Coliena Rentmeester is a photographer who divides her time between Los Angeles and New York City, shooting all things fashion, portraiture and travel. She’s shot for Vogue, Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar (to name a few), photographing the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Scarlett Johansson.
Time you danced?
Last weekend in the North African desert, two hours outside of Marrakesh.
Thing you bought from an actual shop?
Tea and a croissant.
Thing you brought online?
White linen king duvet cover and bed skirt for the guest bedroom.
Person you spoke to?
The driver who’s delivering me to set this AM.
Podcast you listened to?
New brand you discovered?
Late to the game on dresses by Aje, It’s Now Cool for swim, and YSE Beauty, Molly Sims’ new beauty line. I shot the campaign.
Film you watched at the cinema?
Air with my son and husband at a theater in Battery Park, NY.
TV series you watched at home?
Beef on Netflix.
Restaurant you ate at?
The Odeon in Tribeca with my son Jules. He loves their burger and fries.
Takeaway you ordered?
Sushi from Takahachi.
Book you read?
Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers.
Magazine you flicked through?
The New York Times Magazine (their word game Spelling Bee is a Sunday ritual).
Country you visited?
Morocco for a friend’s milestone birthday.
Town you walked around?
Brooklyn for a photo scout.
Time you cried?
On the plane from LA to NY while watching a movie called Missing.
Time you laughed until you cried?
In Mexico with my sister, trying to direct her during a photo shoot.
Thing you do at night before switching off the light?
After kissing the family and our dog on her nose, I check that my morning alarm is set and take off my glasses.
Meal you cooked?
Does this morning’s yogurt and cereal count? If not, the scrambled eggs and avo toast I made with fresh herbs from our garden
in LA. It’s my daughter’s favorite.
Cocktail you drank?
A paloma poolside at the Amanjena Hotel.
Play you saw?
Hamlet Isn’t Dead.
Thing you baked?
Thing you burnt?
Time you said sorry?
5 mins ago to the driver because I spilled some tea on the backseat.
Website you bookmarked?
I don’t bookmark websites. Should I?
Song you added to a playlist?
I love all kinds of music and listen to many playlists every day, but the last song I downloaded is called “Shadow of Doubt” by WhoMadeWho and Adana Twins.
Person you kissed?
The producer, when I arrived to base camp an hour ago.
Travelled by bus?
Now en route with the crew to New Jersey on a bus.
Radio station you listened to?
KCRW in LA.
Time you swore?
This morning when I bumped into the wall, rushing out of the apartment for work.
Biscuit you ate?
Moroccan date cookie.
Item of clothing you wore two days running?
My bra, as it doesn’t do a whole lot of work. : )
Thing you smelt?
Car exhaust from NYC traffic and coffee.
Time you said I love you?
This morning when I spoke to my mother who’s also in NY.
Loving right now…
Inspired by all things Athena Calderone, including this.
Just snatched up these cargo-not-so-cargo-ey jeans which have a little comfy stretch.
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