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27 posts tagged "Tales of Endearment"

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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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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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” »