Clémence Rebora Discusses Vogue Event, Classic Movies, & Going to College in London
16-year-old French student with print magazine subscriptions in the digital age
Vogue France held its fourth edition of the Vogue Experience this past Spring, and that event is where I met our delightful podcast guest. Having moved to Paris relatively recently, I decided to give this event a shot even though I had sworn off these sorts of events a while ago for various reasons. Thankfully, my pessimistic outlook was doused in a good time. In addition to meeting our awesome podcast guest, I ran in to Pierre M'Pele who was walking about the event in stealth mode to take notes for his own event at GQ — Pierre is the Head of Editorial Content at GQ France.
When I arrived at the Vogue Experience, I scanned across the bi-level event space and saw makeup stations, photo booths, and several rooms where they were having masterclass sessions. But my very first stop was at the booth for La Vallée Village. While I was struggling to communicate with the French women manning booth, a young lady with a British accent kindly chimed in that she could explain everything to the American dunce — that's not exactly what she said, of course. After chatting her up, I discovered that this very elegant young lady was a high schooler named Clémence.
Clémence is headed off to college this Fall, she got accepted into one of her top two choices of schools — King’s College London! At the event she told me about her interests in journalism, and that she is actually French and she perfected English accent by watching TV and film. On the podcast we had a really great conversation and her British accent is pure perfection, or "performance art" as she called it, so you should listen just for that, honestly.
London Fashion Week
Speaking of the Brits, London Fashion Week is scheduled to take place Friday, September 16 and end on Tuesday, September 20. Since Queen Elizabeth II passed away at age 96 on Thursday, the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced that brands should proceed with shows as scheduled, however non-core-business events such as store openings and parties should be postponed or canceled. For retail stores, the BFC recommended an immediate 24-hour closure, black armbands for staff, as well as closure on the day of the Queen's funeral on Monday, September 19. Burberry and Raf Simons have officially called off their runway shows, and British retailers including Selfridges and Liberty closed their doors on Friday, September 9 to commemorate the queen's passing.
What happened to the show must go on?
Classic Movies Fashion People Love
Funny Face (1957)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Annie Hall (1977)
Mean Girls (2004)
Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Prêt-à-Porter, released in the United States as Ready to Wear (1994)
Film Criticism Magazines
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