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August 23 2014

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3 posts tagged "Nicolas Malleville"

Mexican Flare

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The rebozo, a traditional shawl immortalized by Frida Kahlo, is a staple in any Mexican woman’s wardrobe. Thus, it was a likely starting point for designer Francesca Bonato’s accessories line, Hacienda Montaecristo (Bonato owns the trendy Mexican getaway spot the Coqui Coqui Hotel in Tulum, with her husband, model Nicolas Malleville). Since not everyone can escape to Coqui Coqui, where her pieces are on display at the in-hotel shop, Bonato is in New York tonight—her first time ever showing here—to present some of her latest wares as part of the L-Atitude Mexico City Collection launch (which also includes designs from Anndra Neen and Dezso by Sara Beltrán), of which the centerpiece is the rebozo. Style.com has the exclusive first look at some of the Hacienda Montaecristo items, which are handmade in the Mayan Rivera, included in the L’Atitude Mexico City offerings. The full collection officially launches tomorrow on the site and new Hacienda Montaecristo rebozos will be added throughout the week.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

Meet The Muse: Nicolas Malleville

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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 Joos’ “Muses,” impeccably styled girls (and now, guys) who share her secondhand obsession. In a new partnership with Style.com, Tales of Endearment’s subjects will preview their shoots right here on Style File.


Nicolas Malleville joined the modeling world in 1997, and he still has the fashion world at his fingertips. Most recently, he appears in Bally’s Fall 2011 Steven Meisel-shot ad campaign, alongside Karlie Kloss and Caroline Trentini. But it’s the simple life, in the colonial town of Valladolid, in Yucatan, Mexico—where he has lived for seven years with his wife and son—that Malleville prefers to lead these days. There, surrounded by exotic birds and tropical shrubbery, he runs his perfumery and world-renowned Coqui Coqui Spa. Joos had the opportunity to visit Malleville there, where she photographed him for her latest Endearment blog post. “Nicolas Malleville was the first man I shot for Tales of Endearment,” Joos says. “I was always a bit iffy about guys wearing vintage clothes, but if they’re all as knowledgeable and classy as Nicolas, I reckon you’ll see a lot more in the future.” For a man who says he doesn’t like to spend too much money on clothes, he certainly has quite the collection, ranging from Christian Dior tweed jackets to a luxe alpaca wool scarf.

Here, Malleville gives Style.com the backstory on his wardrobe and his latest projects.

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Blasblog From Mexico: A New Year’s Debate Solved

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After you’ve been to as many store parties as I have (sigh), when it comes to New Year’s celebration it’s an internal struggle between going home to Missouri to be with people I actually like and eat fried food until the elastic in my sweatpants snaps, or to go somewhere tropical and thus be forced to spend even more time with the sorts of people I see here in the city. Well, this year, I managed to blend enjoyable company and a tropical location thanks to Nicolas Malleville, the male model turned boutique hotelier. (Feel free to Google.) As the head of a growing hotel and spa chain on the Yucatan Penninsula—he owns beachfront hotel Coqui Coqui in Tulum, another outpost in the jungle of Coba, and is finishing a third in the city of Valladolid, where he also has a perfumery that counts Renée Zellweger as a fan—he invited a group of heat-seeking New Yorkers south of the border. Malleville’s fellow male models James Penfold and Robert Konjic (again, feel free to Google—tell yourself it’s research), along with Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Sophia Hesketh, Byrdie Bell, Poppy de Villeneuve, Nora Flaherty, photographer Paola Kudacki, PMK’s Robin Baum, and Burberry’s Lauryn Flynn all headed down to visit the three properties. We spent the days leading to New Year’s Eve at the Coba hotel, which has a great view of a crocodile-filled lagoon leading up to the Mayan ruins and pyramids. Meanwhile, the eve proper was spent reveling in Malleville’s spa on the church square of Valladolid, where the locals had propped up a gigantic gold crucifix (take that, Times Square ball dropping!); and the first few days of 2009 were spent on the beaches of Tulum. Sure, there were some hiccups: Bell forgot sun block and got burned while Restoin-Roitfeld forgot bug spray and got bitten like no one’s business. But in all, it wasn’t a bad way to start the new year. And hey, while they didn’t have Missouri’s fried food, nachos and guacamole substituted just fine. And nobody does Mexican, like, well Mexicans.

Photo: Derek Blasberg