant and a cup of cappuccino. Luckily, we didn’t have much work to do, that’s why we decided to visit the Galliara Museum, especially since there was running the Anatomie d’une collection. This is an exhibition of a unique importance that helps you develop a fresh new view upon the garments, through the prism of the historical period and the individuality of their owner. Among the pieces from the wardrobe of famous actresses and royalties, at the exhibition were presented clothes of ordinary French people. I was interested most of all in the sketches and rough drafts of the famous designers.
After enjoying fashion, we decided to take some photos nearby the museum, my Look of the Day. The skirt upon leggings – the layered style was often used back in the 90s. Nowadays many fashion houses such us Celine, Balenciaga, Giorgio Armani use again the skirt-over-pants layered trend. I have created this dress in such a way that it can easily transform into a poncho, that is so easy to put on the top of your shoulders. This is how a piece from your wardrobe can easily transform from an elegant wrap over skirt into a stylish poncho.
On our way back to the city, we have run into a local food market. The colorful rows of tents with a whole kaleidoscope of goods is a traditional and inalienable part of the French life. The local sellers offer fantastic local cheeses, wine, vegetables and fruits that are impossible to resist.
After a small walk, we went to the Grand Opera fashion show. For his first presentation in Paris, the Chinese designer picked the Garnier Palace with its majestic interior, gilded columns, frescoes, and chandeliers as the location. It seems that the designer was trying to find a place simillar to the Imperial Summer Palace in Beijing, which became the inspiration for his collection, Heaven Gaia. The traditional Suzhou embroidery, silk tapestries, hand-paintings; all of these were more similar to haute couture than to press-a-porter. I was enamored by the collection.
I and Zina decided to discuss all that we have seen during lunch in the Latin Block in Paris. The block obtained this name due to the fact that in Sorbonne was once taught latin, and many students that knew this language were living nearby. But this region with a rich past isn’t an attraction just for the students and philosophers, but also for the tourists who appreciate the ethnic restaurants. In one of these restaurants, we have ordered oysters.
After the delicious lunch, we went for a simple walk in this fantastic city. Small and infinite streets, little stores which call you up inside. Paris is alive and endlessly boiling, in here time flies and tiredness doesn’t exist.
Photo: Zina Esepciuc