Friday, October 29, 2010

Living in Style : Coco Rocha's apartment in New York

The model Coco Rocha and her husband, the artist James Conran, open the doors of their apartment in Gramercy Park, Manhattan to Lauren Santo Domingo for Vogue.com.

The apartment was decorated by interior decorators but she didn't mention their name.

Walking through the two-bedroom apartment, you find each room filled with books, bottles, pictures, and souvenirs. "Every spot in this house has a story", she says.





Rocha says "I found this dress form on the street. I guess it was a child's dress form because it's so small. Anyway, there were a couple of pennies glued onto it and I thought it looked great, so I kept gluing pennies to it until I had covered the model. Then I decided to add some feathers to the piece and . . . voilà!



These are Andy Warhol's actual candleholders. She got them at one of his estate sales and gifted them to James.



This is my favourite part of the house! These teapots are from the different places she has been to for photo shoots and also as you can see all the books are covered by old newspaper, this was James's idea. I also love the colour of the library!
Yes it looks like a YSL bag but have a closer look...


Rocha says: "My closet is full of vintage pieces, and everything is very random. I have Tudor-era clothes mixed in with pieces from the 1920s and 1940s".

One of her favourite things in the closet is her makeup counter!



Photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Art & Style: It's tea time!

One day I would love to have a cup of tea with Karl Lagerfeld. And yes this is possible now...
You can find Karl Lagerfeld's teapot bag made by Donkey Products at Colette.

He will settle down comfortably around your cup and will talk to you about his life and share with you his vision on fashion!


And for your fashionista friends the Prêt-à-porTea teabags with Jean Paul Gaultier, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Donatella Versace...




Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Art & Style: Ladurée Macarons by John Galliano


I am a big fan of the limited edition of the Ladurée macarons boxes! This time John Galliano will be collaborating with the Parisian pâtisserie Ladurée to create those magicals little boxes with the delicious macarons. 

He chose rose and ginger flavors and they come in boxes of either 6, 12, or 18.

The macarons will be available in November in all Ladurée stores. www.laduree.fr

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trend Report : Statement knits

Cozy knits for the cold winter days! 
There are so many stylish options for this season, you just have to choose one!



J.Crew cardigan, €135, www.net-a-porter.com
Missoni scarf, €140, www.my-wardrobe.com
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel sweater, €220, www.net-a-porter.com
Joseph sweater, €470, www.my-wardrobe.com
Asos gloves, €13, www.asos.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater, €570, www.mytheresa.com
Topshop sweater, €96, www.topshop.com
Missoni pants, €619, www.mytheresa.com


So... how should you wear them?

Wear a chunky knit with a belt. It's the most chic way this season!


Prada

Wear your cardigan as a coat, with a leather belt to accentuate your waist.


Missoni

The lady like effect...with a full skirt inspired by the 50's.


Louis Vuitton

Snowflake motifs and stripes.
Wear your sweater as a dress with bare legs and chunky boots for an apres-ski look.

D&G
Knitted accessories. A chunky hat, scarf and gloves. Try a bright colour, why not?

Photos from style.com, Sartorialist and Carolines Mode

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shoot of the week: I love Paris

Paris je t'aime! It's always been a city that attracts so many photographers and stylists for their shoots! Every time I go there I feel like it's my first time and I have so much energy to stroll around from morning till nightfall! I love the fact that Paris is so different in every season! It is definitely the most romantic, charming and elegant city.

These two shoots are my favourite shoots of the season photographed in Paris...

The first has la Tour Eiffel as a background and the second one la Seine! The styling of the first shoot is so french and cool! I wish I had the same wardrobe for my next trip!

Taryn Davidson by Txema Yeste for Marie Claire Italia October 2010









Photos from FGR

Elena Melnik by Victor Demarchelier for Vogue Spain October 2010





Photos from FGR

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A first look at four Lanvin for H&M dresses




The campaign, shot by David Sims and styled by Camille Bidault Waddington, shows Hannelore Knuts, Jane Schmitt, Tati Cotliar, and Natasha Poly, from left to right, in dresses that hark back to past Lanvin runway collections. The full, highly anticipated collection will be revealed on November 2nd in a short film on H&M's website and will hit the stores on the 23rd of November.


As Alber Elbaz said: "I’m super excited about this collaboration, can’t wait to see the entire collection!!!" 



Monday, October 18, 2010

Get away in style: Isla Moda

Karl Lagerfeld will be one of the five designers who will shape the world's first fashion island in collaboration with architect Oppenheim!

This is Dubai's hottest new project, set to be completed by 2014, "Isla Moda" is a manmade island 20km off the coast of Dubai part of "The World" project! It will host 150 luxurious properties, 3 five-star hotels and a range of top designer boutiques, fashion runways, private marinas and more! 




It is destined to become a shopping mecca as well as a getaway fashion paradise for the rich and famous, as it will also host a range of fashion shows and events!











Lagerfeld said: 'Dubai is a fashion bud on the verge of blossoming into the next fashion hub of the world. The city is alive with culture and rich in personality, making it a perfect place for aesthetic, fashion and design to flourish. Isla Moda has tremendous potential to be the style icon of the future and I intend on driving the island to high style stardom.'


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Trend Report : Love for RED


Halston Heritage coat,  €530, www.my-wardrobe.com 
Cutler and Gross sunglasses, €285, www.brownsfashion.com
Maison Fabre gloves, €85, www.brownsfashion.com 
Moschino Cheap and Chic dress, €492, www.net-a-porter.com
Dorothy Perkins, €14, www.dorothyperkins.com
Mulberry bag, €850, www.net-a-porter.com
Topshop skirt, €45, www.topshop.com
Topshop shoes, €57, www.topshop.com
Lanvin bag, €1350, www.brownsfashion.com


Get inspired


Go for a total red look

It goes perfectly with a total black look


This is my favourite way to wear it. With a pair of jeans and a grey t-shirt!
I love it!

Give a red touch to your outfit! Camel & Red is a perfect combination.