FRIEND OF SANDQVIST: ODILE GAUTREAU
Model, graphic designer and photographer - Odile Gautreau is a truly multifaceted talent. The French creative has worked with an impressive array of names such as Brick Magazine, Nike and Surface Magazine. We managed to have a quick chat with the busy twenty-something about what she likes to do in her spare time and what inspires her.
Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you came to be where you are now?
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Paris - so I’m kind of a Parisian girl. I studied graphic design and fashion communication in the north of France before moving back to Paris to work. I went on to work for a fashion magazine as a graphic designer and AD assistant. These days I work as an AD for a French shoe retailer and also work as a model, which I’ve done since I was 19 years old.
I love to go to the cinema alone and sing
and dance at home alone too.
What inspires you?
Because I’m mixed (half caucasian, half african), I embrace both of my cultures. I’m really interested in African literature, fashion and photography. I think life inspires me; my environment inspires me, people I meet inspire me, places I go inspire me, music I listen to inspires me.
How do you spend your down time between jobs?
In my free time, I take pictures and spend time with my friends. I read a lot too. I love to go to the cinema alone and sing and dance at home alone too. I love meeting people, but I really need to some time for myself.