When the Calexico queen herself, Nicky Charman, is headed to Paris, you better believe she’s travelling in style. With 47 designers appointments, 5 trade shows, 7 dinner reservations, daily apéritifs, a burlesque show, and several meetings with friends and clients, we know you’re simply DYING to know what she’s taking with her (hint: it’s not us unfortunately).
Take note, she’s about to show you everything that her whirlwind week in the city of lights has in store – where she’s going, what she’s doing and most importantly, what she’s wearing.
Charles de Gaulle Airport
Stepping off a long-haul flight and straight into an exclusive consult with a leading fashion house, Nicky has planned a plane outfit every bit as chic as a Parisienne woman’s Sunday best, and every bit as comfortable as sweatpants. A crisp navy blazer paired back with a jean and a lightweight striped knit; it’s everything you’ve wanted from the ultimate French girl chic moment and more.
Opera at Palais Garnier
Never one for dresses (unless it’s a) Melbourne Cup or she’s b) roped into being a bridesmaid), Nicky stays true to her aesthetic, even in a more formal setting, in well-fitted flares and a silk leopard print top. Simple and classic, it’s the outfit that will capture the sense of occasion that comes with watching Donizetti’s Don Pasquale in one of the most exquisite architectural constructions on the planet. But more importantly, she feels like Elle Macpherson in those pants.
An Apéritif at Café Marly
A Showroom Appointment
Dinner at Hôtel Costes
After finishing a jam-packed day of meetings, Nicky is headed straight from showroom to charcuterie in Gianvito Rossi heels, a Rixo top and new AG denim. With her Laura B bag in tow, Nicky is ready for a night of the finest gastronomie that Paris has on offer at Hôtel Costes, a hotspot nearly as charming as her outfit.
Cocktails at Candelaria
Even with so many appointments, there’s no way Nicky is letting this trip be all work and no play. Grabbing her girls, including our Senior Stylist Hannah who happens to be in Paris at the same time, you’ll find her in the hidden cocktail bar Candelaria, with a tequila in hand ready to take on the night in Michelle Mason. Sigh. Work trips can be such a drag.