Picking up where our SS14 Paris Buying Diary left off, oki-ni offers you a guided tour of Paris like no other, with a 5-part city guide curated by our leading brands with ties to the French capital including Rick Owens, Paul Smith and Maison Martin Margiela.

Alongside this unique content, we are offering the chance for you to win a 4-night stay for two people in a luxury Paris hotel, courtesy of Tablet Hotels, plus a £2,000 oki-ni spending spree.





Have you ever wondered where Paul Smith stops to eat when he's feeling peckish in Paris, which art galleries Rick Owens frequents, or where the Maison Martin Margiela team spend their free time? The oki-ni Paris City Guide is here to answer all those questions and more, with 5 carefully curated sections compiled by the oki-ni brands with intimate knowledge of Paris.

The subject of each chapter has been selected to fit with the characteristics of each curator, allowing you to discover hidden corners of Paris while also learning more about the brands and designers who call the city home.

Illustrations for the guide come from the talented illustrator Emily Rose Rough. A recent graduate from the Bath School of Art & Design, Emily came to our attention via a series of charming map-style illustrations showing the changes in Bath over time. For our city guide, her linear drawing style, focusing on building facades and shop fronts, was perfectly suited.

The final stage of the Paris City Guide will include the production of a fold-out map, which will bring each of the five sections together on one large-scale illustration. We are still currently working on this and details will follow shortly.

Linking the city guide to our competition, Tablet Hotels have kindly contributed a special hotel recommendation for each section, with each hotel choice chosen to reflect the topic of each chapter.


To accompany our Paris City Guide, we have teamed up with boutique hotel specialists Tablet Hotels to offer a truly amazing prize. The lucky winner of our competition will win a 4-night stay for 2 people at L'Hôtel in Paris, along with a £2,000 oki-ni spending spree. Zut alors, as the locals might say.

Found in Sant-Germain, L'Hôtel boasts a range of twenty themed rooms offering something for every taste — the Barroco room, done in Italian Baroque style; the Pagode, with its antique Japanese theme; the Léopard, swimming in leopard-print fabrics; and even a partial reconstruction of Oscar Wilde's London dining room. It's all rounded out by a cosy bar and a Michelin-starred restaurant that's popular with locals.

Competition winners will also benefit from Tablet Hotel's Plus Privileges, which will include a complimentary upgrade, based on availability.

Please note: this competition is now closed.

Mirroring the journey around Paris offered by our City Guide, this competition will take you on a tour of some of our favourite sites on the internet, as you aim to answer questions based on the sections of our guide.

- Each section of the guide is accompanied by a question along with a partner site where you can find the answer. For a full list of our partners sites, see below.

Once you think you have found the answer, input it into the box below.

- Answering a single question correctly will give you 1 chance to win. However, each additional correct answer will earn you another chance to win, stacking the odds further in your favour.

As each section of the guide is published, the corresponding question will also be released below.

[Please note: by entering this competition to you agree to sign-up for the oki-ni and Tablet Hotels newsletters.]


Q: i-D recently produced a Rick Owens coffee table book as part of their designer monograph series. But, which publishing house did they partner with?

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Q: Which Dutch-born and Kenya-raised photographer recently took to the streets of Manhattan for a photo shoot that now appears in the latest New York edition of Acne Paper?

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Q: Which Danish design company did Paul Smith recently partner with to produce a colourful “Dot Press” coffee maker?

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Q: Veja recently launched an in-house publication titled Centre Commercial Magazine’ that aims to tell underground stories that are “invisible to the eye”. How many pages will Issue 1 feature?

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Q: In March this year, visual artist Carlos Amorales filled the Yvon Lambert Gallery in Paris with a swarm of paper insects, but what type of insects were they? 

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Hypebeast, a lifestyle magazine that features the latest in men's fashion, art, design and music. Beyond the front page news blog; Hypebeast has diversified itself to include features and interviews that profile designers and brands; a full-fledged video platform offering a unique cinematic outlook; a guest blogger section that features the lives and insights of industry insiders and finally a community where users can interact and connect.


i-D Online

Launched in 1980, i-D has built a reputation for being a consistent source of inspiration for all involved in fashion culture. i-D began as a fanzine dedicated to the street style of punk-era London in 1980 and soon became essential reading for the fashion-aware. i-D constantly reinvents itself and continues to encourage creativity, which is why after 30 years its editorial content still surprises and inspires. This Autumn i-D will launch an exciting new digital platform that aims to revolutionise fashion in the digital space as we know it.



NOWNESS is a global culture platform for digital storytelling, premiering exclusive daily content. We are a curated destination for the culturally curious, a point of reference for leaders in media and style, and a creative community committed to discovering, crafting and showcasing exceptional work, in collaboration with exceptional artists. 




PSFK is the go-to source for new ideas and inspiration for creative influencers and business leaders. Through our website, event series, and creative consultancy, we provide readers, attendees, and clients with rich content and deep insights that fuel creative visions and innovation.



Trendland scouts every genre of culture with a pioneering intensity. The techno-savvy hybrid of a magazine, art gallery, and television all-in-one dishes out a multi-course menu of fresh ideas to feast on daily.  While documenting daily style notes in Fashion, Design, Photography, Art, Culture, Music, Video and Shopping, Trendland is quickly carving out its niche as a respected influence in the fashion landscape. 


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- No purchase necessary.

- This promotion is open to persons aged 18 years or over or with parental consent.

- Employees of oki-ni.com and Tablet Hotels and their dependents are not permitted to enter.

- To enter, users need to create an account on oki-ni.com.

- By taking part in this prize draw you agree to be signed up to oki-ni and Tablet's respective mailing lists. Should you decide otherwise, you can unsubscribe at any time.

- Participants will need to answer at least one question successfully to be entered into the final draw. Chances of winning in the final draw will be directly proportional to the number of correct answers provided.

- Competition closes on 15/09/2013 at 23:59 GMT and participants can submit their all their answers until the deadline.

- Prize draw opens on 16/09/2013 and closes at midnight on the same day and the winner will be notified by email (as provided during the entry process) by 17/09/2013.

- If the winner does not claim the prize by 30/09/2013, they will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be drawn at random.

- The prize for the winner is a two thousand (2,000) pounds (GBP) gift card to spend on site at oki-ni.com (only valid on full-price items – not valid on Sale or Outlet items) and a four (4) night stay for two people at L'Hotel in a Small Mignon, Mignon or Bijoux room, only valid on Sunday to Thursday stays, with the best room available offered at the time of booking. The room is subject to availability at the time of booking. The prize includes all Tablet Plus privileges:

 Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability.
 One complimentary glass of champagne or one cocktail, per guest, upon arrival.
 One gift from the hotel's beauty line, Green & Spring.
 Complimentary continental breakfast per guest, a value of 18 euros per person per day.

- The winner and travel companion will be responsible for obtaining necessary travel documentation prior to travel and making the necessary health checks prior to travel. If the potential winner (or any guest) is unable to visit the hotel or its destination for any reason, including visa restrictions, such potential winner shall forfeit any and all rights to the prize. Unless otherwise specified, all transportation, meals, in-room charges (e.g. mini-bar, movies), telephone calls, gratuities, incidentals and all other expenses are not included. The prize may be subject to certain restrictions and blackout dates (UK Bank Holidays and Paris Fashion weeks).

- The oki-ni voucher code is redeemable one time only if the value of the basket is more than the value of the oki-ni voucher. If the value of the basket is less than the value of the voucher, the difference will remain available through the same code for a next purchase. By entering the above competition you acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions.

- The prize experience must be taken and completed within one year of competition (12 months) close after which the prize will be considered expired.

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