Coco Unseen

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962

These previously unseen images of Coco Chanel are taken from a new book by Douglas Kirkland.

Sent to Paris on assignment for LOOK magazine in 1962, the photographer ended up living with Mme Chanel for three weeks, and captured these beautiful black and white images of the now legendary designer…

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel See more of Douglas Kirkland’s shots of Coco Chanel here

Source: The Guardian


Inspiration Equation

Saint Laurent Inspiration Equation

Here’s a bit of fashion fun…

According to W Magazine’s deputy editor, Armand Limnander, the inspiration behind Hedi Slimane’s spring/summer 2015 collection for Saint Laurent can be ‘summed’ up as follows…

Crayons + ’70s rock groupies Sble Starr and Lori Maddox + Debbie Harry = Insouciant Urchins

I see his thinking…

See all the looks from the Saint Laurent spring/summer 2015 collection here

See more Inspiration Equations here

Image Credit: W Magazine

Hidden Secret

The Tea House

The Tea House

This Tea House and library in Shanghai hide a stunning secret.  Concrete walls twist up through the interior…

Local architects Archi-Union constructed the building at the back of their studio from the salvaged parts of the original warehouse’s collapsed roof.

I love the look of concrete as an interior material, although it can often appear quite souless and severe.  But the contorted shapes here, coupled with the wrap around design of the building (did you notice that the balcony which projects from the first floor has been constructed around a mature tree?), give the space a more organic feel. Quite amazing!

Source: Dezeen Magazine

The ‘It’ Bag Is Dead…

Chloé Faye Bag

Long live the ‘It’ bag!

The Chloé Faye seems to be the fashion pack’s current favourite, and is popping up everywhere.  It’s certainly the perfect style to channel the current seventies trend.

Will you be succumbing to her charms?

Image Credits: Pinterest

I Do Nothing But Think Of You

Russh Shoot

I Do Nothing But Think of You – Russh Magazine – April 2015

I love documentary style shoots, and this story by Emma Tempest caught my eye for two reasons…

Firstly, the backdrop of this header image reminds me of Paris.  I’m not sure of the actual location, but the shutters, juliet balcony and amazing architectural view are very City of Light chic.

And secondly, Dianna Lunt’s sultry styling…

Just perfect!

To see all the images from the shoot click here

Image Credits: Style Inspo 

Travelling in Style

Airport chic, sixties style, à la Françoise Hardy.

The Department Store

I came across this short film via Elle Decoration‘s website.  It captures UK product and interior designer Lee Broom’s ‘Department Store’ installation at last week’s Salone del Mobile trade fair in Milan.

The designer and his team took over a row of disused shops on the Italian city’s Via Alfredo Cappellini and created a ‘Department Store’ to showcase a range of his new products.

The result is quite spectacular, and I particularly love the stock room.  What a clever idea!

Read more about Lee Broom here

Source: Elle Decoration