There are a lot of great things about my job – every day is different, I get to indulge my creativity with no limitations and travel to places I never thought I’d go – to list only a few.
But when reflecting on my career, there are a few moments and experiences that remain vivid in my mind, and will probably stay with me forever.
Although these experiences took place at different times in different continents, there’s a common thread; they’ve all exposed me to creativity in its purest form – the kind that gives you goosebumps, makes you smile from ear to ear and seems to validate your own creative pursuits, and leaves you energised for the ones to come.
I’m grateful to CHANEL for blessing me with not one, but two of these memorable experiences: my first CHANEL show in Paris in February (you know, the one where Karl casually assembled a CHANEL ‘CC’ emblazoned rocket inside the Grand Palais), and attending the opening of the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition in Seoul a few weeks ago.
The retrospective – which debuted in London in 2015 – immersed us in the world of CHANEL and its founder – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.
Having the opportunity to view pieces from the haute couture archives up close was an obvious highlight (you’ll never guess how many hours it takes to make some of these garments!).
Each room of the exhibition transported us to a different time in the French fashion houses history – from Gabrielle Chanel’s first boutique in Deauville, to the re-edition of the ‘Bijoux de Diamants’ fine jewellery collection which she designed in 1932.
Watch the video we made on our trip to Seoul (below) and get an exclusive look inside the exhibition (which runs until July 19, 2017 at D MUSEUM).