Up to a 100 people every year suffer from Paris Syndrome, a sense of extreme disappointment exhibited by some tourists while visiting Paris. But what does this psychological disorder really entail, and is it getting worse? Story by Sarah Stallinger Paris: the city of lovers, light, and romantic walks along the Seine. In the background the illuminated Eiffel Tower and the soft sound of a … Continue reading Emily in Paris Syndrome: How a Netflix show influences a psychological Disorder
Although originally from the Canary Islands, Daniel Palmes (20) lives in the French capital, Paris, a city he moved to in order to study at the Ballet School of the Opéra national de Paris. After being a student there for five years, Daniel graduated with a Higher professional Diploma for Dancers and has performed in numerous shows, such as Le Corsaire. During a sit-down interview … Continue reading Dream of Dance: Moving to Paris to pursue ballet
Locals in Paris are living their life in the midst of the massive tourism. Is this Parisian café culture that attracts tourists comparable to the hang-out spots of the locals? I spoke to several locals and asked for their perspectives on mass tourism. And to really explore the local café life-style I visited two local places to give my experience as a tourist. Story by … Continue reading Is Parisian café culture the reality for locals?
Rising energy prices and inflation are pushing bakers in France to their limits. Many already had to close. Two bakers in Paris share their concerns in times of crisis. Story by Jana Prochazka Paris, the city of love, the Eiffel Tower, wine and …. the baguette. France is famous for its baguettes, respected and acknowledged worldwide since November when it was named an intangible cultural … Continue reading Baguette in pieces: Bakeries in Paris on the brink of collapse due to energy crisis
Survey shows that French people have given up resisting smoking. By Eliza Freeman Smoking is embedded in the lifestyle and culture of Paris. It is more than just an addictive guilty pleasure, it’s a time to chat, unwind in cafés or bars and relax. Despite the steady decline of smoking in France since the early 2000s, recent studies suggest the trend of smoking is on … Continue reading The Parisian way: Smoking and Espressos
25 years ago the Parisian transport company RATP created a music label. With the ‘Musiciens du métro’ they do not only entertain around 6.5 million passengers every day, but also offer ‘underground’ artists the biggest stage of Paris. To make money and to shape their future. Story by Franziska Kircher 7pm at Gare Saint-Lazare. The old wagons of the Parisian metro come to a screeching … Continue reading Les Musiciens du Métro: Beating heart of Paris’ underground
Entry fee, cloakroom and all drinks are paid for, the music blares in the background drawing you to the dance floor – sounds too good to be true? In Paris, this is the reality of a night out for a woman. In some clubs, promoters even have door policies to make sure their club is full of gorgeous, tall and seemingly perfect women. The catch: … Continue reading No heels – no chance
Make-up. As the origin of the word suggests, most people use cosmetics to make up for ‘flaws’. Be it blemishes, wrinkles, or their freckles. But make-up can do much more than making one blend in with societal standards of beauty. Story by Franziska Kircher Make-up can make you stand out. At least that is how Matt perceives its purpose. The 33- year-old uses the power … Continue reading F*ck the Standard, Stand Out!
Spots, pigment, tattoos, bumps, scars, stretch marks, acne, eczema, moles, freckles. The list is endless. Our skin is unique. We are taught that we need to ‘feel comfortable in our own skin’, but the types of skin our society seems to prefer are those no one seems to have. We expect our skin to be flawless, nothing out of the ordinary. We are getting used … Continue reading (SK)INSPIRATION
For as long as we have been on this planet, beauty has been in our lives, whether it was to look rich, to seduce someone or to live up to the standards of society. What did our ancestors consider beautiful? Story by Tina Priemus Prehistoric Pretty (25.000 years ago) There is not much known about the beauty standard of the prehistoric age. However, this totem can … Continue reading From Prehistoric Pretty to Filter Fanatics