Bonjour from Paris! As you all have probably seen on social media, I’m in Paris for Paris Fashion Week with Dior! (You can see all my adventures on Instagram, @simplysona!) It’s been an incredible honor to be able to go to my favorite city with such an amazing brand like Dior Beauty! Even better was being able to share the experience with some of my friends in the beauty world! Though we’re in Paris for a little over a week, the main event was attending the Dior A/W 2017 runway show. It was such a dream to be able to go backstage and meet with Peter Phillips the creative director of Dior Beauty, then sit and watch the gorgeous Dior RTW Show!
Obviously I knew that I had to have the perfect outfit for the Dior show! I wanted to pick an outfit that was classically chic and Parisian, so a polished white shirt and black skirt was the perfect option! I felt like a Parisian princess wearing head to toe Dior! My shirt was an updated take on the classic white shirt. It had beautiful draping on the front and an exaggerated bow that I left undone (similar look here). I paired it with an amazing leather skirt that had gorgeous lace detailing along the hem (similar skirt here). To finish the look, I wore fishnet tights, polished black pumps, and the classic quilted Lady Dior bag. Of course this look is on the pricey side, so I’ve linked some more affordable, similar options below! The French are known for their ability to make a polished outfit cool with a few edgy details. I thought the structured shirt paired with a leather skirt and fishnet tights definitely achieved that!
For my makeup, I went with a relatively simple look, focusing on really making my eyes pop! I did a bronzed smokey eye and several coats of mascara, complemented by a nude lip. I had my hair done for the show as well and used extensions for long, loosely curled hair. It made me miss my long hair so much! Before the show, my fellow beauty bloggers and I got to go backstage to see all the makeup and hair! All the models wore minimal makeup and the new Dior Pump N’ Volume Mascara with natural hair. Major Parisian vibes! It was such a beautifully simple look. Not to mention that meeting Dior Beauty creative director, Peter Phillips was so inspiring!
While I was there, I got to try out the new Pump N’ Volume Mascara and I loved it (you can get it here April 1st!) It did so much to lengthen and separate my lashes! I’ve never seen packaging like it, the tube was squeezable so that you could warm up the formula before putting it on and prevent clumping in the bottle. How cool is that??
I’ve always been inspired by Parisian style so being able to attend Paris Fashion Week with Dior was a dream! Between going backstage and seeing the Dior runway show and all the amazing Parisian street style, everything about this trip has been so inspiring!
Have you ever been to Paris?