Ece Sukan in a red and golden oriental kimmono 2 seasons ago after the Stella McCartney show.
Have your own Alexander Wang party with this mix.
The O$car $elfie. Are egg whites keeping him single? An interview with Chris Harrison from The Bachelor. Dior is coming to the Tribeca Film Festival. Suzy Menkes’s new throne at Vogue. You’ll want to eat this scrub…but don’t. Websites, new to you, guaranteed. A weekly round up of the best links from Delphine & Wes Del Val.
The Del Val #5
Posted on garancedore.fr 6 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Last week, we stopped by the studio of Nicolas Ouchenir, a super talented calligrapher, who is responsible for the beautiful writing on many of the Paris invitations (I always save the one’s he works on, they are really the best!).
He’s worked with everyone from Dior to Dom Pérignon and his studio is a little invitation museum– here is a peek inside his world! Click on the arrows to see more images…
Ink & Paper
Posted on garancedore.fr 12 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
On the runway during Fashion Month…
- It’s not ok to take whatever you want from the supermarket.
- If you want to wear your favorite fast food restaurant as a dress, its totally acceptable, and even chic if you belt it.
- Glitter and sequins never go out of style. As seen on the runways of Dries Van Noten, No. 21, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Alexander McQueen…
- I don’t have to wear pants or a even a solid skirt come Fall. It will totally be accepted to have my bum out and proud so as long as I am wearing something as fuzzy as a sheep on top.
- If I’m running behind for a date, the best way to get there faster than the subway is to wear the shoes from Dior. Beyond being a combination pump and sneaker, I think they actually have the ability to transport you.
- My best bet for staying warm? Wearing a robe, ok a cashmere robe coat, tied with a string– very nonchalant because “I woke up like this.”
- I will have a new way of wearing/holding/carrying my purse/bag/tote/backpack/clutch every day of the week.
- The new “best friends forever” jewelry? Is a bold, art object set of earrings, one for each friend’s ear. Whether your friendship is more Balenciaga or Céline is up to you.
- Flats are in for fall, bringing us all back down to reality.
9 Things I Learned
Posted on garancedore.fr March 6 2014, 9:16pm
The Trend: Sweater Dressing
How I would wear it: I’m totally into long, oversize sweaters year round but I am loving the idea of wearing a big sweater with a knit bottom for fall to really stay cozy. The best looks: From left to right, Stella McCartney, Sacai, Céline, Chloé and Acne. For more fall trends, click here!
Fall Trends: Sweater Dressing
Posted on garancedore.fr March 6 2014, 7:30pm
Going backstage during fashion week is a little bit like Christmas morning…
You get to see new colors, new tools, new tricks and a whole lot of pretty faces. This season, there are a few things I’ll leave on the runway and some that I can’t wait to try for myself (a few I’ve already started perfecting). Here they are! 1. The messy hair at Phillip Lim (above) and Marni (with some slight adjustments…), for the days that I really just want to roll out of bed. 2. The glossy brows at Carven, for a wind-less day.
- The rainbow eyes at Chanel, for trips to the grocery store, what else?
The white eyeliner at Prabal, for the morning after a late night.
The glitter lips at Rodarte, for my trip to Las Vegas in April.
The pony tail at Valentino, for a summer wedding (note: stock up on hair ties). Did you have a favorite beauty moment from fashion week?
The Looks, Tips & Tricks
Posted on garancedore.fr March 6 2014, 6:42pm
All photos by Alissa Ugolini Faced with yet another Berlin bar serving only cheap beer and bad wine, you must have at some point also imagined a Street Food Thursday for drinks; instead of smoked fish or barbecue there’d be craft ciders and special cocktails, instead of veggies and spätzle there’d be spicy bloody marys and crisply bright Rieslings. The setting wouldn’t be the Markthalle, instead it’d be in a more industrial space, maybe one in the very heart of Berlin’s nightlife? Dream no more, the indomitable Kavita Meelu has made it happen: starting this Friday and Saturday, and continuing Fridays and Saturdays this month only (!), the legendary Senatsreservenspeicher on Cuvrystrasse will play host to the Bar Market, an intimate indoor liquor fair where you can sip and chug and taste to your heart’s content. And not to worry, bigger bites will be served to those who need a little fortification between bottles, with an additional special food-truck delivery at midnight.
With six stands to choose from and a rolling array of guest mixologists and vendors, there should be enough to keep you buzzin’ for multiple visits until the end of the month. We had a little preview earlier this week and can already reveal a few of our highlights. At the far end of the industrial space will be a classic cocktail bar where specialists like Olaf Matthey, Max Engler, and Ina Hielscher (folks with years of experience at Würgeengel and Buck & Breck) will focus on one particular cocktail every week. Classic cocktails bar This first week they’re focusing on Don Draper’s favorite, the old-fashioned, revealing it to be as flexible and rich a concoction as the martini or the manhattan (which they’ll tackle in the weeks to come). Presented in weckgläser and bringing to mind homemade preserves at French village markets, these old-fashioneds will not only be available in their traditional rye whiskey version, but also in sumptuous refixes using the mezcal (the smokier Mexican ‘mother’ beverage to tequila) and korn (Germany’s oldest alcohol!) also available at Bar Market from Axel Huhn’s Mezcaleria and Theo Lithgardt’s Das Korn. craft ciders by Le Comptoir du Cidre Those that feel like a stiff cocktail might be too stiff a choice should really try a glass from the craft ciders stand run by the Kristiansen siblings. Far from the too-sweet children’s bubbly you might associate with cider, these 10 different pear and apple ciders were specially imported and selected from small bio farms in Normandy by Sydney Kristiansen (Le Comptoir du Cidre). Ranging in alcohol content between 5 and 8%, these offer an elegant and light alternative to champagne on the one hand and beer on the other. Chef sister Leila, meanwhile, will serve rustic French tapas to match these airy and lightly fruity flavors (think heart-stoppingly tender pork marinated in cider and cooked sous-vide). I Shot the Sheriff‘s vogelbeere schnapps Cathrin Brandes (of the Speisenclub Neukölln and our very own Berlin’s Best Bread jury) will be serving shot-sized mini-cocktails mixed with her homemade schnapps under the name I Shot the Sheriff. The nifty ones we tried had been made from vogelbeere (rowan berries) and dill-gherkins (!), making for quite the surprising little treats. I Shot The Sheriff’s mini-cocktails Those looking for a more mondaine night out should immediately seek out Mr. Susan‘s Bloody Mary & Champagne Bar, which serves three kinds of bubbly: Champagne from Ludes, Cremant from the Alsace, and Winzer Sekt from the Pfalz. And not just that, they also mix a mean bloody mary and crack a juicy oyster. Using a self-made and perfectly spicy base of tomato, pickled habaneros, and even beet and apple juice, Stefan Endres and Susan Choi will offer you the choice between a classic vodka blend, a red snapper (made with gin), or a santa sangre (made with mezcal). Your oysters you can slurp off the shell au naturel, or on a plate with four different toppings that sync up beautifully with the bloody marys. Mr. Susan‘s Bloody Mary & Champagne Bar Aside from the aforementioned drinks, there’ll be something for everybody but teetotallers: a wine bar with Riesling and Blaufränkische wines selected by Helen Mol (Pauly Saal) and Willi Schlögl (Cordobar, Hotel Adlon), and craft beers from visiting brewers and Johannes Heidenpeters, who brews his vanilla porter and pale ale in the basement of Markthalle Neun. Heidenpeters craft beers What are you waiting for? The Senatsreservenspeicher is due for renovation (read: gentrification), and the neighborhood will never be the same; much of the world-famous street art commissioned and constructed by Artitude, the arts collective that occupied the building for decades, will disappear along with the building’s silos that used to hold West Berlin’s grain reserves. A toast then to the old Berlin: Long live the spring and long live Berlin!
Drink in Berlin: The Bar Market
Posted on stilinberlin.blogspot.com March 6 2014, 3:08pm
When it comes to accessories, I’m pretty good at shoes, okay at bags and terrible when it comes to jewelry. I couldn’t stack bracelets to save my life, I will lose at least one knuckle ring everytime I put one on and I wear a necklace about twice a year. I’ve decided it is time to improve my bling wearing skills, starting with earrings.
I think that earrings are the easiest piece to wear, which might be because everytime I wear a pair, my hair covers them up so there is no chance of me screwing it up. Come on Alex! Get your s#&! together! The earrings on our radar at the Studio right now are begging to be seen, heck, to be shown off in all of their shiny, furry, sparkly glory. I asked Sheridan to come to the Studio and help me come up with three ways to show off the earrings that we are loving right now. My favorite? The Fendi earring paired with that sleek side part and straight hair. I’m doing it. Fur and Crystal Earring, Fendi; Shirt, COS; Shark Earring, Givenchy; Blazer, Zara; Gold earrings, Brvtvs; Top, 3.1 Phillip Lim. Hair by Sheridan Ward using Oribe Hair Care / T3micro.
Posted on garancedore.fr March 6 2014, 2:13pm
Is Kendall America’s Next Top Modeleb?
She walked THREE of the biggest shows this season (Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Chanel). I think we need to talk about this… It’s no surprise that models bred from celebrity are on the rise (hello Cara & Poppy Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger, Tali Lennox, and Kate’s little sister Lottie Moss) they bring a ton of attention to the designers. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Moss lineage and who can say no to those gap teeth (talking to you Georgia)… but are we ready for Jenner?
Posted on garancedore.fr March 5 2014, 9:30pm
Just when I thought Valentino couldn’t possibly get any better, they do dreamy leather!
And they do it well. Black flowing leather caftans, patchwork coats with studs, not to mention the ethereal cape dresses and butterfly (or bird) embellishments! If I had somewhere appropriate to go (like the opera, dinner at Jean-Georges’ home or, I don’t know, the Valentino show) these five looks would be my go-to. Becuase I can have Valentino go-to’s if I want!
Be Still My Heart
Posted on garancedore.fr March 5 2014, 6:35pm
If you love fashion just a tiny bit, you’ve seen images from the Chanel Shopping Center a million times by now. And if you are like me, you just can’t get enough of it. This show was genius ! Let me tell you a little bit about it…
10.06 : In front of the Grand Palais. My invitation simply says “Chanel Shopping Center.” I haven’t had the time to imagine what the show was going to be. I know I’ll be surprised and I can’t wait, but I’m a little preoccupied – I have to meet the team from a Chinese magazine who are supposed to take my photo. 10.07 : They text me: “We are inside!” I answer: “Coming!!!” 10.08 : I text Erik, my photo assistant : “You can stay outside a little bit, meet me inside around 10.20.” 10.09 : Big crowd in front of Chanel. Security guards everywhere, but Chanel security guards : nice security guards. 10.12 : I’m inside the Grand Palais, my jaw drops. 10.12 : What I mean by that: I’m inside the Grand Palais, in shock, mouth open. WTF? 10.14 : I’m gasping, a slow gasp. 10.15 : Still gasping, slow-mo. 10.15 : Take out my weapon (my phone) text my troops (Erik) “Drop everything and come inside. This is madness. PHOTOGRAPH EVERYTHING it’s crazy!” 10.16 : It’s INTENSE. I am in a huge Chanel supermarket. As huge as the Grand Palais. It’s beautiful! Each product has been thought out (there are more than 500, I’ve heard) each has sublime packaging. Each product has a funny caption or a hilarious pun. It doesn’t even look like a stage! There is rice in the rice boxes! 10.18 : This is a Chanel dream. I can’t stop myself from exploring the whole place, and more and more people are with me. We all look like kids on Christmas morning, eyes wide open and pink cheeks.
10.18 : No Internet #MillionChanelInstagrams. 10.19 : I’m laughing on my own, taking a million pictures, explaining the puns to my non-French speaking friends, for example: - Shampoo : “For indecisive and unsubmisive hair” or for “Lame and uncolored hair” - Water : “Eau De Chanel N°0”. - Toast (biscottes in French) : “BisCOCOttes to devour”. - Sardines (tiny boxed fish) : “Jersey” Sardines, “Tweed” Sardines, “Pearl” Sardines. - Cereal : “COCOChoco” This goes on for every box, and there are sooooo many!!! Each and every one of them is beautiful. My head is going to explode with genius, creativity, humor, and colors.
10.19 : Soundtrack? The same as in a chich supermarket. 10.20 : Text : “We can’t find you!” Crap, forgot my Chinese team. 10.25 : Taking pictures with them near the Chanel cheese, that totally smells like cheese. Woof! 10.40 : I’m in a Chanel shopping cart for my Chinese team, it makes people turn and take my picture, I have a second of doubt. Am I losing my chic? 10.40 : “At Chanel you don’t lose your chic, you find it,” Karl says to me. Or did I dream that ? 10.44 : Shooting done. I run into friends, they’re all like me, feeling like they’ve taken mushrooms and are on the Teletubbies, but in a supermarket. Too many things to see, do, take pictures of. I think I’m gonna need to sit. 10.50 : Okay I’m sitting. Not moving. Observing. Keira Knightley is here. Cute ! 10.53 : Cara Delevigne walks proudly, the shows starts. 10.56 : It’s beautiful ! Colors everywhere ! Ok, I don’t really see the clothes so much, I’m so fascinated by the decor. And the models that…
11.01 : Once the models are done going around the venue, instead of going back backstage, they stay in the shopping center. Grab a shopping cart, a ham, talk, compare products. 11.03 : Soundtrack : Mademoiselle Agnès and Loïc Prigent: “When the jambon (ham) is good, it’s the jambon Cambon!” and other jokes. Hilarious. 11.14 : Okay the show is over. Karl is here walking in front of me with Cara, he seems super happy. 11.15 : What’s happening? Rihanna is running through the venue (followed by her bodyguards and 200,000 photographers). 11.16 : Ah, Rihanna’s just shopping.
11.17 : Oh, everybody’s shopping, actually. Everybody wants a piece of the decor. Me too !!! I grab a paint bucket “Doré St Honoré” (of course) 11.18 : Scott grabs a ketchup bottle “Paris Dallas.” “Much more ironic,” he tells me. 11.20 : Wow, some are getting REALLY excited over this and are loading themselves with products. 11.21 : Some stands collapse. It’s starting too look like a post-Sandy New York Supermarket – you don’t really know if it’s funny, desperate or if it’s art, but I’m happy to report that the atmosphere is great. 11.21 : People are starting to go way overboard. Security guards ask (nicely) for people to stop dismanteling the decor, but kindness seems to have no effect on what’s starting to feel like hysteria. 11.21 : Three fashion editors are climbing the shelves to get their hands on the “Mademoiselle” doormat. One of them trips and falls down.
11.23 : All right, I’m out. 11.23 : And by that I mean, I’m checking out. Yes, there is a check out, where people are asked to put down everything they’ve been gathering. I say there should be a shrink right there people are so sad. But instead there are free candies. Piles of products are abandonned. Apparently the food will go to charities. 11.24 : I know someone who was able to sneak a Chanel Ketchup, but I won’t say who… 11.30 : Outside. I sit down to think about the meaning of life, while eating candies. And I mean : Chanel candies. ————— If this Chanel show was genius, it’s not only for everything I just narrated to you (and let’s not even start talking about the hours of work to achieve that) and for this celebration / critique of consumerism, but it’s also because, if right now, fashion shows are a communication event then this one must have exploded any standard. The number of tweets and Instagrams went litteraly crazy. Chanel Explosion N°128616. :) Click on the arrows to see more images…
Chanel Shopping Center
Posted on garancedore.fr March 5 2014, 2:27pm
The glitter boots at the Saint Laurent show last night are on my mind…
…and in Nancy Sinatra’s words, are made for walking…straight into my closet! Okay, so maybe they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but I think if you lived in the 60s you’ll have a small place for these in your heart. And if like me, you grew up playing with glitter haired Barbie’s while listening to the oldies radio station in the car, you’ll have a place for them too. Shoes are one of my favorite ways of expressing my personality: they look great in every color, patterns are always welcome and its no big deal if you wear a size 6, 10 or 8… Will they make your fall shopping list?
Posted on garancedore.fr March 4 2014, 9:45pm
The fashion industry’s obsession with youth isn’t breaking news…
We see it on the runway, in editorials and in ad campaigns but it looks like things might be starting to change. Last week in Paris, for example, Rick Owens sent a variety of ethnicities and ages down the runway, most of the models being more mature. We also just found out that actress Jessica Lange (how many of you DIE for her in American Horror Story?) will front the Marc Jacobs Beauty campaigns this year (oh, she’s 64) and Charlotte Rampling will be the face of the NARS 20th anniversary campaign (she’s 68). Clearly, big brands are beginning to endorse a more mature image of womanhood and only time can tell if the budding trend continues to catch steam. What do you think of the how the industry is starting to embrace more mature women? - Ricardo Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs Beauty, shot by David Sims.
The Mature Model
Posted on garancedore.fr March 4 2014, 7:49pm
Glossy lips I know, but a glossy brow?
After seeing the look on the Carven runway I decided this was a look to test immediately. I gave my brows a little brushing and reached for a tube of Make Beauty’s Face Gloss. A few swipes across my brows and there they were, fully glossed and super shiny. My only concern with this look, much like with lip gloss, is a windy day (without fail, at some point, my hair will get stuck to my lips). Although, if you do gloss your brows and the wind blows… you might have that Marni look on lock. On a wind-free day, I’m all for it.
Posted on garancedore.fr March 4 2014, 5:01pm
When I walked into Five Elephant the other day and ordered a piece of cheesecake with my morning cappuccino, I was assured that I hadn’t been the first customer that day who asked for it; it appears to be the talk of the town. Bite by bite, sip by sip, I realized why the 15-minute walk from the closest U-Bahn station was worth it; this quiet slice of Kreuzberg sweetness is something to be cherished. Compared to the delicious cheesecake I once had at New York’s famous Carnegie Deli, this cream filling was still rich, but slightly lighter. The staff told me that was because New York-style is made with sour cream, whereas the Philadelphia-style served at Five Elephant is cream cheese based. This ingredient was the only one they would reveal to me when I started asking about the story behind what might be Berlin’s best cheesecake; the owner’s grandmother developed and perfected the recipe for years, and Five Elephant‘s staff are keeping quiet about just what makes her cheesecake so damn good. No wonder that customers have already started to make their own assumptions about just what the recipe entails, just what the special ingredient is: some taste a hint of coconut, while others — like me — think that there must be some caramel in it, which would only add to the crust’s crunch, but we’ll never know…
What we do know is that Five Elephant roasts their own coffee in the back of the shop, a proud member of Berlin’s third-wave coffee scene and also sells it to other well-known cafés in the city, such as Aunt Benny. The smell of freshly roasted beans only adds to the distinctive atmosphere at Five Elephant. The Austro-American team behind it selected a minimal menu with sweets like banana bread and bagels and the international background of the café can be seen with a world map hanging on every wall. With laptop owners banned from the front room, large groups of friends sit down at the spacious tables over some of the homemade cheesecake and a freshly roasted cup. If you pay attention, you’ll notice after a while that there’s a murmur in the air; they’re actually talking to each other.
Food in Berlin: Five Elephant
Posted on stilinberlin.blogspot.com March 4 2014, 2:31pm
Sick during fashion week? Flu during an important event? Lame at the Saint Laurent show? Runny nose and no kleenex in the first row? It happens to the best of us (like – me). Not to worry — I’ve tried EVERYTHING out for you during my (unforgettable) loser fashion week. So here are eight ways to look chic even when you’re sick for the entire fashion week. You can adapt these suggestions for school, work, and your everyday life, or even the next Oscars, if you happen to be a blog reading actress. So here we go…
- Be organized. You’ll need medicine, vitamins, a bottle of water to take the medicine with, tissues (3 packs), powder to cover up your red nose, a mirror to make sure everything’s back in the right place after your last sneeze, and a t-shirt or placard saying “I’m not contagious!!!”
- If you are contagious, seriously, no, no, NO. Don’t go out. You could end up making sworn enemies.
- If you aren’t contagious, but want to be left alone, say: “I’m contagious!”
- As for fashion: You’ll need a big scarf and dark glasses. Red lips to trick the enemy. Heels if you can’t walk in flats (see post script)
- To Hug or Not to Hug: Decide in the morning whether it’s a hug day (you’re not contagious) or a no hug day (you’re contagious and blowing your nose a lot, ugh). There’s nothing worse than turning someone down (“Sorry, I can’t hug you m’y dear, I’m sick!) in front of someone you’ve just taken passionately in your arms and mixed germs with for sure. And yes, in small settings like that, you often run into the same people in the same day. Make sure you can keep your germs to yourself.
- If you’re limping (yes, that can also happen, see post script) keep going to shows, proving your determination, mental strength, and love for fashion. Find a man and use him as a cane. Look dignified.
- If you have something that makes you need to get up and go to the bathroom a lot, make it look like you just have a fascinating secret life. (A double life? A lover you’re sexting? Etc…)
- People will ask you how you’re doing to be polite, and you’ll really want to tell them all about your little body fluid problems (it’s one of the great mysteries of life — people just love going on and on about these things) but don’t be like me. Stay chic, don’t even talk about it.
- Blow your nose before the show. If you really need to blow your nose during the show, wait until the music starts. You should definitely not do it a few seconds before it starts — that’s when everyone is silent, and you risk being singled out. Don’t forget to look to the left, then to the right, to make sure you’re not the background of an unfortunate Instagram. Pray that the live stream camera isn’t fixed on you. If you’re sitting next to Rihanna (slim chance, but isn’t everything slim in fashion?) don’t blow your nose.
- And also, use the being sick thing to your advantage a little. You might as well make the best of all that suffering. Make sure to say: I’m so sick, but I couldn’t not see your collection. Blow your nose, and then go in with watery eyes. You have no idea how many points you’ve just earned. Conclusion: Yeah, ok. Maybe it’s a little better to stay home in bed :) —————————- Post Script: Just in case you have nothing else to do today. If you’re stuck in bed, this is for you. Because seriously, my fashion week this year was sick, LITERALLY. There have been fashion weeks (ok, one maybe) where I’ve felt really on top of my game. I woke up every morning ready to take on the day, I had plenty of cool outfits to wear, I wanted to go out (almost) every night*, and during the day, I wanted to take tons of photos and tell you all about it — basically it was perfect, I had tons of energy, I loved it. And then there was HORRIBLE FALL 2014 and frankly, from now on, we’ll be able to say there was a before FALL 2014 and an after FALL 2014. This fashion week was awful, awful, awwwwwful.** And honestly, I hate complaining so much (On the blog, anyway. Don’t worry, I annoy people in day-to-day life with my problems all the time. Especially Scott, poor guy, and they say you should try to keep the magic alive in relationships, hahaha) that I suffered everything in silence yesterday, through 35 trips to the pharmacy, 75 pitiful messages to my mom, and 156 crying emoticons, when the weirdest thing happened to me. But before we get to that, let’s back up a little…I had: The Stomach flu that decided to come during New York fashion week and forced me to watch the Alexander Wang show on live stream. And I didn’t even lose a pound, even though I really need to.*** The first time I went out after my flu, that is — after four days of being stuck in bed in zombie mode, I went straight out into the Polar Vortex **** which got the best of me. It was so cold that I got a back ache so bad I had to go see my healer three times***** so my back could relax and I could walk somewhat normally again. As soon as I arrived in Paris, I had a car date ****** with my friend Violaine and when I told her my nose was running******, she laughed (yes, Violaine, you laughed!) Maybe because she’s so used to seeing me really healthy? I hope so. By the next day, I was in bed shivering and sneezing and blowing my nose so much that the center of my face (my nose, basically) was about as red as Anna Dello Russo’s knee. Bad cold. Ok, up to now, you’d say: that’s too bad, but it happens – it’s just a side effect of having the flu — it totally messes up your immune system, so you catch everything that’s going around. OK. Obviously, even a nasty cold isn’t as bad as the flu, so I kept doing things, seeing shows, going to appointments, all with my head feeling like it was going to explode, and a bag full of Actifed. I even celebrated the launch of my new line of stationery at Colette (seriously, friends, thank you so much for coming, really <3 <3 <3) and afterward, I was so happy that I decided to celebrate with a mojito (ok, two) and with all the medication I was taking***** I ended up fall down drunk like Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars, but alone in the street. And then YESTERDAY… Yesterday – and listen carefully, because this is actually rare enough to be pretty remarkable – yesterday, I hurt my foot while I was wearing TENNIS SHOES. Yep. I was wearing a pair of white Nikes, the most comfortable shoes possible, and suddenly, aaaaaahrrrrghhh!!! Extremely horrible sharp pain in my foot. I limped all the way to my hotel, and wondered if it was time to say game over? Like Olympic athletes with no medal? Go home? And then I discovered that I can’t walk in flats anymore, but with heels, it’s ok. So, what would you have me do? ————— *Ok, one night. ** Yep, three awfuls. *** Oh, come on, you know it’s true. **** Americans are so good at coming up with names for things. ***** That’s my new LA thing. I’m seeing a healer now. ****** Not glamorous, but with the traffic jams, we had no choice. ****** Sorry. ***** Or maybe because I can NEVER hold my alcohol. Translated by Andrea Perdue
How to Stay Chic When You’re Sick
Posted on garancedore.fr March 4 2014, 2:10pm
How do you wear just one statement earring? The Céline show got us thinking…
[3/3/14 10:22 AM] Alex: The single earrings at Céline? [3/3/14 10:25 AM] Brie: Hmmm yeah [3/3/14 10:26 AM] Alex: How do you make it look intentional and not like you lost or forgot to put on your other earring?? [3/3/14 10:27 AM] Brie: It’s very Edie Sedgwick art mom to wear one large earring [3/3/14 10:27 AM] Alex: Hahahha art mom [3/3/14 10:29 AM] Brie: but there’s almost something punk about it too, I think you need to wear one small earring on the other side [3/3/14 10:30 AM] Alex: Ahhh [3/3/14 10:32 AM] Brie: You know, so people know you haven’t got a few screws loose…
Posted on garancedore.fr March 3 2014, 8:29pm
We’ve spent our morning at the Studio discussing it…
And we are ready to tell you who we think was best dressed at last night’s Oscars!! Is the anticipation killing you?!
Emily: Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein. Her hair makes the whole look feel very relaxed Hollywood glam, plus I would get married in this dress.
Garance: I vote for Jennifer Lawrence, because even though I’m not 100% sold on that dress, I love the bold color and am always for a straight strapless neckline. I am crazy about her hair pushed back that way – usually I don’t like the way she wears her short hair. Also, I just love her. Also, Em stole Naomi Watts from me.
Ricardo: Not only does Lupita look beautiful (in Prada), but she’s fierce enough to coin her own color name: Nairobi Blue.
Alex: I just think Kate Hudson looks hot. Plus, I love a cape. Good work Kate, and good work Versace.
Brie: Ellen! Three custom suits from Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent…that may be my dream (not Ellen in suits, but a tailored suit for myself). My favorite was the glitter jacket and then the all white ensemble.
Carolyn: I’m all about a plunging neckline with a huge diamond necklace, so I’d have to nominate Charlize Theron in Dior – not sure how I feel about the bottom of the dress though – scissors anyone?
The Best Dressed
Posted on garancedore.fr March 3 2014, 5:44pm
How do you carry your bag? Bag as clutch? Ignore the straps? Multiple cross-body mini bags? It says as much about you as, well, your actual bag does. Season after season we are shown all of these different ways to carry your bags and after last week’s Carven show (where models were holding onto their clutches for dear life) Alex and I decided to dust off our AP Psychology notes and figure out the true meaning behind each bag carrying method… (Disclaimer: I’m pretty sure I got a A- in AP Psych…)
The shlutch (shield-clutch): You are a little bit paranoid (sorry, I had to say it). You turn corners carefully and won’t watch a scary movie without the protection of a giant pillow or boyfriend to hide behind. You guard your clutch like you guard your secrets… which you definitely wish you had more of. Relax dear shlutch girl, we love you even without the drama! [Spotted at Carven.]
The Blutch (bag as clutch): You aren’t here to conform, you’re going to carry your handbag however the h#@& you want, okay?! (Even if that means you’re lugging a duffle bag under your arm, making it nearly impossible for you to use your hands). But because you do whatever you want, you probably also have someone else doing whatever you tell them. Your assistant handles your texting, your taxi hailing and sometimes, even your waving at friends for you. [Spotted at Chloé, Céline and last season at Topshop.]
The Bag Lady: You’re an intern. But not a canvas tote carrying intern, you are a seriously chic intern. You’re an intern straight off of The Hills. You’re John Galliano interning for Oscar de la Renta. You still do the job, meaning you run errands and bring back the daily coffee order but there is no way you’re going to carry all of that stuff in a fabric tote. No way! You’re sorting it all into three gorgeous handbags. And who cares if it’s not the most practical, you’re a fashion intern after all. [Spotted at Balenciaga and last season at Chanel.]
The ‘What back?’ Backpack: You are a bit of a commitment-phobe. You love a trend/accessory/color/guy in theory, but when it comes down to actually owning it, you fall a little short. That Big Mac smells like heaven, but you won’t finish the last bite, that gorgeous guy looks like heaven, but you won’t say yes when he gets down on one knee and you want to be that backpack wearing fashionista, but you’re not ready to put it on your back. Baby steps little lamb, you’ll get there. [Spotted at Acne.] As for me, I carry my bags pretty much the way they’re supposed to be carried. Does it mean I lack personality? Should I try wearing my clutch over my head today? That could totally be my thing !? No? What do you think?
Posted on garancedore.fr March 3 2014, 1:59pm
It’s official, Berlin has a new favorite burger! It was a tight race this past Saturday, with all contenders scoring better than average (and the icecream sandwiches from Zwei Dicke Bären yet again earning a perfect score). There was more time than ever to try the burgers now that Prince Charles opened its doors at 3pm, letting in 3.000 happy fans of both Burgers and Hip Hop. Voter turnout was impressive, as was the remarkably friendly weather; there we were, sitting around outside in early March and not freezing or getting soaked! What’s more, we are happy to report that most of the burgers this time around were ‘proper’ burgers: a patty of grilled meat served in a bun. Bam! Fräluein Kimchi‘s burger creations Disregarding for a moment the veggie burgers (with Brot + Zeit‘s “ASAP Lord Flacko” and Fraulein Kimchi‘s “Lil’ Kim-cheese” earning applause from our in-house vegetarian, Mary Scherpe), I’ll quickly talk you through the runners-up and reveal which of the talented burgermakers involved made it into Berlin’s top 3. The winner of the last edition, Brot + Zeit‘s “ASAP Pretty Flacko”, kept the meaty magic flowing and made at least one voter exclaim “Geschmacksfeuerwerk!” Parker Bowles‘ “Chimmi Parker” Newcomer Parker Bowles had a long line of foodies rooting for their first Burgers & Hip Hop appearance and their “Chimmi Parker” intrigued with its pulled Black Angus BBQ and hints of horseradish and chimmichurri. Fräulein Kimchi, meanwhile, added her trademark Korean twist to the aforementioned “Lil’ Kim-cheese” and “LL Cool K burgers” with delicious caramelised kimchi and a kimchified patty respectively. Rebel Room‘s “Dr. DreBel” Falling juuuust shy of the top three was Rebel Room‘s “Dr. DreBel”, which earned fans with its value for money and its very tasty roasted peppers. And hough all of these burgers had considerable numbers of fans, there is only room for three at the top here: M&G‘s “50/50 Cent” In third place then, most deservedly, we find M&G‘s “50/50 Cent” (4,11 out of a possible score of 5). With a patty that was half beef, HALF bacon, they were bound to appeal to the carnivores, but it was their perfectly balanced flavors (chipotle-beetroot mayonnaise!) that made it my personal favorite this time around. My fellow eaters concurred, calling it a “sexy thang” that “pushed boundaries” with its boss blend of BLT and burger. Hirsch & Eber‘s “Wild Style” Sitting in that sweet second-place spot is the heartiest of the burgers on offer: Hirsch & Eber‘s “Wild Style” burger (4,33 out of a possible score of 5). Absolutely smothered in caramelised onions, this boar meat burger not only necessitated much fingerlicking, it also rewarded those fingerlickers with rich, deep flavor that one voter called “juicy perfection”. District Mot‘s “De la Sauce” And now for the main dish, the bestest of the best: District Mot‘s “De la Sauce”(4,5 out of a possible score of 5), which took De la Soul’s eclectic, love-filled approach to hip hop and applied it to an inventive new burger. Served on a “bad-ass” steamed bun, the “De La Sauce” combined soft mango with crispy rice crackers to provide the best home for its mad-tasty beef burger. Congratulations! And for those that didn’t make it to Burgers & Hip Hop this last weekend, rest assured that District Mot will be serving this prize-winning delight in its restaurant starting this week. Get your burger on!
We’ll leave you with a tantalizing glimpse at Zwei Dicke Bären‘s ice-cream sandwiches; may it be a gentle, chilled-out reminder that warmer months will soon be with us, and with them ice-cream weather and another edition of Burgers & Hip Hop. Stay fly and stay tuned! Zwei Dicke Bären‘s ice-cream sandwiches
Berlin’s Best Burger: Voting #2
Posted on stilinberlin.blogspot.com March 3 2014, 1:08pm
“I’m wearing a jacket from Zara, a shirt and pants from Bik Bok and second hand Jeffrey Campbell shoes.At the moment I like springy colours like pink and really ugly clothes – the ones that are almost too ugly to wear.” 1 March 2014, Aleksanterinkatu
Posted on hel-looks.com March 2 2014, 6:43pm
We all know about the trouble Jennifer Lawrence had last year at the Oscars (the Dior fall…fingers crossed she wears pants this year…)
So we thought we would pick out the dresses that we are hoping she and the other nine nominees in the best actress categories, will wear tonight at the Academy Awards… No trips or slips this year!! Best Actress in a Leading Role: Amy Adams for American Hustle: A Givenchy yellow and gold halter gown straight from the last days of disco. Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine: An irridescent strapless Chanel dress… with sneakers, just to stay in character. Sandra Bullock for Gravity: Classic mock neck A-line gown from Dior for Sandra, let’s keep it simple, she already floated in space. Judi Dench for Philomena:A sophisticated Valentino sheath dress… Mrs. Dench doesn’t need frills? Meryl Streep for August: Osage County: The incomparable Meryl Streep, a tailored Dior power tuxedo.
Best Actress in a supporting Role Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle: To avoid absolutely any mishapes, regardless of how endearing, pants and a silver peplum top from Dior. Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine: A Christopher Kane black dress with embellished neckline for the actress who isn’t that into fashion. Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave: Who better to wear a floor length yellow gown from fellow newcomer of the fashion world Rosie Assoulin than Lupita? You go girl! Julia Roberts for August: Osage County: A structured neutral two piece from Proenza Schouler, she has that hair and that smile, no need for crazy dresses. June Squibb for Nebraska: Sequined blazer and skirt from Armani for the soon to be grandmother of Hannah on GIRLS… not in real life, like as an actress (she’s 84 and didn’t get into film until she was 60).
The Oscars Dress Wish List
Posted on garancedore.fr March 2 2014, 4:28pm
Caroline Trentini, I’ve missed you.
When I first spotted her on the model lineup backstage at Alexander Wang and my heart skipped a beat. I love her. I stalked tried to find her backstage but in the sea of bleached brows she was no where to be found. And now this week she popped up (with my other favorite supermodel–GISELE!) at Balenciaga. Glad to have you back girlfriend.
Blast from the Past
Posted on garancedore.fr March 1 2014, 6:00pm
I’m having one of those weeks months where I just really need a change. I’m especially bored of my hair. Do I want to cut it? Go blonde? Go blue? Something! Anything! Help!
Okay, maybe I’m being a little bit dramatic but I am really feeling the faux bobs at the Dries Van Noten show. All the look requires is a braid along the nape of the neck and some strategically placed bobby pins to hold it all in place. This should keep me satisifed while I continue to debate whether or not I should go Kim Kardashian blonde…
The Faux Bob
Posted on garancedore.fr March 1 2014, 2:16pm
Look, you’re a DJ!
Coffee, e-mails, e-mails, editing, e-mails, lunch meeting, writing, e-mails, conference call, meeting, editing, e-mails, events, bed. Long live the teen. Before you start that business… DC means Does Cool. The King of Questions. Goodbye Pastis. A weekly round up of the best links from Delphine & Wes Del Val.
The Del Val #4
Posted on garancedore.fr February 28 2014, 9:30pm
The Trend: Embellished.
How I would wear it: I’m usually more of an embellished accessories kinda girl but I’m thinking nothing will be cooler for fall than an embellished shirt or coat… Best Looks: From left to right, Carven, Balenciaga, Julien David, Rochas and Isabel Marant.
Fall Trends: Embellished
Posted on garancedore.fr February 28 2014, 9:02pm