Kenza Sadoun – our Paris Fashion Week Muse

Tue, 29 September 2015
Kenza sadoun el glaoui paris

If you haven’t heard of Kenza Sadoun El Glaoui it’s probably because you’re not French. But suffice it to say if you lived in Paris checking her blog La Revue de Kenza would be part of your morning routine. We discovered Kenza while researching Paris Fashion Week and in her found one of the best sources on Parisian style. La Revue de Kenza follows her life as a 28-year-old Parisian woman who, much like us, loves fashion and travel. We asked her more about Paris Fashion Week, the city she lives in and the best places to eat, drink and sleep in the upcoming days.

SUITCASE MAGAZINE: Which brands do you think perfectly represent Parisian fashion?

KENZA SADOUN: Isabel Marant of course!

SM: What makes Paris Fashion Week different from the others?

KS: The beauty and romance of the city of Paris.

SM: Paris fashion in 3 words?

KS: Effortless, chic, energy.

SM: The coolest neighbourhoods to be during PFW?

KS: Le Marais is the only one. It looks like a little village.

SM: First timers to PFW need to know that…

KS: Take the subway or ride a scooter to go to shows. There are always traffic jams.

SM: My PFW essentials are…

KS: Wear sneakers to navigate the city and a camera to capture the looks and beautiful buildings.

SM: Three people from Paris to follow on instagram during PFW…

KS: Parisian girls of course ! @camtyox @carolinedemaigret and @jeannedamas

SM: French designers to look out for at PFW…

KS: Jacquemus & Coperni.

Quick-fire guide to Paris

To fuel up for the day… Chez Carette at Place des Vosges. A typical Parisian tearoom.

Or if I’m in a rush I grab a coffee from… Boot Café, the cutest place for coffee.

If I’m having a last-minute outfit panic I can always find something chic at… Colette.

To top up on accessories I would go toKabuki or Montaigne Market, not original but the best brands are present there.

If I want to escape PFW I take refuge at… Montfort L’Amaury, a little town 40 minutes from Paris. It’s near Le Chateau de Versailles.

For a lunch on the go head to… Maison Plisson, it reminds me Dean & Deluca in NYC. Or Balls Restaurant.

For a long lunch break I go to… Ober Mamma, a new Italian restaurant. The service is amazing. Or Caviar Kaspia, pretty expensive but very intimate. You can stay there for hours.

Where to refresh your make-up/hair before a night out… Parisian girls just need some lipstick to refresh! So, I would say everywhere (even walking down the street).

The most popular restaurant in Paris during PFW is… Not my favourite one, but you can see lot of models and designers at Hôtel Costes or Ferdi.

But if you want to get off the beaten track go to… Ma Cocotte for lunch, in Saint Ouen.

The most stylish bars during PFW are… Le Silencio, Curio Parlor, Le Victoria 1836, La Candelaria, Le Café Charlot

End your night dancing at.. Le Pompon and Le Montana, there are lot of after parties there.

The coolest hotels during PFW are… Molitor, Hotel Amour, Park Hyatt. It’s difficult to make a choice because you have so many lovely hotels.

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