May 15 2013
Magazine: Vogue US
Issue: June 2013
Stylist: Tonne Goodman
Model: Kate Upton
Photography: Mario Testino
May 15 2013
Magazine: Vogue US
Issue: June 2013
Stylist: Tonne Goodman
Model: Kate Upton
Photography: Mario Testino
May 10 2013
What happens when super top model Jerry Hall and worldwide rock star Mick Jagger meet in the late 70′s, fell madly in love, and have kids? Well one of them becomes a hit girl and model, Georgia May Jagger is the daughter of one of the most glamorous couple of the entertainment industry. Here a few pics of her and Jerry Hall, her mother, looking more beautiful than ever!
May 10 2013
With Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet as parents, Zoe Kravitz couldn’t dream of a cooler DNA . She inherited the rebel rock’n roll attitude of her dad and the fashion flair of her mother. Back in the days Lisa was an icon, I remember waiting feverishly each episode of the Cosby Show just to see what her character Denise would wear, still today her style is a reference for cool fashionistas. Zoe was recently featured in the last issue of Vaga magazine and I was amazed by her resemblance to her mother, judge by yourself!
May 9 2013
It seems that Madonna was one of the rare guest to get the memo about this year’s theme. Her provocative outfit was definitely a sensation, yes Madonna is no longer a young starlet but I thought the Betty Page meets punk look was a smart choice and who doesn’t want to pull it off like this in their fifties?
May 6 2013
A men’s suit just like singer Rita Ora. Everything work together: from the dark eyebrows to the bold necklace and multi ethnic bracelets on the wrists. Other cool detail the tee-shirt: Rita and model’s Cara Delevingne are best friends, what a great way to show your love and admiration to your bff?!
May 3 2013
The Met Gala is celebrating the Punk culture this year. It’s not the easiest theme to explore, between rebellion and visionary, borned at the end of the 70′s in London, Punk is still omnipresent nowadays: piercings, tattoos and partial shaved hair entered the fashion zone and are no longer adopted by marginals only. The fact that classic institutions are getting out of their comfort zone and dedicating this major fashion event (equivalent of the Oscars for fashion) to the extreme movement is honestly a bowl of fresh air and make the ceremony even more expected. Some images might be disturbing but it’s also part of the fun no?! Oh and I couldn’t resist to include Miss Miley Cyrus looking sexier than ever in the new issue of V magazine…
The ceremony will be live streamed on May 6th
May 1 2013
Erica Dobbs is the delightful owner of vintage store Ana Chronos located in Greenpoint Brooklyn. I instantly fell for the carefully curated unique pieces (each clothing or accessory is hand labeled with its period) but also the delicate interior of this small boutique. If you are looking for authenticity and shop in an intimate yet friendly atmosphere, you are at the right place! I asked a few questions to Erica about her path and how to be a savvy vintage shopper, read and enjoy!
1) Erica, tell us about your background and how you decided to have your own vintage boutique?
For years, vintage was always a strong hobby of mine, but it wasn’t until about 6-7 years ago that I realized that my strong hobby turned into complete passion. That’s when I knew and said to myself, HA! So that’s what I’m supposed to do in life! But the store itself came about as a twist of fate. My boyfriend and I were actually looking for live/work apartment rentals in Greenpoint. That’s when we stumbled upon 135 Franklin street.
2) How do you curate your pieces, what are your criteria of selection?
The criteria for selecting pieces is based on quality and authenticity. 20 years or older is vintage. Curating the merchandise is a bit trickier. While trying to not overcrowd, my goal is to put wearable day-to-day garments out, while sprinkling in really unique and beautiful pieces.
3) Which item(s) currently present in your store would you say are pretty special and “must have”?
I love all of my pieces, but right now with the weather so finicky I’ve been really into layering comfy maxi dresses, caftans, cozy blazers and scarves. Specifically though, I recently picked up some incredible, oversized linen blazers that I’ve been living in while at the store.
4) Do you have any advices for people passionate about vintage about how to shop great pieces and make sure they are authentic?
Finding authentic and quality vintage can be tricky and it is definitely becoming more challenging, but my advice for finding quality vintage is to thrift, thrift, thrift. Persistence and patience is key and you shouldn’t get discouraged if you walk away empty handed. It’s common and it will feel that much better when you score those gems! There are a lot of different things you can look for when determining if the pieces are vintage. Zippers and Labels are a biggie (union tags, brand designs, Made in USA) and to more accurately mark the era of the vintage piece, you want to consider other characteristics of the garment, like style, material and the construction. All of these things have unique characteristics per era.
5) Any exciting plans for the next upcoming 5 years?
I first opened the shop about two years ago and it’s been a thrilling and incredible experience. It has been equally humbling and I see this entire endeavor as a journey with an organic process and I’m looking forward to letting it unfold naturally.
135 Franklyn Street
Brooklyn 11222, NY
April 26 2013
Campaign: H&M New Icons
Models: Daphne Groeneveld, Joan Smalls, Lindsey Wixson and Liu Wen
Photography: Alasdair McLellan
April 23 2013
My friend Marion visited for a couple of days, she wanted to discover this highly coveted area of New York. Our focus was Williamsburg famous for the hipster and artists community (think beards, skinny jeans and plaid shirts!), vintage stores, antiques shops, flea markets, cool bars, healthy awesome food restaurants or joints are really part of the life here…The little bonus of the day was to see actress Anne Hathaway (no picture sorry!) shopping in a little clothing boutique on Franklin street, in Greenpoint. Hope you enjoy this little tour, all the addresses will be at the end of the post, enjoy!
Mast Brothers Chocolate
111 N 3rd St Brooklyn, NY 11211
61 Kent Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
(Vintage, trade and sell your clothes)
88 N 11th street Brooklyn, NY 11211
(Roof top bar and Reynard restaurant downstairs)
80 Wythe avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
Smorgasburg Flea market
(food, vintage and antique)
N, 7th street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Artists and fleas
70 N 7th street Brooklyn, NY 11211
April 18 2013
Vanessa Paradis is mostly known for being the French discreet but stylish girl, a longtime Chanel’s brand ambassador and of course the ex wife of Johnny Depp with whom she had two kids. But for me and most of European people, Vanessa is a symbol of a generation, a talented actress and singer we grew up with often bullied for her ballsy choices (In Noces Blanches she interpreted a disturbed young student who has a passionate affair with her teacher). Her Lolita style has evolved over the years depending on who she was working with, dating or sometimes both…My favorite period was when she released the album she made with Lenny Kravitz, simply called Vanessa Paradis. With Lenny’s influence she became this reincarnation of a 70′s bohemian baby doll but with the 90′s distinctive touch. After 6 years, Vanessa is releasing a new album which critics are already praising, the perfect occasion to pay her a little tribute!
April 15 2013
When it comes to style, some girls like Leelee Sobieski always get it right which is almost annoying… But in a good way. It forces you to be more creative with your wardrobe, for example you have this loose simple tee shirt in your closet since forever and never find something to wear it with? Just copy Leelee and pair it with an elegant evening skirt (the slit and drape waist make the skirt here) plus killer pumps (no platforms please even if I love them) and here you are with a effortless stylish outfit that most of the girls will envy you!
April 12 2013
Remember when Chanel and Versace were the kings of the bling? Statement jewelry was everywhere, from prestigious runway shows to ad campaigns, layering bold pieces was a must and never too much! After Rap stars, today stylish artists like Rihanna, Rita Ora or Lady Gaga and nostalgic fashion editors are giving a second life to the trend (see Daria Werbowy, Isabeli Fontana and Vogue Japan editorials below). Follow the inspiration, perfect timing for a party week end right?
April 11 2013
Magazine: Vogue Japan
Issue: April 2013
Model: Bette Franke
Stylist: Anna Dello Russo
Photography: Giampaolo Sgura
April 8 2013
I watched the movie adapted from the real life of Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci when I was a kid, I remember how fascinated and intrigued I was, but through the years I forgot about her. She won 3 gold Olympic medals at the 1976′s games of Montreal and was the first gymnast to ever had a perfect score of 10. When I saw that CR Fashion book dedicating a story to her I couldn’t be happier! By the way if you like dance and dancers’s world, go and buy right away the magazine as it’s a special issue. The mix with high fashion is splendid, normal, it’s Carine.
Magazine: CR Fashion Book
Fashion: Carine Roitfeld
Model: Magda Laguinge
Photographer: Sebastian Faena
April 4 2013
It’s been a while since I wanted to use images from V Magazine’s beautiful editorial featuring my all time favorite model Joan Smalls (Beat Bolliger did the styling). She appears as a sensual version of activist and intellectual figure Angela Davis, the afro being the key detail. I was really inspired by this shoot. Much more than a hair style or a fashion trend like it is often perceived nowadays, in the 70′s context having an afro was mostly about embracing who you are, your roots and revendicate your identity, even a political act sometimes. It’s definitely a vast and fascinating subject that I’ll be exploring hopefully very soon, stay tuned!
April 1 2013
A multi color striped robe like the one on Bianca Jagger. I would wear it for lazy Sundays at home, or belted on a fitted cropped pants and high heels for a Summer late night out. I just love the nonchalance of this piece and how you can play with it. Bianca of course looks divine in hers!
March 29 2013
For this year’s Easter, another sexy bunny, Kate Moss the one and only playing the Rabbit from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I love the quote at the bottom of the image and the fresh face of Kate, without any doubt one of the most influential model of her generation. I couldn’t find the source of the picture so if you know from which magazine is it don’t hesitate to share the information, oh and happy Easter!
March 26 2013
Emilia Clarke the weirdly beautiful dragon woman on HBO hit TV show Game of Thrones is taking over Broadway in the adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. We all remember Audrey Hepburn playing the delightful Holly Golightly and it’s hard to imagine someone else in the role as Audrey so perfectly embraced the character. I was surprised by the choice but also definitely curious to see how Emilia will perform and give a second life to the sassy heroin.
March 22 2013
Sometimes simple things are the best, like this white polo shirt worn by model’s Yasmin Le Bon, I also love the messy bun and short bang. And that’s all you need to have a great style!
March 14 2013
Mod is everywhere. You open a magazine and all the fashion editorials are celebrating the Mod trend and the glorious period of the 60′s, which makes sense: designers like March Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors all did collections with strong Swinging London accents. After seeing a terrific editorial for Self Service magazine, I talked about the subject here. I didn’t want to repeat myself but I was too tempted and here I am again! Only this time I would like to pay homage to Mod figures that we don’t mention that much, yes Edie Sedgwick or Twiggy are definitely eponymous figures of that time, but there was also Donyale Luna the first black supermodel a favorite of Richard Avedon and Harper’s Bazaar, Penelope Tree muse of David Bailey, Mary Quant with her famous Vidal Sassoon hair cut… If you don’t know those names, I urge you to look up for them now, enjoy!