In this week’s fashion Instagram round-up I have first included my new obsession: Australian model Bambi (Steph) Northwood-Blyth. Here Bambi takes a bathroom selfie in super-cute retro overalls and a white sweater underneath. The other model featured this week is Texas-born 17-year-old Binx Walton. The spring â14 up-and-comer looks airport-chic in a black-on-black outfit.
In European style this week, I have first included my favourite French style icon, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. She looks smashing in a shoot for Vogue EspaĂ±a in a white-on-white ensembleâno doubt my favourite trend of the week. Also included is street-style mogul Caroline de Maigret. De Maigret is posted on the street by Jak & Jilâs Instagram which is known to be shot by captivating street photographer Tommy Ton.
Over the ditch in Australia this week, super-stylish Big Brother Australia housemate Tully Smyth looks effortlessly chic in a black T and â90s-style choker. This is paired with minimal make-up and a pulled-back bun, the classic Aussie style I have come to know and love. Sara Donaldson from Aussie blog Harper and Harley is spotted wearing, once again, white-on-white. She wears a Josh Goot dress paired with simplistic and strappy Windsor Smith heels.
My new label-obsession this week is Spell Gypsy Collective, which is based in Byron Bay, Australia. Spell has posted this shot of a stunningly stylish customer wearing their new Indian Summer Romper. I can’t wait for my Spell Coconut crochet skirt to arrive!
Finally, I have been encouraged to include some of my style from the week, so I have finally jumped on the Instagram bandwagon. Here I am at the Lucire office on casual Friday, wearing vintage Levi cut-offs, a black leotard, Topshop boutique flatforms and a vintage kimono from one of my favourite local shops, Jetsetbohemian. For more of my personal style follow me on annabohemio. And that’s a wrap!âAnna Deans
Above, from top Among Kate Barry’s work were these portraits of Carla Bruni (for Elle) and Sophie Marceau.
Fashion photographer Kate Barry, 46, has been found dead outside her 16th arrondissement apartment in Paris, according to French police.
Barry, who was the daughter of the late film composer John Barry and actress Jane Birkin, was found Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. Police gave no further details and did not give a cause of death.
One source informs Lucire that Barry took her own life, and a British tabloid is also speculating that it was suicide.
Barry’s work was the subject of numerous photographic exhibitions since 2000, and her work had been published in leading publications internationally, including British Vogue, Elle and SZ Magazin. Among her subjects were the former French First Lady, Carla Bruni, actresses Sophie Marceau and Isabelle Huppert, and model Laetitia Casta.
Barry had been raised by her mother and the actor Serge Gainsbourg, with whom Birkin had a 13-year relationship after her marriage to John Barry ended. Gainsbourg had raised Kate as his own daughter.
She is survived by a son, Roman de Kermadec, 26. Barry’s half-sister is the actress Charlotte Gainsbourg.
The grand opening of Frimousses de CreÌateurs of UNICEF France was held on November 25 at the Petit Palais in Paris. The event was a great success and managed to attract more than 1,300 guests to the premiĂšre of the 11th edition of Frimousses de CreÌateurs that displayed a unique array of dolls and artwork donated by various artists and designers.
The highlight was by far the artwork that ranged from what seemed to be dolls on the Eiffel Tower, intricate figures dressed in ribbon and old-fashioned teddy bears from everyone’s childhood. What made the event more mesmerizing was the enchanting lighting that lit up the tall arched ceilings and luxurious setting designed by scenographer and curator FreÌdeÌric Fontan that managed to sprinkle the perfect touch of fairy dust to the night.
All the artwork will be on auction for charity today (December 2) at the Four Seasons George V in Paris. There is much passion and anticipation for the upcoming auction with support from celebrities such as TV entertainer SeÌbastien Folin who will be the auction host, along with international auction house Artcurial directing the auction. All the profit from the auction will be dedicated to the children of Darfur as UNICEF France continues to support those in need.âChristine Min
Chanel has opened a new Melbourne flagship boutique at 140 Flinders Lane, replacing an earlier location.
The new 620 mÂČ boutique features a full Chanel range of ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, accessories, fine jewellery, watches and fragrance.
A limited-edition Boy Chanel handbag has been especially created by Karl Lagerfeld to commemorate the opening. It bears the signature ‘Exclusive Edition Melbourne’ and is made of python skin.
The boutique has been designed by New York architect Peter Marino. The building was refurbished in 2013, including the alteration of the faĂ§ade with larger windows and Parisian-style balconettes on the first and second floors.
An additional floor and a rooftop garden were added to the building.
Marino’s inspiration was Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment at 31, rue Cambon, Paris, and uses soft gold, bronze, glass, and lacquer.
The building comprises individual salons, with accessories and jewellery on the ground floor, with 24 items of haute joaillerie exhibited until January.
Three ready-to-wear salons are upstairs, featuring the newest collection, and a VIP room.
Chanel has commissioned art for the boutique, including lamps by Goossens, a bronze table by Laurence Montano, and a coffee-table by Ingrid Donat. There are also Liza Lou’s GatherÂ, Peter Dayton’s Pearls and Dorothy Napangardi’s Karlangu.