Dear friends, I hope you had a great week end but not as insane as mine. Let me tell you a story. (Ps : I’ll do my best to make myself understandable in english as my mother language is french. And as you know, french people are not master of their domain , lol)
The story : “Once upon a time, a gorgeous red hair girl, name Taylor Tomasi, decided to work in the fashion industry. She didn’t plan to be a celebrity at all, she just wanted to write about fashion for magazines and style. Point. A long time ago, she decided to attend a fashion week event to discover designers, established of new comers in order to write about them, share their stories. Street style photography almost didn’t exist at that time. and photographers were very few. For my first fashion week in Paris, in oct. 2007, we were 20. no more. Taylor Tomasi and attendees could leave the show relax, without a horde of photographers chasing them.
Unfortunately, Taylor Tomasi was suffering from an horrible curse : she was pretty (literally an angel face whose smile will brighten your day) and stylish. As the amount of street style photographers was doubling year over year, the situation started to become… “complicated” as Facebook statut would say.
Yesterday, after a one year hiatus, Taylor attended this New York fashion week. Leaving the Derek Lam fashion show, as she was crossing the street, Taylor realized that something has changed. She was the candid star of the new Reality TV show called : “Street style’s craziness”. The rules : No rules ! Attendees have no private life, no private moments, won’t be able to cross the street alone, won’t be able to give a discreet phone call or even relaxedly smoke a cigarette any more… And what if you are in a hurry to be at a show in time ? Photographers won’t care at all. You’ll have to stop because they believe they own you !!! A picture is money and money never sleeps, remember ! You will be stalked anytime, anywhere. The only way to get out of this, is to smile so that they leave you alone. Don’t try to escape the photographers : they don’t wear high heels, they run faster than you. Welcome to the new Twilight street style Zone.
Taylor, thank you very for your sweet smile. Don’t forget your “5H energy drink” today ! I send you positive energies anyway.
Dear Taylor, I remember that few years ago at Paris fashion week, you saved my day. I owe you. What can I do to save yours ?
What happens when you are a model ? The same thing to make it short. Your longs legs won’t help as street style photographers run faster than light speed. You want it or not, your pictures will be taken and spread all over the world. BE READY ! The show doesn’t stop outside the runway.
But Kamel, in this nightmare, is there’s something to get happiness from ?
Yes ! Look no longer than the adorable and funny Giovanna Battaglia and so many other “women from fashion” to brighten you day with their smile and kindness. If Giovanna Battaglia didn’t exist, someone’s had to create it ! lol. Dear Giovanna, did I succeeded to surprise you from my perch ? LOL.