For Fashion Director and Editor, Caroline Issa, it may not be all glitz and glam prepping for the fervor of fashion month in between editorial meetings, shoots and brand consulting. Yet this stylish sartorial influencer is as prepared as ever, taking her favorite looks from our exclusive winter capsule collection to the streets of Paris and getting us geared up for fashion month with a few of her tips & tricks of the trade.
You wake up and scroll?
Emails.Then Instagram.Then Twitter.
Regardless of where you are, you always make time to?
Have a cup of Builder's Tea (The strong, English breakfast kind with milk!)
Your off-duty look usually includes?
You’re taking in the latest fashion news through digital diaries or printed stories?
Both - I believe print and digital mobile can coexist and complement each other!
You wind down the weekend by?
Reading a good book in bed.
ON PREPPING FOR FASHION MONTH…
Your #1 fashion rule is?
Bring a lot of earrings. Even if you end up in all black, earrings can make all the difference.
Less is more or more is more?
A bit of both. It depends on my mood.
Pro-packing tip/suitcase essentials?
Take a candle from home to bring to your hotel room. Also, invest in lots of Muji containers for your face wash, shampoo and conditioners, and luggage with charging pods like the ones from Away, Raden, Rimowa, etc.
Favorite transitional wardrobe piece?
Cashmere hooded sweatshirts you can layer up, or down.
How you go from morning meeting to dinner on-the-town?
Add a slick of red lipstick and a great pair of heels.
Right bank or left bank?
Both have their merits depending on your mood.
Must stop-and-sip café?
Pretty much every single one - but Café Marly overlooking the Louvre's pyramid is breathtaking, and any one in Le Marais is fun to people watch.
Walk or uber?
Walk. What better way to see Paris then through a stroll?
I LOVE Palais Galliera (the fashion museum) - the museum’s curator Olivier Saillard is such a genius and his exhibitions - from Jeanne Lanvin to Alaïa are full of surprises and inspirations.
Best vintage locale?
I actually frequent the food market just by the Palais de Tokyo on Sunday morning - heaven for cheese, compotes, pies and bread.
ON BEING A GLOBE-TROTTING BUSINESSWOMAN…
If you had to pick…would you rather the role of designer, art director or editor?
Why choose? I've balanced three before....
Of-the-moment dream girl/guy to work with?
Chitose Abe of Sacai - What a genius.
Go-to app/method for navigating a busy fashion schedule?
Netflix for night time relaxation!
Piece of advice you’ll never forget?
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Fashion show you’re most excited to attend?
Dior, Prada, Jason Wu, Gucci, Chanel, Sacai... Do I have to choose?
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