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The Perfect Paris Packing List

The Perfect Paris Packing List

The Perfect Paris Packing List

Paris is a place that I have dreamt about visiting all of my life. A place where the stars shine brighter, where your heart beats faster and where the summer days seem to last a little bit longer. For as long as I can remember the allure of Paris has always been there.

In July I finally had a chance to visit the worlds most romantic city for work. I have to admit that when I first found out I would be going on this trip, I immediately began to research the cities best croissants and macaroons, before making a start on a rather comprehensive plan for the small amount of free time I would have once all of the work was done.

A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower. But there were so many other beautiful places which I had to see; From the Palace Of Versailles, the original Chanel Boutique on Rue Cambon and the newly refurbished Maison Chloe gallery. And than once my schedule was complete I began putting together a detailed and very long packing list.

Luckily I was flying Etihad who so kindly provide an additional bag allowance for fashion industry travellers. There’s no denying two suitcases are better than one! The first was filled to the brim with new lingerie samples which were for the new Honey Birdette campaign shot on location in Paris. And the other, filled with the following essentials which I couldn’t live without…

The Classics.

Or better referred to as my every day wardrobe; Lots of different tops; Including a classic black Country Road silk shirt, Tuchuzy silk singlet, Zimmermann silk t-Shirt, Bassike classic vintage t-shirt and my Bassike long sleeve vintage t-shirt. I also packed my very favourite black knit from Seed Femme. As well as my Top Shop Cropped Cigarette Pants which go with everything.

I don’t go anywhere these days without my Camilla And Marc classic bomber jacket or my Chanel bag which is perfect for any occasions. At the very last minute I also decided to pack my new and very glamorous Aje Embellished Sheer La Pella Top (pictured above), just incase.

A Statement Dress.

It’s always a good idea to have at least one really special dress in your suitcase. As far as romantic silhouettes go, a loose fitting, effortless little black dress remains as timeless as it is dreamy. It’s also just as likely to be to be found on a Parisian street after dark, teamed with appropriate jewels as it during the day with a pair of Chanel ballet flats. On this particular trip I couldn’t go past my favourite Camilla And Marc LBD.

Beauty Products.

I only ever pack my absolute skincare essentials when travelling and tried and true products. I can always count on Alpha H skincare to tame my sensitive skin. And I have recently fallen back in love with Chanel’s skincare range. In particular La Nuit De Chanel, a serum which soothes and repairs skin during the night. I picked this up by complete accident in LA and have used it ever since. It is skin-saving on long-haul flights.

No matter where I’m travelling one of the first things I always pack is a red lipstick. It’s the easiest way to instantly update your look, or make a casual outfit appear more glamourous. And best of all, it’s almost as light as a feather. I also couldn’t go anywhere without at least one beautiful fragrance. Right now I am obsessed with Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris. All perfectly packed in my Chanel cosmetics bag.

Photos are not my own. Source as stated above.

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My Christmas Gift Guide

My Christmas Gift Guide

My Christmas Gift Guide

You’re sure to have a luxurious Christmas with this edit of can’t-go-wrong presents and dream-ticket gifts. Some items are currently on my own wish list and others are among my favourite things at the moment. Buy them for someone special or simply spoil yourself. For quick, easy shopping click on the name of the object from my christmas gift guide below to head straight to the direct site…

Left to right :

Chanel Classic Wallet. A classic black Chanel wallet bears all the distinctive characteristics of the brand’s iconic designs. Made in grained calfskin with gold metal hardware.

Christie Nicolaides Adara Earrings. There is nothing quite as beautiful as OOT jewellery and these handcrafted hammered gold brass earrings are a perfect addition to any jewellery collection.

Byredo Unnamed Fragrance. Unnamed is a unisex blend of gin accord, pink pepper, orris stem, lush violet, tree moss and fir balsam which allows you to name the fragrance yourself, then label the bottle as you wish.

Lack Of Color Grove Fedora. An amazing hat is a timeless wardrobe stable and the perfect addition to a chic wardrobe. I wore the Grove Fedora to my Christmas and it has been a staple piece ever since.

Mason Pearson Hair Brush. I recently wrote a post about how every girl should own a Mason Pearson Hair Brush. Which is why it makes the perfect gift for someone special or yourself.

For those who are still stuck for a gift idea a virtual gift card is always the perfect last minute present. My favourite online shopping destinations; The Undone StoreThe Fashion Bunker or The Iconic.

Photos are not my own. Source as stated above.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia

Mercedes-Benz Presents Maticevski - Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia begins today, which means among many other things, that I have spent the last week or so mentally rifling through my wardrobe, writing off everything I own and slowly panicking that I will literally have nothing to wear. After all I am only attending four out of a potential six days so every outfit needs to be perfect.

In an attempt to fill those gaps in my Fashion Week wardrobe, I took to the web and made a few last minute purchases from a range of Australian designers and brands I admire. Completing each and every look head to toe. So, here is a small edit of the key items that I will be wearing this Fashion Week…

Chloe Drew Small Leather Shoulder Bag. I don’t want to lug a big heavy bag around all day so I will be cutting down my handbag essentials and packing them into into my new Chloe Shoulder Bag. Not only will it be easier to get around with a smaller bag. It’s also the perfect option for day-to-night.

Chanel Ballet Flats. This Fashion Week I’ll be living in my Chanel Ballet flats. I know everyone else will be in heels, but I want to make sure I am comfortable when I’m racing from one show to the next. That I’m not likely to trip over myself at any stage; And they are perfectly paired with every look.

Keepsake The Label Vertigo Skirt. My Keepsake Vertigo Skirt is such a staple in my closet as it can be worn anywhere and quite literally goes with everything. It’s also a little more special than your basic black skirt with its flared panel details and beautiful luxe satin fabric.

I’ll be posting a tight edit of everything you need to know and see from each day, as well as putting together a detailed debrief on each of my own looks, all my favourite shows and beauty trends at the end of the week. For instant updates check out the hashtag #MBFWA and make sure you follow me on Instagram by clicking here.

Photos are not my own. Source Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia – Toni Maticevski Runway Pictures Resort 2017.