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34 posts tagged "Natalie Joos"

Paris in New York

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Soho got a French infusion last night with the official opening party for Vanessa Bruno’s Greene Street pop-up shop. After opening several retail locations in her native France, then in London, then Los Angeles, and a few spots in Asia, the designer now has her sights set on New York. She plans on eventually opening a permanent New York flagship, but a fashion-week pop-up is a good place to start. And when she saw the space that was available—an open 1,300-square-foot loft—she simply couldn’t resist. “You cannot find anything like this in Paris. And you can do a lot with a place like this,” Bruno told Style.com. Indeed, she did do a lot with it—the pop-up features her Spring ’13 collection, a Ladurée Macaron counter, Diptyque candles, and wall-sized blowups of this season’s ad campaign starring Stella Tennant. It was a nice pause française for guests like Natalie Joos, Tallulah Harlech, and Zani Gugelmann in the midst of New York fashion week. Said Leandra Medine, “I am really happy about Paris relocating to New York—getting to Soho is way cheaper than Le Marais.”

The Vanessa Bruno pop-up shop is located at 131 Greene Street and is open through February 26.

Photo: Jesse Lirola/BFAnyc.com

Meet The Muse: Lolo Gasparini

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Girl-about-town Natalie Joos spends her days casting for shows like ADAM and Yigal Azrouël and editorials for the likes of Mario Sorrenti and Mariano Vivanco, but her passion is vintage clothing. Joos’ blog, Tales of Endearment, spotlights her “Muses,” impeccably styled girls and guys who share her secondhand obsession. In a new partnership with Style.com, Tales of Endearment’s subjects discuss their shoots right here on Style File.

Unlike a large quotient of Joos’ previous muses, Argentinian-born musician Lola Gasparini doesn’t fall under the categories of vintage “fiend” or “collector.” “Really I am not so interested in vintage,” she tells Style.com. “I do not collect anything.”

What landed her on Joos’ blog this week is her cool-girl style, largely inspired by her work as a music artist in Buenos Aires (and a wardrobe full of pieces, like her long red Celine skirt, that Joos went wild for). “It’s more punk than romantic, more glam than glamour, sometimes unisex,” she says of her look. Here, Gasparini tells Style.com about her band, Isla de los Estados, and her obsession with the eighties.

What are you working on right now?
I have had a band, called Isla de los Estados, since 2007. We have made two albums. I also work as a DJ. Almost all of my energy is in music.

How did you get into music?
I got into music because of friends. I have no academic training; I have been helped by my intuition and the great artists I have met. Big influences are Gustavo Cerati, Virus, Los Encargados (from Argentina), Brian Eno, Björk, Kraftwerk, and Siouxie.

Are those influences on your personal style as well?
I cannot separate it; it’s all the same.

How would you describe your look?
I like timeless clothes and good fabrics. It’s not so feminine, I love a masculine touch in the outfits.

Are there particular eras, in terms of clothes, that you are especially interested in?
I feel for the eighties, naturally, because it’s when music exploded—you have the best looks ever. But I also love the sixties—Courrèges, Balenciaga, Paco Rabanne, Françoise Hardy, Barbarella, so good.

What’s your favorite vintage piece you own?
An American Civil War hat.

Finish this thought: What’s old is new again when…?
When nobody remembers it.

For more from Lolo’s shoot, visit Tales of Endearment.

Photos: Gonzalo Romero

Meet The Muse: Taylor Warren

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Girl-about-town Natalie Joos spends her days casting for shows like Zac Posen and Karen Walker and editorials for the likes of Mario Sorrenti and Mariano Vivanco, but her passion is vintage clothing. Joos’ blog, Tales of Endearment spotlights her “Muses,” impeccably styled girls and guys who share her secondhand obsession. In a new partnership with Style.com, Tales of Endearment’s subjects discuss their shoots right here on Style File.


“Never say ‘never’—I’m pretty confident that if there was a piece of clothing I had to wear, I could make it work,” model Taylor Warren tells Style.com of her fashion mantra. “Even ugly polyester muumuus and housedresses in the most awful thrift stores seem to have a purpose to me.”

Luckily for Warren, who has appeared in the likes of Vogue Italia and graced the cover of Nylon, she has the good looks to make even a muumuu appear chic (though she says she usually gravitates more toward formfitting blazers). Warren, an admitted clothing hoarder, she also has a soft spot for The View, 6-year-old pageant girl Eden Wood, and almost any craft activity involving needles and yarn. “There are not enough words to define the essence of Taylor Warren,” says Joos. “Just when you think you got her pegged, she piles on another hidden talent, incurable obsession, or historical fun fact, each time accompanied by an infectious, self-deprecating giggle.” Joos is right, the New York native is full of curveballs. Here’s one more: This summer, she appeared as one of the dead models in Kanye’s “Monster” music video. Here, Warren tells Style.com about what she’s working on next, her style, and her new year’s resolutions.

How would your describe your style?
Selfish. I take inspiration from all sorts of places, but I don’t like sharing pieces of clothing. A lot of the trendy basic items I buy end up in my pajama pile.

How does your work as a model influence your style?
When I travel, I get to experience trends in the different cities and how different they vary from one another. Being in Paris was the most inspirational city for me. I watched a few too many Godard films before traveling there. I have a red beret and an Anna Karenina obsession, and was slightly embarrassed walking around Paris wearing one.

What modeling projects are you working on right now, and what do you have coming up?
Modeling is a pretty last-minute career. Right now I’m on my Christmas “break.”

How does vintage play into your look?
Vintage is the most important element of my style. I like to be the only person to have what I’m wearing.
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Tommy Ton’s Best-Dressed Of 2011

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Tommy Ton picked out his favorite people and off-runway fashion statements to photograph this year. Check out Tommy Ton’s year in photos here and see our breakdown of who’s who, below.

Ursina Gysi (Most Sought-After Subject): Stylist.

Ulyana Sergeenko (Best Runway-to-Reality Moment): Designer of her namesake clothing line and haute couture customer.

Natalie Joos (Best Signature Pose): Casting director, girl-about-town, and the blogger behind TalesofEndearment.com. See her ongoing collaboration with Style.com here.

Kate Lanphear (Most Lethal Accessories): Elle style director.

Elena Perminova (Most Lethal Accessories): Model and It-girl.

Hanneli Mustaparta (Best Reason to Hit The Gym): Blogger and model.

Lauren Santo Domingo (Best Post-Baby Comeback): Moda Operandi co-founder and Vogue contributing editor.

Hanne Gabby Odiele (Best-Dressed Model-Off-Duty): Model.

Elisa Nalin (Best Sense of Color): Stylist and designer.

Liz Cabral (The One to Watch): Flare fashion director.

Shala Monroque (Most Worth Waiting For): Fashion and art party fixture, dating Larry Gagosian, close friend of Miuccia Prada’s, and creative director at Garage magazine.

Photo: Tommy Ton

Meet The Muse: Daphne Javitch

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Girl-about-town Natalie Joos spends her days casting for shows like Zac Posen and Karen Walker and editorials for the likes of Mario Sorrenti and Mariano Vivanco, but her passion is vintage clothing. Joos’ blog, Tales of Endearment spotlights her “Muses,” impeccably styled girls and guys who share her secondhand obsession. In a new partnership with Style.com, Tales of Endearment’s subjects discuss their shoots right here on Style File.

When Natalie Joos asked her latest muse, TEN underwear designer Daphne Javitch, to sum up her personal style, Javitch only needed two words: “chic muppet.” If you’re trying to picture exactly what that looks like, you aren’t the only one. The “chic” part of that equation, however, is clear. Javitch, a New York native, counts Jane Birkin, Goldie Hawn, and Lee Radziwill as style inspirations, and she’s got a large collection of vintage pieces, with several Stephen Sprouse (her favorite designer) numbers in the mix. The “muppet” element, we’re guessing, comes from her tenure as a costume designer before launching TEN (which can be found on the racks at Opening Ceremony). “I like clothing with a narrative, and not too serious,” she tells Joos. Here, she explains her look and what’s on her Christmas wish list with Style.com.

How does your work as a designer influence your personal style?
My work and my personal style are totally intertwined. TEN is inspired by my spirit and style icons like Romy Schneider, Diane Keaton, Jane Birkin, Goldie Hawn, and Lee Radziwill—smart, playful, and straightforward women. The imagery, narratives, and ideas that inspire my personal style flow directly into my work.

What’s next for TEN?
We recently released our first bra and are adding two new bottoms this spring. I’m customizing the Spring ’12 colors now.

Do you collect any type of vintage items in particular?
I collect vintage nightgowns. I like to wear them as dresses in the summer with bright undies showing through. I also collect small purses—teeny-tiny ones because I think they’re funny and they cheer up any outfit.
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