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34 posts tagged "Natalie Joos"

Meet The Muses: Annette And Phoebe Stephens

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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.

“Our grandmother had an incredible collection of clothing and jewelry that we loved going through,” Annette Stephens, one part of the design duo behind jewelry line Anndra Neen, tells Style.com. “She had her own handmade jewelry creations, amazing dresses, embroidered blouses, and crazy hats,” adds her sister and design partner, Phoebe. And their grandma Annette Nancarrow certainly knew a thing or two about art and fashion—she counted both Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo as friends. It was there, digging through their grandma’s treasure chest, where their love of vintage clothing was born. “It is interesting to us to find how elements of design evolve during the years—an amazing coat that is timeless will have slightly altered details if it is made in one era versus another, all based on what was happening in the time it was made,” says Phoebe. “We attempt to design jewelry with the same concept—pieces that will always be relevant to the moment.” Here, the sister act behind those chic clutches tells Style.com about their vintage inspirations and what’s next for the girls, who recently won this year’s Dorchester Collection Prize.

What eras are you particularly interested in terms of getting inspiration for your design work?
Costume jewelry from the seventies, Japanese textiles from the twenties, antique Anatolian rugs, 20th-century furniture, and architecture by Santiago Calatrava, Le Corbusier, and Louis Kahn, to name a few.

Do you collect specific types of vintage pieces?
We have been collecting vintage embroidered Mexican blouses and rebozos, filigree jewelry from the thirties and forties, vintage Bakelite jewelry, and Thierry Mugler, Claude Montana, Issey Miyake, and Yves Saint Laurent from the seventies and eighties. We collect items that capture our attention and that tend to be modern and classic at the same time. Continue Reading “Meet The Muses: Annette And Phoebe Stephens” »

Meet The Muse: Amber Le Bon

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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.

Earlier this week, model Amber Le Bon walked in Karl Lagerfeld’s glittering, Indian-inspired pre-fall spectacular alongside her supermodel mom, Yasmin. For both Le Bon girls, however, it was pretty much old hat. “My very first show was when I was a very little girl. I did the Chanel show twice with my mama, but I can’t remember them,” Le Bon tells Style.com. “The first show I can remember doing was for AllSaints up in Glasgow.” While she’s currently focusing her energy on her blossoming model career, she’s also got that itch for music (maybe dad Simon has something to do with it). “I love learning new instruments,” she says. “I started playing ukulele about two years ago, then started playing guitar in January, and I’ve been playing piano since I was little. Music makes me happy.” Here, the 22-year-old tells Style.com about her role models, what mom and dad taught her about style, and what’s on her Christmas wish list.

What are you working on these days?
I am currently focusing on modeling but in my free time I play a lot of guitar and piano, and I draw—I generally have a very wide creative streak that I like to entertain. I never really know what’s coming next work-wise until a few days before because everything is booked and confirmed quite last-minute. I think that’s a part of why I like the industry, it keeps you on your toes.

What models do you really look up to?
I obviously look up to my mama a lot, and also the other supers, like Cindy, Naomi, Helena, and Eva. The bond that they all have, that whole generation of models, is very special.

What is the best style advice you have ever received from your parents?
From my mama, comfortable, well-made heels are the way forward. From Daddy, things that might be average, or might not work so well in real life and up close, can sometimes work really well on stage.

What influences your personal style?
My own style and fashion inspiration is drawn from a whole lot of different places; obviously music is a huge part of it. I get very inspired by different musical genres, like punk and grunge, and I get influenced by old black-and-white films, and old-fashioned eras where corsets and lace were normal. It’s a big mix really. Anything I see in life that catches my eye, makes me think, and inspires me. Continue Reading “Meet The Muse: Amber Le Bon” »

Meet The Muse: Lisa Marie Fernandez

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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.

“I am a pretty natural and earthy girl,” stylist-turned-designer Lisa Marie Fernandez tells Style.com. Don’t misinterpret her no-fuss approach to dressing—there’s nothing plain Jane about Fernandez. The South American-born, London and New York-based designer has a penchant for glamour. “I do love high heels,” she admits.

“If Lisa Marie had a choice, she’d be on a beach all year round,” says Joos of her muse. “Whether it was somewhere in the Mediterranean, or Bali, or the South of France, or St. Barth’s, she’d be lounging in a chaise in a silk caftan and nicely cut bikini, smothered in fragrant oils, with a glass of Champagne in one and a cigarette in the other hand.” Luckily for Fernandez (who launched her namesake swimwear label in 2009), globetrotting, bikinis, and Champagne swirling have all become part of the job description. Here, she tells Style.com about her globetrotting, for work and play.

How did you first meet Natalie?
Natalie and I met whilst casting models for various fashion stories I was styling. I named one of the bikinis after her; the Natalie is our bandeau bikini and one of our most popular silhouettes in black rubber neoprene.

What’s next for your label?
We are broadening into a full-on swim brand, meaning we are focusing on one product and doing that one product very well. For 2012, we have expanded our fabrications from our signature, luxe neoprene now to include fabrications from Italy from the sixties and seventies.

What inspires your style?
Exposing my eye to as much as possible in the world by traveling often.

Where do you like to shop around the world?
Definitely Paris. I prefer shopping in foreign cities such as Istanbul as I am more inspired. I rarely shop in New York—I seem to always be working when I am here. Continue Reading “Meet The Muse: Lisa Marie Fernandez” »

Meet The Muse: Rila Fukushima

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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.

“I have a weakness for buttons,” Japanese model Rila Fukushima, Joos’ muse of the week, tells Style.com. “I’m always collecting ornate and nicely decorated ones.” Buttons aren’t her only weakness—Fukushima, who has appeared in everything from Dolce & Gabbana ad campaigns to Lenny Kravitz’s “We Are Running” music video, admits she also has a penchant for Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent. After a stint living in New York, she’s back at home with her family in Tokyo, where she’s still modeling, working on an acting career, and blogging. While she works toward achieving her ultimate goal—landing the cover of Japanese Vogue—she’s hoping to spending some time traveling. “I’d like to travel and see more corners of the world,” she says. “Traveling for modeling has been great, but I never really have much time to live the tourist life while in all the different cities.” Here, she tells Style.com how her modeling career began and what’s coming up next.

How did you make your modeling dreams a reality?
I actually wanted to become a model agent, and went into what ended up becoming my first agency for a job interview. They ended up suggesting I model instead. I guess I sort of fell into it.

What are you focused on these days?
I’m currently focusing on several different things—acting, I am still modeling, and I am also spending a lot of time blogging. There’s a few other projects I’m involved in, but I can’t really elaborate on them just yet. Continue Reading “Meet The Muse: Rila Fukushima” »

Meet The Muse: Mademoiselle Yulia

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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.

Mademoiselle Yulia might be a name that’s lost in translation in the States, but in Japan, the name (and face) cause a stir in the streets. “Especially in Harajuku, I get stopped in the streets for autographs,” the blue-haired DJ, designer, Nylon columnist, and pop singer tells Joos. It’s a celebrity status she has earned; the Tokyo-based Mademoiselle Yulia has deejayed for Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Uniqlo, and Topshop and recently opened for Kylie Minogue. As for the rest of her blossoming résumé, Mademoiselle Yulia is just getting warmed up. “My singing career, it’s just started,” she tells Style.com. “And my new jewelry collection is going to start to sell early next year, so I need to focus on it.” Here, Harajuku’s girl talks to Style.com about her look and her many projects in the works.

Why the blue hair?
I used to color my hair all different colors, like red, purple, and green, but my taste of clothes has changed; I used to wear really colorful clothes. Of course, I still love to wear colorful clothes but now I also love to wear more classic clothes. Also, I always wanted to be different from the other girls.

What inspires your style?
Daily life—music, movies, and friends. I just like my personal style to be fun and I like to challenge myself.

What projects are you focused on these days? I know you have a lot going on.
I’m a DJ, singer, jewelry designer, and I’m writing a column for Nylon Japan. My new jewelry collection is going to start to sell early next year. But also my debut album as a singer was released last month. As a singer, it’s just started. I think I’m going to have more live shows from now on. Continue Reading “Meet The Muse: Mademoiselle Yulia” »