Laetitia, the Goddess... and random musings

17/11/2014

via fashionedbylove | fashion editorials | Laetitia Casta in Stiletto magazine | No.20 | Fall 2008 (photography: Mark Pillai, styling: Barbara Loison)
Have you ever noticed how wonderful our life becomes as soon as we get away from all the modern gadgets and media? Boy, it's a bliss... I physically felt my brain taking a deep breath and falling into the most wonderful relaxing cloud.

After a week of work, press days and running around London (loved that!), I disappeared from the face of the overcrowded and forever-buzzing universe and instead got out a couple of books I've been meaning to finish for a while, played Vanessa Paradis' Love Songs on repeat in a room filled with the comforting and soothing fragrance of the L'Air de Rien (inspired by and created for Jane Birkin),  browsed old editorials, then dreamed up my Christmas wish list (books, books and more books -  looks like a little lorry will be coming my way soon...) and did it all over again until weekend was finally over.

via fashionedbylove | fashion editorials | Laetitia Casta in Stiletto magazine | No.20 | Fall 2008 (photography: Mark Pillai, styling: Barbara Loison)
And how and where does Laetitia fit into the story, you may ask... Well, she worked with Dominique Issermann a lot, including a photography book that I've been trying to find for a while. Naturally, both the model and the photographer have been on my mind, only at some point I drifted away from Issermann to Casta, and as a result, turned to one of the Laetitia's editorials for my Monday story.

via fashionedbylove | fashion editorials | Laetitia Casta in Stiletto magazine | No.20 | Fall 2008 (photography: Mark Pillai, styling: Barbara Loison)
This one isn't that old, but I love it so much, I don't really care about tiny insignificant details like age... Laetitia Casta has been one of my favourite models of all times since she began modelling in the mid 1990s and became one of the most memorable faces of Guess, then was chosen as the new Marianne, the symbol of French Republic, casted as a Victoria's Secret angel, Pirelli girl and Brigitte Bardot, photographed for every fashion magazine (I first saw her in Elle), and of course, was the model, the vision in roses, who closed the Yves Saint Laurent show in 1998. The mesmerising Laetitia... Here photographed by Mark Pillai and styled by Barbara Loison for the No.20 | Fall 2008 issue of Stiletto magazine.

Photo source: Laetitia Casta in Stiletto magazine | No.20 | Fall 2008 (photography: Mark Pillai, styling: Barbara Loison)

21 comments:

  1. More I spend time on web or social media, more I appreciate the time without them too lol, a bit a contraddiction but true. The editorial is mesmerizing! Happy Monday Natalia! xo

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  2. Yes, sometimes it's already a miracle that I manage to spend an hour without checking my iPhone and social media apps...

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  3. i am looking forward to unplugging over our thanksgiving holiday in america

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  4. Красивые фотографии!)

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  5. she is reallly one of my favorite models as she has never been one of the anorexic ones!

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    1. Oh, yes, I remember her saying that she loved pasta and, whenever she made one, she used proper cream and cheese, too! :) I think she is perfect as far as the body shape goes. x

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  6. Laetitia is one of the first models I remember really noticing - her face was one of the first I could distinguish and put a name to every time it appeared in a magazine. For me she has always been, and always will be, the epitome of French chic.
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. She really is special and very unique. Such a beauty! x

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  7. Unplugging really makes life's simple pleasures all the better. I try to do it every weekend.

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  8. I am currently doing that as well, sitting in the woods listening to the rain, and reading my favorite blogs.
    Love these photos of Laetitia, She has perfect bones, so she ages beautifully.
    these are fabulous photos for me to take in on this lovely and quiet day.
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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    1. I love the bone structure, too... So elegant. Enjoy your break, Elle. Hope the weather get a tiny bit better, though, to be perfect for a long walk. x

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  9. Her beauty is timeless! Just moved to England and will be looking forward "running around" your city on my first proper fall ever (I'm from California and certainly not use all four seasons).

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    1. Hope you enjoy it. I think England is the perfect place to transition into after living somewhere hot and sunny... A bit of a shock to the system, I guess, but over all, it's good. Christmas in England will definitely be a wonderful experience! x

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  10. i always liked her! oh gosh, unplugged is the best feeling. i'm taking a break myself. well, still reading blogs but not posting anything ;DD
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  11. Gosh I love her so much. Her beauty is truly unparalleled. And that weekend sounds heavenly. It's funny that you talk about that because I've recently been dying to disconnect from everything, as I feel like I never stop. Hopefully one day soon...

    xx Hélène
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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    1. I felt it was important as my brain was buzzing heavily... :) Must admit, it wasn't easy to leave everything behind, though. Like a withdrawal. But once the initial discomfort had passed, it was just perfect! :) You should definitely try it some day... x

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  12. I love these photos, they are so different
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  13. this is so lovely
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  14. Spending 2 weeks on a desert island in Fiji (with no internet or phones) was the most relaxing (short) period of my life! It's funny how easy it to forget social media.

    Tara x

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    1. I have a feeling two weeks without PC and internet would kill me. :) But a couple of days is just about right. Your holiday sounds amazing, though. Just amazing. x

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  15. She's a real godess!

    Now on aboyeurblog.com 6 christmas gift ideas to upgrade a Dad's style!

    xoxo Julia from aboyeurblog.com

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