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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013: Photo diary, part two featuring Erdem, Balenciaga boots & Olivier Zahm

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013: Photo diary, part two featuring Erdem, Balenciaga boots & Olivier Zahm

Inside the Roland Mouret show, held in a ballroom at the Westin Hotel. #westin? #yep #francerules

I'm so happy I had my camera (and this blog) to chronicle Paris Fashion Week, otherwise I might remember it as one joyous blur punctuated by eclairs. Here is part two of my photo diary from in and around the shows. Hope you enjoy! Click through for the full post & more pics!

Close-up of Erdem Fall 2013, shown at a special Paris press preview. Erdem's PR reps were caught in traffic, so when ELLE Quebec's Denis and I arrived, it was Erdem himself who opened the door, invited us in and offered us coffee and tea. Then he showed us through the collection, including this gorgeous textured floral dress.

#inlove #andthedressisgreattoo

Sleepy looking suede over-the-knee boots at the Balenciaga showroom.

#naptime

The six-foot tall high heel chaise longue in the lobby of my hotel, the gorgeous Hôtel les Jardins de la Villa.

#manolowhat

Since it was unseasonably cold the first few days of Fashion Week,  the #1 accessory became the neon toque, like the one worn by this street style photographer outside the Nina Ricci show. The next day, I saw an Italian editor wearing a bright orange toque striding importantly towards the Issey Miyake show. On his way, he passed a six-year-old wearing the same toque, colour and all. Didn't crack a smile.

#dude

At the beautiful Ann Demeulemeester show by the Place Vendôme. (Note the neon toque in the crowd.) Olivier Zahm, the editor-in-chief of Purple Magazine, was sitting front row (that's him  in the sunglasses). After the show, I thought he was totally checking me out, but turned out there was a huge mirror behind me.

#merde

Read more: Photo Diary, Part One: Outside Dior, stolen gloves, inside Angelina's

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