A true Parisian at heart, Barbara Baumel was born, raised and still lives in France’s capital with her husband and two sons. Her extensive career in fashion began when she was only 17 at French Vogue. There Barbara stayed on for 12 years as Fashion Editor and fondly remembers working with the likes of Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton.
Inspired by cinema, artists such as David Bowie, and her own roots, Barbara’s style can be described as a blend of sensual, classic Parisian glamour with an almost bold, rock‘n roll twist.
Always positive, witty and energetic, Barbara has had the pleasure of collaborating with the following photographers: Terry Richardson, Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Thompson, Patric Shaw, Ellen von Unwerth, Robert Wyatt, Vincent Peters, Paolo Roversi, Nicolas Moore, Alexei Hay, John Akehurst, Jan Welters, Mathieu Cesar, Dusan Reljin, Pierre & Gilles, Marc Pillai, Alix Malka, Koto Bolofo, Tom Munro, David Vasiljevic, Bryan Adams Richard Burbridge, Nathaniel Goldberg, Maciek Kobielski, Jean-François Campos, Joshua Jordan,
Philippe Cometti, Simon Procter, Bruno Dayan, Thomas Schenk and Takay.
Some film directors, with whom she has also worked with, include: Bettina Rheims, Jean Pierre Philippot, Nick & Chloé, Greg Williams, Darius Kondji, Lieven Van Boelen, Tom Kan, Jaci Judelson, Michael Haussmann and Christian Lyngbye.
Apart from her career at French Vogue, Barbara has also collaborated with magazines such as Italian Vogue, German and Italian editions of Marie Claire and Italian Glamour, Flair, 7th Hollywood, VS, Harper's Bazaar Brasil, Spanish Vogue.
Advertising clients both in film and print include: YSL, Louis Vuitton, Christian Lacroix, Escada, Lancôme, L’Oréal, Garnier, Biotherm, Guess, Lancaster, Mercedes, Jeager LecoultreJacques Dessange, Nokia, Nike, Puma, Le Printemps, Dim, Wella, Laurèl, Kostas Murkudis, J.M. Weston, New York Inudstrie, Devernois, Charles Jordan, Capucine Puerari, Ichtys, Marella, Minelli, André, Aigle, Façonnable, Palmer’s, Air France and Evian.
Barbara has styled celebrities such as: Sharon Stone, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard, Olga Kurlylenko, Monica Bellucci, Lindsay Lohan, Melanie Laurent, Christina Aguilera, Olivia Palermo, Astrid Berges Frisbey, Cecile Cassel, Leighton Meester, Zahia, Frederik Ljungberg, Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Yeoh and Lou Doillon.
Brands such as Kostas Murkudis, New York Industrie, Zahia, Dilek Hanif and Capucine Puerari, among others, have also requested Barbara for style consulting.