The Style Traveller

A fashion editor's guide to the worlds most stylish places

Paris packing, What to wear when you’re there

 Paris packing, What to wear when you’re there Weekend Wardrobe Look 1: Clignancourt market and Le Marais Anti clockwise from left: Breton top – Day Birger et Mikkleson http://www.day.dk Coral bag – Mulberry http://www.mulberry.com/ fatima’s hand necklace – Zoe & Morgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com Watch – GC Watches http://www.gcwatches.com Bracelet – Swarovski http://www.swarovski.com Skirt – www.asos.com Brogues – Church’s www.church-footwear.com Nail polish – Chanel Beige Etale http://www.chanel.com Ipad 2 – Apple store.apple.com Ipad case – Prada www.prada.com Jacket

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Paris Shopping, Rue St Honore and the Palais Royale

Paris Shopping, Rue St Honore and the Palais Royale This is a little bit of an obvious choice for Parisian shopping areas, it’s the equivalent of Bond Street in London. If designer brands are you bag then head to the 1st for Balenciaga, Chanel, Valentino and the like. Also in this area are: Maison Martin Margiela 25 bis, Rue de Montpensier 75001 PARIS Tel: 33 1 401 50755 www.maisonmartinmargiela.com  

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Paris Shopping Deyrolle

Paris Shopping Deyrolle Deyrolle 46 rue du Bac 75007 Paris www.deyrolle.com Just around the corner from the Gainsbourg house is the weird and wonderful world of Deyrolle. It may not be the most obvious place to visit in Paris but the taxidermy curiosities are fascinating and inspiring. Worth a visit if you’re in the area.            

Paris Le Marais, Merci Concept Store

Paris Le Marais, Merci Concept Store Just on the edge of Le Marais is the concept store Merci, opened by the founders of children’s store Bonpoint (see also after dark section for Grazie restaurant). From perfumier to library, cafe to clothes boutique, you name it Merci has it covered, and they’ve made an art installation out of it. Whether you’re looking for an egg timer, a pair of brogues or

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Paris Shopping, Le Marais

 Paris Shopping, Le Marais   Marche des Enfant Rouge is an outdoor farmers market with multi coloured furniture and multi national cuisine, located off Rue Bretagne. Stop here for spot of lunch and you’re ready to hit Le Marais for an afternoons shopping.   L’Estaminet Cafe Marche’ des Enfants Rouges 39 rue de Bretagne 75003 www.lestaminetdesenfantsrouges.com L’Estaminet   The streets of Le Marais are filled with shops, bars and cafes. I

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Paris Shopping Markets

Paris Shopping Markets Porte de Vanves Flea Market Every Saturday and Sunday morning. 7am–1pm, but arrive early to snap up the best pieces. One of the best flea markets in Paris for vintage clothes and accessories, antiques, trinkets, old vinyl records and nostalgic postcards, often with the original letters still written on the back.          

Paris Shopping Concept Stores

Paris Shopping Concept Stores L’Eclaireur No sign on the door, just ring the doorbell and you enter into one of the most exclusive retail addresses in Paris. You can buy everything from clothing and candles to sculptures and shoes.  Think Dover Street Market set in a seductively lit ecclesiastic building, blaring out classical music. Very eyes wide shut. There are six L’Eclaireur stores in Paris but the one in Rue

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Paris Shopping Sant Germain des Pres

Paris Shopping Sant Germain des Pres Once the domain of artists, musicians and intellectuals Sant Germain des Pres is a great place to people watch, especially if sitting in one of the typically Parisian street cafes. For a spot of intellectual tourism head to Cafe de Flore or Les Deux Magots the famed hang outs of Hemingway, Proust and Jean Paul Satre. Cafe de Flore 172 bd. St-Germain 75006 Les

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Stockholm Fashion Week

Stockholm Fashion Week The Cheap Mondays Show Place: Stockholm, Sweden Date: August 2011 Reason for travel: Stockholm Fashion Week companions: 10 Fashion Editors from various UK titles and websites Local knowledge thanks to: Tove Westling, head of Varg PR, born in Stockholm The Whyred Show What to wear when you’re there Stockholm – Street StyleStockholm is home to some of the edgiest labels on the fashion scene at the moment. High

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Stockholm Shopping

Stockholm Shopping Grandpa Store The two main shopping areas worth noting in Stockholm are central Stockholm, the roads leading off Birger Jarlsgatan and the area called Sodermalm, which is filled with quirky boutiques and trendy Scandinavian labels. If your staying at the Berns or Nobis (see sleeping), you are within easy walking distance of the main designer street, Birger Jarlsgatan.  Also just around the corner from there are all the

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Stockholm Sleeping

Stockholm Sleeping Where to stay? Main restaurant at The Berns The Berns Hotel Berzelli Park SE-103 27 Stockholm http://www.berns.se/en/hotel The Berns Hotel was built in 1863. The incredible interior emulates that of a grand opera house. It’s the home of Stockholm Fashion Week twice a year, hosting shows in the salon and raucous parties on the outdoor balconies throughout the week. The interior is stunning with original guilt mirrors, enormous

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Stockholm After Dark

Stockholm After Dark Dinner and Drinks Sushi or Singapore street food at The Berns Berzelli Park SE-103 27 Stockholm http://www.berns.se/en/hotel This is an easy option if you’re staying here already. The main restaurant in the grand ball room serves up asian fusion food and sushi. For a faster less formal setting head to the mezzanine balcony for Singapore street food. And to make matters even easier for you the Gallery

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Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week What to wear when you’re there I was recently invited to Berlin Fashion Week to view the new Spring Summer 2012 shows. I’ve visited Berlin several times in the past and I also have friends there, so it gave me the perfect excuse to do a little Style Traveller blogging. The Mercedes Benz pavillion What to Pack? Day One From left to right: Silver friendship bracelets –

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Berlin Shopping

Berlin Shopping Record shop on kastanienallee Shopping As with all major cities Berlin has several areas which are good for shopping.  Prenslauer Berg and the Weinmeister area are my favourites. It’s also worth heading to Mitte to see Tacheles and a visit to the Andreas Murkadis concept store is a must. See below.  Prenzlauer Berg  Once an up and coming area Prenzlauer Berg is now home to quirky and trendy boutiques, think

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Berlin After Dark

Berlin After Dark The view from the top floor at Weekend night club Eating and Partying Berlin has a reputation for being one of Europe’s biggest party capitals. So much so that Lady Gaga spent her last birthday at Berghain, a popular techno clubs in the city. There are specific areas which are good for going out. Mitte is great for dinner and bars, there are hundreds of restaurants to

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Berlin Sleeping

Berlin Sleeping   Where to Stay There are so many options for great places to stay in Berlin. I usually tend to stay in Mitte or Weinmeister for easy access to all the shops, bars and cafes in the area.   The Weinmeister Weinmeisterstraße 2 10178 Berlin Germany http://www.the-weinmeister.com   Walk through the graffiti daubed door way into this techno lovers paradise. The interior is minimal and modern. There are

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Athens Yacht to the Islands

Athens Yacht to the Islands The Islands Mrs Ketty, head of Folli Follie, Greece’s biggest jewellery brand, invited a group of fashion editors to Athens this summer to see the new collections. I was one of them and, needless to say, Folli Follie has a new fan! Athens is a beautiful city but it can get seriously hot in high summer. For the perfect way to cool down head to

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Athens Packing and Street Style

Athens Packing and Street Style What to wear when you’re there – Athens After Dark Blue kimono dress – Topshop www.topshop.com, brown wedge sandals (above) – Next www.next.co.uk, silver flat sandals (below) – Monastiraki market in Athens, metallic clutch bag – Yves Saint Laurent www.ysl.com, cats eye sunglasses – ASOS www.asos.com, bronze metallic eye shadow – Black Up Paris www.blackupcosmetics.com, violet nail polish – Deborah Lippmann www.houseoffraser.co.uk, silver and lapis bangle – Ibiza

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Athens After Dark

Athens After Dark   Mamacas Athens After dark Night life in Athens is a mix of two extremes. Pick from the trendy new al fresco bars which double up as restaurants and nightclubs or for a more traditional night out, head to one of the many Ouzeries on the Plaka. Mamacas Persefonis 49 Gazi Rouf www.mamacas.gr Located in the trendy new Gazi area of Athens, Mamacas is a bar/restaurant playing

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Athens Sleeping

Athens Sleeping Where to Stay   Semiramis Hotel Charilaou Trikoupi 48 Kifissia, Athens www.yeshotels.gr   We stayed at the Semiramis hotel in Kiffisia, part of the Design Hotels group. Located in a lush green suburb in the north of Athens, the hotel is chic but it’s a little further from the centre. Ask to stay in the poolside bungalows.   Astir Palace Hotel Astir Palace Hotel 40 Apollonos Str 16671

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