The best cure for post-fashion week depression?
On my final day in Paris, I stole away for an hour between re-sees to visit my favorite store: Comptoir de l’Image, a tiny haven for old and rare photography books and magazines.
The store is so tiny, there’s barely room for anyone besides Michel, the owner, but I stay for as long as I can before it gets awkward. I’m always paying excess on flights due to books and magazines, so this time I was ruthless and just bought one—a Vogue Paris collector’s edition from September 1980 (the year of my birth). Aside from the editorials, it’s the advertising that blows my mind. Jerry Hall for Calvin Klein Jeans and Cornelius Furs, pages and pages of YSL (and almost as much lamé as last week’s collections), and just look at Céline and Balenciaga.
Comptoir de l’Image, 44 rue de Sévigné, 3e, Marais, Paris, 75003.
Photos: Courtesy of Jess Blanch