What will this Barbie wear? Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011 – Part 1

The ABC’s of Pa-ree Part 1

I am sooo happy to return to Pa-ree to end my virtual shopping spree!  And what a lot of shows to scour for this Barbie. I will not have time to do much else then shop if I want to finish before Christmas! Pa-ree has the best shows overall because my ultimate designers show here, it just holds a “je ne c’est pas quoi” allure. Surprisingly, the biggest and the brightest did not tickle me as much as last year’s S/S but I was still able to buy a few great pieces!!!

Ann DEMEULEMEESTER:

A designer I always check out because I think she is great. For this upcoming season, all I can say is, it is the straight jacket re-vamped into the fencing jacket. Both shown in the traditional white and the best sold color, black. I do always like her shoes!

Alexander McQueen:

Continuing with the Elizabethan-look, I found a few pieces to notice. I still miss Alexander’s presence.

Balenciaga:

One Balenciaga which still surprises me. “Mais, c’est la vie!!”

Balmain:

Just pick through these great looks “à la Isabelle Marant”. A mixture of a lot of influences which no one really cares to know about. So just enjoy the pics!

Enough for today, on my way to Ladurée for my favourite Macaroon’s. I will start again tomorrow…

About isa maïsa
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Isa Maïsa has been designing fashion since she was old enough to knit. She is a designer who dabbles in her loves: fashion, home decor and paper-cardboard trinkets. She is interested in so many different and diverse disciplines, which aids in keeping her creative river flowing. She presently lives a short train ride from Paris, France which she finds to be one of the most intriguing spots on the globe.

Her sense of style came from her mixing of three cultures: a Bolivian mother, a French father and her living in the United States.

Isa Maïsa assisted the Haute Couture Director at Louis Féraud for two years, as well as sewing in the “flou ateliers” the gowns for their collections. She studied Fashion Design at Studio Berçot in Paris under the expert guidance of Marie Rukki.

Visit her boutique at www.isamaisa.etsy.com.