Stylish stylists, mouthwatering muses, left field looks... As Haute Couture Fashion Week gets off to a start, the streets of Paris are playing host to some of the most fabulous impromptu fashion shows. We asked a true Street Style specialist, the photographer Sandra Semburg, for her best tips on being in the right place at the right time.
1 – Start the day without a care in the world, with a stroll along Rue Saint Honoré. Go for coffee at the Costes Hotel or sit on the terrace at the Castiglione, and watch the fashionistas pass by.
2 – Ready to start shooting? You simply have to post a pic from Place Vendôme, especially since the Ritz has reopened. Fortunately, it’s just a stone’s throw away.
3 – Le Grand Palais is a sure-fire hit, as it always hosts the Chanel fashion show. Scope out the queue of black cars to spot the celebs as they arrive.
4 – Another classic: the Jardin des Tuileries, where fashion writers run to and fro to catch the fashion shows. It’s pretty much where the craze for street style was born...
5 – The Opéra is a good idea, too. Stella McCartney often has her show there. From the middle of the square, you’ll see guests arriving from every direction.
6 – Later on, head for Caviar Kaspia on Place de la Madeleine, where fashion writers, bloggers, and other fashionistas go to eat and party.
7 – Another round? You’re guaranteed to run into at least one famous face at Café Charlot or Progrès on the Rue de Bretagne.
8 – The morning after? Saint- Germain des Prés is still the place to be. Go for breakfast at the Café de Flore; it’s highly likely that you’ll be in the company of a few models.
- You need to be fit for a day of street style*! Wear comfortable trainers and be ready to run.
- I’d recommend modeaparis.com for finding out the fashion show schedule.
- Twitter and Instagram will let you know what’s happening and where it’s happening, as it happens.
But who is @sandrasemburg?
Sandra Semburg is a German photographer specialising in fashion and portrait photography. She travels the world from fashion week to fashion week, shooting the best street style for Vogue Paris or her popular blog: sandrasemburg.com.
*Street fashion shoots