In contrast to last year around this time, I’m not going to make a huge round-up of what I’ve done in 2016, what I loved most, which hoops I had to take to get to where I wanted – I think I’ve done that well enough a few days back – and what’s laying ahead of me. I rather pick a few projects that stood out, blurp a bit about personal and emotional things when it really matters – like a few days back – and share upcoming projects when the time is there. Hence I’m starting with one of THE BEST projects I’ve done this year: My Mother’s Day shoot in collaboration with Chanel and Bergdorfs. I mean, I’ve worked on several occasions with Chanel this past year, but boy did a DREAM COME TRUE shooting this project! A dedicated story in collaboration with a brand that I LOVE, and a store that is my favorite in New York City. Pinch me again!
Together with a great team we shot 6 looks, wearing the Chanel Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection, styled “my way”. In retrospect, for some of the looks – like this one – I wish I had gone a bit more extravagant, and take more of the catwalk to the streets, but on the other hand, one of our goals was to make the runway looks “wearable” for mommies out there, so I think we did a pretty good job in the end. A pair of jeans here and there, no high-heels, yet, not less fashionable! Which is, I think, something fashion-loving-expecting-mother’s fear before having kids.
See more of this collaboration in “Reading before nap time”, “Playing dress-up”, and “Looking on the bright side of life”
I’m wearing a Chanel SS16 coat, bag, sunglasses, top, and shoes (all available at Bergdorf Goodman) and MIH Jeans denim. Stella’s wearing a GAP coat, H&M pants, and Vans sneakers.
Photos by Marinke Davelaar, hair & Make-up by Claudine Baltazar