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A Day In The Life Of: Holli Rogers, Net-a-Porter’s Buying Director

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As luxury fashion has begun to embrace clicks over bricks, Net-a-Porter has become one of the industry’s most important retailers. What that means for buying director Holli Rogers is a month of extra busy days, where meetings and buying appointments fill in the gaps between shows. Let’s just say there isn’t much time for leisurely lunches at Café de Flore. Here’s what Holli did yesterday.
October 7, 2009

8 a.m. I thought about going for a run around the Tuileries but realized I had too many orders to review. I got off to a late start after the Fendi party last night. Pixie Lott performed; she’s got such a great voice. Prince was in the house. Sadly, he didn’t sing.

9 a.m. A quick agenda meeting with our online editor Mo White to discuss new trends for spring.

9:30 a.m. The RM by Roland Mouret show is about to take place at the lovely Musée de l’Homme. Those stairs are treacherous in heels, but Roland is worth it. We watched Christian Louboutin leaving on his scooter, dodging traffic. Not only do we love his shoes, but also his love of life.

10:30 a.m. A walk-through with the Oscar de la Renta crew. It’s always great to see the team in Europe and hang out in their fabulous apartment overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Seeing Karl [Monge, VP of international sales] in his bow tie is always a good start to the day!
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A Day In The Life Of: Hanneli Mustaparta, Street Style Blogger

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Norwegian model-turned-blogger Hanneli Mustaparta joined the street style gang just over a year ago. But the stylish (and lovely) Mustaparta is in front of the camera as often as she’s behind it. You can read her blog here or here. What’s it like breaking into one of fashion’s new hot jobs? “Fun, but also very hard work,” she says. “I get to meet inspiring people, but I also lug around 20 pounds of equipment in very uncomfortable shoes.” For a more detailed answer, read on. Here’s what Hanneli did yesterday in Paris.

10:05 a.m. My alarm never went off! I remained calm and got ready in 20 minutes. I had planned what to wear before bed: a Rad Hourani leather and chain dress with my croco Acne boots. I had even figured out my hair—a sleek ponytail that required only water, a brush, and tons of hair spray. Sorry, ozone layer.

10:25 a.m. Impossible to get a taxi because of the pouring rain, so I took the Métro. I had packed my boots in my bag and so I could run in my flat silver Steve Madden shoes.

10:40 a.m. Too late for Chanel. I waited under my umbrella in the rain preparing to get some shots after the show. To pass the time, I shot some cute girls waiting outside. A few fans came over and told me how much they love my blog. That made me forget about the rain.

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A Day In The Life Of: Eddie Borgo, Jewelry Designer

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Over the past year, Eddie Borgo has become one of New York’s jewelry design darlings. To wit, his neo-punk chic cone bracelet was the accessory for editors to be sporting during fashion week. Like many young American designers, Borgo headed this week to Paris for sales appointments—and yes, some shopping and parties. Here’s what Eddie did yesterday.
October 3, 2009

8:50 a.m. Wake up. Cappuccino! Yesterday was great. Ikram Goldman, Sally Singer, and Mark Holgate all came by.

10:00 a.m. Photographer Thierry Chomel arrives to shoot the collection for WWD. I met him last season; it was so nice to catch up.

11:15 a.m. Lauren Santo Domingo and Derek Blasberg arrive to choose pieces for Lauren for an Interview shoot. Keegan (Singh, Borgo’s boyfriend) says hello in his pink bathrobe. Lauren loves the pointed floral quartz earrings and wears a necklace out.

12:30 p.m. Jump in a taxi and head to St. Germain for lunch with designer Jen Kao at Brasserie Lipp. We sit next to Vogue Italia‘s Franca Sozzani. I didn’t have the nerve to ask for a photo. She’s so beautiful!  Continue Reading “A Day In The Life Of: Eddie Borgo, Jewelry Designer” »

A Day In The Life Of: Aminata Niaria, Rising Star Model

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It was Alber Elbaz who discovered Aminata Niaria almost three years ago. Now, the Senegalese beauty is something of a Paris darling. We asked her to chronicle her packed day of racing around to castings, shows, and, of course, parties. Here’s what Aminata did yesterday.

Thursday, October 1

8:40 a.m. I’m en route to my first show, Hiroko Koshino. I have a nice, brisk walk there to wake me up!

9 a.m. I arrive at the Carrousel du Louvre. I am lucky enough to get a mani-pedi and a massage backstage before the show. Great start to the day!


10:30 a.m. I go into hair and makeup, which I love. Phophie Mathias is doing my makeup. Very cool.


1:05 p.m. The show is up! I have to run off to my fitting at Véronique Leroy at 2 p.m.


1:30 p.m. I arrive a half hour ahead of my scheduled fitting, hoping they can take me early so I can get everything done today. Fingers crossed I won’t have to wait…


3:25 p.m. Arrive for my Stella McCartney casting with James Scully, who is working on the show. It took forever to get here! You can definitely tell it’s fashion week in Paris. There’s so much traffic, people, and action!

4 p.m. Out of the casting with a lot of missed calls from IMG! I’ve got to run run run to Rick Owens!

4:20 p.m. Arrive at Les Beaux-Arts de Paris and head straight into show rehearsal. Then on to makeup, which is a really clean and sharp look. I love it and will get some tips on how to do it myself.

5:30 p.m. Retouching and some backstage photos. I see Rick Owens and we have a photo together! His work is very strong and captivating—I just love it.


6:10 p.m. The show has just finished a bit late and I’m running behind for the next. I’m off to A.F. Vandevorst. Got to run to the Musée de l’Homme!


8 p.m. Leaving A.F. Vandervorst for a quick fitting at Issey Miyake.
10 p.m. I run home for a quick change so I can stop by the Vogue Covers 1920-2009 soirée at the Hôtel de Crillon. I wear a BCBG Max Azria dress and grab a Swarovski clutch.

10:30 p.m. Arrive at the party fashionably late. I am very excited to speak with some of the people who I meet briefly in castings—Carine Roitfeld, Patti Wilson. There are so many wonderful personalities here. Unfortunately I can’t stay long. I have a 7 a.m. call time for Issey Miyake.

11:10 p.m. Turning the lights out. My day is finished. Off to get some beauty sleep for tomorrow is a new day! Au revoir!