Catch Up With Us Pt. 2

Hi there again,

As our third semester comes to a close, we wanted to update you on how our magazine has been going and how much we’ve loved making it. If you’ve not read part one of our ‘catch up with us’ series, head over there first and then come back 

We’ve been working on building a magazine as a class and it’s really been coming along. Good thing too since the closing deadline is next week! It’s going to be called Dérive, a French word related to travel and adventure – we all love the word Wanderlust, but wanted something a bit less cliche.


The idea was to build a magazine that aims to connect cultures and be intellectual while also being fun. The theme of the first issue is “What has been is yet to come.” We decided to focus on the way the past is still present today, and explain how the past will continue to repeat itself in the future. Each issue of the magazine will focus on four different countries. So for this issue, we decided to investigate India, Japan, USA and France. Each country has been given its own detailed section where we have tried to define how each culture embodies the notion of past and present. Being a multicultural class, we’ve combined our international knowledge to put together something we are really proud of.

We’ve just finished all the photo shoots for the magazine and are really excited to now lay out the magazine and see the final, gleaming product. But boy oh boy were the photo shoots intense. Styling is a hard job. We now understand why fashion people need long, extensive, beautiful holidays. We’ve got an article coming up next week on how to survive a photoshoot – so be sure to look out for our top tips on that. We’ve got some amazing photos featuring clothes from home-grown designers at our school, IFA Paris. Once the magazine is out at the end of the month, we can’t wait to share some of the photos with you on our Instagram, so keep your eyes peeled. We hope you love them as much as we loved taking them! For now, here is a sneak peak of what goes on behind the scenes:

With two weeks of the semester left to go, we want to wish you a happy summer! Hope you’re enjoying the weather as much as we are.

Prema xxx

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