Le Bazhaar

The Wives

Welcome to a brand new category called “Where I live”. I had the chance to live in different countries, and it might continues in the next couple of years so why not make the other benefits from my experience?! I am now between Lagos in Nigeria and Paris, two opposite worlds but with common factors such as a tremendous cultural, artistic environment and buzzing life. I would like to share with you my favourite spots and anything interesting happening in both cities. Talking of interesting, I went to see a play called, The Wives, starring Evaezi Ogoro, Odenike, Kaylah Oniwo, Olawumi Heavens, Patrick Diabuah and David Azeez. It’s about the drama, rivalry and dirty secrets between the wives and the sister of a powerful man who just died. It’s funny, sarcastic, clever with an unexpected twist at the end. They only had one day of representation at Terra Kulture (future post coming up on this venue!), but check out the production company Paw Studios website  for upcoming plays…

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Back to school!

Can you believe we are in September? Kids are back to school, fashion week season is starting in New York, and editors, models plus all the fashion crowd is back to work. Street style has never looked so fun, young, preppy and school inspired! Stay tuned for the best looks of NY shows…

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 All images above from The Cut (photography by Youngjun Koo/I’m Koo)

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Harper’s Bazaar US September issue celebrates fashion iconic women from Cindy Crawford, Joan Smalls, to Lady Gaga or Laetitia Casta, just to name a few. The very stylish story featuring the best looks of the season is styled by Carine Roitfeld and photographed by Sebastian Faena, nothing better to start the Fall!

Joan Smalls
Joan Smalls
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Lara Stone
Lara Stone
Eva Herzigova
Eva Herzigova
Laetitia Casta
Laetitia Casta
Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford
Doutzen Kroes
Carolyn Murphy
Isabelli Fontana
Isabeli Fontana
Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci

All images are courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar US (photography by Sebastian Faena)

In the mood for…

Taylor swift

A silk faille full skirt or dress just like Taylor Swift above, who looked fabulous in her red and blush colour block Monique Lhuillier gown. A classic pointy satin or velvet (no leather please!) pumps will give an elegant final touch to the look, keep the accessories to minimum, with red lips, flawless skin tone and perfect hair. For a modern twist wear it with a coloured cropped top!

tibi skirt

Taffeta full skirt, Tibi 525 $

tibi top 345 jacquard cropped top

Jacquard cropped top, Tibi 345 $

satin pump

Navy blue pointed high heels, Asos 65$

Summer hair: the pixie

The short hair are having a moment, many celebrities took the plunge and went pixie. The right inspiration for 2014 being Kate Moss, Revenge  TV series actress Karine Vanasse or Mia Farrow’s cuts. Among my today’s favourite are Charlize Theron who is even sexier than before, Miley Cyrus for the girly punk attitude and the way she plays with her hair, and Lupita Nyong’o who breaks the routine by embellishing her style with strass headbands and other jewels. Even if we suspect a photoshop trick Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen, famous for her beach blond look, went shorty for the last Balenciaga ad campaign. If you have always wanted to adopt short hair, now seems like the right time!

Kate Moss (photography by Corinne Day 2001)
Kate Moss (photography by Corinne Day 2001)
Actress Karine Vanasse
Actress Karine Vanasse
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow
Lupita N'Yongo
Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita Nyongo
Lupita Nyong’o
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
Gisele Bundchen for Balenciaga ad campaign (photography courtesy of Balenciaga)
Gisele Bundchen for Balenciaga ad campaign
(photography courtesy of Balenciaga)

Men’s magnet

The gorgeous actress and mother of two, Jessica Alba shows off her amazing body for men’s publications, GQ UK August and Maxim September issues. Something tells us the readership of those two well known magazines will go to the roof this Summer!

Jessica Alba for Maxim September 2014 issue
Jessica Alba for Maxim September 2014 issue
Jessica Alba for GQ UK August 2014 issue
Jessica Alba for GQ UK August 2014 issue
Jessica Alba for GQ UK August 2014 issue
Jessica Alba for GQ UK August 2014 issue
Jessica Alba for GQ UK August 2014 issue
Jessica Alba for GQ UK August 2014 issue

In the heat

There is a 1000 ways to dress on the beach or by the swimming pool, I even want to say all is permit! Almost. City dressing mixed with swimwear, lingerie or the cult cut out jeans, the rules are blurred for our greatest pleasure, being on vacation has never been sexier! Follow the naiads below for a modern Summer look…

Rihanna for Lui Magazine
Rihanna for Lui Magazine
ELLE France May 14
ELLE France May 14
Vogue Spain July 13
Vogue Spain July 13
Vogue Spain July 2013
Vogue Spain July 2013
Ashley Greene for British UK
Ashley Greene for GQ UK
Vogue Paris June July 11
Vogue Paris June July 11
ELLE UK June 14 issue
ELLE UK June 14 issue
ELLE UK June 14 issue
ELLE UK June 14 issue
Vogue UK June 14 issue
Vogue UK June 14 issue
Vogue Paris June July 14 issue
Vogue Paris June July 14 issue
Vogue Spain June 14 issue
Vogue Spain June 14 issue
Vogue Spain June 14 issue
Vogue Spain June 14 issue
Vogue Spain June 14 issue
Vogue Spain June 14 issue
Marie Claire US June 14 issue
Marie Claire US June 14 issue
Marie Claire US June 14 issue
Marie Claire US June 14 issue

Boho c’est chic !

Right now all I want is to adopt the boho attitude: long hippie dresses, caftans, accumulation of gypsy and ethnic jewellery or accessories, henne tattoos, over the top puffy curly hair, big lashes, baby doll make up (think character Megan Draper in season 7 of Mad Men) etc.. My all time favourites are the sophisticated Marisa Berenson, 60’s model Veruschka for her savage rebel beauty, or the crazy beautiful Donyale Luna. Each of them, in their own way embody the boho chic style…

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Model and actress Marisa Berenson circa 1969
Marisa Berenson
Marisa Berenson

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Marisa Berenson (photography by Henry Clark)
Marisa Berenson (photography by Henry Clarke)
Marisa Berenson (photography by Henry Clark)
Marisa Berenson (photography by Henry Clarke)
Model Veruschka circa 1968 (photography courtesy of Conde Nast)
Model Veruschka circa 1968
(photography courtesy of Conde Nast)
Model Veruschka
Model Veruschka
Donyale Luna and photograph Simon Mc Cabe 1967
Model Donyale Luna and photographer David Mc Cabe 1967
Donyale Luna circa 1970
Donyale Luna circa 1970
Donyale Luna
Donyale Luna

Summer hair: Make some Waves

During the Summer we can finally let go of the high maintenance hair, beach waves stay the easiest style to adopt: if your hair don’t get wavy when being wet you can braid them before getting into the water, then let them off to have the messy natural effect. At night for a dressy cocktail, you just can’t go wrong with old school waves a la Veronica Lake by using big rolls and a good flat brush, follow the inspiration below!

Actress Blake Lively
Actress Blake Lively
Beyonce
Beyonce
Model Freja Beha
Model Freja Beha
Rihanna
Rihanna
Elle France May 14 issue (photography Hans Feurer)
Elle France May 14 issue (photography Hans Feurer)
Actress Emily Blunt
Actress Emily Blunt
Daria Werbowy for Mango ad campaign
Daria Werbowy for Mango ad campaign

To watch: Chantelle Brown

ANTM cycle 21 contestant Chantelle Brown
ANTM cycle 21 contestant Chantelle Brown

Chantelle Brown will be one of the contestant in the next American Next Top Model  this Summer hosted by Tyra Banks. Her particularity? She has a skin pigmentation condition called Vitiligo all over her body. When this situation could be a real handicap in everyday’s life especially in the beauty world, Chantelle is a serious competitor and already creating the buzz before the season even started. We can’t wait to see how she will shine in the show, even if she doesn’t make it until the end, Chantelle already won by proving that difference is beautiful…

Tyra Banks and Chantelle Brown
Tyra Banks and Chantelle Brown

Happy Birthday Naomi

To continue the models celebration, the legendary Naomi Campbell turned 44  this month (yes, yes!) and despite the little faux pas of those last couple of years her empowering beauty and allure makes her, still,  one of the favourite model of designers. She was lately on many covers of magazines (Interview, W magazine, V magazine, ELLE…), runways and as brand ambassador of power fashion houses (Roberto Cavalli, Versace…). Here a selection of some of her best recent editorials…

V magazine, photography by Mario Testino
W magazine
W magazine
Interview Magazine
Interview Magazine
Vogue Australia May 2014
Vogue Australia May 2014, photography by Emma Summerton
Vogue Australia, photography by Emma Summerton
Vogue Australia, photography by Emma Summerton
Vogue Brazil May 2013
Vogue Brazil May 2013
Vogue Brazil May 2013
Vogue Brazil May 2013
Elle Magazine, photography by Thomas Whiteside
Elle Magazine, photography by Thomas Whiteside
Net a Porter, photography by Nico
Net a Porter, photography by Nico
Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, Interview Magazine
Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, Interview Magazine

 

My mum is a supermodel

Yesterday was Mother’s Day in France, to celebrate this special event here are some of the most famous supermodels mums. Of course the list is long but  I wanted to highlight the ones below, and let’s not forget all our mums are supermodels in our eyes right? Enjoy!

Stephanie Seymour for Flaunt Magazine
Stephanie Seymour for Flaunt Magazine
Amber Valletta for V Magazine
Amber Valletta for V Magazine
Angela Lindvall
Angela Lindvall
Kate Moss for Playboy
Kate Moss for Playboy
Karolina Kurkova for Vogue China
Karolina Kurkova for Vogue China
Christy Turlington for Harper's Bazaar
Christy Turlington for Harper’s Bazaar
Grace Jones
Grace Jones
Arizona Muse for Vogue UK
Arizona Muse for Vogue UK
Alessandra Ambrosio for Vogue Brasil
Alessandra Ambrosio for Vogue Brasil
Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr
Gisele Bundchen for I-D Magazine
Gisele Bundchen for I-D Magazine
Jourdan Dunn for Russh Magazine
Jourdan Dunn for Russh Magazine
Doutzen Kroes for Vogue Spain
Doutzen Kroes for Vogue Spain
Laetitia Casta for Vogue Paris
Laetitia Casta for Vogue Paris
Audrey Marnay for Vogue Italia
Audrey Marnay for Vogue Italia

 

The Met Gala 2014

Thanks to a little visit to the vogue.com website, I realised Monday was the most coveted fashion party of the year, the Met Gala in New York with this year’s theme, Charles James: Beyond Fashion. I literally fell in love with some of the gowns worned, first there were the voluminous ball gowns very “Bal des Debutantes”, opened with Sarah Jessica Parker in a gorgeous Oscar De La Renta dress. Kendall Jenner, Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, and Toni Garrn were all in Top Shop as well as Liu Wen in Zac Posen. Tabitha Simmons and Giovanna Battaglia romantic floral Dolce and Gabbana gowns reminded me of “Gone with the Wind” which would have made Charles James himself proud. Then the old Hollywood style which always works (Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen, Olivia Munn in DVF) and “Annees Folles” frocks (Beyonce in Givenchy Couture and Lupita Nyongo in Prada). Dolce and Gabbana also dressed Kate Upton and actress Monica Bellucci. Last but not least, Stella Mc Cartney who was well represented on the red carpet too with ambassadors such as Rihanna, Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon and Cara Delavingne, la creme de la creme!

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar De La Renta
Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar De La Renta
Liu Wen in Zac Posen
Liu Wen in Zac Posen
Kendall Jenner, Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Toni Garrn all in Top Shop
Kendall Jenner, Chanel Iman, Jourdan
Dunn, Toni Garrn all in Top Shop
Giovanna Battaglia in Dolce and Gabbanna
Giovanna Battaglia in Dolce and Gabbana
Tabitha Simmons in Dolce and Gabbanna
Tabitha Simmons in Dolce and Gabbana
Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen
Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen
Olivia Munn in Diane Von Furstenberg
Olivia Munn in Diane Von Furstenberg
Jay Z and Beyonce in Givenchy Couture
Jay Z and Beyonce in Givenchy Couture
Lupita Nyongo in Prada
Lupita Nyongo in Prada
Kate Upton in Dolce and Gabbanna
Kate Upton in Dolce and Gabbana and Domenico Dolce
Monica Bellucci in Dolce and Gabbanna
Monica Bellucci in Dolce and Gabbana
Reese Witherspoon, Stella Mc Cartney and Kate Bosworth all in Stella Mc Cartney
Reese Witherspoon, Stella Mc Cartney and
Kate Bosworth all in Stella Mc Cartney
Rihanna in Stella Mc Cartney
Rihanna in Stella Mc Cartney

Sources: Style.com and vogue.com

 

Viva Coachella

It’s that time of the year again, the coolest festival is back! Coachella is always the best scene to see the most creative looks directly inspired from the hippie culture and 60’s folklore, below are some of the best styles spotted so far with a special mention to stylish couples such as Vanessa Hudgens and her beau, Austin Butler, or Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish…

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Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler
Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez
Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez
Jasmine Tookes
Jasmine Tookes
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Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth
Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth

Images are from Refinery 29 and style.com

FW14 trends report part 4

For this last part of the Fall 14 fashion week trends report, let’s focus on coats: whether they are classic, boho, utilitarian or furry, there will be one for every taste…

Oscar De La Renta FW14
Oscar De La Renta FW14
blue coats
Proenza Schouler, Dior, Altuzarra
utilitarian coats
Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain
classic coats
Celine, Hermes, Christopher Kane
Fendi FW14
Fendi FW14
gd froid coats
Pucci, Alexander Mc Queen, The Row
Rodarte FW14
Rodarte FW14
70's coats Collage
Prada, Gucci, Rodarte
Tom Ford FW14
Tom Ford FW14
doudou coats
Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Roksanda Llinic
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Pucci, Marni, Carven

All images are from style.com

FW14 trends report part 3

The leopard print was very popular this fashion week as well as the total look black, very Femme Fatale, a classic…  Some designers played the Old Hollywood card using accessories like long gloves to accentuate the retro vibe (Altuzarra, TOME, Lanvin) or 20’s/30’s embellished details frocks (Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren, Jonathan Saunders)

Tom Ford FW14
Tom Ford FW14
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Balmain, Carven, Givenchy
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Gucci, Saint Laurent, Celine
Alexander Mc Queen FW14
Alexander Mc Queen FW14
black Collage
Prabal Gurung, Antony Vaccarello, Erdem
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Givenchy, Balenciaga, Lanvin
retro glam Collage
Lanvin, TOME, Altuzarra
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Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren, Jonathan Saunders

all images are from style.com