When Chloe asked me to imagine a story around the new fragrance LOVE STORY, I accepted immediately. The universe of the brand and the atmosphere of this new perfume – Clémence Poesy in a beautiful video filmed in Paris by Mélanie Laurent with the lovely voice of Vanessa Paradis in the background – were very inspiring for me to illustrate in my own way a moment of this love story.
I really liked the story of this perfume : a modern fairy tale, a beautiful, free, mysterious woman who loves to love, a night in Paris.
The scent itself, in its precious padlock bottle, also tells us the story of an encounter : the one of sensual orange blossom with the delicate jasmine stephanotis – the flower of happiness.
Every love story is punctuated with inevitable steps that will be remembered as the most poetic memories of the beginning of a relationship. I was asked to illustrate the first phone call, as you might have guessed.
I imagined Chloe the day after this beautiful night in Paris as seen in the movie (here). She’s having a hard time focusing on her book. The words are scrolling before her eyes but don’t reach her mind, because she can’t stop thinking of the night before and its flood of happiness and love. She’s hoping for him to call, but she has doubts. Indeed, she is the one who left in the early morning, without notice, probably to keep forever the magic of this night in Paris, but also to keep a little mystery, crucial in the game of seduction. She remembers this funny bicycle ride, his look, the carousel, her hand in his, the karaoke, their fits of laughter, the Pont des Arts and the padlocks. Finally, while she’s having sweet dreams, the telephone rings.
I hope you’ll like the pictures as much as we liked imagining this story.
Now it’s your turn to play! Send a picture illustrating a key moment of a LOVE STORY with the hashtag #chloeLOVESTORY ! The most beautiful photos will be shared on Chloe – Love Story tumblr.
I’m wearing : a DVF silk blouse and a &other stories skirt.
Manicure : Thank you PAINTBOX! I’m wearing the Midas Touch design in gold pink (Essie), Nude (Zoya) and Yellow Gold (Zoya). Thank you Natalia and Britta Paintbox.com
Shooting : I had many troubles finding a place to shoot this story, and I was finally rescued by AirBnB and more especially Eugena and her lovely room in Harlem with a mosquito nest that was perfect for the romantic and soft atmosphere I wanted !
And of course, I want to say thank you to Romain, my Love Story.