& Other stories happened the same day I went to London, january 22. It was a day when I was really really tired…and yet I was really looking forward to the photo shoot. First person I met was Tekla Knaust. I like Tekla a lot and I think she`s a great stylist. Last time I worked with her was on a video for Lykke Li. She then put me in an amazing black velvet dress that captured my body like a glove. So… Tekla met me at the entrance of the stylish headquarters of & Other stories, a big open loft space decorated with a trendy mix of second hand furniture. I felt at home immediately. It was an easy going atmosphere, the light and set was being prepared and hair and makeup calmly being done. I had worked with some of the team earlier and it is always a joy meeting again. The model Cat I had never met before. A shy beauty. I think she was happy that we could speak french together. Appreciating the beauty of others has always been something I do but lately I also feel a tremendous gratitude to be able to work with and meet such beauties all the time. Can you imagine? Not only the beauty of their physical appearance but the beauty of who they are as well. I`m so blessed to see that and to be part of that. I think I`m just totally falling in love with humanity, with human beings, with the possibilities of this life and how we have a chance to express it in such multitude of various ways…and fashion being such a creative one. The clothes and the whole story was very classical, there was not much to bring in to the picture since they wanted it in a simple graphic way. I did not feel my best and it shows. But it was a really great day anyway. And all the people working there were so fashionably dressed all in black. I smiled to myself…this is like being at the fashion week in Paris!