Marine Chaumien, rédactrice de mode pour le Grazia français et le M magazine du “Monde”, a fait son premier sujet, il y a 10 ans pour le “Double”.
Dernier sujet en date, une série croisière pour le “M”, réalisée avec le photographe Alexis Armanet au studio Zéro où nous l'avons rencontrée.
Interview with Marine Chaumien , the fashion editor for the French Grazia
and the magazine M from Le Monde.
I would like you to explain to us what is your profession exactly. In fact lots of
people do not know what is a fashion editor.
It is basically a journalist job. We have the opportunity to attend fashion shows. From there, we can suggest topics for fashion magazines. Then, we work as a team with a photographer, hairdresser, makeup artist and a model. Then we produce a fashion range.
†We can say that this is a kind of director?
Yes, you can say that. We put clothes on stage.
†What is the starting point to build up a fashion topic?
It can be an idea from an event., a color or a film that can inspire in us the desire to take photos. It can also come from a meeting with a photographer.
It may be a fashion show that really dazzled us. It can be purely the fashion as much as the personality, or a character in a film.
†What are your 3 favorite designers?
Céline. Balenciaga. St Laurent.
†What was for you the most beautiful Catwalk of the summer?
Chanel and also Yves St Laurent. I like all the tunics, and I love the hats,
yes I really loved this show with all those hats.
†What is the perfect outfit according to you?
A sweater, a pair of jeans, some sneakers and a nice jacket. That's enough for every day.
†For you, what is the essential item in your wardrobe?
A very nice jacket.
†And what about a must have accessory?
A bag. But I like to have my hands free. So I would say a piece of jewelry, A bit more personal that you do not necessarily see. Or it could be a nice pair of sunglasses, if it's sunny.
†What is your favorite color?
†Do you prefer a summer or winter topic?
A summer subject because it is more solar.
†What is your best memory of a shoot?
A shoot in Morocco with Peter Gehrke , Jean-Charles Perrier and Seb Le Corroller, where we were stranded because of the ashes from the Icelandic volcano and we laughed a lot.
†Your first topic was for which magazine?
It was a night topic for about the magazine Double.
†And what about the one you did today in the studio Zero?
It is a cruising topic which will be released in mid-January in the magazine M
from Le Monde, with my very good friend, the photographer Alexis Armanet
Thank you Marine. See you soon.
Traduction : Isabelle Gombert