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Carine’s Calendar Girls


Carine Roitfeld stuck to using “real people” (as opposed to models) for her guest-edited issue of Vman, due out February 14. The exception: the bonus pinup girl calendar, shot by Willy Vandeperre, featuring “supermodels and Victoria’s Secret Angels, 12 of the planet’s most celebrated creatures.” Roitfeld dressed the girls, including Joan Smalls, Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, and Karolina Kurkova, in an assortment of Victoria’s Secret lingerie and customized pink American Apparel jackets. has the exclusive first look at the full calendar. Here, a few of our favorite months.

Photos: Willy Vanderperre

Meet The Muse: Evelien Joos


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 who share her secondhand obsession. In a new partnership with, Tales of Endearment’s subjects discuss their shoots right here on Style File.

Natalie Joos’ latest muse is one who’s very close to home—her sister, Evelien (or “Blinie,” as Joos calls her, a childhood nickname that stuck). Evelien, a photo editor for V and VMan and an aspiring actress, might be the younger Joos, but she has developed a strong sense of quirky style that is all her own. Her signature? Wild pants (striped, sunflower yellow, or polka dot). She began collecting them while living in Australia and currently owns an assortment that, Natalie says, “would put Willy Wonka to shame.” Evelien spoke with about the old and the new (and her go-to trouser shop).

How would you describe your style?
I don’t have one particular style. I can make a lot work and it somehow doesn’t look too artistic or grungy—I like to mix vintage and Belgian. People tell me that I make these crazy things work and that it doesn’t look so weird because I dress it down with basics. You know what it is? When I was younger, I had all of these snobbish friends, and I wanted to dress like them and be snobbish. If I was in the Hamptons all dressed up, my crazy quirkiness always came through—my hair or nails would be off or something so it didn’t look right.

Do you rein it in for the office? What’s work style like at V?
I always wear heels at work. In the week, I put much more effort in my clothes because I like dressing up. We can walk in any way we want to. If I want to wear sweatpants and a T-shirt, that’s fine. But it’s a fashion magazine so you can dress up for it. Some people do and some don’t.

What are a few of your favorite spots for buying vintage?
Stella Dallas in Williamsburg. It’s so bad because every time I go in, I buy something. In the front, they have a cheaper section where everything is under $20, and in the back, things are a little more expensive but they are like $100. I also like markets, the Brooklyn one, but other than that, I don’t remember the names of other vintage stores I like. Continue Reading “Meet The Muse: Evelien Joos” »

Do Good With DVF And Friends, Get Your Lang Online, Dress Like Dellal, And More…


Diane von Furstenberg wants you! To vote for her DVF People’s Voice award, that is. The inspiring, do-gooding nominees for the annual award are now on the designer’s Web site. Zeinab Eyega (of the Sauti Yetu Center for African Women), Lyn Pentecost (of the Lower East Side Girl’s Club), Taryn Davis (of the American Widow Project), Susannah Shakow (of Running Start), and Malika Saada Saar (of the Rebecca Project) are all in the running. The winner will be named at the second DVF Awards in March. [DVF]

Helmut Lang’s Nicole and Michael Colovos have designed their first-ever handbag (left), and they’re kicking off the accessories’ entrée with an exclusive pre-sale on Barneys’ Facebook page starting Thursday, February 3. It beats hoofing it in the snow to Barneys for the brick-and-mortar debut on February 5. [Barneys]

The next issue of VMan—on stands on February 10—will kick off the latest VMan Ford Model search. Past searches have brought you some of the bigger recent stars of the men’s modeling world, including Aiden Andrews, AJ Abualrub, and Southern boy Petey. [VMan]

And today at British Vogue, Charlotte Dellal takes over the daily-outfit-diary reins of “Today I’m Wearing” from model Tali Lennox. For her first day, Dellal’s got on a Lindsey Thornburg dress, her own Charlotte Olympia Bowie (hmm, a trend?) striped ankle boots, a leotard from Princesse Tam Tam, and her signature red lipstick by Illamasqua. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of Barneys