Yes, there it is! After a little preview on Instagram and a month of radio silence, here is my first official editorial (it is 8 pages!), printed in Dutch Elle Magazine (in stores today!). I am so super excited to show you a piece of this summer scrapbook with that nonchalant, though sexy Californian vibe we tried to create.
Oh, do I miss LA…
Without getting too sentimental (though I am secretly still jumping up and down from enthusiasm), I have to say that I am very super grateful for the fact that Elle believes in my work as a photographer and catapulted me straight into this rollercoaster of self development. Thank you.
Now go get their April issue!
Photographed by Sabrina Meijer.
Styled by Nicole Huisman.
Model Jacomien @ De Boekers.
Make-up and Hair by Anita Jolles @ Eric Elenbaas Agency.
All Parisians wear hats. Well not really, but a lot of them do.
And Italians do too, at least when they’re in Paris. Like Italian editor/stylist Eva Geraldine Fontanelli, who I snapped right before the Balmain show in between thousands of girls waiting for Rihanna’s arrival (who apparently was already inside), in her beautiful Borsalino wide brimmed hat.
I happen to have my very own beautiful wide brimmed Borsalino hat, but admittedly it hasn’t seen much daylight in what seems to be decades. I always feel like it needs a certain look, something super classy, almost suit-like.
Eva – and all Parisians I am referring to in the title of this post – shows me otherwise, in her casual parka and lippy top. My usual most said phrase during Fashion Week ‘I need a sandwich’ made place for ‘I need that hat’.
Maybe it had something to do with the continuous rain. That, plus the uncountable amount of uber chic women sporting one (probably mainly to prevent their hair from getting as fluffy as mine), made me regret not bringing my hat so so much. Especially this one time, when I had to run from the Acne Studios showroom to the Elie Saab show and there was no other option (I forgot the umbrella I bought/had to buy the day before) than run straight through the awful downfall.
It is the perfect handsfree substitute for an umbrella and an instant chic.
Just when me and a couple of my friends (including Anna) have decided to permanently ditch our eyeliners, Alexa Chung comes out with her perfect own in collaboration with London brand Eyeko.
I haven’t worn any eyeliner for quite some time, but I used to do it every once in a while when I just felt like it. Anna has used it for years and years and had the same eyeball decorating routine for ages. She got rid of her liner pretty recently and I must have told her at least 29 times how it made her appearance so fresh.
And to be honest, when I look back at photos of me wearing a black flicked line across my upper lids, I somehow always look either old(er) or messy (and trust me, I can draw a pretty slick line if I may say so myself).
Pictures of Alexa Chung’s 60′s eye look though, make me want to go through my unused make-up sack and save them eyeliners from forever being banned.
I got gifted this Alexa Chung for Eyeko ‘Eye Do’ package at a fancy dinner event during London Fashion Week – oh, the perks of working in this industry – so I can safely do the Alexa again every once so often.
How about you?
Do you ever wear eyeliner or change up your eye look? Or do you keep things natural (as I mostly do)?
Mascara and Eyeliner Set, Alexa Chung for Eyeko.