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…
"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!"
"Starting the day with a fitting at the gorgeous Dior headquarters."
"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!"
"On my way to the Chloé show."
"As already hinted at by the cute bouquet they sent me before the show, Chloé was all about flower power in breezy fabrics."
"This oversize Chloé cape is too cosy to be taken off—ever."
"Endless sequins, sheer tops and lots of earthy colours in a sea of greenery—leave it to Balmain to create a jungle in Paris."
"Going to bed early to wake up fresh for the much-anticipated Dior show. Cannot wait!"
"On my way to the Musée Rodin, with a Dior top, orange dress, patchwork bag, and lace-up booties."
"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."
"Chatting with my crush Rihanna after the show. I was totally in love with her gorgeous bee-embellished dress, by the way…"
"Snuck backstage before the Emanuel Ungaro show to steal some secrets from the MAC pros on getting the perfect no-makeup makeup look."
"Stars and sky-high heels had me at hello at the Elie Saab show."
"PFW must: a fancy dinner at the legendary Kaviar Caspia restaurant."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Having my friends from The Coveteur over for breakfast to record my getting-ready routine for the Louis Vuitton show."
"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."
"I'm wearing a Louis Vuitton dress, boots and bag."
"Au revoir, Paris! You've shown us some pretty memorable things of beauty… See you next year."