Haute Couture AW15: Day 2

Haute Couture AW15, Ella Catliff

Wearing Dice Kayek couture look with Pollini sandals, Kate Spade NY clutch and Dsquared2 sunglasses
Image by Nicolas Robin

And so, on to Haute Couture AW15 day 2 we go! After a leisurely dinner with old friends at new Marais restaurant, Le Bains and a (relatively) early night I was up at a reasonable hour and off for a blissful run by Le Seine. Every fashion month I lug my workout gear around four different countries and not once has it made it out of my suitcase so I felt pretty proud of myself. Needless to say it was the first and last run I went on over the week but still, the point stands. Run done and smugness levels through the roof, I changed into my first look of the day, an princess worthy, ice white Dice Kayek couture ensemble, and headed to the Rue Saint Honoré…


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Haute Couture AW15: Day 1

Haute Couture, Ella Catliff, Paris

Wearing House of Holland jumpsuit & clutch, Marni flatform sandals, Karen Walker x Liberty’s sunglasses, Eddie Borgo bracelet and Thomas Sabo earrings
Images by Carola de Armas

After some 36 hours “off” (i.e. working and wandering) in Paris following the Swarovski x Chanel ANDAM Award dinner, at last the time came for me to get dressed and head to my first ever Haute Couture show of my first ever Paris Haute Couture week. To say I was excited would be the biggest understatement ever made. Couture is a dream, it’s the dream, it’s something I’ve wanted to experience so badly for so long and even as I sat in my new room at gorgeous Saint Germain boutique hotel, La Belle Juliette, tickets piled up and outfits definitely not heaped in a mess on the bed, I couldn’t quite believe it was actually happening…


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Swarovski x Chanel ANDAM Dinner

Swarovski, Chanel, ANDAM Award

As previously mentioned, the past couple of weeks have been something of a whirlwind to put it very mildly. For months on end I’d been psyching up for my first time at Paris Couture Week. Attending the Haute Couture shows has been a dream of mine for a very, very long time and this season the time seemed right to go. Originally I was planning on heading out to The City of Lights on Sunday in time for my first show that evening. Having had a week of non stop shooting (ok, and partying) the weekend had been set aside to prep my looks, sort out my schedule and generally get my self together. Then I received an email from Swarovski informing me that they would be supporting the ANDAM Award for the 15th successive year, this time in partnership with Chanel, and would I be able to come out to Paris on Friday to join them for an intimate dinner and the winner’s announcement. Well, I mean, you just don’t say no to that do you?


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