Jen Atkin Does Paris Fashion Week
Kim Kardashian's go-to girl lets us in on iPhone's Photo Roll.
Have curling wand and mega-watt hairdryer, will travel. That's how the saying goes, right? At least that's apparently the case with two-time Cov-alum (we totally just wrote that in our best boxing-match-announcer-voice with one of those runway CHANEL megaphones) Jen Atkin, she of the insane Givenchy and Alaïa collection—oh, and a seriously illustrious career wielding hairspray and scissors for some of the biggest names there are, period. No, seriously—do Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry and Jessica Alba ring a bell? No? What about Kim, Khloe, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner? Yeah, we thought so.
And so given that Atkin spends the whole of Paris Fashion Week more or less camped out The Peninsula Paris, making the rounds between shows and the hotel suites of her clients—with, yes, a few stops at Alaïa and Saint Laurent HQ in between—we thought there'd be no one better to take us along (via iPhone) for the ride. From styling Kim's look for Balenciaga and Balmain to Carine Roitfeld's blow-out birthday bash, Atkin pretty much saw and did all of the most FOMO-inducing activities that marked Paris Fashion Week—and kept us updated via daily emails. A bleach browed Cara Delevingne, Joan Smalls and Kendall backstage at Givenchy? Check. Karl and Kris bonding at CHANEL? Double check. Brunch with Rachel Zoe and co.? Yup, she was there too. Oh, and as if that wasn't quite enough, we also had Mane Addict's (that would be Atkin's corner of the Internet dedicated to all things, duh, hair) Style Director, Desirae Cherie, snap the scene outside of the shows. Because no fashion month is quite complete until you force an innocent camera-wielding bystander into the scrum that is attempting to get a shot of Anna Dello Russo in head-to-toe Saint Laurent. All in, ahem, a week's work, right?