The Venice Of My Dream Is Real

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Chinese Empress style golden yellow jacket worn and styled by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life. Fashion shoot on a Venetian gondola in Venice by fashion photographer Kent Johnson.

The gondola of my dream is real,
Moored in front of me.
Stepping on the lustrous black boat,
A familiar dream I had many rehearsals.
Aurelia and Aurelio my two golden hippocampi,
Whisper to me:
Signora, the ride has begun, here we go…

Fashion photoshoot on a Venetian gondola with a Venetian gondolier by photographer Kent Johnson. Styling and modelling by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life.
Chinese Empress style golden yellow jacket worn and styled by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life. Fashion shoot on a Venetian gondola in Venice by fashion photographer Kent Johnson.
Chinese Empress style golden yellow jacket worn and styled by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life. Fashion shoot on a Venetian gondola in Venice by fashion photographer Kent Johnson.

In my black heels and honey shades,
In my lush oriental coat,
Floating away in awe.
I surrender myself to La Serenissima,
Queen of the Adriatic is my idol.
Her beauty her mystery;
Her exoticism her extravagance… I worship them all.
Yes I am a worshiper,
I am a prayer on the boat.

Chinese Empress style golden yellow jacket worn and styled by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life. Fashion shoot on a Venetian gondola in Venice by fashion photographer Kent Johnson.
Chinese Empress style golden yellow jacket worn and styled by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life. Fashion shoot on a Venetian gondola in Venice by fashion photographer Kent Johnson.
Fashion photoshoot on a Venetian gondola with a Venetian gondolier by photographer Kent Johnson. Styling and modelling by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life.

The gondoliere of my dream is real,
Stands before me,
In straw hat and striped shirt.
His silhouette against the suffused canal light,
As picturesque as a postcard.
The gondoliere rows in slow motion,
His movement, elegant and graceful…
He becomes a sculpture of himself exhibiting on the stern of his glossy boat.

Fashion photoshoot on a Venetian gondola with a Venetian gondolier by photographer Kent Johnson. Styling and modelling by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life.
Chinese Empress style golden yellow jacket worn and styled by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life. Fashion shoot on a Venetian gondola in Venice by fashion photographer Kent Johnson.
Chinese Empress style golden yellow jacket worn and styled by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life. Fashion shoot on a Venetian gondola in Venice by fashion photographer Kent Johnson.

Gliding gently on Venetian canals,
Listening to the soft lapping of the Venetian Lagoon,
I daydream of this bygone era,
The faded walls were once vibrant,
Empty rooms were full of colourful spices and merchants of Venice.
From Carnival to Casanova,
From love to betrayal…
I have made it this far to trace the tales,
The reflection of history has witnessed that,
The Venice of my dream is real.

Chinese Empress style golden yellow jacket worn and styled by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life. Fashion shoot on a Venetian gondola in Venice by fashion photographer Kent Johnson.
Fashion photoshoot on a Venetian gondola with a Venetian gondolier by photographer Kent Johnson. Styling and modelling by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life.
Chinese Empress style golden yellow jacket worn and styled by Vivienne She for White Caviar Life. Fashion shoot on a Venetian gondola in Venice by fashion photographer Kent Johnson.

Photography / Kent Johnson
Styling / Vivienne She

Outfit Of The Day

O&N ITALY beret
Roberto Cavalli sunglasses
Moschino dress
Trelise Cooper coat
Just Gold ring (right hand)
Just Gold, Royal Jewellery rings (left hand)
Michael Kors watch
Bodyfit opaque tights
A-ESQUE leather bag
Robert Robert heels

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Vivienne is a traveller, author; story teller and sometimes a muse. She seeks a balance between travelling in comfort and style with value; perhaps being the daughter of a hotelier helps there. Through White Caviar Life, you will share in her travel experiences, stories and tips that she hopes to help enhance your own travel.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Everything about this shoot is magic!! I love your couture and accoutrement. And the gondolier isn’t too bad either. Did he inspire you to write this? Or was it the photographer? Surrounded by men working for you is very becoming.

    • Thank you for your beautiful compliments Sage. I was inspired by our very first gondola ride experience actually; in which, it felt like my dream was becoming a reality. Our gondolier, as Kent described on Facebook, ‘was wonderful, charming and a bit of a showman too!’ Seriously, we could not have asked for more.

  2. Vivienne, I was with you in this boat ride. Sensational!!!! The photos by Kent are HORS CONCOURS. Kisses

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