A few weeks before I departed from Paris to go back to the Philippines in September 2021, I had a sudden idea. One weekend, I made it happen through the help of two people, one, a dear friend, and the other a Paris-based Filipino artist who encouraged me and thought that the idea was a great one.
I may have spent almost four (4) years in the City of Lights, one of the 4 major fashion capitals in the world, but I never considered myself fashionable. I just wore what I liked at the moment and what is comfortable for that day or occasion.
So, I was thrilled that one Saturday, for over an hour, from late afternoon to early evening, I walked along my favorite spots for my regular stroll in the city, being followed by a camera and a softbox. I even planned a quick change of clothes along the way, without needing a room or complicated change of attires. I only requested the photographer to capture the beauty of the natural surroundings as well as the architecture of Paris and I believe, he was perfectly able to do just that!
These are selected pictures from that unforgettable afternoon, taken by world-renowned Filipino artist and photographer, Ryan Arbilo:
After a first series of shots, I hid behind a tree to change into a new outfit, a comfortable one-piece back dress:
Then to modify the look, I removed my beret and put on a red coat:
Thank you so much, Ryan for making me feel that it’s the most natural thing in the world to suddenly have the urge to have a photoshoot. 😉 It certainly was a memorable time! ❤