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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…
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.
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.
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.
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