Kate Lanphear has just been named Maxim magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief. Until this week she was style director at T, The New York Times Style Magazine.
I am stealing this idea from the Steven Alan presentation. It’s super easy: just knot together your shirt tails in front and voila! I like it with a pair of shorts or layered over a maxi dress. Of course, you don’t have to go with a neckline quite as low as the models (if you do, grab some double stick).
Tie It Up
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During NYFW (which seems like forever ago but really wasn’t that long ago…)
We ventured to The Plaza Hotel for the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party. The party was in celebration of the shoot Carine Roitfeld did for the magazine, featuring basically everyone in fashion (okay, 30 people like Lauren Hutton, Cindy Crawford, Gigi Hadid and Brooke Shields…all wearing fishnets in someway…) and Lady Gaga was slated to perform a jazz set in honor of her new album with Tony Bennett. The dress code was black tie (I wore a jumpsuit, modern black tie, right?) and Erik looked pretty spiffy in a suit and tie. This is what happened (aka this is what I wrote in my phone throughout the night)…
8:30 PM: Erik and I arrive at The Plaza and join a line of true paparazzi celebrity photographers for check in. Each of them has brought with them their own stool. We missed the BYO stool memo but have our fingers crossed that it means we can still get some good red carpet photos. We feel a little bit like Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic… 9:00 PM: The red carpet arrivals being. The carpet is actually black. Erik takes his place in the photo pit and I’m in a line up with editors from all the weekly tabloids. They are all studying a printed out book of faces. The original Facebook? 9:08 PM: Lauren Hutton arrives wearing leggings. Leggings. My jumpsuit immediately feels a lot less modern. So now I feel like I don’t know anything about anything. Spend next few minutes thinking about how I wish I was wearing leggings… 9:10 PM: Interview Lauren Hutton (if I told you how much I was sweating you wouldn’t believe me). She tells me she still doesn’t really know what a modern icon is. Well Lauren, I think you’re one. 9:12 PM: Donatella hits the carpet. Shit gets crazy. 9:14PM: A lot of people I don’t know on the carpet. Socialites? Long lost Kardashian family members? I overhear someone say one of them has a single coming out if we want to talk with her. No one does.
9:20 PM: I’m trying to give Erik the heads up when someone cool is coming his way, so we start trying to communicate through sign language. Turns out Erik only knows enough to spell “Joe” as in Joe Jonas. Yeah, Joe Jonas is here. 9:36 PM: The star of the evening, Lady Gaga arrives and shares the carpet with Carine Roitfeld and Brooke Shields. Paparazzi wet dream (can I say wet dream?). 9:40 PM: The paparazzi scream so loud at these celebrities, you would think that someone had just killed a puppy. I’m talking bloodcurdling screams. I’m starting to get a little scared.
9:42 PM: Ah friends on the carpet! Aurélie, Laure and Laura Brown take a walk.
10:00 PM: I’ve determined that Karolína Kurková is too beautiful for words. 10:16 PM: Kendall (Jenner) arrives. She looks great. It’s not as big of a wet dream (sorry!) as I expected. I stepped on the train of her dress. It’s all okay. The end. 10:19 PM: Linda Evangelista. Get really excited when she comes over to talk to us. The girl next to me asks her a lot of questions about her birth plan. Really? Her birth plan? 10:28 PM: A small French bulldog appears on the carpet. I’m not sure who the owner is, but a girl asked me take her photo with it and now it’s just on my iPhone. So… TMZ you want it? [I later find out that the dog belongs to Gaga. Celebrity dogs are the new celebrities??]
10:35 PM: Erik and I decide to head into the event, we’ve reached full red carpet capacity (and my feet are starting to hurt). Inside we get squeezed between Tyson Beckford and his girlfriend/wife/model/friend. We act annoyed (“Ugh excuse you, Tyson!”) but it was probably the best part of the night. Erik says his breath smells like peppermint and sex. 10:50 PM: We make our way to the stage to catch the performance by Lady Gaga. She’s doing a jazz set tonight in honor of her new album with Tony Bennett. We dance to the DJ and sneak out passed hors d’oeuvres (mini lobster rolls pass by, just out of reach).
The Icons Party
Posted on garancedore.fr September 19 2014, 6:08pm
We’re guessing everyone has their phones out to take pictures when they walk through this “floored” rainbow.
Wow, this whole thing is made of wood! It opened a few weeks ago and you have a few more weeks before it’s gone. The two films we are most excited for at the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival: Clouds of Sils Maria and Listen Up Philip.
If you’ve been in NYC within the last decade you’ve almost certainly been on the corner of Bowery and Spring. You may have walked by one of the greatest pieces of real estate in the whole city and not even known it. Hurry up because it probably won’t stay looking like that for much longer. A cult-favorite film from almost 30 years ago gets a new book giving all the details about the making of it and all that went on behind the scenes. If you like beer and design you’d be thrilled to see these on shelves. But of course it’s not meant to be as beer packaging design is almost always uninspired. Still, one can dream. In preparation for next week’s annual NY Art Book Fair, where the coolest people in the city will all gather, take a look at this equally cool feature the fair’s organizer has started. A weekly round up of the best links from Delphine & Wes Del Val.
The Del Val #32
Posted on garancedore.fr September 19 2014, 4:11pm
Aurélie has opened up shop in Soho!!! As you know, I love her work and I totally fell in love with her gem of a boutique in Paris – we even made a video about it. So when she told me she would open in New York, I immediately asked her if it would be possible to document each step as she got set up.
There are so many details to consider when you open a store – I got an idea of what it was like when we set up our pop up shop. The location, the space, the colors, the sounds (at Aurélie’s, it’s a mix of Brigitte Bardot, Elvis Presley, and 80s French pop), the traffic, the scents (here, it’s Frédéric Malle Rosa Rugosa). Aurélie was telling me that what she likes most is going out to look for things to decorate her space. That pineapple on the shelf? She found it in a vintage boutique. We also went along with her to one of her favorite stores – The Future Perfect. She collaborated with David Mann, MR Architecture + Decor, and Atelier Franck Durand, who she’s been working with for a long time, to create a 60s and 70s ambiance, with a hint of California in New York. One of my favorite things is the magnificent fresco in the entry by Remed (you remember, he made the cover of Holiday Magazine). …And the jewelry, of course ;) Click on the arrows to see more images… Aurélie Bidermann, 265 Lafayette Street, New York / Translated by Andrea Perdue PS: Here is the video!
Aurélie’s New Store
Posted on garancedore.fr September 19 2014, 1:21pm
“Morning: Every morning I wash my face with either Binchotan Charcoal Facial Soap or Somme Institute cleanser and then go through the Somme Institute five step program–technically six steps, since I add the eye treatment. I usually don’t wear makeup unless I go out. If I need to look somewhat presentable, but don’t really care, I’ll just wear NARS concealer and curl my eyelashes. But if I go for full makeup, it will be Armani Luminous Silk Foundation or Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation, NARS concealer and powder, Benefit Dandelion Blush, Urban Decay Naked Palette as eyeliner, Benefit They’re Real mascara, and Vaseline Lip Treatment.
I’m the world’s laziest with hair so I rarely do anything to it other than wash it. My favorite hair product is Margaret Josefin Hair Care Essence. It smooths dry bits and smells like peaches. And for body, always Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Moisturizer. Day: The only thing I ever religiously carry with me at all times is Vaseline Lip Treatment. Or Mountain Ocean Lip Trip if I’m doing something active and I don’t want to use my hands. There’s nothing worse than chapped lips. If I’m actually wearing makeup I’ll have my NARS compact powder and concealer on me for touch ups. Night: At night I remove all my makeup with Philosophy Purity and a swipe of Bioderma Créaline to make sure everything is off. As a long time sufferer of acne, I’m strict about removing all my makeup and washing my face before bed. Every few weeks I’ll do a mask – either Boscia Luminizing Black Mask or Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mixed with Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. If I have breakouts I’ll use Kate Somerville EradiKate or tea tree oil. La Mer The Eye Concentrate for eyes. I love the cooling applicator stick. For moisture I alternate between La Mer Creme de la Mer and Rodin Olio Lusso depending on how dry I feel.” - Jayne Min For more Beauty Minutes, click here!
A beauty minute with Jayne
Posted on garancedore.fr September 18 2014, 7:14pm
The Trend: Suede
How I would wear it: Designers have ruled it more than appropriate to sport suede in warmer temps. For me? I’m going for a suede jacket or skirt come spring. The best looks: From left to right, Tibi, MM6, Gucci, Burberry and Derek Lam.
Spring Trends: Suede
Posted on garancedore.fr September 18 2014, 5:35pm
Le sigh, Marie-Amélie Sauvé is the guest editor of the new Self Service.
Alex has already reminded me 10 numerous times to bring her back a copy of the latest Self Service from Paris. I also can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. A girl who starts her career at French Vogue and is best friends with Nicolas Ghesquière (#NBD) ranks high on my I Want to Be Her list. I’m looking forward to seeing her creative process come to life in this new issue. Now I just have to pick my favorite cover… The issue is out now… if you can find it!
The Guest Editor
Posted on garancedore.fr September 18 2014, 4:41pm
My friend Laura, who is an amazing stylist (we worked together with Joan Smalls for Estée Lauder, and she’s also Senior Editor at Large for Glamour) had been making me dream about her farm upstate for a little while. “Come up and see us!!!” she kept saying.
So that’s what I did on Sunday and it was amazing. Not only do Laura, her husband Fabio, and her son Matteo, have a real farm with chickens, vegetable fields, apple trees, honey bees, tractors, and well, pretty much everything – they are also making a little paradise out of it that people can go visit – even if you don’t know them. What’s incredible is that the farm is kind of a project they fell into while they were looking for a house Upstate. They got really into it and started cleaning it up and planting, and today it’s become their passion project when they aren’t in New York working in fashion (Fabio is a photographer). But it actually fits perfectly with Laura’s vision – to her, style goes beyond fashion – it’s how one lives their life and energy and the environment we create around us. I totally agree with her… And because this is such a great project, people gather around it. Their friends Paola and Chicco make pizzas with vegetables from the farm on weekends. This weekend was so cool; Fabio’s mother baked, Laura’s mother was also visiting, everyone was speaking Italian – it was kind of paradise. You can have lunch there, eat an ice cream, pick raspberries and blackberries, meet lots of people, kids are running around everywhere, and you can take lots of organic goodies home with you. If you’re in the area this season, go for it! It’s two hours away from New York, the drive is gorgeous, it’s the perfect season, everyone is so welcoming and the pizzas are to die for. It’s exactly what I needed before taking off for Paris Fashion Week. Translated by Andrea Perdue Westwind Orchard, 215 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord, New York 12404 / 845.626.0659 The farm is open Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm. Pizza is served from 12pm-6pm.
At the Farm
Posted on garancedore.fr September 18 2014, 1:40pm
Many of you may already know Fräulein Kimchi from Street Food Thursday: famous for introducing Berliners to Ramen burgers, she not only knows a thing or two about preparing Kimchi – did you know that Lauren is also a trained opera singer? When working long late night shifts, we can only imagine her singing along to classics like Cindy Lauper or The Andrew Sisters in this week’s Kitchen Tunes! „It keeps me going when the tiredness sets in“, she says.
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Kitchen Tunes: Fräulein Kimchi
Posted on stilinberlin.blogspot.com September 18 2014, 11:54am
As you know I love it, it even used to be my go-to for events. For fall it’s nice to dress it down a bit, make it a little more relaxed. Dianna and I thought a long shirt dress as a top would be the perfect piece. I like that even if you un-do a few buttons, it still looks dressed up and sexy. How would you wear it? On Alana: Shirt dress, Adam Lippes; Jacket and pants, Alexander Wang. Styled by Dianna Lunt / Makeup by Tatyana Makarova For Part 1 of the fashion story, click here!
Edit No. 1 / Part 2… The Suit
Posted on garancedore.fr September 17 2014, 7:14pm
See by Chloe knows what I’m talking about.
The sweet daisy printed denim pieces have me wanting to do denim on denim only come Spring. And if the Canadian tuxedo isn’t quite your thing, the pieces work great on their own too. Peace, love and daisies.
Posted on garancedore.fr September 17 2014, 4:00pm
Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea, founder of the online shop Under Our Sky which features the collections of Argentinian designers. I love her outfit, the shorts have a really cool 70’s vibe and the blue stain shirt is just perfection. More on Sofia’s style over here.
Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea, Paris Fashion Week
Posted on trendycrew.com September 17 2014, 1:42pm
I never know what to wear out at night. It always annoys me and I end up wasting way too much time. I lose confidence in myself and in my taste, I spend forever in front of the mirror, I take dumb selfies and send them to my friends, and since they can’t see anything anyway because I’m terrible at selfies, it’s even worse, so they stress me out by saying things like: “Need another photo, I can’t even tell what you’re wearing” “What’s that thing in front of your dress?” (my phone, obviously) “What color is that? Cat pee yellow?” (bad lighting) “How can someone who’s a photographer be so bad at selfies?” (shut up right now) Yep, because obviously I always wait until the last minute. So I stress everyone out. Because I hate evening wear.
Usually when I want to dress up to go out at night, I always start out thinking I’ll wear a dress. Yes. I have this idea in my head, like most girls, that “night” means “dress”. Don’t try to figure it out, that’s just the way it is. So then I start the useless and frantic search for the “perfect last minute dress” which: 1/ Doesn’t exist 2/ Is very, very expensive 3/ Can’t be found at the last minute. To be perfect, a dress always has to be altered, otherwise you’re a model, in which case, what are you doing reading this post? By then, not only am I irritated, I’m also exhausted AND frustrated. For a while, I had resolved my problem with a few really cool tuxes, but one mustn’t go overboard with the joys of wearing a suit, especially when you have short hair. If you do, you’ll quickly turn into Ellen De Generes, and even though I ADORE Ellen, I really don’t want to have her look. You know, because at night, I want to be super feminine, a bit femme fatale. But the problem is – no dresses look good on me. No dresses look good on anyone, actually, if you really want to know how I feel about it. That’s always what I’m thinking to myself when I watch the awards. I like them well enough, I play the game, I choose my favorites, I feel like I’m taking a trip to planet tralala – it’s fun for about two seconds. But most of the time in those ceremonies, it’s like “cool” has left the building and been replaced by slightly awkward women forced into an obsolete definition of sexiness (with their breasts imprisoned in push up bras, their waists strangled) that doesn’t look anything at all like the free woman in motion that I love and want to be. Oh hey, by the way. Since we were talking about Céline on Friday, and how Phoebe Philo redefined the way we dress and the kind of women we have the right to be (cool, sensual, comfortable) – just looking at her collections makes you realize. Not a single evening gown. The closest thing is a romper. Hands in pockets, high heels – her rompers totally borrow from the “woman in a tux” attitude. So it’s back to the same idea. There are exceptions, of course. Valentino dresses that make you want to cry they’re so beautiful. Dior by Raf Simmons. Cate Blanchett in Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. But girls who have Cate Blanchett’s allure are very rare. So when it comes to evening wear, there aren’t many places left for me to look for ideas. I look at what Jenna Lyons does, what Emmanuelle Alt does, and what Phoebe Philo does, on the rare occasion she goes out. So that’s the thing. That’s when I went to a black tie event that I realized what my real problem was. I don’t like evening gowns. I ended up in pants and a bustier, but honestly, I really would have liked to have something new and beautiful to wear. A new attitude, a new femininity – something truly modern. But I think it’s clear now: for the time being, that doesn’t exist. Or it’s very, very rare. I really think it’s time to redefine evening wear for women, don’t you think? Translated by Andrea Perdue
Tenue de Soiree
Posted on garancedore.fr September 17 2014, 1:04pm
What is the best barely there polish?
I thought I had made a major discovery at Altuzarra last week when I was introduced to Essie’s Spaghetti Strap, a barely there, wear it everyday, sheer, pink polish. My search for that color was finally over. I came back to the Studio, excited about the polish (which really, is nothing new) and forced everyone to try it (except Erik). Emily and Brie became instant fans but Garance was harder to convince. For her, the color was too pink, it wasn’t right for her skin tone. Her go-to? Essie’s Sugar Daddy. Now, what’s your favorite barely there polish?
Posted on garancedore.fr September 16 2014, 7:41pm
Anya Hindmarch is a quirky genius.
Remember last season’s potato chip clutch? Well, this time around she is getting us with stickers. Debuting today with her spring collection is a limited edition collection of leather stickers (in collaboration with Charlotte Stockdale of CHAOS FASHION) that you can use to embellish your handbag/phone/best friend. The current selection features a Mickey Mouse hand doing various gestures and more styles will be added soon. I’m already going through my closet trying to figure out what I want to “sticker up” first. If you need some inspiration, take a look back at Sue’s embellished bag…
Posted on garancedore.fr September 16 2014, 5:03pm
Photos of me again!!! (Just let me know when you get tired of it.) The beautiful Yasmin Sewell has just launched a collection with Barneys. She had told me about it in ultra secret mode back when she was working on it and of course, I immediately tweeted her secret to the world – uh, just kidding, but it was pretty difficult for me not to, given how I excited I was for the collection to come out. You know, I’ve always loved her style – she’s been working in retail for years, she’s got a great eye and a sense for quality – so I knew it would be an exciting collection.
Exciting, but maybe not for me, I thought. Because, as you can see in the photos, Yasmin and I do not have the same body type. I mean, we’re pretty much opposites. And I was convinced that most of the things that make up her style wouldn’t be things I could ever wear. (Oh, but now she’s pregnant, so our differences have balanced out a bit, huhuhuhu) I told her that I would never in my life wear a crop top (there are two in her collection) and she promised me that she was going to prove me wrong. So she came by the Studio in between shows and had me try on her collection. See, she even made me wear a crop top. “This was all about proportion, I wanted the skirt to sit high enough on the waist so it really elongated the leg, and the top was designed to pretty much sit perfectly at the high waistband. Again, I was thinking proportion and a slim fit skirt and oversized wide top I think is a great balance. I don’t believe in total body con, it’s gotta be balanced out.” – Yasmin Ok, let’s not exaggerate. We all have our own body type. We definitely burst out laughing when she tried to have me put on the mini crop top with a tee-shirt underneath – one of her signature outfits, which I promise on the head of Anna Dello Russo, will never become mine. But the rest of the collection is just as perfect as I imagined. The coats with subtle stripes, the super well-cut pants – everything is really lovely, very Yasmin, but also perfect for everyone. “Seeing this [coat] on Garance made me very proud, she wears it exactly as I imagined it when I designed it. A lot of the collection was about classic items but I pushed a little with fabric and colour. This coat will hang off a lot of women, of any age or shape, but in aqua alpaca stripe it goes somewhere else. I think its still super effortless to wear.” – Yasmin I love it when my friends do great work like that. I hope you’ll like it just as much as I do. And tomorrow, a video of me riding a horse naked on the beach!!! IN SLO MO!!! No, just joking. Kisses! Click on the arrows to see more images… Translated by Andrea Perdue
At the Studio with Mrs. Sewell
Posted on garancedore.fr September 16 2014, 1:11pm
Hair for the woman on the go.
Two thumbs up for the hair at Reed Krakoff last week. I loved the simplicity and nonchalance of the looped pony tail, all tied together by that blue leather cord. I’ll be ditching all traditional hair ties going forward… Hair by Kevin Ryan for UNITE.
All Tied Up
Posted on garancedore.fr September 15 2014, 8:36pm
Need a skirt? I’ve got a jacket for that.
I’m all for creative styling tricks, especially ones that make you think twice about what a person is wearing: Is that a skirt? A dress? How do you get in that? My only concern with the “jacket as skirt” at Joseph is bulk. The flowing white trench as a skirt is ace, but the denim jacket as layered skirt, well, may be a bit trickier to master… Are you ready to transform your favorite jacket into your favorite skirt?
Joseph and the Amazing Jacket Skirt
Posted on garancedore.fr September 15 2014, 5:23pm
Last week during fashion week, kids were also going back to school in New York, and on my way home from the Ralph Lauren show, I ran into Sari and Meghan. In the middle of all the excitement of the week, I really liked getting back to the idea of a chic, everyday look. Chic, comfortable, elegant, and real. It’s nice to see, right?
Have a great start to your week. ;) Translated by Andrea Perdue
Posted on garancedore.fr September 15 2014, 1:00pm
Last month, I fell in love with Lisboa. Being there for the first time ever (first time in Portugal even!), I was overly excited to try as many Portuguese dishes as I could: From oven cooked octopus to freshly grilled sardines, from dozens of Pasteis de Belém to ice cold Mazagran (coffee with lemon and sugar), I ate my way through this lovely city, walking up and down the hills, enjoying the many different districts and just having the best of times (seriously, I loved it). Staying in a lovely AirBnB apartment just off Jardim do Príncipe Real (very recommendable location, you can walk almost anywhere and there are a plenty of cafés, eateries and shops around.) I was lucky enough to have local guides leading me to the nicest places and of course can’t wait to share my eating experiences with you, just in case you ever find yourself in the city and don’t know where to eat.
First things first: Pastéis de Belém. Known to many as Pastéis de Nata, because the only place they can be called de Belém is in Belém, a civil parish South-West of Lisbon and home to many of the most distinct landmarks of the city and one of the most important culinary institutions: the pastry shop Fábrica de Pastéis de Belém. This egg tart pastry was actually created by Catholic monks in Belém’s monastry some time before the 18th century and has since conquered the world. Even Berlin has more than one good source for Pastéis de Nata, although they are nothing in comparison with the ones you get at this shop in Belém. The pastry here is paper thin yet crispy and the egg tart so soft and only perfected by the mix of sugar and cinnamon on top. Oh the delight… We went there after dinner, almost at 11 pm, and the giant, beautiful shop was still filled with people – room after room families and groups of friends devouring many Pastéis. I can’t even imagine the lines if you get there at more pastry-appropriate times. Fábrica de Pastéis de Belém, Rua de Belém 84, Belém, daily from 08:00–24:00
For the first dinner, my friends led me to the old town district called Alfama, where the traditional (and very melancholic) music of Fado can be heard in almost every restaurant (some better than others, Alfama is a very touristic place thanks to its “authentic” appeal). We went to a place without singers, Pateo 13, where you chose your meat or fish of choice to be freshly grilled. The bar and kitchen itself are located in tiny spaces inside, guests are seated outside on a big terrace. Barbecuing is basically all they do, and that’s probably why they are seriously good at it – especially with sardines, which is why you should get those. Pateo 13, Calcadinha Sto Estevao 13, Alfama
Surprisingly, Lisbon has at least two traditional market halls that have recently been transformed into (gourmet) food halls: Mercado da Ribeira, managed and designed by Lisbon’s Time Out magazine, has a bit of a more posh (almost over-designed) feeling to it (don’t miss the market hall just next to it with loads of fruit and vegetable vendors and a completely different feel). And then Mercado de Campo de Ourique in the more up and coming Campo de Ourique district, which is a bit more casual (although they have automatic water atomizers throughout the whole hall, supposedly to cool you down) and combines produce vendors for vegetables, fruits and fish with food stalls. We went there to try the famous Prego, the Portuguese steak sandwich, at Atalho. It was served on pao de bolo do caco, typical bread from Madeira, which is a specialty and very important to the taste. Sadly, neither the fries and salad nor the black plastic plate could keep up with the quality of the dish, so keep it simple and order the sandwich only. Mercado de Campo de Ourique, Rua Azedo Gneco, Campo Ourique
I quickly learned that Portuguese pastries and sweets are mainly made of egg and sugar, but come in various forms and have their local characteristics. On our way to the beach one day, we stopped in the village of Azeitao to visit the café of Pastelaria Regional Cego, famous for their Torta de Azeitao (many tried to copy it, all failed, is what my Portuguese friend said). It’s the bright yellow roll in the middle of the small plate – it’s a sponge cake filled with, you guessed it, eggs and sugar and it is really very good. So we shared two, obviously (besides all the other egg-and-sugar varieties). Pastelaria Regional Cego, Rua Jose Augusto Coelho 150, Vila Nova de Azeitao
What you should eat while in Lisbon is obviously sea food, and while many restaurants serve it in a simple and rustic way (grilled), there are some who are more experimental. Like SeaMe, located in Chiado, and famous for their raw fish specialities. We feasted on plates filled with sashimi, nori salad, almond tempura prawns and the one pictured above – salmon seared only for seconds, with wasabi ice cream which gave my friend a – quote – food-orgasm. I liked it a lot as well. And despite being one of the pricier options in Lisbon, we only payed about 60 Euros for two including a bottle of wine and water. SeaMe is always fully booked, better call before to make a reservation or hope for a seat at the sushi bar. SeaMe Peixaria Moderna, Rua do Loreto 21, Chiado, Mon–Fri 12:30–15:00 and 19:30–00:00; Sat–Sun from 12.30, +351 21 346 1564
Octopus is a big thing in Portugal, and I was lucky enough that my friends invited me to join in a very traditional fun – every Friday for lunch, a restaurant called Casa dos Passarinhos serves an incredibly soft and tasty polvo a lagareiro com batata a murro e grelos – cooked octopus with “dead potatos” – because they are smashed with the fist – and savoy cabbage. You can call and see if there are left-overs for dinner and then feast on it at night, because you’ll be very tired after this delicious, yet rather heavy dish. (However, the staff’s English is not great, better get a Portuguese friend to make that reservation.) Casa dos Passarinhos, Rua Silva Carvalho 195, +351 21 388 2346
Just before leaving, I dived head-first into barbecued chicken wonderland with a plate of grilled poultry from Frangasqueira Nacional. Located in a small space in a side street, it is already exciting watching the chef grill the poultry, he’ll have you wait until it’s done perfectly. My friends liked to get another spicy sausage and potato chips with it. And a cold beer of course. Frangasqueira Nacional. Rua da Imprensa Nacional 116 C, 1250-127 Lisboa The post Escape: Eating in Lisbon appeared first on Stil in Berlin.
Escape: Eating in Lisbon
Posted on stilinberlin.blogspot.com September 15 2014, 11:25am
Okay, so this is technically a guest edition of What I’m Wearing because this bag belongs to Yasmin…
She came over to shoot a story with me at the Studio in between shows (I’ll show you the photos soon!) and she was carrying this cool new Chloé bag. I keep finding myself drawn to red bags lately… I also really love the hardware on this one, it’s simple but still striking. Do you like it?
What I’m Wearing #2
Posted on garancedore.fr September 14 2014, 12:58pm
i love wood in just about every shape or form. as trees in the forest, bed frames, tables, floors, lamps, you get the gist. it just makes sense that i love incorporating it into my style as well. It all began with a wooden iphone cover i was given by a friend once. i was almost more upset about losing my pretty cover (it was a one off from a guy in south africa) than the iphone, which could be replicated easily.i went online in search of wooden iphone covers and came across this one:this cover by idryad is lovely, i think. it gives the boring shiny surface of the iphone a sturdy, yet elegant look and i feel like my phone is well protected by it as well. iryad also has a nice selection of different styles of cases. i'm not a huge fan of the rhinestone ones, but the all wooden covers are wonderful.i enjoyed the idea of incorporating wood into my style as much as i do into my apartment so much that i decided to get a wooden watch as well: an american company called jord produces these lovely watches that have a truly timeless appeal, i find. they go with different styles of dress and have some sort of wholesome appeal to them that i can't quite explain. now that i'm a new mom i couldn't help but rejoice when i discovered these be wooden bow ties for kids (modelled by my little munchkin):admittedly, my little one is not quote ready to wear a bow-tie out just yet but when he is, i will be sure to dress him up in this one. the german guys behind be wooden also designed a handsome collection of man-sized bow-ties that i find an adorable gimmick to jazz up a studly plaid shirt look (ideally sporting a full beard as well) for a more lighthearted way to dress for say, a wedding or a summer party.it's fun to accessorize with wood! also pretty nice can be wooden pens, sunglasses, bags (this one is amazing), umbrellas... oh the options!
dress it up with wood
Posted on glamcanyon.blogspot.com September 13 2014, 7:42pm
I always love seeing a woman with no makeup.
- François Nars, on the makeup free look at Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 It was pretty shocking to head backstage at Marc Jacobs (a show that almost always has a super strong beauty look) to be told there wasn’t even “a gram” of makeup on the skin. Models sported nothing but moisturizer for the show. A surprising move from François Nars to say the least, but one that was more than welcome for the last show of the week!
Less is More
Posted on garancedore.fr September 13 2014, 6:00pm
If I had the time (but I’m at Starbucks in between two shows) I’d tell you the story of how Céline has been totally revamped ever since Phoebe Philo arrived, how the brand started over completely from scratch, how they perfectly orchestrated the way they would change their image, and the incredible impact Phoebe’s arrival had on the fashion world. Nothing was left to chance, not even the things that take a long time to manage, like the redistribution and redesign of all their stores. But anyway, you know all of that already, plus, I’m at Starbucks.
When Philo arrived, she basically tore down the wall papers of the existing stores – the blank walls gave the stores an unfinished look that worked so well, we all wondered if it was just Céline’s stores new signature style. Then there was a wave of reopenings – and this store (which is right by our Studio, help!!!) is the first one I’ve seen with the new renovations. The unfinished look is gone – everything has been carefully thought out down to the smallest details, from the (unbelievable) marble flooring to the natural furnishings, all the way up to the ceiling, which is made of layers and layers of flame retardant spray. I love it, so I decided to go take some photos there the other day, and I think I’m going to copy the big plant idea (it’s the only thing I can actually copy, haha) for my new apartment. So there you go – now I’m doomed to walk by this magnificence every morning and it’s going to be sweet torture. Thanks to who? Thanks to Phoebe. Céline, 67 Wooster Street, New York NY Click on the arrows to see more images… Translated by Andrea Perdue
Céline in Soho
Posted on garancedore.fr September 12 2014, 1:26pm
“Morning: I use Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – it works very well with combination skin. Some days I use Dermalogica Micro Exfoliant – it gently gets rid of any dry skin without turing your face bright red! My biggest splurge is Rodin Face Oil – it’s definitely a luxury so I use it sparingly.
I don’t usually wear makeup on the weekends, only to work or if I’m going out. I like RMS concealer and their Living Luminizer for the corners of my eyes and cheekbones…it makes you look awake even if your not. For blush I like Jane Iredale. I use Benefit’s Brow Kit for my brows as well as my eyeliner.
Day: I usually carry Fresh Rose Sugar Lip Treatment and Aesop hand cream. Night: I basically repeat my morning routine but like to use Kerstin Clarifying Mud Mask in the evening at least once a week and B.Kamins Blemish Gel for any breakouts.” - Annina Mislin
A beauty minute with Annina
Posted on garancedore.fr September 11 2014, 8:01pm