Coat – Boden. Sweater – Eileen Fisher. Necklace – Louis Vuitton. Bag – Coach. Trousers – Filippa K

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Passport holder – Louis Vuitton. Bag – Coach. Heels – Kurt Geiger.

And just like that, the fashion month circuit is closed. The lions are cajoled back into their cages and the tents packed down into wagons; one by one, the throng dissipate into a Euro tunnel or Charles de Gaulle terminal after another, and all that’s left of the festival is a dusty, patchy field and a village-worth of Airbnb’s that need a-cleaning. The days are a touch cooler, and shorter, than when it all started. I had joined the last leg in Paris on the final three days for the two shows that I always catch, and finished the season adequately rested, sufficiently surprised and inspiration fully fueled. I can’t wait to start sharing everything I’ve worked on soon with you all. For now, the Boden coat in siren-red (a bit of Benjamin Button with the content, as usual), on my way home from Paris… attracting all manners of attention including three separate accounts of ‘you want taxi?’ men, two ‘petition for the deaf’ scammers who seemed incredibly not-deaf, and of course, the good old-fashioned drunk men demanding beer (or wine?) change.

Note to self, do not dress like gullible tourist lady with Robin Hood disposition to Gare du Nord.

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  1. Beautiful coat!!! :)

  2. The Boden coat is beautiful, their collection this year is really something else. ;)

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  3. Wonderful coat and perfect bag!

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  4. Love that coat! the texture looks so luxe, and your design aesthetic is on point as usual ;)
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  5. What a wonderful coat, looks so cozy!

  6. That bag is so sophisticated!

  7. haha. Paris never changes. By the way I love your vibrant coat. Such a perfect coat for this season! Looking forward to see your posts about Fashion Week :)

    Jo x
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  8. Love the coat!
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  9. love this coat

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  10. beautiful post! I love the texture and color of the coat. http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  11. Danielle

    I absolutely LOVE that coat and I want it so bad! x

  12. beauty!

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  13. Love that red coat

    L.A

  14. That coat is stunning! Love the textured detail. The weird attention is a bit unfortunate, but at least you’ve still got the perfect coat!

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  15. I’m drooling over this coat so much, wish I had the £££…or 3 kidneys.

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  16. Love, love, love!!

  17. Pretty post!

    Agnes x

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  18. Love the colour of that coat!

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  19. You look gorgeous in that coat and it sure is striking! It’s funny how I only think about the aesthetically pleasing qualities of wearing stunning pieces and forget about how it might garner unwanted attention – enjoyed your anecdote as usual!
    XO,
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  20. In total agreement with everyone: that coat is phenomenal!

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  21. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Red is beautiful … Empowerment … Confident … Sexy . . . Simply fabulous! :)

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  22. Stunning outfit and that coat is to die for! I love wearing red in fall, too :)
    xoxo Laura

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  23. Yeah back in those days, I felt intimidated as we stepped foot out of Gare Du Nord! Thankfully all other parts of Paris were wonderful or else I would have said no to Paris with a red light. (see what I did there) Thank you for sharing Shini :)

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  24. Stunning coat!

  25. In total agreement with everyone: that coat is phenomenal!

  26. Wow
    Beautiful look and photos

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  27. Pretty coat
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  28. What a lovely coat! Indeed RED means STOP and a head-turner!

  29. Such a beautiful coat! Thanks for sharing :)

  30. Absolutely Love your style.

  31. What a wonderful coat, looks so cozy!
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