Moda Paris | Salon de la Lingerie & Swimwear July 2013

Mode City Paris | Salon de la Lingerie & Swimwear July 2013

At the start of this month it was once again time to hop over to the wonderful city of Paris for the Mode City Salon International de la Lingerie & Swimwear – Europe’s largest lingerie trade show.

The beautiful bright sunshine certainly had us in the mood for perusing through the gorgeous lingerie and swimwear designs for Spring / Summer 2014. The show is a huge event, showcasing hundreds of designers and brands in lingerie, swimwear, loungewear and accessories.

There was an overwhelming amount to see, and so, despite being tempted to stroll through picking out our favourite pieces, we had to put our Buyer’s brain into gear and make sure we were looking for what our very special Dolci customers would want to see in the boutique in a year’s time.

Even with a strict sense of focus, there was still an immense range of items to take in, and Simona had a very long list of appointments with all our favourite Dolci brands, as well as several exciting new brands.

Without giving too much away, next year’s spring summer ranges are certainly going to be sizzling hot! There’s fun, quirky prints in swimwear, as well as dazzling neons and bold colour blocking. The designers are having a lot of fun with lingerie for SS14; with interesting, unconventional cuts and daring colour combinations.

Even though we were completely exhausted after running round the show for the entire day, there was no way we were going to miss the Mode City party. Held at the palace of Versailles, it was a magnificently extravagant event held in a breath-taking setting. Unfortunately our photos don’t do it justice!

Our invite to the Mode City Party

Our invite to the Mode City Party

We were treated to a tour around the palace to catch a glimpse of the royal life. The champagne was flowing as we made our way to the stunning grounds and the buffet in the garden. We hit the dancefloor with the team from Fleur of England and our good friends from Parah.

Versailles Palace

On tour at the palace

Jacquie outside the palace

Jacquie outside the palace

Jacquie & Simona at Versailles

Jacquie & Simona at Versailles

Eventually we had to leave that beautiful palace party and the next morning jump back on the train to London…not without a peak at the Eiffel tower first though of course!

A glimpse of the Eiffel Tower

A glimpse of the Eiffel Tower