What Paris Fashion Week Looks Like If You're a Major Influencer

The catwalks have been cleared, the pavements have been filtered of extreme fabulosity, and even the Instagram posts have been drying up a tad… Yes, the month-long fashion S/S 17 show extravaganza has now come to an end, but we're still in a spin over the many exciting things that happened.

Capturing the buzz, glamour and trend-making moments that made up a very joyful Paris Fashion Week was digital influencer and super blogger Sofie Valkiers of Fashionata. She was our eyes and ears (oh, and Rihanna selfie-maker) during her time in the City of Light. From behind the scenes at Dior HQ through to the perfect Parisian combination we hadn't experienced before (that's a pain au raisin in one hand and a Chanel show invite in the other), allow this chic FROW leader show you the most impressive parts of this Parisian extravaganza.

Keep reading to see Sofie's Paris Fashion Week diary…

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"Oh, Paris… I've been here so many times, but this city still sweeps me off my feet. Super excited for the many amazing shows ahead!"

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"Starting the day with a fitting at the gorgeous Dior headquarters."

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"So much beauty at Belgian designer Dries Van Noten's show. I literally couldn't take my eyes off the rare frozen flowers that he placed as pillars on the runway—such an inventive way to add a bit of extra colour to the catwalk!"

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"I'm wearing Natan Couture trousers and blouse, & Other Stories X Zana Bayne bustier top, Dior sandals, and The Volon bag. The ideal outfit to enjoy the sunny autumn weather in Paris."

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"On my way to the Chloé show."

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"As already hinted at by the cute bouquet they sent me before the show, Chloé was all about flower power in breezy fabrics."

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"This oversize Chloé cape is too cosy to be taken off—ever."

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"Endless sequins, sheer tops and lots of earthy colours in a sea of greenery—leave it to Balmain to create a jungle in Paris."

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"A sophisticated Parisienne look for the Balmain show, with Balmain velvet leggings, a pink blazer, suede heels, a Ganni top and a mini Chanel bag."

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"Going to bed early to wake up fresh for the much-anticipated Dior show. Cannot wait!"

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"On my way to the Musée Rodin, with a Dior top, orange dress, patchwork bag, and lace-up booties."

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"Maria Grazia Chiuri's first show, with subtle references to Dior's heritage (such as the house's signature bee) and a powerful message celebrating strong women—it was everything I expected and more."

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"Chatting with my crush Rihanna after the show. I was totally in love with her gorgeous bee-embellished dress, by the way…"

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"Snuck backstage before the Emanuel Ungaro show to steal some secrets from the MAC pros on getting the perfect no-makeup makeup look."

 

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"Stars and sky-high heels had me at hello at the Elie Saab show."

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"PFW must: a fancy dinner at the legendary Kaviar Caspia restaurant."

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"One of the things I love most about Paris is that it's perfectly acceptable to dress up during the day because the streets are so chic anyway. I'm wearing a Natan Couture sequined top, Balmain heels (kind of obsessed with those) and The Volon bag."

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"My PFW beauty essentials are all about ladylike colours and fresh natural skin, plus of course the best of French skincare products: the renowned Bioderma Sensibio cleanser, Hydrabio spray, and Atoderm lipcare, the life-saving Estée Lauder Stress Relief Eye Mask, my Moroccanoil Moisture Repair shampoo, and of course my Sanui candle for zoning out at night."

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"Picked up a little treat on my way to the Chanel show. So curious to see what Karl Lagerfeld has come up with this time!"

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"Getting lost in Karl's colourful high-tech world in a head-to-toe Chanel outfit of a baby pink maxi dress with matching jacket, patent leather booties and the cutest little minaudière bag."

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"Love, love, love how the gangster-cool styling coordinated with the clean, colour-pop decor. Leave it to Chanel to make the world of technology look sexy."

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"Having my friends from The Coveteur over for breakfast to record my getting-ready routine for the Louis Vuitton show."

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"Oh, how the best is saved for last! Nicolas Ghesquière really outdid himself at Louis Vuitton, presenting an insanely beautiful and diverse collection—I literally wanted every piece."

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"I'm wearing a Louis Vuitton dress, boots and bag."

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"Au revoir, Paris! You've shown us some pretty memorable things of beauty… See you next year."

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