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Très Chic

Melissa Liebling-Goldberg is very busy to say the least.

Before assuming her position at POPSUGAR, a popular celebrity and gossip website, Melissa was the Editorial Director for flash sales site Gilt.com setting the editorial voice, managing content operations and launching Gilt StyleFile. Today, Melissa oversees the editorial coverage for the POPSUGAR Shopping, Beauty, and Fashion channels as the website’s Fashion and Beauty Director. One of Melissa’s many responsibilities includes (enviably enough) attending Paris Fashion Week on behalf of POPSUGAR and this season, Melissa invited us along as she takes in the shows and the sights.

Paris Fashion Week for Melissa means a full schedule of running between shows and showrooms to visit with designers and preview the forthcoming collections. While hustling through the 10th Arrondisement, Melissa paused at Canal St. Martin for a quick snap-shot in a striped sweater dress layered underneath an edgy leather-and-wool overcoat, complete with a rouge-pink Vince Camuto cross body bag—an outfit to perfectly match her cool surroundings. “The 10th is one of the hippest neighborhoods in Paris, filled with designers, artists, great boutiques and intimate restaurants with delicious food,” explains Melissa. (The 10th Arrondisement also includes Melissa’s favorite wine bar: the Paris hot-spot Le Verre Volé.)

For a second day of shows (including a visit to the Dior showroom and the CHANEL runway show at the Grand Palais), Melissa mixed and matched geometric prints in a black and white, which perfectly complemented the Louvre’s iconic glass pyramid entrance. “I loved how graphic the black and white pieces felt together, and it’s perfect for an afternoon break of snacking on a croissant while wandering the grounds of the Louvre and the Tuileries gardens.” The ideal setting – and outfit-- to close out a whirlwind visit to the City of Light.