There are some things that I've just never really thought of doing, and going to a launch to meet someone I admire, is one of them. But then I'm in Paris, so here's to new experiences. Yesterday I joined Lauren and Katie on an afternoon trip to the uber cool Colette store, so we could go geek out at the beautiful new collaboration between French power blogger and illustrator, Garance Doré and gorgeous Florida-based stationary company, Rifle Paper Co. I've been a big fan of Rifle Paper Co for a while now, so when I saw that Founder and Creative Director, Anna Bond had announced on her Instagram that the launch of the new collection would be in Paris, I thought well why not go?
After filling our bellies with burgers from Razowski's, we got to Colette early so we could get a good look at the collection before the hoards swarmed in. Colette is busy at the best of times, but this week is Paris Fashion Week, so we expected carnage. And to add to that, Carine Roitfeld was also signing copies of her book downstairs.
I got a few snaps of the cards that have been beautifully adorned with Garance's signature illustrations and then we lined up so Lauren could get one of her cards signed by the lady herself. After lots of giggling, cooing and instagramming, we then spotted Anna who was clearly enjoying her role out of the spotlight a little too much. We quickly put a stop to that and went over to chat to her. She was lovely, and graciously accepted our overly-excited fan club behaviour (thanks Anna) and group photos. After getting a little hot and bothered from all that excitement we headed out for a bit of fresh air and to think about who we could go get nerdy over next.