Paris, the moveable feast

But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.

Hemingway called Paris a ‘moveable feast’. As a city it’s a kind of celebration that’s not fixed to a particular date or time, it just turns on the charm and never quite switches it off again. Florent Petitfrere’s shoot of models Elena & Manuela is a modern tale of being young and set free in Paris’ city streets. Stylist Maryline Mathieu puts together outfits that have the effortless air of Parisian chic, mixed with a edge of defiant, youthful rebellion. The girls are not captive to any walls or rules as they make Paris’ streets their home, but Petitfrere’s shots have a kind of emotion to them that seems to mirror Hemingway’s memoirs: just because you’re young in a very old city, doesn’t mean things are simple.

paris fashion shoot florent petitfrere

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Elena & Manuela by Florent Petitfrere for Bambi Magazine
Elena & Manuela by Florent Petitfrere for Bambi Magazine
Elena & Manuela by Florent Petitfrere for Bambi Magazine
Elena & Manuela by Florent Petitfrere for Bambi Magazine
Elena & Manuela by Florent Petitfrere for Bambi Magazine
Elena & Manuela by Florent Petitfrere for Bambi Magazine
Elena & Manuela by Florent Petitfrere for Bambi Magazine
Elena & Manuela by Florent Petitfrere for Bambi Magazine

Once a model himself, it makes sense that Petitfrere started out life in front of the lens: he brought something unique back with him when he stepped behind it.

Petitfrere’s shoot appears in Bambi Magazine issue 12. View it in full by visiting Bambi, or by clicking on the thumbnails above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.