Being surrounded by the beautiful blues of Cannes together with diamonds and precious stones worth more than my entire property together wasn’t the most awful job I’ve ever had so to speak… I spent my first week in Cannes photographing for Chopard and I’m so happy to have gotten to spend this time together with their lovely team and their beautiful gems. I think the week involved less sleep and more stress than I had imagined before leaving but at the end of the day it’s all worth it when getting to do what you love doing. Here are a few photos from my time together with Chopard in Cannes which I hope you’ll enjoy! I’m still dreaming about those necklaces…
A highlight during my time in Cannes, and a moment that still seems completely unreal, was walking Montée des Marches (that famous red carpet leading up to the theatre) in this dreamy Carolina Herrera gown and Chopard jewels. What made this experience even better was the fact that I got to experience it all together with Nicole. To live these special moments with a friend makes it even more special and I’m so happy we got to share this memory together. I only wish I could live these princess moments in dreamy Carolina Herrera gowns more often!
I just came back from Cannes this Friday and think I probably need about a week or two to recover from the lack of sleep, sore feat due to walking and dancing around in heels, shooting and managing work, emails and editing all at the same time. It’s been an absolutely lovely time away and I wish I could do it all over again (well, perhaps after a few weeks of catching up on my sleep…) but I guess that will have to wait until next year.
I ended up staying in Cannes for a little bit longer than expected. After a week of working for Chopard for the very first time I was asked to stay a couple of extra days in Cannes together with Instagram – which is something I obviously didn’t say no to. I even managed to squeeze in an hour on the beach one morning which I think did me very good. If you’ve followed along through Instagram and via Snapchat you already know all of this though…
I ended the trip to Cannes by going to the amfAR gala for the very first time in my life. After looking at photos and dreaming about Hotel du Cap for as long as I can remember this was like a dream come true! Passing by Leonardo DiCaprio, looking over to see Orlando Bloom, washing my hands next to Heidi Klum, getting hugged by Karlie Kloss, dancing along to Katy Perry singing, listening to Kevin Spacey and accidentally bumping into Uma Thurman were just a couple of moments that I still have to make sure I wasn’t dreaming about but actually lived. Crazy, no? I can’t wait to share more photos from this time in Cannes!
Hello from Cannes! I’m currently writing this wearing my PJs in bed after just waking up and I’m about to spend my third day here in the South of France together with a very special client. If you follow along on Instagram or Snapchat (“carin-olsson”) I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. It’s super hectic but hopefully I can share a few more photos very soon!
After not being back in Stockholm since October I decided to fly home over Easter to see my family and to surprise my mom. I’ve never flown home without telling her before so the nerves while getting on the plane and while pulling up in a taxi outside my childhood home (well, at least where I spent my teenage years) were on top to say the least. I got to spend a few days together with the people who mean the most to me, forget about an overfull inbox and urgent deadlines for a little while and just relax, stroll, run errands that I’m not able to do here in Paris and enjoy my family’s company. The cherry on top was the fact that the weather was better than I ever could have asked for!
A few of my favourite places this time were: Kaffeverket (café), Café Pascal (café), Fabrique (café and the best cardamom buns), Greasy Spoon (brunch), Urban Deli (lunch, dinner & grocery shop), Cajsa Warg (grocery shop), NK (department store). If you want more tips and suggestions you’re more than welcome to check out my two previous posts about this city I call home as well: My Stockholm & Stockholm Favourites.
Tucked away in a little mountain village outside of Geneva you will find the Mecca for any watch-lover. If you’ve been following along through Instagram and Snapchat you might remember that this is where I was a while back when saying that I went on a special little trip to Switzerland. Now, for anyone who knows me my love for watches and their complicated mechanisms is not news but for anyone who doesn’t know my personally this little interest might come as a bit of a shock… Or well, shock is a big word, surprise might be better suited. Okay, I’ll let you in on the whole (cheesy) story to explain this little obsession of mine. An old boyfriend of mine had an enormous interest for these kind of items and as you do, when in love, I tried to show my interest in what he loved as well. I actually tried to understand his passion so much it ended up becoming a passion of my own. Funny how things turn out right? See there, now you know me just as well as my personal friends (well, almost at least).
Due to this secret little interest I almost jumped out of my chair of excitement when I received Jaeger-LeCoultre‘s invitation to their manufacture in Switzerland. Once there, at one of the world’s most classic and prestigious watch manufactures, I got to learn everything I could possibly think of when it comes to watchmaking, their classic model the Reverso (which happens to be celebrating 85 years at the moment) as well as what’s new and in store for the brand to come.
I got to give engraving a go (and failed miserably…), talk to the factory workers who were more than happy to show me how diamonds were placed in their right spot and how one of the world’s most complicated watch mechanisms works in the “Grande sonnerie” (you have to see this if you haven’t yet) that one of the men has been working on for almost a whole year now.
In the photos above you can also see the newest models of their most classic watch the Reverso. Why is it called the Reverso you ask? Because you can actually flip the watch around and either engrave the back of it or have a whole other dial on the other side. Pretty clever, no? Look at that model in rose gold with the moon phase on the other side! Ok, now I feel like I’m loosing you… Enough with the geekiness! I hope you enjoyed this little peek into watch making and perhaps even learned something new? Either way I’m so happy to share this little interest and hope you see the beauty in this complicated process of making time. Thank you for making a personal little dream come true Jaeger-LeCoultre!
I’ve only ever passed Antibes quite briefly in the past, never actually stopped the car to walk around, explore and to snap a ridiculous amount of photos but I’m so happy that we did this time! The older part of Antibes was any pastel-lovers wet dream (excuse the choice of words but it’s kind of true). Cute little streets, adorable corners and pretty colours everywhere you look! I went totally crazy for these facades and I loved the fact that we were completely alone in most places – unlike in the old town of Nice for example where it’s aways a crazy amount of tourists. We ended our day in this little town with Nutella crêpes and a bit of coffee, which is how I think pretty much every single day out of the year should end… I can’t to come back sometime in the future and perhaps even see the town during summertime!
From the place we stayed at, close by to Nice, we decided to do a little day-trip and head over to Monaco. Mostly since one of my childhood friends is currently studying over there (see bottom right photo of the two of us together – yes, I know, she’s beautiful) but also because… Why not? Monaco is always a fun experience and it’s always an opportunity for me to visit one of my favourite restaurants over there: Mozza (think Ober Mamma here in Paris, but closer to the sea and with better pasta options). I can’t wait to go back soon again – I mean, I need to see my friend every now and then, right? Hopefully she won’t hate me for dragging her back to the same restaurant over and over again.
I just came back from a little trip down south a couple of days ago. It was so lovely to see the sea again, feel the sun on my skin and do nothing but eat, explore and snap pretty photos for a few days. Even though it was short it was absolutely wonderful. Here are a couple of pics I managed to take while strolling the streets of Nice, watching the most beautiful sunsets ever and waiting for the perfect wave to come into shore.
Photo #19: Black dress
After a week together with my dad and sister, which we spent in the Nusa Dua area and another couple of days together with just my sister at the beautiful Mulia hotel, my sister and I met up with our mom near the Jimbaran Bay area in Bali. Yeah, quite the family holiday, right? I miss them all already and wish I could relive these last couple of weeks that I was lucky enough to spend in the sunshine with them.
On this side of Bali we got to enjoy such beautiful sunsets and from the little restaurant Kisik you could get the most perfect view of the pastel coloured sky while sipping fruity drinks and eating seafood with your feet in the sand. Pretty perfect, no? Needless to say my mom was a huge fan of this little spot.
Bali, you were so great to us. Maybe I’ll see you again someday!