Excuse me for not publishing anything from Paris Fashion Week a bit sooner but I’m pretty sure that my brain went into a light coma as soon as it was over. Nights ending at 3pm and days starting at 6am is apparently not the best combination if you want to avoid looking (and acting) like a zombie. These days are always so intense, seem to go by in the blink of an eye and always leave me absolutely exhausted but the amount of fun I get to have and the adrenaline you feel I think make up for it all.
Above you see a few snapshots from Dior‘s show, which I photographed yet another season for the brand, as well as a few photos from the Roger Vivier presentation, wearing my favourite Akris jacket, Christian Louboutin prettiness and breakfast with two of the loveliest people in town.
The first couple of days of fashion week were for me filled with photography assignments and especially for L’Oréal. We worked together on a couple of shows, capturing the atmosphere backstage and on the runway. You can catch a glimpse of the Anthony Vaccarello runway above, which had an evening view overlooking the Eiffel Tower while the models were strutting down the runway in (quite revealing) pieces of leather, studs and sequins.
The Cartier presentation I’m pretty sure was a moment I might have dreamt… They rented out an entire hotel and set up a different scenarios in each of the rooms – one including pretty handsome men playing poker and a bathtub filled with Cartier champagne as well as another filled with cakes, the Cartier amulettes in all different colours and shapes and the cutest little bags. I hope that someone caught this afternoon on Snapchat since I don’t think pictures are enough in this case!
The Paule Ka presentation took place at Palais de Tokyo and took us around the venue seeing how garments are put together and displayed. It’s a little bit funny to attend their presentation here in Paris since my “prom dress” back in Sweden when I graduated 9th grade (the Swedish “prom” can’t really be compared to the American one I’ve seen in movies so therefore the air quotes) was by Paule Ka, bought together with my mom and sister in Galeries Lafayette during a little weekend-trip to Paris.
The set draped in white curtains belonged to Lanvin and was one of my favourite sets of the whole fashion week I think – but that could also be because I have a weak spot for anything white and dreamy… Don’t judge! I was lucky enough to be dressed by the brand for the show and felt like a million bucks in my black dress together with the prettiest accessories, which I later put to very good use while eating burgers in bed together with my friend Nicole (these contrasts are my favourite moments).
Okay okay, I might have spoken too quickly because the set at Carven was pretty spectacular as well. They dressed the tent in Jardin des Tuileries in marble, white and pink, which again is a combination that makes my knees tremble just a tiny bit. And so did the coats that walked the runway that day… I got to watch the talented Regina sketch the backstage madness for L’Oréal and she even managed to capture me in the most beautiful way whiteout me noticing until I saw the finished sketch.
Unfortunately the weather took a horrible turn for the Louis Vuitton show and made me look as though I’ve just gotten out of the shower when I walked into the venue that took my breath away. Okay, this might be another favourite venue during Paris fashion Week… I might have had a few favourites and not just one as you can clearly tell. The broken glass pillars made me see the collection reflected in a thousand different ways when Nicolas Ghesquière‘s incredible creations walked down the runway and past Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss and Anna Wintour (also known as my seat mates after having a last minute seat change).
The pretties pink shade mixed with spikes and the classic red colour is not what I would think of myself when putting together a bag but perhaps that’s why Christian Louboutin has his own fashion empire and I don’t? Yeah, I would say so. Because even though you don’t think this would work together it totally does. I fell in love with this beautiful Paloma bag as soon as I saw it and have to say that it’s kind of the perfect mix, no? Delicate and soft while still having an edge to it.
The day I took these photos it was so cold I could barely feel my finger pressing the shutter button on the camera… It’s hard to imagine that in a couple of months (weeks hopefully…) the border of the Seine will be filled with people enjoying picnics and wine until the sun has gone down completely and the Parisian terraces full of people enjoying the warm sun rays together with their loved ones. Those days are my favourite. And I can’t wait to experience yet another spring and summer in this city.
A lot of exciting things have happened during the past couple of months (some I’m still waiting to be able to share with everyone) but that also means it’s been a little bit busy at times. Sometimes it’s hard to run your own business, to be creative, maintaining social media, location scout, retouch, edit and coming up with new and interesting ideas while declaring taxes and making sure all invoices are paid… Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining – I’m loving every single second of it but I might be starting to feel the need for some help. Which is incredibly hard to admit sometimes… But even that has to wait for a while now because tomorrow fashion week is coming to town again and all hell (in a very positive way) will break loose. Wish me luck!
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.