A-Z: Clémence Polès of Passerbuys

 

Illustrations by Alexandra Peace

 

With an appetite for people-watching and an urge to circumvent the fabricated lifestyle of social media influencers and bloggers, Clémence Polès created Passerbuys, a platform dedicated to featuring honest, creative women within various industries. Born in Nice, France, Clémence has met women from all over. From London to Dubai, she now lives in New York, where she runs Passerbuys full-time.

Inspired by those she’s met, when visiting Passerbuys you’ll find women from the New York arts scene, to London fashion houses, to running their own coffee shops in Belgium. But while each woman featured is unlike the other, the one thing they do share is their will to break the mold. 

To get to know the creative woman raising the voices of others, we asked Clémence what inspires her from A-Z.

 
 

Abbas Kiarostami

Taste of Cherry

 
 

Barbican

where I lived for 5 years

 

Cahiers Du Cinema

No 680 - L'érotisme

 
 

Daniel

Husband

 

Estela

The mussels

 
 

Funny Games

Opening Sequence

 

Gregory Crewdson

The lighting

 
 
 

Human

 
 

International Accents

 
 
 

Jason Segel

 
 

King’s College

Masters

 
 

Lemaire

The Cuts

 

Mackerel

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Nice, France

Used to be home

 

Oneohtrix Point Never

 
I’m big on people watching, and am always so curious about the women that pass me by, I watch them with so much admiration, and so I wanted to take that to another level - giving a glimpse into their everyday lives. Rather than instruct on how to be, I wanted these features to inspire... I feel like we focus too much on what we don’t have or don’t know. Passerbuys aims to focus on what we do have and do know.
 

Quantum Theory

 
 

Ryuichi Sakamoto

 
 

Sushi

 

Tool

Forty Six & 2

 

Umami

 

Vraie

"Truth" in French

 
 

Walter Reade Theater

Best theatre in NYC

 

Xena The Warrior Princess

 
 

Yoga

 

Zoom

 

Keep up with Clemence on Passerbuys and Instagram.

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