I remember my first trip to Paris I was maybe 10 years old. It was crazy, I never thought I would ever experience leaving the country. Always embedded in my memory, I was this tiny scrwany kid walking in those streets of Paris, and all the sudden there was no more building blocking my view of the great Eiffel tower, I told my mom, “Mom I can’t believe I’m in Paris”.
After that, I found myself in Paris a couple of times in my adult life, mostly for work. I would get into the city for a day or two for a show, and then off to the next city. In September I got an opportunity to visit Paris again, this time, I got to have a little bit more fun.
I was invited by Mac Cosmetics Malaysia to attend and document my backstage experience at Paris Fashion Week. I have to be honest, the first thing that came to mind for me was “Damn, what am I gonna wear?”. Luckily my amazing stylist Ashley Pruitt was there to help me. Here’s a little fashion diary of my 4 day trip in Paris with Mac Cosmetics!
Day 1: Exploring
My first morning I decided to wear this amazing Kimono inspired jacket made from songket -a traditional fabric worn by Malay women, from my mom’s clothing line called SriKandi Clothier. When she first mentioned she wanted to make clothes, I didn’t expect this! It was so beautiful I knew I had to wear it to Paris. I paired it with my favourite tapered faux leather pants and boots.
Day 2 : First day out and about with MAC!
Today was all business. All suited up in 3.1 Phillip Lim on my first day with MAC! First stop was checking out the Marques-Alameda PFW show prep with Mac cosmetics and also attending the show and then attended the MAC PowderKiss demo.
Day 3: Channelling my inner Parisienne!
We went backstage at the Ann Demeulemeester and Uma Wang fashion show to capture the action from MAC makeup artists.
Wearing Lanvin Yellow turtleneck sweater and Lanvin leather wide-legged pants.
Later that night we hit up a local restaurant for a lovely Mac Powder Kiss cocktail dinner. Wearing this amazing piece of art by my favourite Indonesian designer Mel Ahyar for this event.
Day 4: Final day for fashion!
We attended the Mac StudioFix event, meeting some key people from MAC, and hanging out in Paris one last night!