- What made you move to Paris in the first place?
It was a mix of two very important goals I had: To study Fashion and to be with my now husband.
Let’s say, I moved to Paris for my career but I stayed for love.
- When did you start blogging? What motivated you?
I started a Tumblr account on the beginning of 2011 when I had just moved to Paris, in order to chronicle my new life.
Then I got the itch to make it a fashion blog so I started publishing a few outfit posts although sporadically…
On January 2013 I decided to do things properly and changed platform to Blogger.
That’s when it really started (Which makes Ambitieuse 2 years old). Now I’m on WordPress and trying to take things yet further.
As for what motivated me… I didn’t decide to make a blog from one day to the other but it was an evolution; it started as a diary to share with my loved ones, and slowly transformed into the fashion and photography blog it is today.
- Why name it “Ambitieuse”? What does it mean?
“Ambitieuse” is French for Ambitious… I chose it because I wanted a word that described me and it was to be in French to represent my new life in Paris.
- What camera do you use? How do you edit your photos?
I got my first SLR, a Nikon D50, on 2005 and started the blog (on 2011) using this one, then on December 2012 I upgraded to a Canon 550D and since December 2013 I use a Canon 6D.
I do all the editing of my photos on Photoshop CS6.
- I want to move to Paris, but I don’t know how to. Can you help me do it?
This is a tricky one, because there’s so much to do in order to be able to move to Paris and every case is different. It depends on what your plans are, where you come from, how long you plan on staying, etc. Although I’d love to give you a magic formula to do it, there’s no such thing.
I can only suggest as a first step, for you to go to the Embassy of France in your country and they will provide you a proper list of the steps you must follow.
- I want to attend the shows of Fashion Week! How do you do to score invitations and backstage passes during PFW?
So far, I’ve been to shows as photographer only… I’m there working so I can’t really advise on how to get invited.
If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section : )