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Cannes with Elie Saab

This past week has been crazy amazing and more exhausting than most others – in the most positive way possible of course. During the last couple of days on the French Riviera I spent my time at Hotel Martinez, photographing for Elie Saab and their online publication The Light of Now and I thought I'd share a couple of photos from this. I've been to Cannes many times before but never during the film festival, which proved to make this little city more crowded than I've ever seen it before (and I've been in August after all). The entrance of our hotel was surrounded by tourists and photographers at all times who were all trying to get a little glimpse of the glitterati leaving to walk down the red carpet, the roads were blocked and people hanging out along the beach just chatting. I passed Naomi Watts, almost walked into Julianne Moore, stood next to the beautiful Karlie Kloss and shared the ladies room together with Isabella Rossellini one evening – not too shabby if you ask me.

Most of my time shooting for Elie Saab was spent in a sea of beautiful couture gowns and other elaborate creations. My favourite moment might have been to get up and close with Naomi's incredible red carpet frock, which made my jaw drop completely. It was so interesting seeing how a dress like this is put together and hearing the story behind it. I was also introduced to Elie Saab's new couture fragrances while there that I've never had the chance to see before. After a morning of smelling gardenia, orange flower, rose oils and other key ingredients from these perfumes I was most likely floating around among pink, perfume scented clouds before I realised that I had to leave to catch my flight back to Paris. My time in Cannes was way too short but I guess that just means that I have to come back very soon again? Although it might be hard to top this experience...