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)

Like in a Movie

Like in a Movie

I am SO excited to finally share one of my favourite projects yet that I've had the pleasure to work on with you all. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you might remember my story from this day when we were shooting these images all around Paris. The project is called "Like in a Movie" and is created for Jaeger-LeCoultre (which just happens to be one of my favourite watch brands ever. Period). I love when you get such a great brief and you have the opportunity to just run with it, be creative and play around until you're happy with the result. The concept was to be inspired by a movie and from there create the images I wanted to create. I don't know if you guys have seen the movie "An Education" (this scene, set in Paris, more specifically) but this is the movie that got to serve as inspiration for this shoot. I can't wait to hear what you guys think!

And yes, we also had so much fun that we actually decided to make our own little clip, which you can see right here below:

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Watch: "Rendez-vous" by Jaeger-LeCoultre – Dress: Tory Burch via The Outnet

I laughed so much that I cried this day. I love getting to be creative and work together with people who make you happy and who thinks working on these kind of project is just as much fun as you do! I think I also got especially emotional for this project because ever since I arrived to Paris for the very first time, I've wandered the city, looking for movie set locations to photograph and to visit just for myself since I absolutely adore to do this. In another life I dream about being the location scout for movies so perhaps this is why I get so excited for these kind of projects? As you can see if you look back through my archives (please excuse the horrible photos) you can see that I've visited sites of Sex and the City, The Da Vinci Code, Ratatouille and many more movies and series. I'm so happy to share these images with you and I hope you'll love them as much as we had fun creating them.

Photos and video by: Ylenia Cuéllar (edited by me) – Hair & Make-up: Trine Juel

Dior in Versailles

Versailles

Total look by: Dior

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of venturing outside of Paris, to spend a little day in Versailles together with Dior in order to see where they've drawn inspiration from for the latest high jewellery collection. This is a place I've actually only visited once before (I'm so embarrassed to admit this after living in Paris for a couple of years now) and definitely a place I need to come back to (at least like 10 times). I've yet to see the grand hall of mirrors, or the inside of the huge palace, but one day I'll make it there as well! During this private visit together with Dior, we got to see the most beautiful part of Versailles, which used to belong to Marie Antoinette. We got a little peek inside her private theatre, her mansion where she used to entertain her guests and the beautiful gardens surrounding the estate. I should have brought the picnic blanket for this one! Or maybe even a couple of suitcases... I am looking for an new apartment after all. 

Photos by: Ylenia Cuéllar

On Instagram

On Instagram

Sunny walks along the Seine, pretty landmarks, my favourite park and balconies I'd like to have in my future apartment... The dreamiest clouds I've ever seen, my favourite sunnies (that I lost at a restaurant the other week), love in Paris and shooting together with Louis Vuitton inside an empty Musée d'Orsay. The magical Eiffel Tower (which I will never stop being so impressed by each time I see it), summer evenings along the Seine and bare legs and summer dresses.