I just landed in Paris, for the Dior Cruise 2019 show, and it makes me all sentimental to last year… so happy am I, to be here with Dior, again. For that record, I’m always happy, when invited to a big show like this. It’s a true honor, and that will NEVER change. But what made last year so special? Well, let me explain…
Last year May I flew to LA for the Dior Cruise 2018 show, which was my first EVER Cruise show to attend. And while dancing on the beach with sunset, just before the Dior Surf Party started, I realized… this had been so very high on my wishlist, but as with so many aspects of my job, it hadn’t been all my hands. Sometimes – as with these Cruise shows – you have to wait with patience for it to happen. Don’t get me wrong, by “waiting patiently” I’m not saying that when you sit and wait – literally – something like this will happen. On the contrary! Years of work and brand partnerships with fashion houses like Dior and Chanel brought me to their Cruise shows. This year it was actually the first Chanel Cruise show I ever attended… 7 years after starting Thefashionguitar.com! So what I really mean by waiting patiently, is that sometimes you can’t force these things. There’s no push other than working hard, delivering great content, and building strong relationships. In the end it’s the brand that’s deciding, you can only give them your best and hope it will happen.
And then, when it does happen, it’s a dream coming true! Never will I ever take this for granted. Never will I allow myself to feel this is normal, because it’s not. These are the perks of my job, this is what I’ve worked so hard for. And I know that on your end it doesn’t seem like hard work, but trust me, it’s a never-ending, non-stop, never not working job. Which I truly madly and deeply love. Over and over again!
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Wearing a look from the Dior Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Photography by Jeff Thibodeau