I have been a long time fan and admirer of the luxury fashion house here in Paris, Nina Ricci. Attending their fashion shows each season has been a real highlight of my Paris Fashion Week reportage. So I was thrilled to finally meet the lovely Clara Noujain, Nina Ricci’s Public Relations manager. Over lunch at L’Avenue, we chatted about life in Paris, her exciting career in fashion, and being a mum! Here Clara shares her love of Paris, her personal style favourites and a couple of things on her Christmas wish list.
Can you tell me a little about yourself?
I’m a French women (My mother is French and my father was from Lebanon). I have been living in Paris for 20 years now! Can we say that I’m a Parisian?! I’m a lucky mother of a beautiful 4 year old son who is called Mael which means Prince in Breton. He is my little prince! I have been working in fashion for 20 years! I’m the Public Relations Manager for the very luxury brand NINA RICCI.
What do you love about Paris?
The Eiffel Tower by night, with all the beautiful lights. The Autumn season in Paris, the mysterious and unknown courtyards hidden behind the big doors of buildings. All the lovely bistros and restaurants around the city. This is Paris for me!
Paris in 3 words?
Crazy. Beautiful. Romantic
What do you love less about Paris?
The traffic makes me crazy each evening when I’m going back home! The rain also makes me crazy when I’m going back home as I’m riding a Vespa not to lose too much time. But this is also Paris!
What do you love about Christmas in Paris?
All the lights in the streets shining like diamonds! Of course all the department stores with their Christmas window displays, amazing little dolls moving, dancing and singing some Christmas songs!
Your style in 3 words?
Feminine. Elegant. Simple