It’s Tuesday, the last day of Paris Fashion Week, which in itself is the final stop on a month-long tour of four cities over two continents. No wonder, the insiders describe themselves as fashion weak.
With the end in sight, Susie Lau AKA @susiebubble is heading to Louis Vuitton. But, for her, getting to a show is half of the experience as she is dogged by street style photographers. When you’re a fashion influencer, what you wear and how you style it is your currency and in this arena, Susie is asset strong. To take on the slew of paps outside the show space she gets ready at her home during PFW, No Address Hotel (the very same location where Kim Kardashian was mugged). She gets dressed head-to-toe in Louis Vuitton’s autumn winter 2018 collection, including the Alma bag. As an explanation, she notes she, ‘was going for executive realness LV-style’.
Here’s how her day panned out...
Where are you staying?
'I'm staying at the mysteriously named No Address Hotel... it's the infamous location where Kim Kardashian got mugged but I'm happy to report it is now completely safe and secure!'
How long it takes to get ready?
'My getting ready routine is super quick. Getting changed for me usually takes around two minutes. However it is the faffing around that prolongs the process. Regarding my hair and make-up, this usually takes around half an hour. I try to be as low maintenance as possible.'
How did you choose your outfit?
'I was going for executive realness LV-style. It's quite a "lady" look for me but I kind of love the deliberate matchy-matchy-ness of it. I especially love the little padlock printed mini Alma bag. I paired the outfit with a pair of statement earrings and for shoes, I wore the headline cross pumps from Ghèsquiere AW18 collection.'
How do you travel to the show?
'Thankfully I had an extremely smooooooooth ride thanks to my lovely driver Armand, who has escorted me around all of the shows during Paris Fashion Week. I didn't have to tell him where the LV show was... he just knew! Psychic!'
How do you do your hair and makeup?
'Not very well as I do both myself! As the look I was wearing was statement, along with the earrings, I decided to go with a more simplistic look for my hair and makeup. I just put my hair into a top knot and relied on a very matte dark red of Chanel Rouge Crayon. The less the better really... I don't tend to wear too much make up.'
How long it takes to do all the street style shots outside the venue?
'I try to walk straight in to be honest, there is always a mad rush to get into the shows, especially the last one. However, I will always stop for Phil Oh (@mrstreetpeeper) though as he's my best friend - and his photos are hilarious and extremely accurate.'
What did you think of the set?
'I loved it when the lights dimmed inside the sci-fi see-through triangle that looked out onto a menacing pool of water. When the models started to walk, the light and sound followed them, which was a really strong effect. The sound and neon lights flooding through the set was really mega!'
What was your favourite part of the show?
'I loved how risky and eclectic it was. Ghèsquiere at his provocative best! I loved all the geometric 80s new wave prints mixed with the collages of screensaver photos. I loved the bags with the sharp triangular flap. The oversized rubber mac was amazing. The photo collage dresses with the Paulette embellishments were also amazing. Fash-ON with a capital F. '