Day 3 in Paris began with an amazing presentation at Trend Union, a trend forecasting agency founded by Lidewij Edelkoort. It began with the history of the agency and an overview of the work that it does.
We were also lucky enough to be shown their predictions for 2014/15 and the accompanying images and video. It was really interesting and honestly without sounding like a bit silly, very inspiring.
We then headed for some lunch nearby and an obligatory cake. I wanted every single one of the amazing looking sweets on offer but decided on the chocolate raspberry mousse creation and my friend opted for the raspberry tart.
After ogling the market stalls piled high with every kind of fruit or cheese imaginable we hopped on the metro to Concorde. Where we started our tour of some of the more designer and high end shops.
The highlights of course being Chanel, Collete and Maison Martin Margiela but also a couple of more hidden gems. One of the fashion tutors took us to a shop called L'eclaireur. It had no sign outside and no indication whatsoever that it was a shop, just the small sign with opening hours and a buzzer which you ring for admittance. It was a rather bizarre experience being ushered into this secret shop but it was really beautiful and amazingly curated.
I ended the day with another delicious chocolate mousse and the amazing view of the Notre Dame illuminated at night. The beauty of it was seriously overwhelming. We stood starring at it for quite some time. You could look at it for days and still not take in all the intricate details.
We managed to cram so much in one day that I am not ashamed to say I was tucked up in bed by 10.30pm instead of out seeing the nightlife like some of my classmates. I had been told before I left that Paris was a walking city and we definitely did our fair share!