Earlier this summer, Martell Cognac invited me to Versailles for their tricentennial celebrations.
Martell was founded three hundred years ago at the height of French Art de Vivre. During the same period, Louis XIV gathered the nation’s most talented artists and culturally exciting figures at the court of Versailles. Today, in 2015, Martell — the oldest of the great cognac Houses — pays tribute to this heritage with the launch of the Martell France 300 project.
In association with L’Officiel Paris and led by the gorgeous actress Diane Kruger (who is also the Tricentenaire Ambassador), Martell reveals the 300 most influential talents (art, fashion, entertainment, gastronomy and mixology) who best represents the French Art de Vivre in the 21st century. Photographer Patrick Demarchelier, fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra and blogger Garance Dore are included in the list.
For video interviews on some of the most exciting innovative French talents and to experience your own French Art de Vivre, visit www.Martell.com/France300.
Greetings from Milan! It’s that time of the year again. I’m so happy to be back for the first day of the spring summer 2016 Milan womenswear fashion week. For those of you who are unable to go to the Gucci show by Alessandro Michele, be sure to tune in and watch the livestream here on my website today, September 23, 2015 at 3:00PM Milan time, 9:00AM New York time.
I love Ibiza. London and Stockholm aside, it’s is my summer happy place in Europe. I’ve been going for years now so whenever there’s an opportunity to come back, count me in! I recently joined Spanish luxury brand Loewe and my beloved Jonathan Anderson to celebrate the Loewe summer pop-up store opening at the El Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa (MACE) in Ibiza’s Old Town.
The pop up store carries a ton of terrific summer and beach-friendly essentials. They have the entire range of the gorgeous John Allen collaboration including beach towels, totes and pouches. They also have the classic espadrilles, eyewear, small leather goods and a select number of ready-to-wear looks.
If you’re in Ibiza before the summer ends be sure to swing by the pop up store.
Loewe Ibiza Pop Up
El Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa (MACE)
Ronda Narcis Putget,
s/n 07800 Ciudad de Ibiza
The only time I get to watch movies is when I’m on a plane so when Susie Bubble and her boyfriend Steve invited me to go to the cinema just this past Saturday, I had to say yes. It’s been quite awhile since I last went to a movie theatre. The three of us saw the new film, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgard, at the Curzon cinema in Soho.
A few things —
1) I love Kristen Wiig
2) I love Alexander Skarsgard even more. *SWOON*
3) Bel Powley, at times, reminded me of Stefani Germanotta aka Lady Gaga but without makeup.
4) Don’t be misled by trailer.
5) It’s a very beautiful, riveting coming of age movie.
6) I love the visuals.
7) Every time I see flared jeans the first thing that comes to mind is “Vuitton, Ghesquiere, Vuitton”
8) There’s lots of sex on the film.
9) There’s way too many drug scenes. Everyone’s drunk and high.
10) The mom, the children, the stepdad are all doing drugs on the film. It was the 70s.
11) Yes, sex with Alexander Skarsgard.
It’s fascinating to see a film with a young, teenage girl embracing her feelings and her thoughts about sexuality — and this happens in real life. I won’t spoil it by sharing the key storylines but I suggest that you watch this beautiful film.