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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!

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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…

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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

Azzedine Alaia knows women

I went to see to Azzedine Alaia exhibition at the freshly renovated Palais Galliera. It’s one of the thing I love when I come back in Paris, there is no cities where exhibitions are so well curated and where I’m completely immersed into the designer or artist’s world. That’s exactly what happened with this exhibit, the more emblematic looks of Alaia were exposed, you could see the perfect fit of the body conscious silhouettes, from the materials used to the cut, the final result is just mesmerising. Azzedine knows how to magnify women and understands the complexity of feminine curves.  Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell, two of his favourite models, but also Grace Jones or Tina Turner wearing his creations, marked the 90’s fashion era. I wish to see more of Alaia’s work in the next couple of years, a real artist who continues to seduce thousands of women around the world but managed to stay true to his craft without falling into today’s fashion diktats.

The Azzedine Alaia exhibition at Palais Galliera
The Azzedine Alaia exhibition at Palais Galliera
Leopard print knitted body and ensemble
Leopard print knitted body and ensemble
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaia
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaia
Stephanie Seymour and Azzedine Alaia
Stephanie Seymour and Azzedine Alaia
Azzedine Alaia black leather looks
Azzedine Alaia black leather looks
Azzedine Alaia hoodie jersey fitted dress
Azzedine Alaia hoodie jersey fitted dress
Azzedine Alaia white belted knitted dress
Azzedine Alaia white belted knitted dress