No trip to Tangier is complete without visiting the legendary Cafe Hafa. Founded in 1921, this modest cafe perched along a cliff with spectacular views of the Bay of Tangier (and Spain on a very good, very clear day). Cafe Hafa is known for its mint tea. You go there, sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of their refreshing tea. The vibe is very casual. It’s ultra low-key so don’t expect full fare or anything fancy.
Sunglasses by Gentle Monster, knit sweater by Acne Studios, tank top by Barbara Bui, shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim, calf hair espadrilles by Celine, watch by Rolex, bracelet by Cartier
I’m thrilled to be back in Morocco once again — it’s my third time around. This country has a very special place in my heart. I’m currently here, very high up in the northern Moroccan (Rif) mountains, visiting this gorgeous town called Chefchaouen. If you ask me to name some of the most beautiful places I’ve been to, I would definitely include Chefchaouen on my list. It’s a quaint little town where the buildings, streets, alleyways, walls and doors are in different shades of blue. Visiting the Medina is a must. It was rather humbling walking around — you feel like you’re in some sort of time warp. I haven’t felt “detached” from the world in such a long time and believe me, it’s a precious, magnificent feeling.
T-shirt by Calvin Klein Collection, shorts by Alexander Wang, sandals by Celine
One of the things I dislike about living in New York City is that days go by so fast you’d think the calendar is on crack. I can’t believe it’s Monday tomorrow! It’s gonna be very busy but exciting week nonetheless. I’ll be taping my new series for Conde Nast Entertainment/Teen Vogue plus a handful of events and appointments. Let me share some top tracks on my playlist. I have them all on auto-repeat. I guarantee you these feel-good tracks will uplift your soul.
On me: Shirt by Marni (in collaboration with Katja Schwalenberg, click HERE), shorts by Marni, sandals by See by Chloe (click HERE)
Together – Maor Levi
You – Galantis (Still Young Remix)
Payback – Steve Angello, Dimitri Vangelis, Wyman
Ping Pong – Armin van Buuren (Hardwell Remix)
Everybody Is In Their Place – Hardwell
Overtime – Cash Cash (Vicetone Remix)
I had so much fun at the 2014 Whitney Museum Art Party at the Highline Stages the other night. “I need to find a birthday gift for my boyfriend. What should I get him?” asked the lovely Nicky Hilton, who I had dinner with the night before at my friend Tina Craig’s Snob Essentials x HSN bag launch. In attendance are Jane Keltner de Valle, Zoe Saldana, Dree Hemingway, Natalie Joos — her date was really tall and really handsome, Harley Vera-Newton and Maria Giulia Maramotti, all in Max Mara. My favourite highlight of the night, aside from always being outbid by random art buyers, was the photo booth. My friend Eva Chen, in a fabulous MSGM dress, joked that I have a PhD in photo booth posing. Fun times!
On me: White shirt by Giorgio Armani, jacket by Giorgio Armani, pocket square by Ermenegildo Zegna, trousers by Valentino, shoes by Belstaff
Photos via Getty Images
The very wise Anna Dello Russo once proclaimed, “gold, gold, gold, gold, it’s all about gold, excess! Nothing succeeds like excess!” And she’s right. I know I’ve been obsessing over white garments and accessories lately but we all know my roots are firmly planted in the land of all things shiny and excessive. I love a good bling! I visited the Aristocrazy headquarters in Madrid not too long ago and played with several pieces from their latest collection.
Sweater by Givenchy (click HERE)
Photos via: Noel Quintela
Paper Magazine and DKNY celebrated their 17th Annual Beautiful People party last week at Up & Down. The fabulous singer and fashion darling Rita Ora is this year’s cover girl for Paper’s Beautiful People issue. In attendance: Rita Ora, Mickey Boardman, Aliza Licht, Natalia Kills, Marjorie Gubelmann, Lynn Yaeger, Perez Hilton, Ladyfag, Dorian Grinspan and more.
Coat by COS, top by Neil Barrett, trousers by 3.1 Phillip Lim, bag by Jason Wu, shoes by Celine
Y’all know me and my taste — I usually love anything AND everything colourful and embellished but lately, I’ve been toning it down big time. I’ve been stockpiling a rather disturbing amount of white items in my closet over the past few months. My obsession started last year but now it’s gone full force. It’s mildly disturbing actually. Whenever I go to stores, I usually make a beeline to the white section if they have it. Before leaving for Dubai, I bought this nifty “X” Alexander Wang sweater. I feel like there’s something chic about white clothes. It makes you look clean, pristine and of course, effortless. Yes, I know the white memo arrived late in my inbox, in any case, I’m loving this ‘new’ look on me.
Sweater by Alexander Wang (click HERE to buy), silk shirt by Theory, shorts and shoes by Barbara Bui
I’ve been integrating exercise into my boring and banal daily routine ever since I got back from Europe almost two weeks ago. By exercise, I mean lifting ten pound weights.
I’m usually the unhealthiest person in the world given my penchant for abusing my body to the extreme. Back in the day, I used to stay up all night, chain-smoking my way well into the wee hours of dawn, surviving on barely four hours of sleep per day. But lately, I’ve been sleeping a minimum of seven hours (it helps when you set a personal curfew of 10:30-11PM), I’ve been waking up before the sun is up and of course, I do my best to hit the treadmill three or four times a week. I do 100 situps twice a day. I’m all about healthy options these days. My former agent used to joke how I’m all about a bowl of sausages for breakfast and he was right. Nowadays, gimme a plain egg white omelette with a side of broccoli. And a glass of grapefruit juice.
My obsession with being fit and healthy started when I saw a gray nose hair a few months ago. It was a wake-up call. It signaled “bitch, you’re old”. The following afternoon, I went to Chanel to see what they have in the stores (I’m gonna fess up and say I was curious about their famous espadrilles), lo and behold I saw this major white sneaker. At first I thought, the shoes are gonna be perfect for the airport. Then I realized I can’t have a multi-logo-a-gogo situation, with what, a Rolex watch, Louis Vuitton trolley and Goyard tote — the lewk screamed Asian at Duty Free.
The lightbulb “aha” moment didn’t happen until I was in Madrid in February when I forgot to bring my trusty old Nikes. I wanted to run one morning and told myself there’s no way in hell I’m gonna run in Chanel but you know what, the more I (or anybody else) tell myself not to do something, the more I end up doing it so I ended up running in my Chanel sneakers. And you know what? It felt good. So now I use my Chanel sneakers as my work out shoe wherever I go. It’s amazing.
Hat by Furla, t-shirt by LPD New York (click HERE to shop), leather shorts by Acne (click HERE to buy), sneakers by Chanel