Desert Travel

Through the lens of Patrick Demarchelier...Michelle Williams.
Through the lens of Patrick Demarchelier…Michelle Williams.

This amazing campaign, styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé and shot by none other than Patrick Demarchelier in Palm Springs, California, reminded me straight away of my summer holiday. Cruising through Nevada, Death Valley, the empty, raw and arid landscape, the desert at once welcoming and foreboding, endlessly stretched on. I have a thing for empty, wild and stark scenery, (again a remnant of my African life) and feel exhilarated and blessed when faced with open spaces. 

On the road again, endless.
On the road again, endless.
Take your Vuitton for a walk on the wild side...
Take your Vuitton for a walk on the wild side…
Monika Vinader
Monika Vinader
Taken as we drive...
Taken as we drive…

My finds in the desert, besides the brothel, were the site where the aliens supposedly landed, a cool cow-girl, an ox-wagon and a special resting area !?! No Vuitton’s in sight!

Seems so perfect…and still and calm.

I want to hold the world in my arms.
I want to hold the world in my arms.

I absolutely love this image, just endless sky and space, the desolate background. 

To me, Louis Vuitton embodies the Spirit of Travel, the name given to its latest campaign. The singular handbags carried by the desert heroines, Michelle Williams and Monika Vinader, are the emblematic Twist and Capucines handbags, as well as the City Steamer, a new model created by Nicolas Ghesquière

Hair: Paul Hanlon
Makeup: James Kaliardos


  • Posted 2 November, 2015 10:56
    by Vera Dantas

    Dear Isabel Costa: I guess we have a few things in common, one of them being the love for wide open spaces. Im would love to go to Antarctica one day. In the meanwhile, I’ll be discovering new landscapes in our beloved Portugal. Hope you will follow me at my site ! Have a nice week and congratulations on your blog.
    Vera Dantas.

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