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Launching today: Jil Sander’s second collection for Uniqlo

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Jil Sander’s second collection for the Japanese high-street giant Uniqlo launches today! And I want everything. Somehow Mrs. Sander always manages to get her clean minimalist chic across and even add a sophisticated touch to high-street basics. Oh and Vogue Paris darling Raquel Zimmermann doesn’t hurt either:-). Nat, can you PLEASE make the queue and get me that camel trench coat???

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jil sander uniqlo_CAMEL HOODIE

Pics: uniqlo.com

The weekend fantasy shop-in

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Am being modest as ever when it comes to my wishlist for weekend shopping:-). Sought-after pieces include Céline, YSL and some Isabel Marant – I could atually use her whole collection! But I am focussing on some great basics instead. Here’s what:

1. On top of my list is this amazing two-toned Céline shopper. It’s simple, pure, practical and still incredibly chic. Need that!

2. I need RED Repettos for walking around during the day

3. And some spectacular, chunky-heeled YSL suede wedges that goes with black opaques as well (cause it’s about time to drag these out again!)

4. My favourite lace piece is this Paul & Joe mini skirt which I will pull up onto my waist

5. and eventually tuck a simple wool sweater into. This Isabel Marant one has the perfect cut with accentuated shoulders and slim fit.

6. A splash of color on my nails brightens up my day. It’s silly – but works! Chanel has the best red shades.

7. Last but not least I am still on my Parisian high and that’s why I need a cool fedora ASAP. Found this brand through ELLE UK.

7 things, that’s it! May birthday come soon!

Maje Fall / Winter 2010

Maje lookbook f/w 2010

Maje Lookbook F/W 2010

Maje lookbook_f/w 2010

Maje lookbook f/w 2010

The Maje F/W 2010 lookbook sums up pretty well what I wanna dress like this fall. Camel blazers & capes, leather, lace, a great classic suit, leo accessories and a dash of bright RED. Perfect. Maje is definitely one of the many things I look forward to seeing in Paris:-).

P.S.: They chose Vanessa Traina to be the face of their new campaign. Seriously, how cool is that?

Pics: maje.com

Style.com anniversary tees

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On the occasion of style.com’s 10th anniversary a selective group of just the biggest designer names (Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Lanvin to name a few) has been asked to create a limited t-shirt edition.  And on top of that fashion’s global A-list has modeled the tees in front of Tommy Ton‘s camera. Oh and to make this even better a proportion of the proceeds will be donated to ‘Computer for Youth’! Now this is not only a perfectly smart and creative idea but also the result is very convincing. What do u think? I’m sold…

In the picture above: Vanessa Traina wearing a limited Givenchy X tee with a classic black blazer and Balenciaga’s Giant City tote.

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Vogue Nippon fashion editor Anna dello Russo in a Balmain designed tee.

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Chloé Sevigny wears a Proenza Schouler tee – WHAT ELSE:-)?

We’ve picked out our favourites:

Style.com designer collaboration tees

The tees are available online, at Colette in Paris or at a special pop-up store in New York as of today! Sign up here to be the first to shop:-)!

September essentials

September wishlist

It’s September! THE most important fashion month has kicked off and I like to think that after a rather unspectacular summer there is a golden fall waiting for me:-). To be all set for that particular case I have put together a list of things that I just NEED (apart from the red Chanel 2.55 which proves to be a difficult mission…). Be inspired!

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YSL Tribute 105 – Should I?

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I’ve been flirting with these babies for the past couple of days. They are the new YSL Tribute 105 pumps in a beautiful cognac suede (sooo my color!).

Now the question is should I go for them despite their delicate material and the slightly uncomfortable KILLER heel? Or should I wait and see what kind of shape (pointy – that’s for sure!) the new season will bring and which other tempations will come my way in F/W 2010? Let me know what you thing, fellow shoe lovers;-)!

Rediscovered: silk shirts

Jewelry editorial Vogue Paris July 2010

One of the most versatile and simple pieces to wear right now is definitely a powder toned chemise en soie. To me, silk shirts are the surprise hit of the season yet totally season-less.

For the très Parisiènne look wear it all buttoned up with fine gold jewelry and a vintage belt (this one’s from Kiliwatch, Nati’s favourite vintage destination!).

Pictures: Vogue Paris, July issue

Jewelry editorial Vogue Paris II

A classic silk blouse will soften summer’s utility trend (perfect with khaki shorts!) and solve any pre-fall outfit dilemma while it leaves the floor to statement accessories and fine jewelry. The best brand? Equipment offers classic-cut silk blouses in creamy white or powdery beige at a reasonable price point.

Summer in the City, Paris The Sartorialist

Very ‘summer in the city-ish’! The soft shade enhances a summer tan (working on mine right now!) and looks completely effortless when left unbuttoned.

Picture: The Sartorialist

wanted: the Kooples blazer

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Spotted for the first time on a model during fashion week, I have been craving this blazer forever!! It has THE perfect fit, a really nice material to wear during summer and the little skull on the blazer’s emblem is the right detail to balance off the preppy look. I’m just wondering if it would be wise to wait until sales to get it…

Picture by Tommy Ton

H&M festival collection

Just as a small reminder: the highly anticipated H&M Fashion against Aids festival collection is hitting stores today!

These are my favourite pieces:

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I love the denim dress and shorts, the little embellished blazer, the leather jacket seems to be just perfect, and this leo print dress is very Lanvin-like… and how cute is the girls festival kit??? Not that I’m lucky enough to have a real reason to buy this stuff (like attending Coachella or Glastonbury), but the Jalouse rocks Paris festival in June could be a good excuse! In any case, I am gonna start my trip through H&M stores in Paris right now and hope to snap at least one of those great pieces! I’ll report back to you;)

Dresscode: Regatta

I just came back from my school’s amazing regatta, which took place this weekend on Capri.

Voila, a little selection of my ideal regatta wardrobe (I meant to post this earlier, but the pre-departure got a bit stressful…)

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1. THE essential for each sailing trip is a stripped shirt. This one is by American Vintage, but usually Petit Bateau has some great ones too or just try to go Vintage.

2. Brioni Lurex-knit shorts via net-a-porter. You could just not go to Capri without adding a touch of Missoni glam to your beachwear!

3. Kody leather wedge sandals by Juicy Couture via net-a-porter.

4. Another classic: the espadrille. The Gap has some great ones this summer!

5. Howlite multi-strap drop earings via net-a-porter. Spice up each summer outfit with Isabel Marant’s boho-chic jewelry pieces.

6. Ray-ban wayfarers in red. The Italians just love it!!

7. Panama hat. Just take inspirations from Diane on how to style it!

8. DFV Omaya cutout tunic via net-a-porter. The right choice for the insane white party held at Villa Marina Hotel in Capri.

9./10. As for the beauty essentials: Make sure to have (at least) a little tan, which you could boost with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Healthy Bronze, and go for bright, orange/red nailpolish. Les Coupines’ favourite for this summer: Monsooner or later by OPI!

I will post some pics of this great trip very very soon!
xx Nati

Line we love: Helmut Lang

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Les Coupines just love the Helmut Lang Collection for this Spring…its the right mix of clear lines and edgy prints!

1. Spray ombre silk dress, 2. Cellophane print jersey top, 3. Dry crepe ruched dress, 4. Cotton blend burn-out t-shirt, 5. Crackled leather jacket.

I’m particularly obsessed with the dry crepe ruched dress. Actually, it does not look too special on the picture above. But I tried it on last week at Merci Store here in Paris and it has the perfect fit and a sublime cut-out at the back. So, I’m currently making up all kinds of fancy events, which could justify the investment into this dress. Then again, do you ever need an excuse for a great fitting LBD?!?

Pictures via net-a-porter.com and lagarconne.com

Bags: Alexa on the rise

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Talking about bags: Mulberry‘s latest coup is called “Alexa” (named after noone lesser than fashion’s favourite girl Alexa Chung) and recalls some retro school bag-chic. To be honest, me and Alexa (referring to the bag here) wasn’t love at first sight. I thought it was pretty lame actually. But then I spotted it on one of the interns in my uber-chic office and changed my mind:-). Now I’d literally die to have one but of course Alexa is sold out EVERYWHERE. Well except for the yellow version which I stumpled upon at Heathrow airport (the only thing that saved me from splurging on a YELLOW bag was my closing gate! Thank God!). Despite a slight little confusion at times my heart is set on the oak buffalo-leather version. What do u think, fellow bag-lovers?

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Picture via the Sartorialist.

Valentine’s countdown

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It’s one week until Valentine’s and here are some of the best picks for our all time favourite holiday:

1.+2.: If you wanna go truely luxe for Valentine’s don’t miss out on Miu Miu‘s capsule collection for this special occasion. I love the little embalished patent-leather pochette and the plain tee with puffy heart-shaped sleeves.

3. (Diptyque) Red special edition candle. Its vanilla/ rooibos fragrance is just delicious, plus it helps a good cause!

4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Electro Pop cosmetic case. Seen at MyTheresa.

5. If you wanna go sweet on Valentine’s , there is no way around some Laduree macaroons. Get them in this most girly gift box by Yazbukey.

6. Carlota’s heart-shaped biscuits. Seen at Colette Paris.

Finally, if you’re looking for a more personal and creative gesture for Valentine’s day, get inspired by this super cute Garance Dore story!!

xx

Last days of soldes

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The last days of sales in Paris have arrived and usually around this time, there is nothing good left anymore…so I was totally excited when I came across this amazing the Kooples necklace yesterday for 50% off. I have been searching all winter for this kind of necklace…it’s the perfect piece to spice up a basic jeans/tee combi and adds the right amount of rock’n'roll to each look.

Well, I have to admit that apart from checking out their sales, I had a look at the new spring pieces. The collection is gonna be super hot, but more on this later. In the mean time, I suggest you check out the Kooples site, they have a really good music player, to which I have been rockin all moring.

I wish you a great weekend, xx