“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
– Anais Nin
You know, one thing I get with my job is the great privilege to be who I am majority of the time. However, not everyone gets that, thousands of women out there struggle to keep a balance between their desires, their responsibilities, their needs and society’s expectations. As silly as it might appear even i struggle with that sometimes…
We live in an age where we get access to everything and reality just becomes a boring normality. Sometimes I feel like i want to leave everything behind and run away. Run away on an adventure. Be rebel. Be unpredictable. Be scandalous. But as much as we might be tempted to do that sometimes, the life of a forever wandering individual in search of something that doesn’t exist isn’t exactly as romantic as it reads in books.
In a society with so much pressure there is only one way to be who you truly are, that is once the sun goes down and the city embraces the dark night like a long lost lover. The night is the only time you can leave stereotypes and social securities behind and transcend into your true self. You can be crazy, imaginative, energetic, sexual, or quiet and lonely if that is what you look for. And what is more beautiful than a woman embracing herself and her desires? That is the ultimate Modern Muse.
In this context I have teamed up with Estee Lauder in order to present to you the brand’s latest fragrance, Modern Muse Nuit. You know how important it is for me to work with products that I genuinely love and believe in, especially when I can communicate my own vision of that product. The Modern Muse is every single one of you. It’s the modern woman, multi tasking, boss lady at home or work, all of you are the inspiration for everyone else. The scent embodies sensuality, glamour and mistery, making it the perfect night out choice. It creates magnetism and “can’t take off my mind” kind of feeling for everyone around you, yourself included. So spray on some Modern Muse Nuit, open your front door and embrace the night, for it is yours to conquer.
Makeup was created with this eye palette
Photography: Daniel Dykes