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
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Shot by Cibelle Levi
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I love the book which is called "Lolita".
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Very beautiful Lolita
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Aside from fashion, you have a great talent for writing! I love reading your short stories, always enchanting!
"Lolita" est superbement écrit. Et très ambigu, se situe entre amour/fascination et perversion. On ne sait jamais vraiment où se positionner. On peut basculer vite de l'érotisme au dégoût. Et tout ça à travers les mots... Le livre pose de vrais questions de société, essentielles.
Le film de Kubrick est à voir, et la version de Adrian Lyne m'avait beaucoup marqué.
Rien à voir, mais j'aime bien les lunettes de ce look!
Did you actually read the book beyond the first page? It is about a 12 year old called Dolores who is groomed and sexual abused by her stepfather, a confessed pedophile (after her mother is killed in an accident) in a series of sordid motels. There is no fashion element to the book. The fashion 'Lolita' comes from the Japanese street fashion movement and has no connection to the novel. This article is hilarious. Keep it up. I suggest you read more Joan Didion and Truman Capote.
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I bought that book some months ago. For the lack of time she's still waiting for me to read it. I should take advantage of this cold weather, put some hot chocolate in my fav cup, get cozy in my bed and devouring that book!http://www.theepiphanyconflate.com
Good writing, and good luck with your book!
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LOVE THIS as always, you look beautiful!!!
Spending the holidays home with family is such a bless! Didn't read yet the Lolita book, now in my list!
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These are stunning images, as always - you look beautiful! You've achieved so much over the past year - it's beyond inspiring.
Great pictures you look amazing!!
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Je me souviens avoir lu ce livre !! Mais il y a déjà quelques années non ?! Je crois qu'il est assez dramatique, mais très beau. Profite de ces moments de calme, parfois (surtout avec la vie que tu mènes) il n'y a rien de mieux qu'être chez soi à "traîner" et ne rien faire de spécial.
Nice post Kristina <3 You look lovely as always! Wish you all a great year ahead :)
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Love the pictures! I'm also a huge reader and book lover. I've never read the novel you're talking about but since you love it so much I might pick it up :)
Can't wait to get my hands on your book as well :)
bravo kristina pour cette calme fin d'année ! les photos sont séduisantes ! merci Cibelle !!! je li ton livre tout doucement pour être plus longtemps avec toi ! bonne et heureuse année 2016 ainsi qu'à tous ceux qui t'entoure ,ta maman ,tes amis !!!! gros bisous !!!
I've actually been wanting to read Lolita for ages! Now I'm definitely going to pick it up!
I completely understand your feelings about reading. When my anxiety issues were at its worst, reading was one of the few things that could calm me down. I may pick up Lolita. I always avoided reading that book due to its subject matter but I've been trying to broaden my reading material this year. Love the photoshoot.
Beautiful pictures! Holidays are the best time to stay at home and be really lazy!
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bonsoir kristina ! je viens de passer un instant agréable avec toi ! j' ai lu le livre " Lolita " et aussi vu le film . j'avais été très bouleversé par cette lecture et la fin qui en découle !!!! continue à lire et écrire aussi !!! je te souhaite une bonne année 2016 ! à bientôt !
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I'm loving the Lolita inspired photoshoot!
What brand are the sunglasses?
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Beautiful shots! Very intrigued to read Lolita as well now ;-)
I read Lolita when I was a teenager and remember feeling a lot if emotions, one of them angre. Now that I'm a criminal defence lawyer, I see nothing poetic or romantic about the story. I think I have too much insight into perverse minds of some people. Beautiful photos.
Loving the fabulous out of bed but still looking fierce look!
Adore the edgy vibe to this shoot Kristina & all the red accents. You're on the road so much I can totally understand why you just wanted to chill at your new place & enjoy some of that Cali sunshine.
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So nice :)
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Thank you for your text which is really inspiring. You made me want to buy Lolita!
Happy to know that you enjoy your holidays at home. I think there's nothing better.
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These pictures are beautiful! I hope you spent amazing holidays!
Keep working hard on Kayture and all of your projects next year!
It sounds like you had a great holiday, Kristina! :) Loving these photos so much! And yes, I definitely agree - books are definitely magical and can transport you to a whole other world <3
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Nice Lolita look! I love Nabokov, and if you liked his novel "Lolita", i highly recommend his stories. He's a great storyteller, he's narrative is ingeniously crafted and just for the sake of the story itself .
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Superbe article! Ça fait plaisir de te voir partager tes pensées avec nous :)
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