Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you! 2018 was a very special year for me as I spent it almost entirely in Cape Town, South Africa. I was living my dream: I was in a city I used to dream of going to; I was working at a media company making interactive educational experiences for museums, which was where I wanted to be professionally; and on the personal side, I finally got back to dancing salsa, which simply makes me happy and to blogging! Since January last year, there’re more viewers every month on Pristine Preview and I couldn’t be…

Universal Museums Should Disappear

In my Love Letter to Cape Town, I explain how South Africa has changed me. Professionally, it has also had an influence on how I see my future career. My experience in South Africa modified my objectives. What I want to achieve has changed. The way I want to work has changed. And it is partly because of what I am going to explain now. A few weeks ago, I published my thoughts on the museum culture in Cape Town saying that visiting museums wasn’t a very Capetonian activity because of the outdoor lifestyle the locals have. I have been…

Love Letter to Cape Town

Cape Town. Today, I left you. As I’m waiting for my connecting flights to Copenhagen at Dubaï International Airport, I am thinking about the 14 months I have spent with you. I came to you in October 2017 for an internship that was supposed to last 6 months. I was very excited, you were a dream for me. What I found was paradise. It was quickly summer: your weather was perfect, your nature was spectacular, your beaches were welcoming, your cultures was fascinating, your parties were happening. I saw whales, I went for wine tasting classes, I danced on rooftops…

21 YEARS: Making Histories with South African Fashion Week @ Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

Last night, I had the chance to be invited to the opening night of the exhibition 21 YEARS: Making Histories with South African Fashion Week @ Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town. I was thrilled as it is the first ever fashion exhibition in a South African museum. Fashion is finally entering the institution. This first event, which for sure will be followed by several others, marks the beginning of an exciting journey. South African and more largely, African fashion will finally be historized and historicized, collected and archived, studied and exhibited. As Erica de Greef, curator of the exhibition, expressed…

Gluten and Dairy Free Cape Town

Today, I am trying a different topic. I know it’s quite different from what I usually write about. Museums and exhibitions are a true passion but I have other interests that I would like to discuss and share. Food is one of them! It is random but  life is right? Please feel free to comment and give feedback :). Food is a big part of my life. First, I love eating and enjoy cooking (especially baking…). I am definitely a foodie. I am the kind of person who would take a detour to go to a good bakery or would…

Culture Memories: a year in South Africa

Here we are! Last weekend, I celebrated my one year anniversary in Cape Town, South Africa. As I prepare my departure in a little bit more than a month from now, I am remembering all the experiences that I have had the chance to live. What will I remember? What store, museum, event, has shaped my stay? and why? Here is a few notes I am going to take back with me and that I am happy to share with you. The intensity of District 6 Museum District 6 Museum is my favorite museum in Cape Town. It tells the…

Obsessions [ Project. moment 1]

As mentioned a few months ago, I am currently working on a personal project. I don’t know what form it will take yet. I just know that it will be a response to Lady.  At the moment, I am compelling images, documents, ideas … it’s inspiration time. for a personal project, I like to have a very organic, spontaneous process. Meaning, I don’t plan the steps. I have some kind of idea in mind, and each step informs the next one, defining the idea more and more, building the project. This helps me focusing on what I want to do and…