We spoke with model Marilhéa Peillard on her experience shooting our latest 'Il Mediterraneo' campaign, her highlights while exploring Sicily and the dreamiest locations she's ever shot in.
“Please introduce yourself:”
Hello! My name is Léa, I’m French, I’m 27, and I've been modelling since I was 18 years old. I used to live in New York but I’m now living in Paris.
“You recently featured on our latest editorial in Sicily, tell us about this experience:”
I was so happy to shoot in Sicily! It has a special place in my heart as I have travelled there a few times with close friends and family and I always have had amazing times there.
“How do you like to start your day before a big shoot?”
Honestly, I don’t do anything special, I’m a heavy sleeper so I usually sleep as much as I can, take vitamins as I wake up and drink a lot of water in the morning.
“What was the highlight of your time in Sicily? (Favourite meals, sights to see, experiences)”
Oh my gosh, so many I dont know what to say! Without a doubt, my favourite meal is the pasta alla Norma, and arrancinis. Before the shoot I spent one week of vacation with my boyfriend and best friends, we first spent some time in the mountains, an hour out from Cefalù, it felt like the movie « Call me by your name » which was amazing, so I highly recommend the mountains for a cmore quiet atmosphere, far from the crowd. Then we went back to the city in Palermo, and spent most of our days by the sea in the natural reserves. Zingaro is my favorite. Tonnara di Scopello is also a must seen! It’s just so beautiful, dream location.
“Which pieces from the Il Mediterrenneo collection were your favourite?”
I never wear dresses or skirts but I have to say that Faithfull made me want to wear them more haha! Especially the crop tops and high waist long skirts. So beautiful.
“Where are some of the dreamiest locations you’ve shot?”
Italy is definitely one of them but otherwise, I love wild places where the culture is different from what I know. 3 years ago I went to Mongolia for a 10 days road trip/shoot and it was the best trip I have ever done! It turned out to be more of an adventure than a job and I feel so lucky to have been part of it. I’m also a big fan of South Africa and Mexico where I’ve been many times for shoots.