How One Vogue Editor Slipped Around Paris Fashion Week in Pajamas

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How One Vogue Editor Slipped Around Paris Fashion Week in Pajamas

In today’s edition of What I Wore This Week, Arden Fanning shares her past five days—packing light for Paris Fashion Week means pajamas for day, skater staples, and plenty of blue mascara.

I couldn’t possibly check a suitcase on my way to Paris Fashion Week. When daring to leave my biodome home, I want edited options, I want ease, I want the lightest Paravel carry-on bag filled with luxurious silk and mesh staples that roll up teeny tiny. I want just two pairs of shoes that I can walk everywhere in; I want to recycle the same pieces again and again. I want to speed up morning decisions when I’ve sunk into a Jell-O mold of jet lag.

Arriving in the City of Light on Tuesday morning felt like a dream, and I kept just twirling in circles, saying “so much beauty!” and testing my French with “très bien!” I realize now that the only cars I needed the entire time were to and from the airport—even in the windy rain—thanks to layers that kept me spry and Anthony Turner’s Rokh runway hair advice of “if I think about it too much, it becomes too perfect.”


I experienced the most incredible tour of the “Anni et Josef Albers: L’art et La vie” exhibition at the Museé D’art Moderne by Nicholas Fox Weber, its co-curator and founder of the Albers Foundation. The Albers were pure romance: A married couple that followed their arts and hearts (like Cody and me!), and, according to Nicholas, “obsessed” with the aesthetics of their own wardrobes. In the morning, I pin up my little mini bang buns that I like to let down later in the day for a curly tendril surprise, and Spirit Jersey’s organza duster is the right floaty piece to tie around the waist without obscuring my favorite Beach Brains “sharkskin” blue silk shirt.

Beach Brains super slouch silk shirt


Alo Yoga varsity tennis skirt

$68.00, ALO YOGA

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star lugged low top sneaker


American Apparel unisex stripe calf-high sock

$9.00, AMAZON

Free People Sticky Be Be Postivite stirrup socks


SzadeLlowen sunglasses in elysium black and ultraviolet

$70.00, SZADE


Kevin Germanier is a kind genius and one of the first designers to imagine and create collections of truly sustainable high fashion—he came from Louis Vuitton’s team before being scouted as a #beadmaster for his own designs. This avatar-cool tube top is his handiwork, and now his accessories line (keep your eye out for his new home goods) is my favorite addition to the house of Germanier. I packed Azikiwe Mohammed’s umbrella that he created for his Big Apple Gifts and Souvenirs shop, which came through for me more than once.

Twenty Montreal Mackay rib cropped top

$58.00, REVOLVE

Wrangler women’s cowboy cut slim-fit jeans

$49.00, WRANGLER

Germanier beaded-strap faux patent-leather baguette bag


ManiGlovz anti-UV and sunblock protection gloves

$20.00, AMAZON


For an all-the-time flat, I turn Converse into my DIY ballet slippers—which I want you to try. I sent the brand photos of my first version of this in college (which required more hand sewing), and they wrote me back something along the lines of “we don’t take ideas from strangers,” so I’ll share the tutorial here instead. Powder blues felt right even for fall, and a trip to hang out with Anthony Turner backstage at Rokh provided the first excuse to wear my La Perla pajama top outdoors. Inside the Petit Palais, everything looks important.

L*Space Daydreamin’ cardigan

$130.00, L*SPACE

L*Space Daydreamin’ short

$84.00, L*SPACE

La Perla silk-satin pajamas


Victoria’s Secret satin and lace lace-up romper


Wolford Electric Affair tights

$67.00, SAKS OFF 5TH

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers

$55.00, REVOLVE


When the clock struck midnight, Carine Roitfeld was blowing out candles. I loved how warm her team was, especially when they invited me—and Cody, my date—to her CR Fashion Book party with Grey Goose at La Suite Girafe. It ended up being Roitfeld’s birthday rager with Soo Joo Park DJing, the cast of Gossip Girl wandering around (of course), Suzi De Givenchy (who walked Balenciaga’s red carpet runway) glowing, and Mark Tuan lounging around under the umbrellas. To prepare for party time excellence, I layered more pajamas with blue mascara on lashes and brows, and did my one-minute, one-dollar manicure: Chanel quick-dry topcoat sprinkled with iridescent glitter. That’s it; keep it moving.

Bluebella Alina teddy

$64.00, REVOLVE

Zhilyova Capella Mystery Blue flared trousers

$150.00, ZHILYOVA

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Loose Glitter


Chanel Le Top Coat

$28.00, CHANEL

Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara

$37.00, DIOR

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick



A stroll to Enfants Riches Déprimés’ moody, gothy fashion show took me down the windy Seine. I’d created matching crowns for Cody and me with silver thread and some pearls my mom and I bought in New Mexico years ago, so I didn’t need much more than emo eyeliner and FDM’s silky jumpsuit. WTHN ear seeds look like sparkly rhinestones that, when placed strategically, amp me up if I’m starting to fade. This chess board Enfants Riches Deprimes denim jacket no longer exists online, though they do have one of their Bauhaus blankets floating in the metaverse. The soundtrack to their show was so good, I’ll be playing it for the rest of the year just thinking about my first couple’s front row—another perfect evening in Paris.

Fleur du Mal apron jumpsuit

$495.00, FLEUR DU MAL

Enfants Riches Déprimés merino wool-jacquard blanket

$1690.00, MR PORTER

BareMinerals Mineralist Lasting Eyeliner


Aerie Shine triangle bikini top


Wthn ear seed kit


P448 shoelaces in white and royal

$12.00, P448

Originally Appeared on Vogue