Céline Sabbagh: I love the way you’re referring to it, indeed there is no better school to learn and get experience in the field! I learnt all about the process of building a high-end fashion story, from pitch ideas to the final layout in the magazine. Being surrounded by industry leaders and learning from them on a daily basis is definitely something I cherish up until today. They teach you that passion and grit is mandatory to succeed in the fashion industry!
CS: Yes, the MET gala! It's a truly unique experience both for the event itself but also for the exhibition that comes with it.
On a day to day basis, all of the shoots I attended constitute a unique memory. It'd be hard to pick only one but I'd say that my favorites include the ones with Sarah Jessica Parker and Vanessa Paradis. Two fashion icons I’ve been following really closely from a young age!
CS: I'm organized by personality and have a visual memory, so luckily this industry is the right fit for me! When it comes to planning for shoots, I use color coding: I document every step of a sample making its way to me and update the colors accordingly on my boards. You'll never see without my computer and my fashion boards. We can all agree that the logistics are definitely the most (and only) annoying part of the job. Thank God for Sève!
CS: I'm curious and this industry is much more than just a job for me. As a result, I'm constantly on the look for the next big idea, fashion designer and trend. Some of the tools I use include Vogue Runway (for the more established designers) and Instagram (for the more niche and up-and-coming ones). Staying up to date with the fashion calendar is also key to learn about the new trends on the runway. As soon as I see something I like and find interesting, I dig into the designer's collection and world.
CS: I've been looking really closely at NFTs lately! NFTs are a unique and new way for creators to share their work with the digitally native generations and create an alternative way of monetizing their content. Through another dimension, you can share a garment, an accessory or a magazine cover for example. We've already seen some designers and brands including them in their digital collection but we are still just at the beginning and I can't wait to see what the future holds and will definitely dig into that space (if I'm not already)..!