A conversation with Deborah Reyner Sebag: Lifestyle and fashion content creator

Deborah Reyner Sebag © @whatlouisecaptures

Artsper caught up with lifestyle influencer Deborah Reyner Sebag. This fashion enthusiast spoke to us about her relationship with art, her tastes and her career with renowned fashion magazines such as ELLE and L'OFFICIEL. Find out more about our conversation with this cool Parisian style personality.

1. Hello Deborah! Can you introduce yourself and tell us about your background?

I'm a digital content creator on @thedailydeb. An Instagram account on which I share my looks, the brands I love to wear, my favorite beauty products, my travels, a little about my kids too... Always with a fashion focus. 

I've been immersed in the world of fashion from a very early age, as my parents and grandparents were pap wholesalers and manufacturers. Then I started working for prestigious French magazines. I spent 7 years at ELLE magazine, as fashion editor, then joined L'OFFICIEL de la mode et la couture where I produced the fashion accessories series for 4 years. I then devoted myself to developing my Instagram account @thedailydeb, which is a logical evolution of my career as a photo stylist. Finally, my entrepreneurial experience led me to co-create a brand 3 years ago: Maison Vessel

2. How did you come up with the idea of creating your own company, Maison Vessel?

You know, there are trends in the digital world and they're moving fast, so you have to know how to act. To put it crudely, we're jumping! There have been two things: firstly, the trend for "influencers" to create their own brands, and secondly, fashion houses and brands who now want to collaborate with "digital talent". To exist on digital with a profile like mine, it's imperative to have another activity in parallel that enhances my profile, and I'm doing more and more 360 collaborations between my Instagram account and my brand.  

3. As you explained, you've worked at Vogue US, Elle France, L'Officiel de la mode et de la couture... What did you take away from these experiences?

Oh la la, nothing but good, extraordinary memories. Even more so today, as I realize how lucky I was to have worked with and known the print media when it was still indisputable. And then I assisted some of the great ladies of fashion, and I kept the codes of this fashion, true magazine fashion, but still accessible and wearable. It's this fashion that I continue to convey today in my looks and for my clients for whom I do image or style consulting.

Left: @thedailydeb © @alexsocks / Right: Deborah at home © @hoyambentaleb 

4. What is your relationship with art? How do you express your artistic side through your work?

Art is now more accessible than it used to be, and I think Instagram has a lot to do with that. There's no longer that barrier to getting through the doors of fairs or galleries to discover artists and their work. Fashion often refers to art, and the two work together, so of course I'm interested. My artistic side is my lifestyle. And then on my Instagram account I was very careful, and I realize that my community prefers me to be natural in everyday settings, as real as possible, less polished, so the "Dailydeb" is now less arty than it was.

5. Can you tell us about a future project you're working on - or would like to work on? 

Absolutely, I love new things and my parents have vintage boutiques in the upper marshes, so I have a lovely project for an ephemeral boutique in September 2023. Stay tuned...

6. If you could dine with any art or fashion figure (living or dead), who would you choose and why?  

Mr. Yves Saint-Laurent, all his creations are still so current, even his cuts. I love all his codes and this art of playing with masculine/feminine, the staging of the Yves Saint-Laurent woman (I must add) is insanely chic and sexy.

Left: Deborah with her daughter © @anais_marcovici_photographe / Right: Deborah on the streets of Paris © @laurafriedli

Their favorite artworks

Sculpture, La conscience III, Lætitia Disone

La conscience III

Lætitia Disone

Sculpture - 42 x 28 x 4 cm Sculpture - 16.5 x 11 x 1.6 inch


Design, Starry 50, Junior Fritz Jacquet

Starry 50

Junior Fritz Jacquet

Design - 60 x 50 x 50 cm Design - 23.6 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch


Design, Crin Weaving Lamp-Extended Fiber Crin Lamp, Paula Mitsue Corrales Kido

Crin Weaving Lamp-Extended Fiber Crin Lamp

Paula Mitsue Corrales Kido

Design - 31.5 x 31.5 x 31 cm Design - 12.4 x 12.4 x 12.2 inch


Design, Aras Mirror | Onyx, Marble Balloon

Aras Mirror | Onyx

Marble Balloon

Design - 83.5 x 76.5 x 5 cm Design - 32.9 x 30.1 x 2 inch


Design, Table aile d’avion, Stefan Pichlmüller

Table aile d’avion

Stefan Pichlmüller

Design - 87 x 298 x 71 cm Design - 34.3 x 117.3 x 28 inch


Photography, I am fleeting #9. From I am fleeting Series, Javier Rey

I am fleeting #9. From I am fleeting Series

Javier Rey

Photography - 110 x 73 x 0.3 cm Photography - 43.3 x 28.7 x 0.1 inch


Design, Liquer Decanter with Glasses from W.J. Rozendaal, 1930s, Set of 7, Willem Jacob Rozendaal

Liquer Decanter with Glasses from W.J. Rozendaal, 1930s, Set of 7

Willem Jacob Rozendaal

Design - 16 x 13 x 13 cm Design - 6.3 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch


Design, Steel Spiral Snail Sconces for Lyfa, Set of 2, Henri Mathieu

Steel Spiral Snail Sconces for Lyfa, Set of 2

Henri Mathieu

Design - 29 x 20 x 12 cm Design - 11.4 x 7.9 x 4.7 inch


Design, Tulip Dining Chairs attributed to Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 1970s, Set of 4, Eero Saarinen

Tulip Dining Chairs attributed to Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, 1970s, Set of 4

Eero Saarinen

Design - 81 x 49 x 54 cm Design - 31.9 x 19.3 x 21.3 inch


Sculpture, Aubergine, Scott Troxel


Scott Troxel

Sculpture - 33 x 27.9 x 5.7 cm Sculpture - 13 x 11 x 2.25 inch