Oooh, it’s Paris Fashion Week again! By some fluke encounter, I ventured into the heart of Paris Fashion Week last year, dressed in the sloppiest attire ever.
I was based in France for a month for work, and weekdays were pretty much busying between jet lag, work, summer heat, and oxygen deprivation from bad ventilation. Every weekend, I would make it a point to be outdoors and out at a new place, and the easiest and most practical was to explore a new market every weekend to stock up on fresh fruits and breakfasts for the week.
That weekend, we ventured to a market we never really found. Turned out that it really existed, just that it was really tiny, and more of a cooked food market than a fresh food market. There were also stalls along the streets carrying wares where I bought a few leather pouches and bags I absolutely love. I was dressed in the company polo teeshirt I designed and my favourite oversized REI cargo pants which I even tore off (unzipped, realistically speaking) the bottom bits so I could ventilate my hot (summer kind of hot) legs a little. Not the least bit glamorous, but at least I was not carrying bags of vegetables and fruits. 😀
So yes, I ended up window-shopping at the haute couture biz world by some weird-ass coincidence, and spent the rest of the day there. I do wonder many times how I get away with such stuffs. Unabashedly, I just walked into all those shops with the top fashion sellers and buyers like I’m part of it. In my drabby clothes. We even put in our orders for a few bags here and there. Oh my oh my, it was funny. They never got back to us.
I got turned away at the exhibition space though, as I did not have a pass. It was not even something money can buy at the door. Owww. Rejection hurts. So I walked around the huge exhibition space on the outside trying to catch a glimpse of what fashion trends this spring, while at the same time trying my luck at the different entrances. Multiple rejection hurts repeatedly. Owwwwww.
It was more a fun adventure for me just fooling around life that way. I did not even know it was a big deal, until I saw the video below. hahah. I could well be best friends with this dude! ❤