Always treat others how you’d like to be treated
Originally appeared in The Wise Up Issue, Winter 2012.
In The Wise Up Issue there’s a pearl of wisdom for everyone. Alongside a behind-the-scenes video by Joe Cohen & Sharna Osborne and a sumptuous spread photographed by Daniele + Iango with fashion direction by Charlotte Stockdale and concept by Luigi Murenu, Lara Stone and Laetitia Casta offer their pearls. Follow them wisely and the New Year’s guaranteed to be a good one.
Lara Stone, 28.
Describe yourself… Shy, closet nerd, loyal, loving and a bit annoying.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Not to worry about things that may never happen anyway.
What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Try Bikram yoga. I had to spend three days in bed afterwards with a migraine!
If you could rewind time, what piece of advice would you give your younger self? To be a bit calmer, and not to take things so seriously.
Who is he wisest person you have ever met? My friend Roberto Aguilar, he’s annoyingly always right.
What advice would you give someone wishing to follow in you footsteps? Stay true to yourself, trust your instincts, be honest.
Laetitia Casta, 34.
Describe yourself… It’s impossible to describe the complex and contradictory character that I am. LOL.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? ‘Do whatever you have to do ‘coz you will always leave dead bodies on the way.’ The best advice I ever gave was not to give any advice!
What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever been given? ‘Don’t leave me, my love!’ But I did leave him.
If you could rewind time, what piece of advice would you give your younger self? I would tell my younger self, ‘Do not care about the others, you’re the normal one, they are not.
Who is he wisest person you have ever met? My great grandmother. She always did whatever she wanted to do, whether that was bad or good.
What advice would you give someone wishing to follow in you footsteps? Don’t even try! LOL.
From left. Look One: Lara wears gown Agent Provocateur. Necklaces Lara Lee. Bracelet and fingertip Cornelia Webb. Look Two: Laetitia wears jacket Alexander McQueen. Body jewelry Erickson Beamon. Stockings Virginia’s Vintage. Knickers and camisole Harlette. Gloves Deborah Woolf Vintage. Bracelet Tom Ford. Look Three: Lara wears dress Marina Quereshi. Belt Paul Seville. Ring De Beers. Look Four: Laetitia wears dress Christian Dior Haute Couture spring/summer 12. Gloves Steph Aman. Stockings Deborah Wolf. Bracelet Jade Chiu. Look Six: Lara wears dress Gucci. Flower Basia Zarzycha. Bracelet David Morris. Gloves Georges Morand. Look Seven: Laetitia wears dress Gucci. Bra Damaris. Stockings Deborah Wolf Vintage. Necklace Lanvin. Rings Ruth Tomlinson. Flower Legeron. Look Eight: Laetitia wears jacket Alexander McQueen spring/summer 12. Body jewelry Erickson Beamon. Stockings Virginia’s Vintage. Knickers and camisole Harlette. Gloves Deborah Woolf Vintage. Bracelet Tom Ford.
Video: Joe Cohen and Sharna Osborne
Photography: Daniele + Iango
Fashion Direction: Charlotte Stockdale
Video: Joe Cohen and Sharna Osborne
Concept: Luigi Murenu
Hair Luigi: Murenu using John Frieda
Make Up: Stephane Marais at L’Atelier
Nail Technician: Anatole Rainey
Photography Assistance: Letizia Ragno, Fabio Affuso, Matt Wash.
Styling Assistance: Katie Lyall, Melissa Simpemba
Hair Assistance: Mari Watase
Make Up Assistance: Asami Taguchi
Black and White Development: Gianni Romano for Fahrenheit Stuio
Colour Development: Chelsea Laboratory
Retouching: Didier LUK for +852
Models: Laetitia Casta and Lara Stone at IMG
Special thanks to Robin Jaffee, Kyle Hagler, Herve Bougon, Ivan Bart