What Nicky Is Packing For Paris 🇫🇷

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 apĂ©ritifs, 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

Rag & Bone jacket, Rag& Bone Boots, White & Warren Knit, AG Jeans

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

Nili Lotan Shirt, Gianvito Rossi Heel, Avenue Monteigne Pant

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

IRO shirt, AG Jeans, Rockins Scarf, Post & Co Nicky Belt

As any true Parisienne will tell you, an ApĂ©ritif without style is simply a drink, and where’s the sense of spirit in that? Before heading for an incredible meal somewhere beautiful and impossibly difficult to pronounce, you’ll find Nicky wetting her whistle with a champagne at CafĂ© Marly at the heart of the Louvre. Clad in cool casual with a white silk blouse and white jeans, she uses her accessories to break up the use of block colours and accent her outfit. Eat your heart out Coco Chanel, there’s a new queen of monochrome.

A Showroom Appointment

Linda Farrow Sunglasses, Isabel Marant Shirt, HTC Belt, AG Jeans, Isabel Marant Shoes
Determined to explore every inch of Paris to source by hand the pieces that the Calexico Woman needs in her life, Nicky needs comfort and functionality. A cotton Isabel Marant top (which has totally just landed in store by the way) and jeans coupled with a loafer and pair of 18-22k rose gold coated Linda Farrow shades – it’s everything you’d need from an outfit on the perfect Summer’s day in Paris.

Dinner at HĂ´tel Costes

Rixo Top, HTC Belt, AG jeans, Gianvito Rossi heels, Laura B bag

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 HĂ´tel Costes, a hotspot nearly as charming as her outfit.

Cocktails at Candelaria

Michelle Mason Top, J Brand Pants, Whiting Davis Bag, Gianvito Rossi Heel

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.

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Calexico Boutique is an international designer boutique based on James Street in Brisbane. The boutique currently houses over 85 international fashion labels, including Rag and Bone, Acne Studios, Isabel Marant and Helmut Lang, and offers a unique shopping experience with exclusive weekly arrivals and complimentary in store styling sessions.