Another German blogger, but not a random one!
Xenia Adonts well know under the Instagram name Xenia Overdose. She founds me thanks to Caroline during the fashion week (I can tell she is as sweet as Caroline), and since the fashion we didn’t found some times to meet and shoot! But in Cannes I was the only one street-style photographer (at least for the first week) so I have many opportunities to shoot with the bloggers.
Xenia told me she was doing the red carpet the 12th so I should come to her hotel and shoot (Majestic).
You got to know the security in Cannes Hotel is really strict, not every one can go, so I asked Xenia to pick me up at the security first. I’ve been doing this the first days in the Martinez Hotel before I had a pass. Anyway, so Jurgen (her boyfriend) came to the security and gave me his pass, apparently the security was not okay with this, and start to talk me bad “this is not your pass blabla, now get out!!” so Jurgen came and same security starting yelling at him as well ( I may exaggerate a little, but I was shock how stupid was the security was and how they talk to me so badly)
Then Xenia spot us talking to the security and understood there was a problem. So she came to the security as well, but they still don’t let me get in for no reason.
We decided to shoot quickly in the street between the crowd, there was so many people, because if you know Cannes, the Majestic is just in front of the Montée des Marches. So when it’s red Carpet time, tourists are coming all around the Marches trying to see some celebrities etc..
Furthermore, Xenia was shooting all day with a TV team, the dress was heavy for her, not easy to walk, and as you can see on the photos (The photos with the jewelry on her hands), most of the time the jewelry are loan to the bloggers just for the red carpet, it cost maybe around hundreds thousand euros, so she always had to be with a bodyguard.
So yes the “security was absolutely dumb and I am still upset against them, because it was not safe for Xenia at all, “SECURITY” should I rename them stupid random guy and girl who abuse of their authorities?
I can tell it was so unjustified to not let me in, because a friend of mine, couple days after came inside the Majestic, with no accreditation, no pass just to shoot some L’Oréal muses he likes.
There is always a story behind some shoot, and I happy to share my experience even if it’s not a good experience , everything is not so easy .
Anyway it was such a pleasure to see Xenia and Jurgen in Cannes, they are so nice, can’t wait to see them in Paris starting their new life.
Enjoy the photos, Eloan x