Charismatic, creative, visionary, and charming are some of the words that describe Paola Locatelli (I.G. @paolalct), whose beauty is comparable to her personality and talent. The French influencer is widely recognized within the fashion scene, with only sixteen years old she has already collaborated with top brands and industry personalities. The merit is on its own since the content on her YouTube channel and social media, where she shares beauty and fashion tips, along her day-to-day lifestyle, be it making a vlog about night routine skincare or attending important events such as César Awards or fashion weeks, makes her worthy of the term influencer, or even celebrity if we are allowed to say.
Paola, in collaboration with Louis Vuitton (I.G. @louisvuitton) gave Vanity Teen this exclusive cover story captured under the lens of Khouloud Matar-Kasaa (I.G. @calquebleu). In addition to granting us an interview where she comments on her daily life, style, future, and view about the Fall-Winter 20 collection of the renowned French brand.
Photographer & Artistic Direction: Khouloud Matar-Kasaa (I.G.@calquebleu)
Stylist: Mathias Tichadou (I.G.@mathtcd)
Make up Artist: Chayma Lasmar
Hairstylist: Deborah Ninelleparis
Assistant: Andrea Musso
How would you describe yourself to someone who doesn’t know you?
My name is Paola, I’m 16 and I’m still going to high school. I’m a content creator on social media platforms; I started on Youtube. I’ve always been passionate about my work, about what I’m doing.
How do you define your style?
Hard question because I can’t put words on it, my style changes every week, every day.
What is a day in the life of Paola Locatelli like?
From 8am to 4pm I have class. After school, I run through Paris from a meeting to another, for a photoshoot then I go back home. I also love to spend time with my family and my friends, having lunch with them and putting my work and school aside to enjoy every moment.
You have surprised us with your multiple talents, one day you are doing a makeup tutorial for Beauty Time or a sequin look for Vogue and the next day you are collaborating with many brands, and attending several events. How do you see yourself within five years?
In 5 years, I”ll be 21 so I”ll still be very young. I don’t picture myself different from the person I am today, but I hope to be more independent, have my own place, and create something.
For this shoot you teamed up with Louis Vuitton, wearing exclusive designs from its latest collection. What’s your impression about it?
I’d like to thank Louis Vuitton for letting us borrow these clothes, because it’s very honorable. It’s a House of Fashion that I particularly love. 5 years ago I couldn’t even imagine myself wearing Louis Vuitton, it was a dream. Today we had the opportunity to make that photoshoot happen so it’s lit and I am very grateful. The collection is so beautiful and I feel great in these clothes. Thanks a lot to Louis Vuitton for this photoshoot. A lot of kisses, bye bye!
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