Nevena Borissova, the creative director of SENLIS and world-renowned stylist, has been going to Paris for 20+ years and knows the city like the back of her hand. Follow along as she takes us on her perfect Paris Fashion Week trip!
Where to stay:
Hôtel Costes. I've stayed there for many, many years. It's THE place to be seen during fashion week. The fashion world loves this place for early breakfast, long lunches, late dinners. It’s a MECCA during every fashion week. I love their indoor pool. I swim every night during fashion week. If I stay longer than five days, I use VRBO and rent an apartment. They're super romantic and I feel like a real Parisian.
239-241 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 44 50 00
Where to eat:
The new Galeries Lafayette in Champs-Elysées is amazing and Café Citron, a venture between designer Simon Porte Jacquemus and Caviar Kaspia, is a must-see.
60 avenue des Champs-Élysées (Rue La Boétie), 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 83 65 61 00
As a vegi it’s not easy to eat in Paris on the go, but the Middle Eastern places, such as L'As du Fallafel on Rue des Rosiers in the Marais are seriously the best.
34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 48 87 63 60
If you want the fashion scene, Café de Flore, where Karl Lagerfeld and Saint Laurent used to hang out. It's a lunch and late night spot.
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 55 26
If you want the ultimate Michelin experience, it's Arpège. It is worth the money!
84 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 09 06
Where to shop:
I die for the Dries van Noten store there. There's also a vintage store called Les 3 Marches de Catherine B, where the owner, Catherine B, has old samples of Chanel and Hermès. The flea market, Clignancourt, is good for furniture, vintage clothing… they have everything. And if you want the latest fashions, the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées is the place to go.
3 Rue Guisarde, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 64 92
Château de Malmaison—Napoleon and Joséphine Bonaparte's Private Estate. This is by far my favorite place to visit and transport to a different time. I love going there during Couture in the winter and feel the silence. Not much tourists then. Her closet, order lists, his office, her lovers’ quarters and powder room untouched. It's a mini slice of heaven. A new favorite place is Senlis, France, the town that inspired our brand. It's located near the Chantilly region. It's a bit of a gothic city with an amazing cathedral. Only a 45-minute drive outside of Paris, it’s an easy day trip to experience the small-town culture of France.
Avenue du Château de la Malmaison, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France
+33 1 41 29 05 55
Fashion Week Survival Kit - "What's in your bag":
- Two iPhone chargers - you're dead without them!
- Bulgarian rose water face spray
- Essential oil for temples and wrist
- Euro cash - always have cash on you! credit cards often don't work
- Chanel lip gloss for eyelid, cheek and lip application
- Dior waterproof eye pencil - that keeps me looking awake!
- Power bars - as eating is not always an option
- And a bag of vitamins/supplements
Your SENLIS Paris edit - top SENLIS picks to wear around town: