Volez, Voguez, Voyagez

Louis Vuitton in NYC

As you might have seen on Instagram the other week or so, I spent a couple of days in New York, partially to have fun with friends but also to attend the opening of Louis Vuitton's travelling exhibition "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez". I think we experienced all sorts of different autumn weather during our week in the Big Apple; everything from disgusting humidity to crazy rain and blue skies. Why am I not even surprised? New York is always a little bit moody but I love to visit anyway. Below you can see a few snapshots from our time in NYC.

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I remember going to this same exhibition at the Grand Palais when it was happening here in Paris about two years ago and it's so much fun that people now can enjoy it in other cities as well. It's already been to Seoul and now it's for everyone to see in Manhattan. I hope you can go if you get the chance to! 

Another Year Older...

Rochas in Paris

Top: Zara – Skirt: – Rochas – Bag: Dior

I can't believe that I'm writing this again (well, of course I can but you get my point) but it's time to say that once again a whole year has passed and that I'm today lucky enough to turn another year older. It's crazy how fast time flies by! Hearing myself saying this during the last couple of days makes me feel even older though... But it's so true. This whole year has just flown by and I can't believe it's already November. This year hasn't by any means been my easiest year... But not the most awful one either I guess. It's been a year of many personal challenges, new feelings (both good and bad), professional adventures and tough moments and hopefully a lot of personal growth along the way. I feel as though I'm ready for a few new adventures (hopefully) but also like I am ready to close the door to a few other things.

A few years ago I realised how very lucky we are to be able to turn a year older. Even though it can bring along a lot of worries and concerns I honestly feel privileged that I get the opportunity to experience yet another year of this life. So cheers to many more uphill battles, rough times and many, many more wonderful experiences and moments shared together with loved ones! I can't wait to see what this next year will bring.

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Photos by: Hana Lê Van (edited by me)

LV The Book

LV Cruise 2018
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All outfits by Louis Vuitton

Earlier this summer we (me along with a few other lovely ladies that is) were asked to capture the Louis Vuitton 2018 Cruise collection as we normally would through our own Instagram accounts for Louis Vuitton's own magazine The Book. It's pretty crazy to imagine that we saw this beautiful collection walk the runway in the middle of Japan, outside Kyoto to be more precise, this spring and now I get to wear the pieces myself for a little while. Sometimes you really have to pinch yourself... If you can't get your hands on the magazine itself, I thought I'd share a few photos from the feature here with you all. I'm still dreaming about that pretty little monogram bag though... 

Photos by: Hana Lê Van (edited by me)

Black Velvet

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Jacket: Dior – Dress: Alice & Olivia – Bag: Mansur Gavriel – Shoes: Louis Vuitton

I realise now, while sitting in Italy on the most beautiful terrace I've ever seen, that I completely and totally forgot to share lots and lots of photos from Paris Fashion Week this September. I think I've just felt quite overwhelmed lately and a lot of things have been slipping my mind unintentionally. Anyhow, I just wanted to share one of my favourite looks for early fall with you all. I never before wanted to wear many skirts or dresses as soon as summer was over but for some reason I'm gravitating more and more to this way of dressing even though the leaves are changing colour. Ok, it's most definitely too cold to do this right now in Paris but next fall I'll be more prepared! 

Photo by: Ylenia Cuéllar (editing by me)

Roma in My Heart

Oh, Rome
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When I was packing my bag for this trip to Rome I came across my smaller camera, which still had the memory card from my last trip to Rome inside it. On it, I found these photos that I had taken during my time there in August this summer (when it was burning hot and my clothes were sticking to every single inch of my body – yum). They made me long (even more so) to come back to this city that I love so much and which seems to be a place I never can get enough of. I thought that even though it's been a little while since I snapped these photos, it might be enjoyable to share them with you anyway. Just imagine the city with lower temperatures, a few rain showers here and there as well as much more clothing if you want to imagine what this trip in November has looked like so far – but it doesn't make me love this place any less.

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While in Rome this summer – and even this time – I had the pleasure of spending a few nights at the beautiful Hotel Eden. If there's something I've previously felt like this city was sort of missing, it was a definitely more options when it comes to beautiful and special hotels. After Hotel Eden opened again after their renovation, this is certainly not the case anymore. I love this place. After keeping this website up for a couple of years now, I have through time learned that people actually take some of my advice to heart (even though this is still a little bit surreal to understand for me) so I wouldn't want to share something with you all unless it's truly something that I believe in (which has been a policy I've tried to stick to since day one). Therefore I can without a doubt feel more than comfortable talking so warmly about this place that I genuinely adore and dream about coming back to. Not only is it a stunning place (in one of the best cities on earth), it's also managed by the some of the loveliest staff I've ever had the chance to encounter in this hotel world so far. Anyway! Enough with the cheesiness. To sum things up: I really like this place and I wish I could stay forever. It also holds a special place in my heart for another little reason, but that I will keep to myself for now...

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There are a few places in the world that makes you feel something very special and almost immediately puts a smile on your face – and of course these places vary from person to person. I can personally say that I'm lucky enough to have found a few in my life so far. Perhaps the two most obvious places in my case would be Paris (duh?) and Rome. I have no idea why... Well, I have my theories of course. But it's hard to really understand why a place makes you feel a certain way. Just like with people I guess... Ok, we're getting sidetracked! What I wanted to say is that I think I've found a few of these special-to-me-places around the world and I'm so happy that one of them isn't more than a two-hour plane ride away from where I live. I could come a thousand times to this city and it still wouldn't be enough. Rome, I think we might be soulmates. 

Un Biscotto Per Favore

In Venice
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Photo #1: Lanvin Shoes – Photo #2: Gucci Scarf (via Net-a-Porter) – Photo #3: Gucci Bag (via Net-a-Porter) – Photo #4: Saint Laurent Sunglasses (via Net-a-Porter)
Photo #5: Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch – Photo #6: Miu Miu Coin Purse (via Net-a-Porter) – Photo #7: Miu Miu Shoes 
(via Net-a-Porter)

A few favourite accessories and moments while in Venice.

Photo assistance: Ylenia Cuéllar

Like in a (Venetian) Movie

In Venice
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I spent last week in Venice, together with Jaeger-LeCoultre for the Venice Film Festival. Yes, I've been to Venice before, and also during the film festival, but I've never seen Venice quite like this. This was my first ever experience walking the red carpet during this film festival and attending one of the premieres. It's such a weird and crazy experience and I constantly have to remind myself of what I get to live sometimes... 

My only issue with you Venice? The fact that you have to take a freaking boat to get anywhere in this place. If you didn't know it already, I suffer from motion sickness and boats are basically my worst enemies so these last couple of days have meant an enormous amount of motion sickness medicine along with trying to keep my eyes on the horizon. Despite this little challenge we had the most incredible time and ever and got to experience the film festival like I've never seen it before. Another plus, that also weighed up the boat-side, was that I was able to spend so much time with so many familiar faces and friends. It's so funny that you get to meet your friends like this all across the world from time to time. One of my favourite parts about what I get to do!

Jaeger-LeCoultre treated us like little princesses, quite literally, and we spent every evening in our magical gowns next to personalities like Catherine Deneuve and Diane Kruger. Again, pinch me! 

Photos by: Ylenia Cuéllar (editing by me)