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Kristina bazan for chopard + i am officially 20!!

Pictures by James Chardon

CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY WITH CHOPARDHope you all loves have enjoyed a fabulous week-end! As for me, I am super excited for this monday morning. Indeed, today, on the 28th of October, I turn officially 20. As far as days flew by I realised that I should be happy and excited about this birthday instead of being afraid to age of a year. I must admit that I do have the “Peter Pan” syndrom of never wanting to grow up… Just because being in the teen years is so pleasant even if I surely haven’t felt like a teen for quite a while since I’ve now founded my own business and work full time while travelling the world. Not the kind of normal teen life, right? I enjoy, love and cherish every single second of my life and though I do realise that I don’t have the typical 19 years old girl’s lifestyle, I feel extremely gratefull and blessed for every simple moment I have with my friends and family. The fact is that when you’re in the business world, adult world as some would say, you’re pushed to be mature, pushed to take responsabilities, pushed to be independant, well-spoken, professional, punctial, polished, and can’t rely on your parents anymore. I feel like in our society, kids are pushed to grow up so quickly… You’re supposed to know already at 16-17 what you approximatively want to do for the rest of your life while it’s such a difficult decision that takes a lot of time to figure out. And yet it’s so important to enjoy youth, make mistakes, learn while having the huge chance to rely on loving parents to help out in case of trouble.

Since I launched Kayture, I feel like I took +10 years in my head. I started to think about things like bills, taxes, registering my blog as a company in Switzerland, I started sending contracts, invoices and all these things that I never thought about while being in high school. And yet, was I doing all this when I was 19. You should see the look on people’s eyes when I told them my ages. “No Waaaaay”, and yet once they knew “Oh actually, you do have that baby look”! I told ya! It’s the make-up and all the serious talk! But inside I’m still a little baby clam exploring the fashion world with the eyes wide open. So turning 20 does sound quite impressiv as I am leaving the teen years to become a real adult. Bluargh. That won’t stop me for sure from watching stupid TV shows and eating candies. I am embracing my twenties with big love and super proud, happy and gratefull to be able to wake up each day and being able to work on my passion, to be able to live in one of the most beautiful country in the world, to have such precious friends and family, to eat delicious food everyday, to have a roof above my head and to be young, full of energy and motivation. Life is such an amazing journey and I want you all guys to embrace it as well, live your dreams at the fullest, and fight for your passion. This year I have the extraordinary chance to share my birthday with Chopard’s iconic “Happy Sport” watch, for which I am the digital ambassador since the beginning of this year. This watch is a true symbol of elegance, beauty, and luxury and is the perfect accessory for a birthday girl! Thanks again to Chopard for making this happen and to you guys for your constant love and support. It means the world to me.


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