Le Bazhaar

Clarins/FEED One Million Meals Concert

I had the honor to attend the Clarins One Million Meals concert for FEED last night, the event was hosted by Michelle Williams, former Destiny’s Child member, and prestigious guests gave powerful speeches such as Clarins Chairman, Christian Courtin Clarins (which by the way was so entertaining!), former U.S President Bill Clinton, and of course the inspiring Lauren Bush Lauren (will talk about her in a future post very soon!) who created the FEED Foundation. The collaboration between Clarins and FEED reminds us that we tend to forget how lucky we are and that we can all participate in many ways to fight against hunger in the world. It is, indeed, a beautiful partnership
To learn more about FEED and how you can help please visit the FEED PROJECTS website
and the FEED FOUNDATION 

China Mystery

The Last Emperor movie scene

Between Hitchcock heroins and supernatural temptresses, Chinese feminine characters in movies like the Last Emperor, In the Mood for Love, Raise the Red Lantern (Epouses et Concubines) or Lust Caution have always fascinated me. How to resist their mystical aura, and entrancing beauty? Enter this mysterious world where Mah-Jongg games and artificial paradises of Opium houses nourishes a constant omnipresent despair…

 Model Shu Pei Qin for Vera Wang FW11-12 ad campaign
In the Mood for Love movie scene
Lust Caution movie scene
Model Shu Pei Qin for Vera Wang SS11 ad campaign
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott fashion editorial image 
Raise the Red Lantern movie scene
Jenny Packham FW10 beauty close up

Raise the Red Lantern movie scene

Ralph Lauren Collection FW11 Look


Ralph Lauren Collection FW11
W Magazine March issue syled by Jacob.K photo Tim Walker
Lust Caution lead actress Wei Tang
W Magazine March issue syled by Jacob.K photo Tim Walker
W Magazine March issue syled by Jacob.K photo Tim Walker

Super Joan

Joan Smalls is probably one of the most important and influent model of the moment, with major ad campaigns such as Givenchy, Gucci or Estee Lauder Joan is on her way to enter the legend of super models. Despite her fame and being in every single fashion publication or worldwide billboards looking incredibly beautiful and charismatic (and in case you wonder, yes she also looks gorgeous in real life!) Joan is down to earth, simple and sweet.
There is a ton of great pictures of her so consider the below just as a glimpse of her amazing portfolio, I especially love the energy of her shoot for Vogue US May issue, enjoy!

The Queen

Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman as the Queen Ravenna

If I had to reincarnate in a evil queen, I would be Queen Ravenna interpreted by Charlize Theron in the highly expected movie Snow White and the Huntsman (in theaters June 1st). Her hypnotic and almost too perfect beauty contributes in making the character so terrifying. My wardrobe would probably include some of these Alexander Mc Queen by Sarah Burton looks to achieve my powerful domination…

Alexander Mc Queen SS12 Collection

Alexander Mc Queen FW12 Collection

Basquiat

I saw Basquiat, the Julian Schnabel 90’s movie inspired by Jean Michel Basquiat’s life. I was quite disappointed by the film as I was expecting to see more of the artist: his early life (except an opening sequence with his mother, we don’t really know about Basquiat’s past), how he became a major figure of modern art, his entourage… Of course his encounter with Andy Warhol, played by David Bowie, which will lead to a close friendship and work collaboration is well depicted but unfortunately that’s the only thing I thought the director was focused on, except his love affair with the beautiful Gina. We all know Basquiat was prisoner of his drugs addiction which was a way for him to create, escape from his own world and probably a severe depression. I want to believe there was more than the omnipresent despair during the whole movie, I usually like authentic biopics with no embellishments but this one just felt a bit unexplored for such a major art figure.

Mother’s Day

 Gisele Bundchen and her son
 Liya Kebede and her daughter
 Carine Roitfeld and her daughter Julia Restoin Roitfeld
 Ines De La Fressange and her daughter
 Michelle Obama and her daughters
 Miranda Kerr and her son
Gwyneth Paltrow and her son
Kadidiatou Diallo and her daughter
TO ALL THE MOTHERS, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!

Etos

Some boutiques like Etos just feel like home, except that you are surrounded of rare, beautiful objects and pieces of art coming from different places of the world. Meet Mercedes Desio and Alberto Villalobos the two talented interior designers and owners of this temple of chic simplicity. Both coming from an International background, the two friends met while studying at the Design school of New York. Their passion to merge the old with the new led them to open their furnitures and interior design boutique in New york a couple of years ago.

Tell us about your background and how you opened your store?
Mercedes: After living in several places around the world, I settled in New York City where I studied finance at NYU. Once I obtained my finance degree, I pursued my passion for interior design, which 
I developed since my early years while drawing floor plans for my father, and earned a degree from NYSID. Now I’m working on different projects in Miami, New York and London.


Alberto: I studied interior design in Colombia while working in an art gallery developing my passion for art. I deepened my knowledge after moving to New York and getting a degree from the New 
York School of Interior Design. After working in the trade for some time, I developed my own clientele and have worked on several projects commissioned by my clients in New York, New Jersey, Miami, 
and Colombia.



Where do you find your pieces, furnitures, art work? What are your selection criteria?

We find our pieces in Europe (France, Italy) and South America (Argentina, Colombia). We try to pick things that are unique and not as easy to find here in the States. Clients are very educated in decor these days and it is important to try to stay ahead of them by selecting items that are different.


What are the last acquisitions you made and are “must have”?

We really like to purchase glass domes that hold vintage items inside as well as natural objects. They are interesting items that give any room a “cabinet of curiosities” feel.



You also offer interior design personal consultations: any advices, tips about how to decorate or furnish a small space especially in big cities?
Avoid clutter and make sure to paint the walls in neutral colors as well as make sure that the furnishings are neutral so the space feels larger and timeless. Use colors as accents.


Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?
Hopefully in 5 years we have a more solidified design business and we can hopefully start designing our own line of furniture.

For more information visit
Etos
67 E 11th St # 2  New York, NY 10003
(212) 673-3056





At the Met Gala: And the winners for best dress are…

Category Pop of Colors
 January Jones in Versace ray of sunshine on the red carpet
 Diane Kruger in Prada neo 70’s
Eva Mendes in Prada or how to make tangerine glamorous

Brooklyn Decker in Michael Kors Hommage to Schiaparelli wearing a schocking pink gown

Candice Swanepoel in Rag and Bone looking magnetic in a deep blue ocean gown
Category Lame and Glitter
 Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren heroin of F.Scott Fitzgerald
 Carey Mulligan in Prada futuristic mermaid
Lana Del Rey in Altuzarra gothic beauty 
Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe back to the Studio 54
Category Short Statement Dresses
Joan Smalls in Balmain with Olivier Rousteing Rock N’Roll chic
Kate Bosworth in Prada Jazzy 20’s version 2012
Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada a lesson of sexy elegance
Category Retro
Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte women revolution has begun

Miss Favela

I never been to Brazil, but going to Miss Favela in Brooklyn Williamsburg felt like it! This place is so authentic: the food, drinks (hmmm Caipirinha!!), the decor but also the amazing band will transport you to Rio de Janeiro or Copacabana and make you dance for hours! This is definitely a must do during the Summer!
For more information visit
Miss Favela
57 South 5th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Flower Blossom

I was doing some research on Lana Del Rey for work when I saw those pictures of her wearing what looks like flower crowns. The way she wears them in her hair is so inspiring! I’m still wondering like most of the people if Lana is a true artist or just the “flavor of the moment”, a big marketing phenomenon… However we can all agree that she has certainly a unique sense of style