French Fashion Plates: In Honor Of Paris Fashion Week

As the whirling frenzy of fashion month heads for the finish line, the Glitterati have taken to Paris — touching down at Charles de Gaulle earlier this week. Mais non, sadly we are still here in Los Angeles having somehow missed an invite to see Uncle Karl’s and Monsieur Ghesquiere’s collections this season. But nothing makes our inner Parisienne fill with plaisir et joie (and yes, envy) like spotting the chicness from the likes of Emmanuelle and Carine lounging in chaises in the Tuileries, and chassé-ing around the arrondissements between shows.
Alas, since we're stuck stateside, we've highlighted three of our favorite L.A. French eateries, and found the perfect vêtements for you to wear to your own runway show.
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Silver Lake gets a dash of the Parisian at the ever-authentic Cafe Stella. Dishes are served rustic style, and with a homegrown artistry that allows you to relax into our favorite Le Mont St. Michel sweater. Pair with a rosy hint from this Chantecaille gloss to nail that je ne sais quoi.

Cafe Stella, 3932 West Sunset Boulevard (at Sanborn Avenue); 323-666-0265.

Le Mont St. Michel Button Crewneck Sweater, $172, available at La Garconne; See by Chloé Striped Leather and Napa Poplin Dress, $995, available at Net-A-Porter; DDP Red Knot Portfolio, $60, available at Place des Tendances; Aurélie Bidermann Small Taurus Ring, $240, available at Net-A-Porter; Repetto BB Ballerina Effect Plant Cuba, $240, available at Repetto; Chantecaille Lip Gloss in Guava, $30, available at Barneys.

Photo Via: Cafe Stella
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The Little Next Door transforms West 3rd Street into a chic people-watching mecca à la Montparnasse. Get there in the the early a.m. to enjoy a café au lait avec un croissant, or finish your day with the daily wine specials. Take a cue from Dries Van Noten's presentation this week, and don't shy away from mixing and matching prints, in a nonchalant way, of course.

The Little Next Door, 8142 West 3rd Street (near South Crescent Heights Boulevard); 310-951-1010.

Maje Haiti Violet Dress, $187, available at Maje; Iro Uma Jacket, $793, available at Iro; Tara Jarmon Derbies, $386, available at Tara Jarmon; Sous les Paves Sunrise Pochette, $146, available at Mia Reva.

Photo Via: The Little Next Door
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You better bring your A-game to this chic two-star Michelin restaurant. The dining experience brings an elegant French touch to the beachy Santa Monica vibe. We love the mix of ultra-femme, coy details with a modern mix that were presented in Carven's collection. Don't let this top's demure collar and lace detail lead you away from adding a fierce bootie and boxy men's inspired jacket.

Mélisse, 1104 Wilshire Boulevard (at 11th Street); 310-395-0881.

Gat Rimon Opi Blouse, $173, available at Gat Rimon; Gat Rimon Otello Pant, $70, available at Gat Rimon; Iro Loveloc Jacket, $793, available at Iro; Lanvin Shoe Bootie, $479, available at Barneys; Aurélie Bidermann Ivory Do Brasil Necklace, $660, available at Aurelie Bidermann; Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum, $95, available at Nordstrom.

Photo Via: Mélisse