Photo: Vincent et Tania for Yazbukey
This is the story. When we fall back into childhood everything comes out, remembrance
materializes and takes the rooted shape of symbols equally superficial and important for the future.
Yazbukey’s enchanted roundabout has taken in its memory the souvenir of a Paris when
her father ambassador took along mother and daughters in the capital of pleasure and luxury.
It’s a stopover to Paris, in a fantasy city with the sweetened colors of An American in Paris
by Vincente Minnelli. A 3D postcard of the life of a little girl with great big souvenirs!
And everything is mixed ! Here’s the list: Daddy’s diplomatic pouch, chocolate chunks
crunched during a picnic in Vincennes, soap bubbles in the golden bath of a four star hotel,
Vogue magazine laid on the pale pink tweed divan, stamps-Ah! Not to forget, letters to send to granny.
The wonderful moments when the parents were receiving guests at the Turkish Embassy,
the champagne flutes, the cigars brought back from a trip in Cuba, a fashion face,
Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel’s 80’s period etc. Clichéd images of a reception of “Monsieur l’Ambassadeur ».
An advertisement that entertained the little girls: Ferrero Rocher.
In that golden descent towards childhood, real-life truth can merge into a distorted
time-line to embellish the elusiveness of a given moment. Never mind.
Just like the Plexiglas jewelry which diffuses the fragrances of a past happiness.
But the souvenir box is reopened. Yazbukey’s creations haven’t forgotten anything of that life.
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