I arrived in Paris this morning. After napping for a few hours, I made myself get out of bed and get going — I need to get myself into this time zone as quickly as possible. So I set off on a low-stress mission to buy eyeliner for my friend Irene. She fell for a pencil made by Deborah and available at Galleries Lafayette the last time she came to Paris. It was my job to replenish her supply. This is not a top-tier brand, but it did have a few fun products. Here is an eye-shadow box I admired, shaped like a dog. So cute! It made me think about how one little unexpected or whimsical detail can make a product of any kind, and at any price, memorable.
I shopped through the afternoon and into the early evening, then hopped the Metro for my hotel. You can see from the picture above how tired I looked when I finally got back! My colleague Erika snapped this in the lobby of the newly remodeled Le Meridien Etoile right before I set off for my room to watch CNN and try to stay awake until 10pm.
Tomorrow I will be at the Maison & Objet trade fair beginning early in the morning. Watch for blog posts from this fashion-forward event for the next several days. I will have a huge trend report from Maison & Objet, including trend headlines, supporting bullet points and 150 or so pictures, available for purchase in the Trend Store about 10 days after the fair.