What are holidays for? Ever since I’m a little girl, holidays always meant for me lazying around in my bed and doing no-thing but sipping hot chocolate and devouring books. Ever since I took on the project of writing my own book, my spare time resumed in sitting in front of my computer and putting down on paper all my thoughts and rewriting paragraphs a thousand of times until it was perfect, until it was that exact thing that I wanted to express. Needless to say that once wrapped it up and typed the last words, it felt like a relief. Writing a book was one of the most fulfilling, nerve wrecking, challenging yet exciting things in my life. Having worked on it for over 2 years simply because my intention for it kept changing over the time and because of my crazy schedule, I was beyond happy when I finally could hold it in my hands. It was the most surreal feeling I had ever experienced…
2015 was all about traveling, from moving to Los Angeles to actually spending my time between two continents, but we’ll come back to that in our recap article coming on the 31st, my life these last 365 days has been a real roller coaster of emotions. To a point where I said to James : I am not moving a-n-y-w-h-e-r-e this end of the year. Anywhere. I wanted to stay in my new apartment, have my home cooked food and especially welcome my mom home and host her in my new tiny temple. That’s all I wanted. I didn’t want to pack, unpack or think about leaving the comfort of my house again. I wanted the simplest, coziest holiday possible. And that’s what I got.
I spent these last couple of days in a warm bubble of winter heaven and this is why I’ve been a little more distant from social media than usual. My head drowned in some of my favorite movies and I began reading dozens of books that I wanted to get ahold of for ages but never had the opportunity to. One of them was the novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov. There is something truly magical about books and you guys know what a huge importance words and sharing hold in my life. I truly couldn’t live without putting my thoughts down on paper, writing is a necessity for me. And so when I read, I get this harsh feeling of empathy which makes me completely drown into any story that I read and feel as if I am living it myself.
Books and various stories have influenced my fashion, style, vision and all together life while growing up. Thanks to books we have this incredible opportunity to live many lives at once and get into other character’s heads to understand their intentions, deepest fears, doubts or goals… Reading is one of the most calming and relaxing things I like to do and it is the perfect way for me to end this year. Now Lolita hold a very special place in my heart because from the very first lines of this incredible story, I got enchanted by this twisted character lost between childhood and adult life with his wicked fascination for candid beauty and innocence. A part from the perverse aspect of it, I found such a poetic beauty in it, and such intense passion and love. So with this being said, I wanted to share with you guys this shoot inspired by the book and highly encourage you to discover it yourself. x
ROBE : Olivia Von Halle
BAG : Lanvin
Shot by Cibelle Levi