LaGeorgienne - Kristi Gogsadze

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Last weekend the former model, and now artistic director, Lolita Jacobs got married with Jean- Baptiste Talbourdet Napoleone, the creative director of M Le Magazine du Monde. The wedding took place in Saint-Tropez, and we were able to follow the ceremony through the guests's Instagram accounts. Besides being a beautiful party under the sun of the French Rivirera, what I liked the most was the unexpected but fabulous dresses that Lolita wore during the wedding weekend.

Paris has been grey in the fall of 2017 and it continues being in the winter of 2018. While this is not news anymore, Parisians try to keep up with their lives and dress up mostly in dark monotonous colours. I remember, last winter, I used to be one of them, mostly for lack of time and ideas, I guess. Unlike last year, this season I dared myself to wear more colours, and in these images you can see very rare (from my side) but beautiful combination of pale pink, burgundy red (both velvet) and dark blue.

In December, a week before Christmas, I had an opportunity to attend for the very first time the Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs. As the name suggests, in this festival only European movies can participate, which is a big opportunity for every audiovisual artist. I was invited by Sisley Paris, as they are one of the most important sponsors of the festival and every year they award  a prize 'Femme de cinéma Sisley' to help promote all the women who are making today's European cinema.

Even though this is an outfit post, these pictures were taken during our Cuba trip in the most touristic ambience possible. When in Havana, we, obviously, did a vintage car tour around the city, and after the tour we spent quite a lot of time shooting these images. Usually, the vintage cars for city tours are parked in front of the Hotel Inglaterra. There is a big selection of cars, and the possibility that you'll get crazy choosing the ONE. It's a cliché that girls always take pink cars, and even though I fell in love with every single color, mine had to be pink too (next time I'll take red one). So here is my 1955's pink Pontiac, a very pretty car, which I almost took to Paris.

After staying first five days in Havana, we decided to visit Trinidad and Cienfuegos. Instead of going directly to Trinidad, we wanted to visit la Finca Vigia, where Ernest Hemingway used to live, and the city of Santa Clara. In this case the best option was to hire the driver, as the bus does not make this complicated route. Our driver, Jorge, was the loveliest man. He made us the tour for very reasonable price of 180 CUC (finally we paid him 190, as he was very nice to us). First we visited La Finca Vigia (just 20 minutes away from Havana) but unfortunately it was closed for some renovations works. After we drove to Santa Clara and made a stop at Che Guevara Museum (It's a quick stop, no need of more than half an hour to see everything). Afterwards we went to have a lunch at the famous restaurant La Casona Guevara (one of the best in Santa Clara), and then we took 3 hours to walk around the center of the city. We were quite surprised as it is very different from Havana. It's full of young people (apparently because there are many universities). The architecture was similar, but buildings are lower. We also visited the beautiful theatre La Caridad, which is a national monument of Cuba. It was built in 19th century and it is one of the few remaining colonial theatres in Cuba. The visit costs only 1CUC and it's totally worth it.

Today I want to share with you one of the outfits I wore in Havana. Before going to Cuba, I tried to select some colourful clothes to combine them with the surroundings. As you know, Havana and the rest of Cuba is full of beautiful colonial buildings painted in different colours. For those who love to take pictures in front of colourful doors and walls, it's a pure paradise. Of course, I did some of them too, but today I'm gonna show you the pictures we took on the rooftop of our last Airbnb, which turned out to be a beautiful boutique hotel Animas 303. From this terrace you could enjoy some amazing views of Havana, including El Capitolio.

Havana

I'm very excited about this post, since visiting Cuba was, probably, one of the best decision of my life. When Sebastian told me he wanted to go for two weeks, to enjoy the country and shoot some beautiful tile floors, the first thing I felt was the fear. I did not know Cuba and my opinion about the country was completely different from what is it now. I could not avoid to think about practical things. I was afraid of everything and I had my doubts if I should go or not. From today's perspective, I can assure you, Cuba is one of the best destinations I have ever visited. First of all, it is such an unique country! You can't find anywhere else what you'll see in Cuba. It's like traveling in time. The beautiful architecture, old vintage cars and music everywhere will make this experience absolutely unforgettable. I have never seen so many beautiful buildings together in my entire life.