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August 27 2014

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2 posts tagged "Lucie de la Falaise"

Helena Christensen’s Iron Girls

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Helena Cristensen

Matchesfashion.com is paying tribute to strong, independent women this week with “Iron Girl”—a series of portraits shot by Helena Christensen and Jen Carey for the September issue of Rika Magazine. The snaps star Julianne Moore, Dree Hemingway, Caroline de Maigret, Lucie de la Falaise, and, of course, Christensen, sporting “Iron Girl” sweaters, which, priced at about $178, will be sold exclusively at Matches starting tomorrow.

Julianne Moore by Helena ChristensenIt’s no secret that nineties supermodels are having a comeback, with Christy Turlington, Yasmin Le Bon, Naomi Campbell, and Elle Macpherson fronting a dizzying array of ad campaigns, magazine covers, and prime-time modeling shows. Christensen is no exception. She recently appeared in a seminude spread for FutureClaw magazine (which caused its Web site to crash) and has also been busy as a shutterbug, serving as Oxfam’s global photographer. “I have worked on both sides [of the camera] for over twenty years now and thoroughly enjoy the creative process of either,” Christensen told Style.com. “I have learned so much doing both jobs, and that knowledge has helped me evolve as a photographer and inspired me as a model,” she explained, noting that a Polaroid camera is her weapon of choice.”

Rika founder Ulrika offered that choosing the Iron Girl models was no easy task, but ultimately she looked for women who have “a keen sense of who they are. They have an understated but cool edge and an ageless style; they are the nonchalant women of the world who inspire the people around them.”

Matchesfashion.com will host an exhibition of the photographs on July 18.

Photo: Courtesy of Matchesfashion.com

Catching Fashionable Flies With Honey (And Vinegar)

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Logic dictates that an appreciation of the finer things in life would include both fashion and food, rather than them being some kind of crazy mutually exclusive equation. So it gladdened the heart to hear Lucie de la Falaise proclaim, at this morning’s launch of her brother Daniel’s range of olive oils, vinegars, and honeys, “We’re too much of a greedy family to be doing with that no-eating fashion business.” Given that every member of her family—grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins—defines every possible shading of chic, it was sheer joy to find food as the focus of the event. Liquid assistance from Somerset’s finest pear cider certainly helped.

Daniel’s private catering is already legendary—he grew the stuff that guests ate at Kate Moss’ wedding—so it was once again a certain kind of logic that dictated he should bring his produce to the world. For now, that means Selfridges in London and Claus Estermann’s place in Paris. There could scarcely be more, given the artisanal production. The oils come from Daniel’s Sicilian godfather in Tuscany. The vinegars are produced in a nunnery in the South of France. “Sister Mary helps me bottle them,” said Daniel. But when he adds, “Grandma taught me how to make them,” you have to mentally adjust to the fact that Grandma was style icon Maxime de la Falaise. A picture forms.

You can whet your appetite at www.danieldelafalaise.fr. Otherwise, there’s this very sage observation from the man himself: “Food is communication. You make nasty people nice if you put something agreeable in their mouths.” I can’t think of anything more valid as a pre-election strategy.

Photo: Stephane Feugère