The Greta Constantine team shares their third dispatch from Paris, where they’re showing their fall/winter 2012 collection to editors, stylists and buyers. Last time we checked in, they were touring the City of Light with the Fashion Television

ELLE Canada, You know that guilty feeling when you sleep in while on vacation in a beautiful, foreign place? If we weren’t so exhausted, we may just have felt that way today. After waking up at 10:30 a.m. to the aroma of
café allongé and
pain au chocolat (not to mention,
des baguettes), we began mapping our journey for yet another day of sightseeing. After sending off a few emails, we got dressed and headed for lunch. That was, of course, until we received a surprise telephone call from a retailer asking us to see the collection. Despite the rumbling of our stomachs, we obliged. In the world of showroom appointments, there’s no such thing as bad timing. Energized from a successful appointment, we jetted off to lunch and shortly afterwards, scurried to rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré  for a brief shopping trip. We got to the strip at 6:20 and it was a race against time as we bulleted between stores.  The primary goal? Visit Colette, Paris’s fashion mecca, and purchase a few items that had caught our eye the day before. This wasn’t nearly as easy as it sounds.