Anastasia Chekry in “Diary of a Chambermaid” for ELLE by Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Viktor&Rolf Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

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

Anastasia Chekry wearing Christian Dior Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Georges Hobeika Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Giambattista Valli Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Elie Saab Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Celia Kritharioti Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano © Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Gaultier Paris © Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Chanel Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Anastasia Chekry wearing Georges Makaroun Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

The Team

Photography BENJAMIN KANAREK

Photography Direction by BENJAMIN KANAREK and FREDERIQUE RENAUT 

Video Direction FREDERIQUE RENAUT

Styling by JULIEN MAZZOLI

Model  ANASTASIA CHEKRY @ MARILYN AGENCY PARIS

Makeup by FANNY MAURER @ BACKSTAGE AGENCY

Hair by AUDREY LAMBERT @ B AGENCY 

Photo Assistant OLIVIA GHALIOUNGUI

Stylist Assistant GEREMY MORIN

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE HOTEL DU COLLECTIONNEUR, Paris

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