Carine’s way…

The other day I was discussing it with Carola and others seem to agree: the “new” Vogue Paris, under the direction of Emmanuelle Alt seems…well, how to put it…it seems quite plain. Don’t get me wrong here!! I love Emanuelle’s work, she is a great stylist and I was always crazy about her editorials! Still, there is something off about the layout of the two latest issues of French Vogue..the font is too basic, everything is just too clean!

With Carine this was different, as she used to clutter the pages with inspiring pieces, sexy details, old pictures and hand-written notes.

I adore this En Vogue spread from December 2005 about the Kate Moss style, featuring Eugenie Niarchos. It is an example par exellence of Carine’s way of doing Vogue:

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Ohhh, we miss you Carine!!!!!

Lorenza Rosé

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Let me introduce you to Lorenza, well actually Michele Lorenza Ouellet.

This girl is a fashion model turned…ta-dawinemaker!! Seriously, HOW COOL IS THAT?

Michele produces a blended, dry rosé wine with a wonderfully distinct fruity/spicy note. The grapes are grown on her parents’ vineyard in Nothern California. Lorenza is not only a great alternative to French rosé, but stands out through its fun packaging (yes, above we see a picture of the label) and marketing concept.

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I guess we found ourselves the most fashionable drink for this summer ;) You can order it here.

Oh, and this is Michele Lorenza shot by Garance Doré in the middle of her vineyards:

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Just love her style!

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Miu Miu’s new face

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New talent and True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld is officially the new face of Miu Miu.

14-year old Hailee has given proof of an excellent, and above all age appropriate, style! She has rocked red carpets outfits from Marchesa to Prabal Gurung, but it’s indeed Miu Miu, which suits her the best:

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To me Hailee and MiuMiu are a lovely match! What do you think about Miuccia’s choice of the new face??

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Together with Elle Fanning, Hailee represents a new generation of natural and down-to-earth, young actresses, who have fun with fashion, without overdoing it. We want to see more of that!!!

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Hailee and Elle styled by Julia von Boehm for the Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair!

Summer Beauty

So technically, it’s not yet summer or not anymore (considering its raining again like hell after a few beautiful and warm early summer days..). Anyways, it’s never too soon to get back into shape and stock on your favourite summer beauty products!
Voila my top beauty picks for this summer:

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Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray: THE one and only style product, I use it all year long! But especially during summer you won’t want to miss out on the most amazingly beachy, wavy hair.

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo with natural lanvendar: Forget all the super fancy shampoos…this one will make your hair the most soft and shiney!! It comes with the NO MORE TEARS formula, as well as good, old childhood memories!

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or: This oil from favourite french brand guarantees the perfect summer legs. Nothing more to add…except I wish the products were less expensive outside France.

Essie too too hot: Once in a while (i.e. when the new Chanel polish collections come out) we like to experiment with different colours. But c’mon, if we’re honest there is only RED, a deliciously bright red for summer. This one is from the new Essie collection and comes in a sizzling rich red coral ;)

Rodin Lip Balm: After the best-seller olio lusso, stylist Linda Rodin created a new, highly coveted beauty product: an ultra smoothening lip balm based on natural ingredients only.

Soleil Tan de Chanel: This light bronzing make-up base is one of the best products ever! It creates a perfect sun-kissed look and is worth every cent!

Supergoop Sunscreen whipes SPF 30+: Sun protection was never that easy. Those face and body whipes fit perfectly into your purse and are super practical on the way..get them via Colette.

Kusmi Algotea: Green tea with mint and seaweeds. It’s rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants..in short the perfect wellness drink. However, it has a very particular taste…I say you either love it or hate it ;) So, if you wanna go safe there is always the classical Kusmi detox tea, which is also perfect to make your own, healthy ice tea.

So what are your favourite beauty products for the summer??

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Saturday afternoon in Arizona

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Found this fantastic, handmade (authentic Native American craftmanship!) ensemble of necklaces in the most random Navajo Indian accessories store called ARIZONA in downtown Frankfurt (kind of place you’d never expect me to enter). Believe it or not, (and despite ARIZONA being the least fashionable place on earth) this set – it took me the entire afternoon to pull the different components – costs a fortune altogether! And I’m talking Prada pricepoints here.

Sooo, anyone into Najavo Indian jewelry? I take donations. X

Little White Dress

It’s not at all easy to find that perfect LWD (Little White Dress)…you know, the one to wear during hot summer days, but which you could also easily pair up with tights and a parka for cold times!

So last weekend in Berlin I finally found  THE one LWD from Sandro at Galeries Lafayette. It has the perfect length, a cute zipper at the back and beautiful lace details (and we love white lace this summer!!)

Take some inspirations from favourite blogger Elin on how to style the LWD:

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LWD: Sandro at Galeries Lafayette

Suede bag: Vanessa Bruno via Net-a-Porter

Boots: Prego

Sunnies: Celine via Barneys NY

Nail polish: Chanel Black Pearl

Vintage Cannes

No question, this year’s Cannes red carpet looks are quite stunning…just think of Diane Kruger in that sparkling, 90′s inspired Calvin Klein number

Still, nothing quite matches the glamour of the old days at the French Riviera. So I did a little research in the Cannes festival archives..:

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Brigitte Bardot at Cannes beach, 1956

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Grace Kelly, 1955 (one year before getting married to Prince Ranier)

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Sophia Loren in an amazing gown, 1955

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Double up

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The principle of Mix & Match – my most important style credo btw – got a whole new meaning when I came across Cynthia Smith‘s nonchalant way of pairing a mini & maxi bag for the  ‘Five days, Five looks, One Girl’ feature on vogue.com (if you’re not familiar with the series, make sure you check it out here!). And since the Voguista’s mint-green mini Chanel and two-tone Céline shopper make such a stylish pair, I’ve decided to put together a couple of suggestions on how to mix XS and XL bags:

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Absolutely LOVE the pop-hued mini version of Lanvin’s iconic ‘Happy’ bag! Since it certainly doesn’t fit much of my stuff (close to nothing actually) I would complement it with an oversized classic carry-all from Mulberry. The soft, tan vintage leather leaves the floor to the rasperry pink tone.

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Topping my list of must-buy bags is the mini shoulder bag from Valentino’s Rockstud collection. I think it would perfectly work for the office when teamed with this raffia beach tote that easily fits my ballet flats, magazines & a bottle of Evian.

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Feeling very drawn to the wristlet trend lately. This black leather Alaia model could be pinched straight from the Olsen Twins’ closets. And since it’s a little too precious to be limited to after-dark occasions, the Kate Mouse print tote bag with black leather straps (exclusive to Liberty!) makes a nice & roomy addition. And we know there’s only one Kate in London, right;-)?

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Chanel girls

Spotted at yesterday’s presentation of the new Chanel Cruise Collection:

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the lovely Clemence Poesy in a light tweed/feather frock

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Über-cool Brits Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevigne

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Gossip girl and newest Chanel brand embassador Blake Lively

Pictures via les mads and knightcat

Hannah’s Chloe

Today, Chloé announced the end of Hannah McGibbon’s contract as creative director of the fashion house.

During the past three years, Hannah’s work has always been quite controversial…especially her last collection, which went way too heavy on snakeskin prints. Despite all, Hannah did a great job at Chloe, so let’s have a look at Les Coupines’ favourites:

This spring’s collection was full of wonderfull ballet references (which are perfectly captured in this video featuring prima ballerina Janie Taylor)…we loved the tulle and pleated skirts, the mix of nude and red, and also those sublime black leather shorts.

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Our highlights of past collections include the very vintage-like denim patch work look, those perfect dark green velvet pants with the cute cristal and bow embellished ballet flats and the little silk shorts and scallop appliques from Hannah’s debut collection.

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New creative director succeeding power women Hannah McGibbon, Phobe Philo and Stella McCartney, will be Pringle of Scotland’s Claire Waight Keller. We’re excited to see where Chloe is heading next…

All pics via style.com

I’m nobody..I can change it all.

Karl’s new cruise collection movie The Tale of a Fairy will be debuting tonight on the the Chanel website. We’ll be seing Kristen McMenamy as struggeling society lady, Baptiste as her player-like god son and favourite model Freja as the mysterious fairy. Don’t miss it out!!

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Kate looked amazing today.

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She is a real modern princess in her Alexander McQueen gown and natural, fresh make-up.

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If I may add this (Carola):

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Kate & Pippa Middleton. Both gorgeous! I am still bedazzled by the Royal magic… It melted my little black heart!

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