November 08, 2013

L I F E / 'Beach Walk'

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A ‘Beach Walk’ along the concrete docks of the Amsterdam harbor. We find the docklands most enchanting during the gloomy autumn and winter months, when the sea looks almost black and the skies are grey. The air here is salty, fresh, clean and cold, yet sometimes there is a vague industrial smell of gasoline and iron that passes you by.

Our friends at Margiela asked Romeo and me to send in an image of our favorite memories corresponding to one of the fragrances in the Replica line. These scents instantly evoke images and impressions and force lingering memories of touch, taste and smell, taking you back to a certain time and place. With contributions of artists from all over the world they will be creating a database of memories, a collective work art that is now on display at Galerie Philppe Jousse in Paris and the Replica tumblr.


47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wat een mooie foto's... Ik kan niet wachten tot Lazy Sunday Morning wordt verkocht, heel erg benieuwd.

Anonymous said...

The photos and your outfit is timeless. I can feel the fresh saltiness from the sea in my mouth!

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Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Hele mooie foto's!

Ik ben ook heel benieuwd naar die nieuwe parfum lijn.



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Olivia said...

Beautiful!
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TeuntjeVDW said...

Stunning images! xx.

Adelajda said...

cool pics!

Delilah D said...

this is beyond beautiful

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Melissa dv said...

wow x

ODYSSEY said...

Lovely, evocative imagery. Against the grey, you are a stand-out in white!

MILEX said...

Adore

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Noor said...

I love how perfect and serene everything looks.

LAURA HOLM said...

Perfect pictures, really amazing!

FASHION SNAG said...

Cool shots!

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Almost Insiders said...

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Unknown said...

meaningful / calm / minimalist / love

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Bri said...

Wow, wonderful shots. Love the contrast given by the white.

xx R U I B R I

Unknown said...

beautiful photos <3

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Unknown said...

So serene!

Anonymous said...


i love the pictures - very margiela like. but they are not a "sun kissed salty skin" on a "beach walkt" at all (as the fragrance is supposed to smell). why did you decide to do a "nightmare version" of the theme? xo

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words, so happy to hear you enjoy the images.

at anonymous:
The idea was to give our own interpretation of the Replica titles. A California beach is something very distant and strange for me. Though when I tried to come up with an idea for 'Lazy Sunday Morning' for example it felt like I had to think to come up with something. The title beach walk just immediately brought the image of the dark Dutch water to mind. And I think that was exactly Margiela's point; to evoke a memory.
I don't think it's the nightmare version of it at all, just because it is different from the usual cliche beach scene. The Amsterdam docks are just beautiful, impressive, busy, alive, partly still an industrial area with huge boats passing by, and partially becoming a place for art and cultural events.

de|constructed said...

All the shades of grey, the white contrast, the immeasurable space! There is so much poetry in these images! I feel in love.

Fantastic work Ivania.

Fijn weekend!

Unknown said...

It's simple and one of my favorite outfit posts from you, it's more editorial and like a mood shot and it's so amazing Ivania. Very DYNAMIC! Btw, I just uploaded an exclusive preview of the LOUIS VUITTON S/S14 showroom visit I attended of Marc Jacob's final collection, check it out to see all the PROVOKING details of couture beadings and huge feather showgirl headdresses!

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Unknown said...

These pics are amazing! I totally like the theme you give for the fragrance

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Marjolein | NeverTooPolished said...

Wauw, wat een super prachtige eerste foto. Heel sterk!

x

Camila said...

beautiful beautiful pictures!

Unknown said...

These photos are amazing, love the sea contrasting with the concrete!

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Anonymous said...

Dear Ivania

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer profoundly. I get your point. By all means I didn't want to express something negative with the term "nightmare version" - I consider myself as a "nightmare" person too who's more into obscure and colourless than the bright, shiny and glossy world. Just after I commented I felt ridiculous about my question because I know it would have felt so wrong to see you in a bikini on a sunny and sandy beach with a cocktail in your hand (therefore you go for a random plastic bag - haha, you know how to keep it simple sister).

It's interesting that Romeo and you were able to create such a calm atmosphere despite of the noisy and busy surrounding of the Amsterdam docks. I love that fact.

Those pictures remind me so much of one of my favorite paintings. Its called The Monk by the Sea by Caspar David Friedrich (about 1808-10). You somehow created the modern and urban version of the same mood. At least your photographs managed to evoke the same feeling in me.

Have a nice sunday and keep up with the good work

xo Isabelle

K A T H L E E N said...

these images are so beautiful! I really like the simplicity and mood of them

Lisa said...

Erg mooie foto's!

Laura said...

AMAZING photos. So so cool.

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SIMON said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!

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Bodil Loïs Huisman said...

Beautiful photos, love the story behind them evenmore.

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LOVE AESTHETICS said...

Thank you dear Isabel for your kind words and the comparison with Friedrich, such a big compliment

latest trend fashion said...

your outfit is timeless, i love the landscape... great beach walk....

laratank said...

beautiful photos. would you mind mentioning who makes those pants? they are cropped at the perfect length.

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

thank you Laratank, trousers are vintage, though I adjusted them to this length myself

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

Looks so peaceful

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melissa said...

Simply beautiful
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