6.24.2010

Au Revoir Manille Bonjour Paris!!!

After 15 hours of airtime and a 3-hour layover in Abu Dhabi I finally arrived in Paris last night. It was one of those exhausting depressing flights. For some reason breakfast was served twice during the flights. Don't ask me. Maybe they ran out of food to serve. Or maybe perhaps the chef took the day-off. Whatever it was the food certainly failed. Last year booze was overflowing and they were handing out free ice cream before the plane landed. Beat that. Also, there was this really annoying baby who was crying non-stop during my Abu Dhabi to Paris flight. I was so close to walking over and strapping his mouth. I mean don't get me wrong. I love babies and all but it was just simply unbearable. And lastly I was seated to this really eccentric American who probably has narcolepsy. He literally falls asleep while eating his meals. Who does that shit? That's crazy shit right there. I just couldn't refrain from glancing once in awhile.

When I got to my friend's place in Paris I was greeted by these.

I guess there's still a ray of sunshine after all the storm during my flight. I can hardly explain the joy of being invited to these fashion shows. I pinched myself and realized that this truly is happening. I wasn't dreaming. I never thought that I'd be actually given the opportunity to experience this sort of thing in this lifetime. I guess there's nothing impossible if you chase your dreams.

Anyway, enough of the drama. Here's what my week here in Paris looks like...Still waiting for a couple of invites from Boris Bidjan Saberi, Henrik Vibskov and Kris Van Assche. Hopefully, I get something from the mail in the next days...
Thursday, June 2010, the 24th
JUUN J.
1.30 pm
Espace Commines
GASPARD YURKIEVICH
4.00 pm
Maison des Métallos
SMALTO
6.00 pm
BMCS - 149 rue Saint-Honoré - Paris 1er
HENRIK VIBSKOV
9.00 pm
Lycée Turgot
Friday, June 2010, the 25th
JULIUS
noon
Espace Commines
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK
2.00 pm
Bataclan
KRIS VAN ASSCHE
3.00 pm
Halle Freyssinet - 55 boulevard Vincent Auriol - Paris 13e
ROMAIN KREMER
7.00 pm
Bataclan
Saturday, June 2010, the 26th
BORIS BIDJAN SABERI
10.00 am
To be confirmed
MIHARAYASUHIRO
noon
Le Carrousel du Louvre - salle Soufflot
PETAR PETROV
1.00 pm
Espace Commines - 17 rue Commines - Paris 3e
TILLMANN LAUTERBACH
2.00 pm
To be confirmed
TIM HAMILTON
4.30 pm
To be confirmed
DAMIR DOMA
6.30 pm
Lycée Henri IV
Sunday, June 2010, the 27th
SONGZIO
1.00 pm
Lycée Turgot - rue de Turbigo - Paris 3e
DUNHILL
5.00 pm
Hôtel d'Evreux
QASIMI HOMME
7.00 pm
Espace Commines