Portrait Inspiration – Charlotte Casiraghi

Charlotte Casiraghi for Gucci photo by Peter Lindbergh

Charlotte Casiraghi for Vogue by Mario Testino

Charlotte Casiraghi for Vogue by Mario Testino

I remember growing up following the fairytale life of Princess Caroline of Monaco, an incredible beauty of her time although with all the heartaches and joys of any real women. The births of her beautiful children and the tragic death of her young husband at just 30. My heart ached for her as for I am sure, many admirers around the world.

I have adored watching Charlotte grow into a stunning girl and sophisticated young woman, just as beautiful as her mum and it seems the photographers and luxury brands feel the same way about her. Charlotte was recently shot by super photographer Peter Lindbergh for the Gucci campaign and my heart skipped a beat when I flipped the page and saw the first portrait above with a scarf tied around her head. So 70’s, so like her mum and such an exquisite portrait Mr. Lindbergh. The soft flat light the strong jacket and scarf colors and her wonderful connection with the camera.

Likewise Mario Testino’s images are elegant as always choosing a back lit feathered dress (a man after my own heart) and a strong constrasty light on her face. On a woman my age this light would have you running for cover but on a young 20 something she can drive it and make it her own. I love it.

And being a real life princess and an equestrian champion there is no need to call in a horse as a prop, it’s real life stuff for Charlotte and I imagine this photo was taken in a stables where Mr. Testino has used a large door as ‘window light’. Soft lovely and kind.. Beautiful pictures..

What do you think of the next generation of a Monaco princess? I love her..

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14 Responses to Portrait Inspiration – Charlotte Casiraghi

  1. I would just like to say what a beautiful young woman Charlotte has grown into ,she has the same grace as her mother and grandmother,She is a stunning young woman.

  2. Anya Adores says:

    I think she is insanely beautiful – the images you have picked are exquisite Carla :)
    Have a brilliant day sweets,

  3. Catherine says:

    She is such a beautiful girl…and Peter Lindbergh has captured this stunning young woman as always, quite brilliantly.
    Have a good day, Carla.

  4. I am crazy for her! Girl crush! :) She just is so elegant in such a contemporary way. And those eyes–very much her Grandmum don’t you think?

  5. Elizabeth says:

    3 generations of beauty, poise and elegance – am impressive score.

    I always enjoy your analysis and tips on photography.
    Warm regards

  6. Only one thing I wholeheartedly disagree with today :”On a woman my age this light would have you running for cover ”

  7. Virginia says:

    I too have followed this family since a young girl watching Princess Grace in the movies. You’re so right Carla, that top photo is stunning (they all are !). She just draws you into the photograph with her. WHew!!!

  8. Grace’s grand daughter + daughter of Caroline! I have watched her grow into beautiful woman in her own right, Charlotte C. Stunning photo’s. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  9. Tereza says:

    This girl is gorgeous and Peter Lindbergh caught her soul so beautifully.

  10. sarah says:

    Just beautiful!

  11. Natalie says:

    The first portrait by Lindbergh is a masterpiece of style and light. The girl is a rear beauty as one could expect with such a pedigree. She has Grace’s eyes and she also reminds a young Isabella Rossellini: full lips, 70-s styling, the look. Gorgeous! Thank you Carla.

  12. She is just sublime – we never see her in Australian mags – so thank you for sharing. Especially love the first photo – such amazing eyes, tinged with sadness though. Have a lovely week F x

  13. Those kids have grown up looking so beautiful!

  14. Sabrina says:

    Timeless beauty.

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