What are we, if not truly Alone? ‘Aloneness’ isn’t necessarily a horrible feeling. Alone is time with your thoughts, time with your memories, and time away from reality – for in that moment, when you’re truly alone, is when you completely give every emotion a chance to explain the unexplained, overthink the memories, and, well, be one with yourself. Truly.
Now, we’re well aware of my undying love for everything Lallo is doing with Gucci, and it’s not rocket science, that I absolutely enjoy creating for the love of Art. Gucci, under the creative GENUIS of Alessandro Michele, The Ultimate Adonis (as I like to call him), has literally made my heart sing – each collection, every attention to detail, and most importantly, the history, thought, and language that goes into every campaign, every story told is breathtaking – gets me E-V-E-R-Y-T-I-M-E!
Words aren’t enough, and I cannot explain how grateful I am to Fernando and Griselda for letting us into their lovely home, and trusting us with everything around. I have never felt more at home, and I’ve never been more at my creative peak the whole year, than I have in this house – every frame, every detail, every piece of furniture spoke to me and engulfed my mind, body and soul – truly beautiful! Justine, I love you for sharing this (and saving it for so long), haha! I believe we have arrived! 🙂
As I sat in each of those rooms, I thought to myself “Four hundred years! This House, has probably seen it all!” I couldn’t help but wonder how single-handedly she has stood the test of time, and has been Home to the family, member-after-member, and never let them down. She stands beautifully – inside and out – and I couldn’t help but imagine the stories she could unfold! I felt like I could literally have a conversation with myself, with the House, and with every element around me, – the walls, the door frames, the running balconies, the staircases, the furniture – never ending!
All I could think of was how I’d never be alone, in a house with so much history, and how content a feeling it would be to learn from her, and to have seen the past four hundred years unfold – and I kid you not, thats exactly what happened as soon as I walked into the house – “she spoke to me, and suddenly, I wasn’t lonely”.
With this story, I wanted to capture the essence of what it truly is to be by oneself, deep in thoughts, having a conversation with myself in a parallel state of mind – MY mind.
Gucci Cruise 18
Photo-story: Rema Chaudhary Makeup: Shamita Gogia Hair: Justine Rae Mellocastro Special Thanks to: Fernando and Griselda for being so gracious and patient with us in their beautiful home. Hugs for Anjani for being such a huge helping hand on location.
November 25, 2017