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Leila Yavari's Paris

The stylebop.com fashion director takes inspiration from architecture, art – and her mother. here, Leila Yavari's insider guide to paris

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  2. Photographed by Bridget Fleming | Words by Natasha Inchley
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  4. Leila Yavari has been seemingly everywhere in the last few months – Paris, London, Venice and Dubai included. Yet for all her travel and cultural inspirations, the Stylebop.com fashion director says her standout style can be attributed to an influence closer to home: “My love of fashion comes from my mother," Yavari explains. "She was always impeccably dressed and very regal and I noticed at a young age that people treated her differently. It was intoxicating and very powerful.”

  5. Born in Iran, Yavari began her career as a model while studying political science at Berkeley University of California. She says, “My love of design came later when I started listening to music and caring about art. I think I sort of started to connect the dots and realised that fashion, music, graphics, architecture – all of these things fell under the umbrella of design and that there was an intellectual history behind it.”

  6. Today, Yavari regularly attends fashion shows the world over, analysing and deciphering runway trends in order to entice the luxury e-tailer’s audience. So it's no surprise, she's become an expert when it comes to navigating cities such as Paris – all in good style. Here, Yavari shares her favourite addresses and the blue-chip buys she's fixating on right now. 

Above: Leila Yavari, photographed near Le Meurice hotel during Paris Fashion Week, wears J.W. Anderson top, Lanvin skirt, Céline bag, Eddie Borgo bracelet and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Image gallery below: Yavari wears Valentino dress and Chloé shoes; her favourite destinations in Paris, clockwise from top left: Monsieur Bleu restaurant, Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Les Puce de Saint-Ouen markets and Galerie Patrick Seguin.
 

 

  1. YAVARI'S FAVOURITE ADDRESSES IN PARIS:
  2. Inspired by art, architecture and good design, Yavari makes a point of visiting the following destinations when in Paris.
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  4. 1. Caviar Kaspia Restaurant, 17 Place de la Madeleine, 8th arrondissement. Tel +33 1 42 65 33 32. Caviar Kaspia is one of my favorite restaurants to visit during Fashion Week.
  5. 2. Monsieur Bleu, 20 Avenue de New York, 6th arrondissement. Tel +33 1 47 20 90 47. Monsieur Bleu recently opened and is the perfect place to dine on a beautiful day as the terrace is located at the Palais de Tokyo and near the Seine.
  6. 3. Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, 69 Avenue du Général Leclerc, Pantin. Tel +33 (0)1 55 89 01 10. This gallery has one of the finest selections of contemporary art in Paris and a recently opened location in Pantin just on the outskirts of Paris is worth a visit just to see the space.
  7. 4. Les Puce de Saint-Ouen markets, Porte de Clignancourt. Tel +33 1 40 11 77 36. Like most of continental Europe, Paris shuts down on Sundays, which is the perfect time to head to the north of Paris for this outdoor flea and antique market.
  8. 5. Galerie Patrick Seguin, 5 Rue des Taillandiers , 1st arrondissement. Tel +33 1 47 00 32 35. For the biggest selection of Jean Prouve furniture and other contemporary design masters.

 

  1. YAVARI'S BLUE-CHIP BUYS:
  2. "An elegant nod to fall’s irreverent punk trend calls for a modern take on the perfect LBD, a diamond encrusted three-finger ring – like brass knuckles but with luxe sophistication – the perfect navy tote and a fashion sweater emblazoned with cult-favorite literary heroes."
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Valentino

Leather dress — $3669

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Sophie Bille Brahe

Diamond Triple Ring — $5667

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Valentino

Rockstud Tote — $3117

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Ostwald Helgason

Printed sweater — $180

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