The thing about D r e a m s. I never called myself a dreamer. However, I’ve always been creative. Sometimes, when an inspiring idea pops up in my head or I think of something that I want to accomplish, I get up in the middle of the night taking pen to paper and try to put my thoughts down in writing before they vanish back into the night. I like to dream big, but I also believe that a dream without actual commitment never evolves into something greater than just a dream. The most important part of dreaming is to be brave, get up, and actually work on your dreams.
It is the most overwhelming feeling when something happens that you haven’t even dared to dream about. Ever since I started blogging, I have experienced moments full of excitement and surprise that took my breath away. The first time I got an invitation to a fashion show in Berlin, the first time I got a present I would have never bought for myself, and also the moment Cartier invited me to get to know the brand during a two day press trip in Paris – I cherish these moments as a reminder that sometimes dreams turn into reality.
When I was growing up, my parents raised me to be modest when it comes to money. But even as a child, I’ve been fascinated with clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry. My mother never spent a lot of money on herself but she had an amazing and sometimes daring taste. Every day in the evening she would show me her outfit ideas for the next day and I just loved watching her. She always taught me to value possessions not for their actual monetary worth but for what they meant to me, and I learnt from her to choose carefully and invest in things I love instead of living in abundance. She owned many pieces she had bought ages ago and every piece had a story to tell.
When I think of Cartier, I think of one of the most glamorous and powerful luxury brands in the world – a brand with a strong heritage. But I also think about a brand that embodies what my mother taught me in those dear hours in front of her wardrobe: fashion is not about the accumulation of pieces but all about the single ones that you will cherish for years to come because they were designed to tell a story or convey an emotion.
That is why I felt so much respect when I met with Cartier in Paris and when they invited me to enter their magical world of well kept secrets, luxury and mystique. We started the two day program with an amazing dinner at the restaurant Trés Honoré. The next day we visited the international press day at the Hotel La Montana. Cartier presented the upcoming collection on five floores in a chic creative way which was full of surprising elements. In the end we had an unforgettable experience at the oldest Cartier boutique which is located at the Rue de la Paix. During an exclusive tour, Cartier shared their brand’s key stories and I felt hypnotized soaking in every little word. Trying on some of their most precious pieces afterwards was just the perfect ending of two magical days with Cartier. An experience I didn’t dare dreaming about. xx Leonie
– Cartier Press Day | Hotel La Montana, Paris –
– Cartier boutique | Rue de la Paix, Paris –
*In cooperation with Cartier <3