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Ulyana Sergeenko – Ritz Paris

It was a rainy day in Paris during Couture week. I just arrived at the Ritz hotel to photograph a fashion show. I haven’t seen Ritz since they opened again their doors. The hotel where Gabrielle Chanel once used to live. At the moment I was checking out the light with my camera, Russian fashion designer Ulyana Sergeenko walked by. I was lucky enough to photograph her while she was turning her head perfectly for the photo.

 

A yacht trip in Dubaï

This week I’m in Dubai, UAE, with Sakina Paris to capture her journey these days. This photoserie below is taken on a beautiful yacht on a sunny day. French television M6 is making a documentary about big weddings in the Middle-East and Sakina is making the dress for the bride. Together with the bride we went on this beautiful yacht to see Dubai from the water perspective. We had the loveliest time together. Also talented make-up artist Nora Kourkis joined us during these days in Dubai.

Rêves d’Amazonie

Paris Couture Week is there. Sakina presented her first Haute Couture bag collection this week and I was lucky to her assistant and PR manager for the last 6 months. We have worked very hard to make this presentation a succes. The theme of this collection is Amazonian dreams. You can read here more about the presentation and collection. I’ve been also lucky that I’ve seen all her presentation till now since she started. You can see more about her previous collections here: Bridal, Pink dresses, Red dresses and her defilé in Beirut, Lebanon.

 

One of the great sponsors was Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger, a parfum brand from the south of France.

Prix de Diane 2017

Prix de Diane is one of the greatest events I’ve been to. Together with my friends, I went to these horse races. Wearing a head is obliged for woman, so it was time to buy a great head and to not be shy wearing it. I adore woman who dress up well, and a head is such an elegant and artistic expression of fashion. I’ve never seen so many people together dressed up so elegantly. I could definitely recommend fashion lovers to go to Prix de Diane at Chantilly, France to observe these amazing styles between watching the horse races.

It was very warm today, so unfortunately I didnt photograph a lot. I hope I can be there next year, because I love horses and the special events around it (like the polo match in Chantilly and The Netherlands)

The Making Of A Dress

For the last two months, I’ve been working on this project ‘The Making Of A Dress‘.  It is my very first full video I’ve ever made, after I’ve been doing some tests to get the video making skills. Sakina and I adore the old Hollywood style and we wanted to create a black and white video for her special and glamorous project, in collaboration with Marie Claire Arabia. Sakina designed an Haute Couture dress for French actress Hafsia Herzi, who was on the red carpet of Festival de Cannes for the closing ceremony.

Or watch it on the Marie Claire Arabia website here. (They added a white filter on the video for the Arabic subtitles)

Photos during the preparation for the red carpet:

Dress by: Sakina Paris

Finishing make up: Nora Kourkis

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