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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…

Marisa Berenson
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…

Vanessa Hudgens and
Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler
Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez
Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez
Jasmine Tookes
Jasmine Tookes
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Kendall and Kylie Jenner
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
doudou coats 2
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
felin Collage
Balmain, Carven, Givenchy
felin 2 Collage
Gucci, Saint Laurent, Celine
Alexander Mc Queen FW14
Alexander Mc Queen FW14
black Collage
Prabal Gurung, Antony Vaccarello, Erdem
black 2 Collage
Givenchy, Balenciaga, Lanvin
retro glam Collage
Lanvin, TOME, Altuzarra
r glam 2 Collage
Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren, Jonathan Saunders

all images are from style.com

FW14 trends report part 2

70′s boho chic is once again back for next season (Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Mary Katrantzou, Marni, Burberry…). Designers also  made references to pop culture: Chanel and its supersize supermarket, Rodarte paying tribute to Star Wars, Moschino showing cereals or chocolate packagings revisited as evening gowns plus the Statue of Liberty being the main point of interest at Fausto Puglisi…

Michael Kors
Michael Kors
70's chic boheme Collage
Marrni, Mary Katrantzou, Burberry
70's urbain Collage
Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton
Jeremy Scott
Jeremy Scott
pop cult coll
Chanel, Moschino, Fausto Puglisi
pop cult 2 coll
Moschino, Rodarte, Chanel

FW 14 Trends Report Part 1

This fashion week was full of exciting things coming up for next Fall. It was also the first show of Nicolas Gesquiere for Louis Vuitton, new faces emerged on the runway such as Kendall Jenner, Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais  as a super size Chanel supermarket where guests and then models could do their shopping, genius! But to start the trends report here are the suits plus knits I loved this season. Note that the big thing will be to pair sweaters with skirts or dresses for a chilling night out, enjoy!

Stella Mc Cartney FW14
Stella Mc Cartney FW14
knits Collage
The Row, Celine, Michael Kors
knits 2 Collage
Jean Charles De Castelbajac, Rodarte, Calvin Klein
Isabel Marant FW14
Isabel Marant FW14
skirt and sweats 2 Collage
Prabal Gurung, Fendi, Balenciaga
skirts and sweats Collage
Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, Louis Vuitton
Stella Mc Cartney FW14
Stella Mc Cartney FW14
suits Collage
Versace, Maison Martin Margiela, Christian Dior

All images are from style.com

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner made some buzz during this fashion week season. She walked for the biggest houses: Chanel, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs. Who would have said one of the member of the Kardashian tribe could be taken seriously enough to be accepted in the  very selective world of high fashion ? Let’s hope it’s the beginning of a successful modelling career (Kendall is represented by Elite) and not just a publicity stunt due to her famous big sister Kim Kardashian and boyfriend superstar Kanye West.

Marc Jacobs FW14
Marc Jacobs FW14
Chanel FW14
Chanel FW14
Givenchy FW14
Givenchy FW14

All images are from style.com

street style life

At the occasion of Paris fashion week I decided to see how it’s like to be among the fashion and street style photographers in front of show venues. It’s a real dilemna because most of the time they are pretty invasive especially that their number have considerably grown over the years but on another side, I have some sort of respect knowing that becoming a good street style photographer is not that easy. And let’s be honest the fashion crowd is now highly contributing to the phenomenon by showing off their craziest, trendiest attire just to have their picture taken. Here are the golden rules to guarantee a successful photographic session and a few selected pictures I was able to take:

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Stylist and fashion consultant Kate Foley

1. Be sure to have the right camera and be ready: good professional material already set up and quick is key to obtain the best shots

2. Know the who’s who of fashion and entertainment world: if you want to have pictures that matter. However there are plenty of unknown fashionistas even photographers take pictures of each other, the only requirement after all is to be stylish!

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3. Find a strategic area: when a “person of interest” arrives you can be sure everybody will jump on her/him to get a picture but some smart or should I say experienced photographers, managed to always take it easily

4. Be attentive: some fashion targets try to get round the crowd or walk fast to avoid being stopped, but if you can spot her/him from afar, you have good chances to catch them anyway. Yes, it’s like a hunting game…

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Fashion creative director Vogue Japan
Anna Dello Russo (in the middle)
International Herald Tribune Suzy Menkes (right)
International Herald Tribune Suzy Menkes (right)
Mme Figaro Fashion editor Carine Bizet
Mme Figaro Fashion writer Carine Bizet
Vogue US Lynn Yaeger
Vogue US Lynn Yaeger
LOVE Magazine EIC Katie Grand (left)
LOVE Magazine EIC Katie Grand (left)

5. Be patient: Often the “real” fashion crowd is coming from a previous show and tend to get to the next one at the time it’s supposed to start or even a bit after, but once one is here the others follow shortly. As for celebrities, it’s another piece of cake. Their technic is usually to enter from an hidden door unless there is none and they have to use the main entrance. In that case, the black car with tinted windows will be your best bet, but once again be fast, it only takes a few seconds for the photographers to completely surround it!

Teen Vogue fashion news director Jane Keltner De Valle
Teen Vogue fashion news director Jane Keltner De Valle
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Julia Restoin Roitfeld
Stylist Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele
Stylist Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele
Fashion blogger Linda Tol
Fashion blogger Linda Tol
Vogue Paris Claire Delhens and Capucine Safyurtlu
Vogue Paris Claire Delhens (back) and
Capucine Safyurtlu (right)
Casting director and Fashion consultant Natalie Joos
Casting director and Fashion consultant Natalie Joos
10 Magazine Sophia Neophitou and Vogue Japan George Cortina
10 Magazine Sophia Neophitou and fashion
editor stylist George Cortina

6. Identify your fellow famous bloggers: you will be so focused on all the editors, stylists and VIP’s that you might miss the star bloggers. They became as important and notorious as big magazines editors. For example I couldn’t photograph Scott Schuman from the Sartorialist but got Tamu McPherson and NY Times veteran Bill Cunningham. From the back.

Tamu McPherson
Tamu McPherson taking a picture
NY Times Bill Cunningham in a blue jacket
NY Times Bill Cunningham in a blue jacket

7. Learn from the best: of course you now have ton of street style blogs/websites, but I would recommend visiting the following sites for inspiration: Jak and Jil, Style.com, Vogue.com, The Sartorialist, On the Street Bill Cunningham

And if you want to know more about the subject read the excellent article published last year in the New York Times by Suzy Menkes about the circus of fashion.

 

Cover Up

After the Spring 14 ad campaign for Balmain, Rihanna is once again getting the fashion sphere excited: she just scored her third cover story for Vogue US, which is pretty rare even for big Hollywood actresses all the more for a young singer of colour.  It seems that Anna Wintour can’t get enough of her style and cool attitude, definitely a nice shake up for the readership of the glossy high end magazine!

rihanna vogue

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 rihanna vogue

All images are from Vogue US March 14 issue, photography by David Sims

Jared Leto

I rarely post about men, but lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with Jared Leto that’s why I chose him for this new category named Coup de Coeur. For those who don’t know him Jared is an American actor who played Claire Danes’s love interest in 90′s teen show,  My so called life, and movies like Fight Club, Requiem for a dream, American Psycho just to name a few. Known for  completely embracing his feminine side and being adventurous with his look, constantly reinventing himself almost like David Bowie and alter ego Ziggy Stardust, his physical transformation  and performance for the Dallas Buyers Club film as a seropositive transgender earned him a nomination at the Oscars. Besides his successful acting career, he also created his own rock band with his brother called 30 seconds to Mars. Lately Jared Leto long locks and hypnotic blue eyes have been  seen everywhere from NYFW front row shows to awards events. After a couple of quiet years, probably focusing on his music, the androgynous actor is back to the spotlights for our greatest pleasure!

Jared Lto at the Golden Globes ceremony
Jared Leto at the Golden Globes ceremony
Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club
Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

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Model Ming Xi and Jared Leto at New York fashion week (image courtesy of vogue.com)
Model Ming Xi and Jared Leto at New York
fashion week (image courtesy of vogue.com)

When Saint Laurent was YSL

The movie Yves Saint Laurent, directed by Jalil Lespert, is a must see. Actor Pierre Niney interprets in a impressive way the famous designer, through the movie we live the tremendous success of the young prodige in the exclusive world of Parisian haute couture, his chronic depression and anxiety but also his love story with longtime partner Pierre Berge played by Guillaume Gallienne. The rest of the casting includes Charlotte Le Bon in the role of Victoire Doutreleau the friend and muse of Yves at the beginning of his career but who will inevitably betray him, Laura Smet as the beautiful eccentric free spirit Loulou De La Falaise and Marie De Villepin really convincing in the role of the enigmatic model Betty Catroux. A movie full of emotion, love, nostalgia and creativity browsing a destiny of exception, the end of an era…

YSL movie

Pierre Niney aand Guillaume Galienne as Yves St Laurent and Pierre Berge
Pierre Niney and Guillaume Gallienne as
Yves St Laurent and Pierre Berge
Pierre Niney and Charlotte Le Bon as Yves St Laurent and Victoire Doutreleau
Pierre Niney and Charlotte Le Bon as Yves
St Laurent and Victoire Doutreleau