foto: Paulina Westerlind
Catherine och jag har gjort en hel del jobb tillsammans genom åren. Hon är superhärlig att jobba med. Extremt duktig sminkös med en väldigt härlig personlighet, varm och generös. Det syns på bilden av oss tillsammans. Vi hade en heldag hemma hos henne då det tillagades både mat för magen och för huden. Små enkla kurer som vem som helst kan göra… och det är så annorlunda då man gör själv, känns bättre helt enkelt. Paulina bakom kameran, lika härlig hon. En heldag med vänner som nu finns i bokform! Super!
foto: Ingmari Lamy
And here I stopped a taxi going to my next meeting… too tired to walk more and so content to sit in the shelter of a car. going to the expo of my best friend Bess, ” FLEURS D`EPICE” at boutique Merci, 111 bld Beaumarchais. Grateful for my life… grateful for my frredom to move in time and space. To have a body … and even if not rich… still extremely rich.
Walking, walking, walking… resting… walking. Landing in where I am, in time, place and within my body. A good time to walk and be present… and let reflections come… and go. Creative mind in action. Studying the four directions to know them by heart. North, east, south, west… what time of the day is it exactly now… and now… and now? Beautiful to be by the water… Seine… so many life stories have been lived here and the water carries the emotions out to the ocean.
Pieces of art…
Time to sit on a bench…
next to mine this man had his own little universe… and shared his tin of food with a little bird that came and sat right behind him. Sharing what he had. He touched my heart. And I continued filled….
foto: Ingmari lamy
Sat down at café Marly and had some more reflective time with a delicious fresh carrot, ginger juice. Cafè Marly is on the inner side of Louvre and to my left I had the glass pyramide. One of my special places. Sun beginning to set… around 5pm.
I got so inspired seeing la Tour Eiffel and the water playing in les bassins de Trocadero that I just started walking. Having no appointment until 5pm I decided to walk les quais de Paris, one of my favourite walks that I had not done for a long time… so this will be a long walk I take you on and I will share some of my impressions…
foto: Ingmari Lamy
Extra bonus was a flee market just by le Pont Royale, the most Golden bridge in Paris, leading to le Grand Palais where Issey Miyake had his show this time and where Yves St Laurent often has his spektacular, gigantic but also very classical shows. I stopped for the best Crepe au sarrasin avec du fromage (buckwheat crepe with cheese) that I ever had. There by the water with the sun shining it was pure delight and total freedom. I continued…
Total chaos that gets very quickly organized. That is backstage! If you should compare to the time it takes preparing a meal, eating it and then clean what`s left on the plates, it is nothing compared to the preparation of a show, the last part of it, just hair and make up and getting dressed… that takes many, many hours. the show itself about half an hour and packing up probably less. But the whole creation and preparation is about 6 months with every thing…
Ann talking to the chief editor of American Vogue.
Elza. Great Shamanic inspired beauty image…
lots of work to take it all out.
The creator Elvis Pompilio. www.elvispompilio.com
Piotr, one of the assistants playing around…
Adele, design student and assistant.
foto: Ingmari Lamy
The show was at Palais de Chaillot at Trocadero. Through backstage you come out below, facing la Tour Eiffel. There started my next journey.
Ann Demeulemeester is always herself in her expression of designing and cutting garments. A style that I have always loved. This time she added a Parisian chic with dresses close to the body and knee length that I have not seen before in her collections, which mostly have flow as super theme. The flow is still there and the dresses are there as well now. The hair with a mix of punk ( I loooved the punk when it first came) and feathers added a Shamanic feel. And it was great! Enjoy!
foto: Ingmari Lamy
You know that I love blurred photos! It gives an extra dimension. I handed over a letter to Ann this time, giving my appreciation of her work and saying that I would love to be in her show once… I said that since I`m getting old I take the freedom to be a little bold… There is nothing to loose and if it never happens I have at least followed my impulse and that in itself is enough… it is my freedom. And have you seen the blue! What a blue color among all that black! Like a bird coming out of the Amazonas rainforest. Amazing!
Jag blev inbjuden att bo hemma hos Elin då platsen jag alltid bor på annars var fullbokad . Den här resan kom i sista minuten och var mest för att göra klart ett projekt samt se min väninna Bess stora utställning på Merci “Fleurs de Epice”. Modevisningarna hade jag nästan tänkt skippa den här gången men det GÅR JU INTE! Vilken absurd ide! Väl frammme i Paris var jag mitt inne i det… igen. Anledningen till att jag ville stå över var upplagrad trötthet. Jag hade behov av att bara ta det lugnt och leva enkelt men glädjen var stor att åtminstone gå på några.
Elin Bjursell är svensk superbra stylist som bor i Paris. Att jobba freelance i världens modemetropol är inte lätt men hon har lyckats. Härligt kaos i lägenheten.
jag hade med mig massa vårkläder men det var alldeles för kallt så min fina t-shirt från Zucca blev aldrig använd utan jag var klädd i “dagens outfit”, samma varje dag, ett par blå jeans och en svart sidenskjorta med en långärmad t-shirt under plus mina Marni stövlar. Ytterplaggen varierade lite men det hade kunnat bli en bra story om dagens outfit… eller hur? jag längtade verkligen efter nya kläder! Det blev handtvätt flera gånger.
Jag är inte så ofta med på bild själv så här kommer en liten glimt…
och en av min säng under uppackning.
foto: Ingmari lamy
Elin på väg ut till modevisning… minns inte vilken… hon hade inbjudningar till alla. Lite sminkad, mörkblå trench och hatt. Redo för dagen. Jag tog det lugnt lite till…sen var det visningar även för mig.
Limi Feu is the daughter of Yohji Yamamoto and her show was the first I saw when I arrived in Paris this time, febr 29. She has been much more rock before but this time one beautifully cut coat after another came out on the catwalk, all with a french touch, mostly using the beret as only hat. All pieces in black and white with only two indigo blue pieces, both full length. Very wearable! And lots of big shirts. Very beautiful!
photo: Ingmari Lamy
I arrived very late, the very second the show started and had to stand behind everyone so my photos are not the best. But please check her out, it is well worth it! I wonder if the label Yohji Yamamoto will continue the day Yohji himself decides to stop and if she will then be the one taking over. In any case, I would say she is both well prepared and well capable. After the show me and Elin walked down from 155 rue St. Martin, by Beaubourg to Hotel de Ville, where Dries van Noten had his show. The only sunny, warm day of the whole week…
Paris Paris! I love Paris! One of the first things I meet walking to places, on my way to fashion shows or whatever is the murals, tags, graffiti, all of those different expressions and needs to express…
this one I see in different places…
and this one near the musee Beaubourg is gigantic! And see the same face as above down to the right… and down left is a Kate Moss lookalike
Next to the church…
Fred makes this lady with the lamb
Then I meet the street people. I talk to them, some of them, I am touched by the gentleness of this man who lives on the street close to where I live when I`m in town. and his dog is his big love. He has lots of little soft toys in his bag for his dog. I can not change his life situation but I can give him some money and be kind. And reflect over it…
how someone who has such a hard life situation can be such a good humble human.
Fhoto: Ingmari Lamy
Golden moment! Just sitting on a bench late one night, place de Turenne, meeting myself and the presence of golden vibration inside. Opening my eyes after what felt like eternity, Gold was all around me as well. Life+Love=Good
My boots on the bench just waiting for me… Treasure