At 70 and with more than 100 films to her credit, including the controversial ‘Belle De Jour’; the fiercely private Catherine Deneuve embodies French chic, aging well and being ‘bien dans sa peau’. She has been the muse for Yves Saint Laurent and the face of MAC, L’Oreal, Louis Vuitton and Chanel No.5, among others.
In her new film ‘On My Way’ she stars as Bettie, an aging beauty queen, dealing with a failed relationship and an ailing restaurant. She takes a road trip to clear her head. Along the way she picks up a passenger; her charming, rude but comforting grandson. The film is set in the lovely French scenery of rural Brittany.
Catherine Deneuve and Nemo Schiffman in ‘On My Way’. (photo – Cohen Media Group.)
Whilst she has had many relationships, Catherine has only been married once, at 21, to British photographer David Bailey. She has two children. A son Christian from her relationship with director Roger Vadim and a daughter, Chiara from her relationship with actor Marcello Mastroianni.
Kate Moss arranged to be photographed with Deneuve after a meeting with David Bailey. They were photographed in Paris by Patrick Demarchelier.
Catherine Deneuve and Kate Moss photographed at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris for Vanityfair. (photo – Patrick Demarchelier)
What is the secret to her evergreen beauty? Her daily routine includes a Citron Presse at 5pm. She credits good genes, living a good life, keeping out of the sun and drinking lots of water.
Make your own Citron Presse with the recipe from the famous ‘Cafe de Flore’.
Citron Presse recipe from Cafe de Flore. (photo – Debra Fioritto)
Stay cool with the drink ‘du jour’ a ‘Citron Presse’. (photo – worklondonstyle)
‘On My Way’ directed by Emmanuelle Bercot is released in French with English subtitles.
Stunningly beautiful, interesting and as cool as it gets. (photo – Carole Bellaiche)
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Hot on the heels of their 2012 collaboration with French basics brand Comptoir des Cottoniers, Uniqlo has done it again. Available in Paris since November 2013; their Ines de la Fressange Paris range is set to be ‘pret-a-porter’ in London from mid March 2014.
Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo (photo – Uniqlo)
An international top model since 1975, Ines became the muse for Lagerfeld, modelling regularly for Chanel from 1983 to 1990. She has been the brand ambassador for luxury shoemaker Roger Vivier for the last decade and is part of the L’Oreal “Dream Team.” Her French style guide “La Parisienne” published in 2010, became a bestseller available in 17 languages.
Carrying a Roger Vivier handbag prior to the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection shows at the Grand Palais in Paris. (photo- Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)
Parisian Chic. (photo- Ines de la Fressange)
Ines says, “After many years in the fashion business I learned a few things, and my wish is to give back a part of my experience in order to help women, such as the trick to mix casual and sophisticated for instance. Everything can be mixed in an easy way and worn at the office and on the weekend.”
Ines working with Uniqlo Design Director Naoki Takizawa (photo – Uniqlo)
Uniqlo Design Director Naoki Takizawa said, “We talked regularly with Ines and exchanged views on a number of subjects including fabrics, design and fitting. Ines’ own lifestyle and approach to fashion closely mirror Uniqlo’s LifeWear and I am very pleased to be launching the new line that we have created together.”
Ines de la Fressange’s collaboration with LifeWear UNIQLO. (photo – Uniqlo)
LifeWear aims to promote comfort, allowing customers to create their own style. With her attitude of ‘laissez-faire’ and clearly ‘bien dans sa peau’, Ines’ collaboration with Uniqlo brings us a fun, wearable and affordable collection. French chic is available at uniqlo.com/uk.
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Tagged bags & shoes, Bestseller, celebrity lifestyle, chanel, Comptoir des Cottoniers, 香奈兒, Ines de la Fressange, Ines de la Fressange Paris, key trends, L'Oreal, La Parisienne, Lagerfeld, latest looks, must have, new season, Paris, Parisian Chic, Roger Vivier, shopping, Spring/Summer 2014, Uniqlo, uniqlo.com/uk, work, worklondonstyle, 優衣庫, 時尚
Victoria Beckham has firmly established herself as one of the most powerful women in fashion in only a few short years. Named the most talked about designer on Twitter during New York Fashion Week in September 2012, she has been recognised as the most pinned celebrity for 2013 on Pinterest, according to The Telegraph.
Victoria Beckham at New York Fashion Week. (photo – GoRunway)
In 2007 Beckham won two Glamour Magazine Awards, one for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for her fashion achievements and another for ‘Woman of the Year.’ Victoria was named ‘Designer of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards in November 2011.
Fashion week with Natalie Massenet, Diane Von Furstenberg and Donatella Versace. (photo – Rex Features)
Known for popularising Roland Mouret’s fitted dresses, Victoria launched her own collection at New York Fashion Week at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in 2008.
Victoria posed with Karl Lagerfeld for a photoshoot for French Elle at legendary designer Coco Chanel’s home. Here she appears with Karl at Mercede-Benz Fashion Week.
Former footballer, husband David with daughter Harper and American Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, September 2013. (photo – Reuters)
Simple monochrome designs featured heavily in her Spring/ Summer 2014 collection. Victoria looked crisp in a white shirt, tucked into cropped black trousers worn with heels.
Victoria’s signature smokey-eye make up.
January 2014 will see VB collaborating with Skype to give us an inside look into her business. The Skype team said, “From the spark that launched her business, the innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurialism and her embracing of technology to empower creativity and to run her business from around the globe, the story of the Victoria Beckham label will be told in a previously unseen way.”
One of her most copied by the high street looks for this Winter; the cropped polo neck and trouser. (photo – Rex Features)
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Tagged Anna Wintour, bags & shoes, celebrity lifestyle, chanel, David Beckham, Diane Von Furstenberg, Donatella Versace, French Elle, Karl Lagerfeld, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Natalie Massenet, New York Fashion Week, Skype Collaboration Project, Spring/Summer 2014, VB, Victoria Beckham, worklondonstyle
“Think pink as Diana Vreeland said – but don’t wear it”. Thus starts the chapter on style in The World According to Karl; a collection on the wit and wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld.
Famous last words or provocative controversiality? His Spring/Summer 2014 and Autumn/Winter 2014 collections looked decidedly rose tinted. Raspberry deconstructed boucle suits, were followed by delicate, tiered chiffon dresses reminiscent of an artist’s colourful palette.
Think pink – but don’t wear it. Karl and Choupette.
The World According to Karl.
Chanel Spring/Summer 2014
Chanel Spring/Summer 2014
Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014. (photo – Chanel)
Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014. Paris Fashion Week (photo – Chanel)
Supermarket shopping at Chanel with Karl and Cara for Autumn/ Winter 2014. (photo – Chanel)
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Tagged Autumn/Winter 2014, bags & shoes, celebrity, celebrity lifestyle, chanel, Choupette, colour, fashion, fun, Karl Lagerfeld, key trends, latest looks, new season, Paris Fashion Week 2014, Spring/Summer 2014, style, worklondonstyle
The Boring Bag is Back!
The pared-down design of this satchel from Zadig & Voltaire is perfect for this season’s no frills look.
October 4, 2013 in Bags, beauty, celebrity, Chanel, cosmopolitan, fashion, fun, lifestyle, london, new, prada, shoes, style, Uncategorized, work, worklondonstyle
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