CHEAT THE WEEK

Sandra Semburg, Fashion & Street Style Photographer

Chances are, you’re as big a fan of street style for outfit inspo as we are – so you’ve likely seen Sandra Semburg’s work before. Berlin born and sometimes based, Semburg has always had a keen creative sense, studying art and theatre in New York before falling in love with capturing the unique style of the city’s most fashionable residents. These days, she’s renowned for spotting rising street style stars and serves as VOGUE Paris’ official street style photographer, so we caught up with the busy woman behind the lens to find out how she cheats the week… and fashion month.

Occupation:

My friends call me:

When you feel like you have nothing to wear, what is your closet go-to?

My favorite item of clothing right now is:

Fill in the blank: ‘I couldn’t function in my career without ___.’

You lived in New York for nine years, studying film and acting. What do you love most about the city?

What 3 things do you look out for when shooting street style?

Which street style maven do you most love shooting – and why?

You’re packing for fashion month. Are you carry-on-only or do you pack everything and the kitchen sink?

What is your failsafe airport outfit?

Draw your fashion month essentials.

Tell us your week in numbers:
Cups of coffee…

Tell us your week in numbers:
Alarm time (fashion week)...

Tell us your week in numbers:
Alarm time (rest of the year)...

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you read:
Street style…

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you read:
Fashion week parties…

A bath, a book, a bottle of wine: draw what ‘relaxation’ means to you.

What’s your surefire way to win fashion month?

Signing off!

From sneakers for fashion month to her uniform of jeans, blazers and a silk shirt, Sandra favors a practical approach over ‘look-at-me’ flamboyance. Add silk pajamas to the mix for good measure (and a good night’s sleep).