26 March 2016

Terrasse du Bord de l'Eau

I was wearing

H&M Dress, Zara Gliter Shoes, Zadig&Voltaire Bag, RayBan Sunglasses

Fashion Week - You make it, or You break it !
Phooofff - the sound of relief can be finally made. The most important week of the fashion calendar is finally over . Paris is now allowed to slow down, lower back the prices and wait for the next event . To many of my non-fashion friends, FW is never ending. I am not sure if it’s because I am talking about it too much or its actually the truth ? I had a look at the calendar, and I couldn’t avoid the conclusion of how tight all the shows are. London - Milan - Paris - New York - its like never ending circle ! And here I go not even mentioning the other smaller countries which proudly host local designer's shows.
Lets just concentrate on a fashion calendar for Paris : JANUARY - PFW Homme / pre collections Femme AW16 FEBRUARY - Haute Couture MARCH - PFW Femme AW16 MAY - pre collections homme JUNE / JULY- PFW Homme / pre collections Femme SS17 JULY - Haute Couture SEPTEMBER - PFW Femme SS17 NOVEMBER - pre collections Homme
Nevertheless, the most important thing is the place the shows are taking the place. You can see a pattern with the "big name’s "shows . Its because they sign contracts with the locations for years, to be able to mutually promote each other. 
The best example are the Chanel shows, where "the classic meets the classic." Historically well known sides of Grande Palace are here to meet timeless clothing of Madame Gabriel “Coco” Chanel, by Karl Lagerfeld . I must admit, each season i can’t wait for this show. Spectacular interiors are the just a pure beauty to the eye, and fill me with satisfaction to my fashion and architectural soul.

From a few years, especially for the Fashion Week, a huge hall is constructed for Dior in the open part of the Luvre.

Once again, a massive tent in Jardin du Tuileries  was a venue for Valentino fashion show.

6 March 2016

Royal Palace Brussels

I was wearing

H&M Fur and Pants, Zara Necklace, Zara High Knee Boots, 
United Color of Benetton Bag

There is nothing more difficult these days then finding the time for things which truly makes us happy.

Shopping, blogging and meeting friends and love ones are just a few!
I think it was since January I was trying to ‘catch up’ with my good friend from London.
The battle was about, which one of us will actually cross the water.
The only fair solution, was to find a place where both of us need to pack and find the way to get to - our choice was Brussels.
Therefore, now after amazing few days, I would like to share with you a few unique experiences I had!
Brussels is a very charming city, with a network of narrow streets and diverse architecture, a city where you can always smell waffles and hot chocolateThe city centre, a pentagon shape Grande Place, is very impressive. I definitely recommend a visit to the Gothic City HallBy that time you shouldn't be that hungry to stop by the chocolate museum for which Belgium is of course famous for around the world.

Oh! For the ’thirsty’ ones,  I need to mention the  Belgian beers, hundreds of which you can taste in bars all around the city. Each beer is served in a unique glass with a special shape which allow a drinker to properly feel all the flavours and aromas.  
On a sunny day, I definitely recommend Le Sablon, French district of the city, with enormous number of small restaurants and the central Grand Sablons where you should visit Notre-Dame du Sablon for its amazing stained glass.
And just to sum up, one last secret : Bonsoir Clara at Rue Antoine Dansaert, where apart from gourmet food, you can also admire an amazing design of this place.

For more images from the trip, feel more rhen invited to join me on IG @olajachymiak

Photos by Magda Nowak