It’s a mega fashion week from the Oscars red carpet to the catwalks of Paris. We flew to Paris over the weekend during PFW packing in mini-getaways this Spring – thanks to flight miles from countless Zurich -> SF roundtrips. Not that I was going to any fashion shows, my imaginary Chanel invite got lost in the mail, but Saturday we attended the Tranoi trade show checking out Swiss designer Van Bery at the Carrousel du Louvre.
As we made our way to the Champs-Élysées through the park, I noticed a familiar sight. Off to the side, there appeared to be a fashion blogger prepping to take pics. However, I noticed she had a friend fixing her hair and two photographers around her. About a minute later I saw other photographers running past us to capture…who? What happened next is an ‘inside look’ at what really happens behind all those street style shots you see in magazines and fashion sites during Fashion Week, plus the photos we snapped starting with Van Bery and Anna Dello Russo…
Street Style ‘Behind the Scenes’ cont… All of a sudden we noticed a commotion of paparazzi running around snapping pics. I stepped to the side eager to see who was approaching. Was it Kim, Kanye, Rihanna? No, but it was one fashionista, blogger, editor, or model after another in a surreal 15 minute scene that reminded me of a a movie clip in which Borat would saunter through at any moment.
First, Anna Dello Russo walked by showing off her perfectly toned, tan legs in Jeremy Scott for Adidas bright yellow heels. Then, there was one wild outfit after another on many in the fashion world, I’m embarrassed to say, I didn’t recognize.
The Trick to Getting Street Style Cred – I noticed some fashionistas, like the blogger I saw in the beginning, had their own photographer. As they started to walk through the crowd, their photographer ran up snapping pics and then the rest of the paparazzi followed. I’m guessing these are then sent to fashion mags and sites for ‘Street Style’ posts. It was so entertaining and clearly, the key to street style during fashion week is taking an outfit to the next level x 100, then getting photographed.
The End – Feeling thoroughly underdressed continuing down to the Champs-Élysées complaining about being ‘freezing cold,’ there wasn’t an ounce of sympathy. After all, we’d just seen a bevy of beautiful and timeless fashionistas in barely there skirts and sky high heels warmed by nothing more than the flashes of overeager photogs.
Are you a fan of street style blogs and pics for outfit inspiration?
Below are some of my favorite styles inspired by looks I saw that day. ~xoDale