fashionista activities in Paris by designer Octavio Pizarro


Fine arts

107 Rue de Rivoli, 1er / 10 Avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie, 1

“I love the museum Les Arts Décoratifs, at the Louvre, where they exhibit fashion items and décor and design objects. Recently renovated, Palais Galliera also presents great retrospectives, including the ones for Alaïa and Lanvin.” It only hosts temporary exhibitions.


Urban garden

8 Rue de Montpensier, 1er

“The garden at Palais Royal is one of my favorite places, as I feel like I’ve left the city, even though I’m right in the city center. I enjoy the peace and the architecture around, with arches that are home to antique stores and several restaurants.”


Hip classic

38 Rue de Bretagne, 3e

“At Café Charlot, in Marais, you’ll see all sorts of people, especially from the world of fashion and advertising, creative types etc. A cool, pleasant and fun place.”


Snacks and nightlife

278 Avenue Daumesnil, 12e / Parc des Buttes Chaumont 2, a

“I love the bakery Vandermeersch in Paris – they have the best mille-feuilles in town. To drink or dance, I usually go to the guinguette (a kind of bar and restaurant) Rosa Bonheur, located inside Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.”


Let’s go shopping

40 Rue de Sévigné, 3e / 224 Rue du Rivoli, 1er

“One of my favorite stores in Paris is the multi-brand L’Eclaireur. There are three locations in the city, but the most impressive one is located in Marais. Among the bookstores, I’d recommend Galignani, where I buy art and fashion books, magazines etc.”


Tasting Paris

36 Rue des Petits-Champs, 2e /20 Avenue de New York, 16e

“I always go to the restaurant La Belle Époque with my friends. I enjoy the food and the atmosphere, which is Parisian and international at the same time. During the week, I usually go to Monsieur Bleu, located inside Palais de Tokyo.”