Hi! Today I’m taking you inside my French Art school to show you what students in Paris are actually wearing! Inspired by the series by Lexie Lombard, “What highschoolers are actually wearing”, filmed in LA and other cities around the USA, I decided to reincarnate the theme in Europe by showcasing the French/Parisian aesthetic. Personally, I think that the “French girl style” has been stereotyped as very minimal (thanks to French new wave cinema)—so I decided to use my unique situation as an American student in Paris to show you how Parisians really dress! My own fashion is thought of as quite “extra” in France (lots of color and 80s/90s patterns clothes hauls), and I used to think Parisians dressed chic, for sure, but with out much eccentricity…but that is until I went to art school ;) For non French people, the French can be a bit mysterious—especially in a school setting so I decided to not just film the student’s OOTDs or looks, but also interview them. The interviews are in French with English subtitles (and took me so long to do—wow) but it was worth the trouble because this way you can follow along! What you will find is a diverse group of young internationals and a very interesting lookbook—from “norm core” to Art hoe Aesthetic to French guys in thrift store dresses. Althought there are some wild cards, it’s true that there are still quite a few minimalists and simple androgyne style. It was very interesting to me to see that most students got their clothes from thrift shops (or Friperies as they call them) like Emmaus or Guerrisol (sort of like Goodwill) or fast fashion stores like Zara or H & M. . It’s also really enlightening to learn each individuals relationship to fashion and the effects of their environment on their personal identity. Here are the questions I asked:
Who are you?
Where do you go shopping in Paris?
Where are your clothes from? Do you think it’s hard to dress like what you want in France with out getting judged?
I really liked doing these interviews and will continue to interview French people around Paris and explore the place that clothing and style through personal expression has in my life.
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Down below are some FAQS that I get. I do accept video requests in the comments (but won't promise sh*t) and almost always reply back!
What kind of camera do you use? Canon G7X
What video software do you use? Final Cut pro X
How often do you post? I try to post a Paris vlog at least once a week!
What do you study?
I study Fine art/multimedia. You can see my work here: @_purple_palace
Why do you live in France?
I moved to Paris to be an Au pair and then met my love (as you do in France) and then got married and built a life here :)
Is Paris safe?
This is such a broad question but in short--yes and no! Check out my video: Biggest French culture shock to understand what I mean...
Do you speak French fluently? Yes, check out some of my videos completely in French
Where do you live in France? Paris
Why did you start youtube? Because I miss speaking in English and I wanted to build a community where I share a bit of my experience as an American abroad/help people? Plus it's fun AF
How can I get a visa to France? it depends on what your goals are..Check out my video on how to move to France on a budget to get some ideas on visas, etc.
Can we collaborate?
I love the idea of collaborating and if you think our channels could vibe well and your in the Paris region please send me a mail!
What arrondissement of Paris is the best?
The 20th, duh ;)
Where do you shop in France?
Thrift stores like guerrisol are my favourite..Check out my video "Come thrifting with me in Paris" to see more.
See you guys soon and stay inspired!!