I’m worth it

Beauty,22 May 2019

Maksettu kaupallinen yhteistyö L’Oréal Paris:in kanssa// Paid collaboration with L’Oréal Paris

Woohoooo, I’m finally home and on ”vacation”!!! No more school until fall and no more work trips for a while. Oh, have I been longing for this day to come and now it’s here? Unbelievable! Right now, all I want to do is unpack my bags and hide my suitcases on the attic until I forget where I put them but at the same time, I really want to keep the kids home from daycare and move to the cottage… Which requires packing and living out of a suitcase, again. Well well, I feel extremely happy right now, so I really don’t care what we do!

Today, I’m goanna stay home all day until I finally get to pick up the kids and go watch them practice swimming and play with them in the water. My girl is so big already, just about to lose her first tooth as well.

These pictures are by a super talented photographer Flavien Prioreau, who was so kind to take some pictures of me in-between my appointments and activates in Cannes. It’s fun posing for unfamiliar from before (to me) photographers, because it’s always a bit more challenging letting loose for someone completely new. It usually takes time to develop a relaxed relationship, because it’s very intimate and exposing to take on that role and let go of personal fears, self-consciousness and blocks. However, I always see it a s a fun challenge and love to see the interpretation the photographer captures and sees in me. I just get to be his or her model in their own art and vision.

For these pictures I wanted to wear the iconic lipstick: L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature in the shade I’m worth it, which is the one shade, expert and professional makeup director Val Garland said; is the one shade of red that looks good on everyone. That’s a lot to promise, but I believe her, because she’s amazing and always gives the best makeup advice and beauty hacks.

Cannes film festival 2019

Fashion,20 May 2019

Maksettu kaupallinen yhteistyö L’Oréal Paris:in kanssa// Paid collaboration with L’Oréal Paris

These past couple of days at Cannes Film Festival felt like an entire week but passed faster than a blink of an eye. It’s been an unforgettable experience that I’m so grateful to have.

On Friday, our group of four Scandinavian L’Oréal Paris it-girls touched down in Nice to represent L’Oréal for the weekend. On Saturday morning, we packed up and moved to Hotel Martinez Hyatt in Cannes. The hotel was in full preparation, with celebrities everywhere, enormous flower arrangements and luxury branded bags and boxes going into rooms of very important guests. Totally normal sight to see Eva Longoria, Andie McDowell or Helen Mirren in a robe and slippers in the corridors.

After dropping off my enormous bags, it was time to get our day makeup done to prepare for a day in front of the camera. Hours went by waiting, shooting, working and lunching before it was time to get ready for the red carpet.

A few days ago, when I found out that I was supposed to wear a gown for the event, I instantly felt like I wanted to wear my bridal gown. I didn’t want to get something new, and I think it’s such a shame to have worn this dress only once before on my wedding day, therefore it was an easy decision.  Maybe not the very most convenient, since it was raining all day and my trail was wet and grey by the time I arrived at the cinema, but I was happy anyway.

The red carpet was fun and nerve wracking at the same time. I’m happy we walked together and supported each other. We got to see a beautiful and touching French movie: Les Plus Belles Années D’une Vie by De Claude Lelouch. After the movie, it was finally time for dinner that turned into a big party with dinner guests dancing on the tables. I tried my best, but had to give in at around 1 am, where after I stepped in front of the camera one more time to take these pictures for you at the hotel. My photographer Juuli, who flew in during the night, literally had to carry me to bed and help me undress. Just like on my wedding day, or at least almost ;).

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä