Heâ€™s young, talented, he became fashion editorsâ€™ pet in less than a yearÂ and is of all the best parties during Fashion Week. Simon Porte JacquemusÂ is what you could call an up-and-coming designer. Clean cuts, raw fabrics,Â his clothes reflects his vision of a strong and independant woman, andÂ after putting his girls in a factory, he brought parisian model Caroline deÂ Maigret in the middle of a kennel to present his Spring Summer 2012Â collection. So it seems like there is something about Simon and awkwardÂ places. Is it the same for his favorite spots in Paris ? Letâ€™s find out.
My favorite place in Paris happens to be my own flat. I live at La Fourche,Â so basically, most of the places I hang are around this area. I donâ€™tÂ necessarily go outside my confort zone.
Les puces de st Ouen
If I could spend some money on furnishing my flat, Iâ€™ll definitely splurgeÂ there. Iâ€™m not into the design part of it, but there are many differentÂ styles, you can find cool stuff, old pearls, ancientÂ granny-style dresses,Â it is very inspirational. And I like the atmosphere, the mix of people.
Open every Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
I donâ€™t like vintage, I donâ€™t like the retro aspect of it BUT, I likeÂ finding old pieces that have a very modern look, either the cut or theÂ fabric. Iâ€™m very into big chunky knits, sweaters, that I can even use as aÂ pattern for pieces of my own collection. And I like buying stuff there forÂ my girl friends, even if they donâ€™t really wear them Â« *sigh* Â»â€¦
19 avenue de Clichy, 75009 Paris
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Bazaars from avenue de St Ouen
Iâ€™m fascinated by 99 cents stores. Thereâ€™s a profusion of useless stuffÂ there that really intrigues me. Itâ€™s like a cheap cabinet of curiosities.
Bar St Michel
It really doesnâ€™t have anything special to it, but itâ€™s my local bar. IÂ usually go there before going out, to get some Pastis.
13 avenue de Saint Ouen, 75018 Paris
Itâ€™s kind of weird because itâ€™s a self-service restaurant, you eat forÂ really cheap, itâ€™s like school cafeteria, but there is this woman there,Â who owns the place, and she is so concerned about me everytime I come, sheÂ goes like Â« oh my dear, come, come, Iâ€™m gonna feed you Â».Â Sheâ€™s so sweet.
I often go there to eat for lunch, itâ€™s fast and simple but feels good.
6, rue de SurÃ¨ne, 75008 Paris
Article & Photos: Alexandra Remise