Anastasia Chekry has some juicy secrets and Daisy Daze her naughty chambermaid shows us some behind the scenes snippets from her life in the shadows of the bright lights of celebrity stardom.
“Diary of a Chamber Maid” is an Haute Couture fashion editorial diary… photographed for ELLE magazine by Benjamin Kanarek at the illustrious L’hôtel du Collectionneur in Paris.
“Diary of Chambermaid” is based on the 1964 Spanish-born filmmaker Luis Buñuel’s film called “Le journal d’une femme de chambre ” from the screenwriting collaboration between Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière, which would later produce his well-known Belle de Jour (1967), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie(1972) and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977). The two extensively reworked the 1900 novel of the same name by Octave Mirbeau
Though highly satirical and reflective of his typical anti-bourgeoisie sentiments, it stars the late Jeanne Moreau as Célestine, a chambermaid whose attractiveness is apparent to owners and to servants alike—her femininity charms some, at the same time it brings out jealousy (or admiration) in others of the household and among adjacent neighbors. The maid’s predicament, in this light, develops her as a character with some autonomy, and with some powers that derive from the narrative context.
Look out for the video of “Diary of a Chambermaid” by Frédérique Renaut coming shortly
Photography BENJAMIN KANAREK
Video Direction FREDERIQUE RENAUT
Styling by JULIEN MAZZOLI
Photo Assistant OLIVIA GHALIOUNGUI
Stylist Assistant GEREMY MORIN
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE HOTEL DU COLLECTIONNEUR, Paris