There are tons of 'limited editions' for this special night like this T-shirt. The deal is you buy September Vogue (5€). Pay an extra 10€ for the T-shirt IF the new stand has any left, which most of them didn't by the time I got there. Lucky for me I found one at the news relay at Gare Montparnasse on the way to the Loire. Unlucky for me I do not look quite like this young thing in it. C'est la ve.
Fauchon had a limited edition éclair for last night's event along with their other 36 flavors out this week.
These girls snagged one and were eating it OUT IN THE STREET! What? I was at Fauchon as presse but we VIPs only got foie gras and Champagne. No eclairs? Dommage.
Loads of fashion houses stayed open from 6 to 10 for the night. Champagne flowed like water.
Deluxe mustard maison Maille was pouring Champers too.
Plus their head chef Didier Heyl was happy to mix up a personalized jar of mustard for you on the spot. Heaven no? I went home with caramelized onion mustard. Yum
Maille has a new winter collection based on old 17th century recipes from the house. How about verjus/grape with a touch of honey. Or champignon mustard. Or cocoa with framboise (raspberry). I must go back and make a great study of all their many flavors. Could mustard displace vanilla in my life ?
White orchids everywhere along with Champagne on VFNO.
Balloons too. You got signature balloons to carry around at breauty house Carita and everywhere else.11 rue du Faubourg St.Honoré
A major player Frédérique Verley, rédactrice en chef beauté de Vogue poses with Carita's artistic director, Tom Marcireau. Love the green tie and watch...
Lovedthe stairway at Carita, but I didn't get on line to get my makeup done. Too many places to visit.
A fashion show took place in the middle of rue St. Honoré. No indication of the name of the designer.
Girls getting their picture taken while holding other pictures they'd had taken. Does the one with the most pictures win?
Colette has changed their picture taking policy. You can take all you want! There's even a sign on the door. Will the rest of Paris shops follow suit? Wouldn't that be nice.
The 3 authors of hot book, How To Be A Parisian were the main attraction at Colette and signing like crazy.
Popcorn, believe it or not, has become the NEW hot snack food in Paris especially in weird flavors I've found so far to be terrible. Popcorn was all over last week's Maison et Objet. Last night it was served in signature cups bearing the name of fashion houses. Go figure. Get out your poppers everyone.
Pierre Marcolini has a divine chocolate shop on rue St. Honoré.
Charming and gracious beau mec Pierre himself was out front greeting and inviting in each guest inside.
I was invited for an 'It' cocktail at Hotel Mandarin Oriental's Bar 8, but when I got there I was told it was completely booked, shown the closed door inside (why ever bother?) and then told it was all young people anyway. Hmmm. Not nice. Never mind. The rest of the evening was loads of fun and everyone else could not have been nicer. Nice to come home to my bridge too.
Thank You Vogue Fashion Night Out !