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.
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.
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)