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The übercool Nico!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by stylecouch on September 21, 2010

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She was born as Christa Päffgen in Cologne, grew up in West-Berlin. In the 50s she worked as a  model all over the world, with base in Paris. She also appeared in Federico Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ . In 1960 she gave birth to a child (Ari Boulogne, son of Alain Delon) and met Robert Zimmermann (probably better known as Bob Dylan). In the late 60s Nico moved to New York where she became an essential member of  the controversial Velvet underground band with roots in Andy Warhol’s famous ‘Factory’.

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AN IT-GIRL FROM THE FACTORY

Posted in Fashion, Uncategorized by stylecouch on January 4, 2010

Edie Sedgwick who is best know as one of Andy Warhol’s famous muses from the 60s. She was hanging out in ‘the factory’ where she was also attending some of his short movies. Even though the movies never happened to be a commercial success, Edie became ‘the Girl of the Year’ in 1965 and she was definitely one of the most remarkable it-girls in the sixty’s New York. Unfortunately the days of fame were very tough and her drug dependency killed her at the eraly age of 28. However, she will remain an inspiring star and by watching the pictures I guess there is no wonder why – Your hair cannot be blond and short enough, your earrings cannot be big enough, you cannot wear stripes enough, your eyes cannot be smokey enough…She was gorgeous!

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THE MODEL AS MUSE

Posted in Art, Fashion by stylecouch on May 23, 2009

Iconoc models of the twentieth century have had great roles of inspiring and influencing the fashion within their respective eras. The exhibition which takes place in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC until 9th August features haute couture and ready-to-wear works from 1947-1997.

 

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Twiggy in Yves Saint Laurent by Bert Stern for Vogue, March 15, 1967

 

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Naomi Campbell in Geoffrey Beene by Peter Lindbergh forVogue, June 1990
 

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Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford in Giorgio di Sant’Angelo by Peter Lindbergh for British Vogue January 1990

SENSIBLE, SEXY AND SOPHISTICATED

Posted in Fashion by stylecouch on May 20, 2009

In the hunt for beautiful and cool underwear you might have realized how much crab you need to pass…even with the simple purpuse of looking sensible, sexy and sophisticated without looking like an oldie or a cheap hore it is not always easy, however, in my hunting I found some really good players in this field:

 

 

VPL – New York based brand which has an innovative approach to making underwear. The idea is the concept of drawing the innerwear out and create stylish garments that do not need to be hidden!

 

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WUNDERVOLL is a Berlin based brand – creating high quality underwear for daily use. Comfortable in nice qualities but still stylish and sexy!

 

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AFTERWEAR by Signe Tolstrup is based in Copenhagen. The feminine underwear is created in a universe of feminine and exclusive wellness. Beautiful materials in delicate colours. Like a dream or a fairytale. Follow Signe Tolstrup’s blog her The Pink Pages

 

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GRAPHICS I LIKE

Posted in Graphic design by stylecouch on May 19, 2009

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Source: Poster seen on street in Amsterdam

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Source: MOMA, NYC

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Source: Fashion Tale Magazine

RICHARD CHAI-up and coming

Posted in Fashion by stylecouch on February 28, 2009

Richard Chai is a young designer on the New York fashion scene. He is definitely worth watching with his feminine and still cool style. Richard used to work for Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan but his style is more like 3.1 Phillip Lim. Cool leather with puffed sleeves. Different sleeve length on top of each other. Pleats, gatherings…Pictures from his A/W 2009 collection

 

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NEO-BURLESQUE

Posted in Uncategorized by stylecouch on February 17, 2009

 

I wish I was in NY….Not only because of fashion week – but also because this place inspires me more than anywhere else in the world! Next time I go there I will definitely go to Lower East Side to watch a Burlesque show. Burlesque is a humorous genre of entertainment. A show including cabaret dansers,striptease dansers,comedian, punk/rock singers etc. The new burlesque, which is becoming really popular in NY, is a revival from the traditional burlesque genre which started already in the nineteenth century’s music hall in the US and even earlier in Europe. It should be crazy, funny, extreme, glamourous and definitely over the top styled! The best place should be somewhere in the Lower East Side…Would love to know where?
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