Sylvie van der Vaart's view on Paris and an author's attribution

At the end of June 2013, European lingerie label Hunkemöller and TV-personality Sylvie van der Vaart presented the collaborative 'The Sylvie Collection by Hunkemöller' together with the coffee table book 'Chère Paris' where the images of the campaign shooting with Sylvie as protagonist are published. Author of the book's written texts is Sophie van der Stap who is known for her book about role-changing wigs. Sophie was inspired for 'Chère Paris' by the shooting in Paris.

fig. original - from above: The first image shows Sylvie van der Vaart sitting on a director chair with topper on her head in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris; on the next photo, Sylvie presents one of her collection pieces, a lingerie set in light rosé. Images from the coffee table book published on occasion of the limited edition 'The Sylvie Collection by Hunkemöller' which comes into stores on 28 October 2013.

The red thread of the coffee table book was spun by the face and inspiring source of the collection Sylvie van der Vaart herself; the book follows the collection's five themes which represent Sylvie van der Vaart's idea of 'Chère Paris' - from seductive black lingerie over playful pink and lilac pieces to innocent rosé items, the lingerie sets, dresses, kimono and tights reflect with dots, embroideries, metal and crystal details and bows the signature boudoir style which is associated with romantic days and nights in Paris.

fig. original - from left: Author Sophie van der Stap (middle) and Sylvie van der Vaart (right) at the launch of the new collection 'The Sylvie Collection by Hunkemöller' and coffee table book on 28 June 2013 in Paris. Sophie van der Stap - the cancer survivor is known for her book 'Girl with the Nine Wigs' from 2006 (watch her speaking about her role-changing 'nine wigs' at TEDx), is the author of the written texts of the book 'Chère Paris'. She followed the shooting in Paris for accompanying the images of Sylvie van der Vaart with her view of the city. The author says: "It has become a love poem to Paris..."

Video: Hunkemöller launched 'The Sylvie Collection by Hunkemöller' and coffee table book 'Chère Paris' on 28 June 2013 in Paris.

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