Photo Essay: The Perfect Soirée for the Artsy, Poor Student
(Photo Credit: Felicia Moursalien)
IntroductionIn your mind, imagine the small punch buggie where two clowns jump out of it but to your surprise there is actually an endless stream of them popping out of this one car. Well, that's how I feel about Paris and its nightlife. I thought I had a pretty, pretty good idea about what one can experience in Paris, and then it completely surpassed my expectations. A couple nights ago I was invited to a fashion show at the Espace Culturel of the Ukrainian Embassy and it turned out to be one of the coolest and beautiful nights I've had in Paris. The craziest thing about this dazzling soiree was that it was all for free! Wicked right? It's counter-intuitive but some of the classiest and trendiest events usually are free, unlike Barcelona where the best things to do by night were 15 Euros and higher. The catch is that finding the awesomeness is hard and once you do, getting past the door is all dependent on how you look. This city breeds vanity but whateva, I prefer taking my odds when batting my lashes than the certainty of knowing I can't afford something.
Luckily for us, this night, consisting of a whole slew of artsy indulgences went by without a glitch. Here is a photo representation showing you what the heck Paris has hiding up her sleeve and my two cents on the whole sha-bang.