Archive for “October, 2009”

Studs and Stripes

La Coupine 1 is finally back in town and we spent some quality girls time today: a little shopping, strolling through the streets and good coffee of course. Perfect saturday!

Blazer and studded gloves

Wearing my “souvenirs” from Paris: studded gloves and a double-breasted wool-blazer. BTW this chocolate-colored vespa from the 50′s belongs to an antique store in that street. It’s great!

Close-up of the gloves

Close-up of the gloves. They are definitely the coolest accessory I own! Found at Le Bon Marché on the ground floor.


The rest of this outfit is rather basic. I am saving the dressing-up for tonight;-). It’s Halloween (as one can easily tell by the two giant pumpkins in the background)! Have a great night out everyone!

Blazer: Isabel Marant Étoile, striped tee: H&M, wool vest: Humanoid, old skinnies, gloves: from Le Bon Marché Paris, ballerinas: Tory Burch.

Go shorty

Emanuelle Alt in overknee boots and shorts

Aaah this outfit really melts my little BLACK heart;-)…I am adding to the crave-list: black denim shorts, over-the-knee boots and a fitted leather blazer. Easy, right? Feel like I need to go (closet-) shopping RIGHT NOW.

Also hot: Emanuelle’s Tom Ford sunnies.

Pic via Modefeber

Garance Doré

Garance Dore

Garance Doré is one of our all time favourite bloggers!  She has an incredible talent to take pictures of girls, which underline their inner beauty. And Garance has a great sense of humour. We LOVE her stories about her newest style addictions, little fashion emergencies and all the other girl talk. So it has become one of our favourite daily routines, to check her blog in the morning! Garance has been doing some great work and has been rewarded for that: recently, she launched a limited collection of T-shirts with the GAP (which sadly sold out immediately) and is now working very closely with French Vogue (could there be a better match?) to do some behind the scenes coverage.

Taking our high appreciation for Garance’s work, you can certainly imagine that we had the most surreal moment ever, when we met her and the Sartorialist in the Metro on the way to the Chloe Show, during Fashion Week. Garance was stunning in person! So natural, and sweet and very chic wearing her short- sleeved Max Mara coat. So we talked to her – actually Garance did most of the talking, we were so taken by her charisma that we could merely sit there and listen. We were even too excited to ask for a picture (sooo stupid of us!!).

Well, I promise I stop obsessing now…but let me still show you some of my very favourite pictures by Garance…

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Fresh and wild



Yesterday, I got myself the October Issue of i-D magazine. It’s such a good one… featuring the most coveted fashion crowd out there right now. I literally could not get myself to put it aside, before reading the whole thing (so I’m running on a sleep deficit now…).

One of the best contributions in the issue is this editorial with favourite model Dree Hemmingway, photographed by Alasdair McLellan. I LOVE these pictures: Dree looks so natural and fragile and beautiful, plus she is wearing lots of Isabel Marant…the whole mood is so special.

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“The blazer is the new coat!”

This is an original quote from my Parisienne friend Melina who – TRUST me – knows what she’s talking about! We spotted great examples of the blazer-mania all over Paris but also elsewhere in the fashion landscape. HOW to wear it? Take inpiration from these stylish ladies:

Frida Gustavsson via Altamira

Swedish newcomer model FRIDA GUSTAVSSON during London fashion week in an old-school tweed blazer spiced up with vintage denim shorts and overknee-socks. Very brit!

Pic via Altamira.

Rumi Fashiontoast

Rumi from fashiontoast pairs her double-breasted vintage blazer with a short slipdress and all-black-accessories like the Alexander Wang Diego bag.

Ashley Olsen at Hogan

Ashley Olsen wears her grey wool blazer with a thick oversized scarf, cut-off black skinnies and classic pumps.

Ashley Olsen at Hogan store-event

Same blazer, different outfit! I love how she can pull of a look that consists of only classic pieces like a cardigan, geek glasses and jeans and still look incredibly cool and sexy. Ashley, you’re my style goddess!

Pics via Olsen’s Anonymous.

Ashley Olsen: Get the look


1. Wear a classic cardigan in bottle green with nothing underneath. I found this one at Topshop for £ 38.

2. Wear it with BASIC black skinny jeans like the Acne Kex Smooth and CUT THEM OFF right under your ankle! It’s the new thing. Slashed denim is sooo last season;-)!

3. Geek glasses in brown add a touch of “librarian”. These are the Ray Ban Wayfarers in Dark Havana.

4. Double-breasted blazer jacket from Miss Selfridge for £ 25. If you want to invest into a more special piece check the Vanessa Bruno Athé collection at La Garconne.

5. Finally a pair of classic pumps like the Louboutin Décoletté 100 jazz pumps will round this look.

So ditch your wool coats this fall: it’s all about the blazer! Got it;-)?

Picture of the day: biking in Paris

bikes in paris

I just love this picture of super hot Entourage star Adrian Grenier (you might also know him as the cute boyfriend in the Devil Wears Prada) riding a bike in Paris. When we were in Paris last week, we noticed bikes ALL over the place, they really seem to be the new ‘It’ accessory.

Note to myself: when I’m moving to Paris in January, I gotta get myself a bike asap, plus a cute guy to ride it with ;-)

Picture: the Sartorialist

Shopping guide: Le Marais

Shopping guide_Marais

We spent our last day in PARIS in the city’s most charming and trendy district: LE MARAIS. On a Thursday afternoon it has quite a peaceful “small-village”-atmosphere and invites you to stroll around, take a look at the small boutiques and galeries, sit down outside the boho-cafè “La Perle“, watch stylish people pass by and just be INSPIRED…

Here’s where u really HAVE to go when u are in Paris.

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Best of PARIS Streetstyle: Miss Marais

Miss Marais

It is not hard to find exceptionally STYLISH and well-dressed people in Paris, that’s for sure! They are everywhere. Paris is like a CANDY SHOP for the style-hungry! Despite our constant sensory overload during this trip we were both equally impressed when we ran into this oh-so-chic Parisian girl in Marais today. Her black & blue vintage outfit definitely deserves the “Miss Marais”-award, don’t you think;-)?

Live from PARIS: The Chloé A-list

Our first stop today was the famous Jardin des Tuileries and we got the fashion crowd OVERDOSE right away…It was a beautiful Indian-Summer-kind-of day and we had lots of fun hanging out outside the Chloé show and spotting streetstyles from our favorite fashionistas. Here’s a selection of the most stylish GIRLS in Paris. Be inspired!

Anja Rubik with boyfriend at Chloé

Anja Rubik, the face of Chloé perfume, with her boyfriend

Géraldine Saglio & Emanuelle Alt at Chloé

Géraldine Saglio, assistant stylist for VOGUE Paris and Emauelle Alt, fashion director at VOGUE Paris (wearing Isabel Marant boots from the brandnew S/S ’10 collection!)

Taylor Tomasi at Chloé Paris

The beautiful Taylor Tomasi (ex-Teen Vogue accessories director, now working for Marie Claire) in a sequined blazer and a Chanel bag with piled-on bangles

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Les Coupines in Paris

We are off to PARIS for the next couple of days and so excited about Fashion Week! Voila, a small selection of the things we will be doing (sorted by probability of occurence!!)


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Love story


Isabel Marant + Me = Total Love Story

Season after season, I’m a huge fan of  Marant’s effortless and oh so Parisian style! So for next Spring it’s gonna be the sexy Pirate girl look with embellished jackets, hot pink and as always very short dresses. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally digging it !! Check the whole collection here.

Little Black Dress

THE Little Black Dress

I had never been a big fan of t-shirts with slogans. There’s something stupid about them. Like you couldn’t speak for yourself or you wouldn’t have the heart to make a verbal statement and had to use your upper body instead…RETARDED, no?! But then again there are statement tees that are just too cool to not like them. Like THIS one! Actually Nati was the first to discover the new interpretation of the all-time-classic LITTLE BLACK DRESS during our trip to Antwerp but it had sold out in her size. So my sister took her chance on this one and ordered it from the Urban Outfitters online-shop.

It’s so totally HER! She just had to have it…

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Alla Milanese

Anna Dello Russo at Dolce Gabbana

In terms of innovation and trendsetting shown on the runway Milan Fashion Week had been rather UNSPECTACULAR. However, the elegance and sexiness shown on the street by Milanese fashionistas amazed me even more. My personal highlight this time: Anna dello Russo (fashion director at large, Vogue Nippon) at the Dolce & Gabbana show. Her daring outfit sums up everything that Milanese fashion is about: classiness, BLACK, playful details & femininity. Aaah and SUNGLASSES! How could I forget…;-).

Pic by The Sartorialist.