Where do the fashionable people go? Cordelia’s French Favourites

Judy MacMahon - 10.05.2013

She studied womenswear and underwear design at Esmod Paris, and now works as a production assistant for Issey Miyake. But Cordelia Houel wasn’t always sure she wanted to study fashion.

“I started out doing a degree in interior architecture; however, I found it too mathematical and there wasn’t enough room for creativity. That’s one of the reasons why I was attracted to the world of fashion,” she explains. So where do production assistants for major international fashion brands choose to spend their days and nights in Paris? Read on to find out.

Cordelia’s favourites places in Paris

To eat

La patisserie des rêves, (to take-out)

93 rue du Bac, 75007
Métro : Rue du Bac

Judy MacMahon - 10.05.2013

To drink 

Hotel de l’Abbaye

10 rue cassettes, 75006
Métro : Saint Sulpice

To shop

Les Ginettes

4 rue du Sabot, 75006
Métro : Saint Sulpice

To play

Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli, 75001
Métro : Tuileries

For a day trip 

When the sun is shining take a train to Deauville and enjoy its beautiful beaches, beachfront cafés, and chic shops. Famously, Coco Chanel opened her first boutique in the town.

Judy MacMahon - 10.05.2013

Merci Cordelia, for speaking with MaVieFrançaise®. It was wonderful to get to know more about you, and your life in Paris.

You might also enjoy our Insider’s Guide to Paris Fashion Week with Cordelia.

Image credits:
1. Cordelia, courtesy Localers
2. La Pâtisserie des Rêves by Paris by Mouth , via flickr
3. Old woman walking on Les Planches de Deauville by Guillaume Paumier, via flickr

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Judy MacMahon

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