One day in Paris, paparazzi-style!

7 Oct

Sometimes, the most impulsive decisions lead to the coolest moments. And so a few days before Paris Fashion Week opened its doors, I decided to hit Paris with my camera crew (yes yes, I’m being followed). We had no invites, no backstage passes, just a lot of enthusiasm and persistence.

The schedule was heavy: Up by 4.30am, taking the Thalys, so we could be at the doors of Chanel by 9H30. After Chanel, they arranged me a cosy lunch with Belgian fashion expert Veerle Windels @ Le Louvre. Then playing paparazzi at Valentino’s, to end the day with some die-hard beauty-shopping.

My plan was to shoot as many interesting people as possible. Famous, not famous, whatever. People who stand out. That’s what I wanted.

Now, the Chanel frontstage kinda disappointed me. I almost found myself at a funeral: So much people in black and grey, with big black glasses and a harsh facial expressions. I felt like shouting: ” Lighten up, people, it’s just fashion!”

Lots of people knock knock knockin’ on Chanel’s door.

At Valentino’s, on the other hand, the atmosphere was relaxed and people were colourful, but still (mostly) in a tight-kinda- way. It could have something to do with the weather, ’cause the sun was turning Paris into the perfect scene for an indian summer.

Now, to give you a better view on the things I’ve seen in these Parisian streets on a fashionable day, I split my pictures into 6 categories:

1. Ubertrend: Colourful lips


2. Ubertrend 2: Braids & Buns

3. Age appropriate

4. Those who are and those who wannabe

5. The models

The look @Chanel

Mirte Maas

Belgian model Yumi

Lindsey Wixson

Nr1 topmodel Joan Smalls

The look @Valentino

Kasia Struss (looking so so tired, wanted to hug her)

Our Belgian topmodel Hanne Gaby Odile

Jac Jagaciak

6. The celebrities

Jennifer Lopez

Mario Testino

Suzy Menkes, fashion editor of The Herald Tribune

Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia

Natalia Vodianova

Famous blogger and America’s Next Topmodel-judge Bryanboy

Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe

Nina Garcia

Giovanna Battaglia

Anna Dello Russo

4 Responses to “One day in Paris, paparazzi-style!”

  1. Paulien 07/10/2012 at 10:27 PM #

    Mooie selectie tussen beauty én fashion! Ik wil ook zo graag zo’n mooie vlechtenkapsels met mijn eigen haar kunnen doen… & Kasia does look tired but still so fabulousss 🙂

    • Sabine Peeters 07/10/2012 at 10:36 PM #

      Voor een gin-tonic geef ik een mini-cursus vlechten 😉

  2. maria 08/10/2012 at 8:24 AM #

    mooi gebracht!! vlechtkapsels mooi in beeld ,,,,

  3. forgiveninasong 18/11/2012 at 4:44 AM #

    OMG! What a great idea! I love that you took photographs of regular non celebrities! These pictures were amazing!

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