This fashion store is packed with the best independent jewelry designers who are very hard to find in the US. The obviously well travelled owners have stocked up on my favorite French and Italian designers as well as artefacts and jewelry collected from all around the world.
The shop has been in the heart of the Lower East Side for four years but remains a hidden gem. You still kind of need to know about it, so no tourists, only people who really know what they’re looking for and come to visit this place on purpose.
The interior is very artsy and you immediately start rethinking the interior of your own apartment. I love the cracked asfalt floors and the window in the back that looks into an air shaft, it makes for yet another deco piece with an old sink and flower pot arranged there.
Many of you’ve been asking what kind of DVD workouts I do… So let me dedicate this post to Grace, Serena, Patrick and many others…
It feels like I am revealing my biggest secret, my greatest exercise weapon, but Tracy Anderson is hardly a secret in the fitness industry, not least of all due to clients like Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Tracy changed my life. I know it sounds cliche but she completely transformed my body, she sculpted me! Her DVD workouts called ‘Metamorphosis’ are designed to kick and lift your butt like there’s no tomorrow. When I started, I thought that once I got into her cardio programmes I would be a PRO, yet somehow she still makes me sweat like crazy and leaves me exhausted after every single workout. The program comes with a 30min dance cardio DVD as well as three workout DVDs, it’s geniously designed, she switches movement every three to four seconds, no repetition.
Two powerful women, two different periods in time, two opposite opinions and one thing that connects them both… FASHION.
I can’t even describe how intrigued and curious I was to go and see this highly anticipated fashion exhibition at New York’s MET. So the day it opened the doors (well, a day later) I was there, excited and prepared to answer all the questions I had about this exhibition!
Obviously I had to do a bit of reading about these women before-hand, I guess I was seeking some fashion answers to my fashion questions? Not only did I find none, the research generated even more questions and my curiosity deepened.
Here were the questions I had, just to demonstrate my confusion… I guess I had my own internal ‘impossible conversations’, do not judge though, Prada is having conversations with Schiaparelli who’s dead:
I have been spending the last few weeks in a dark windowless studio, hence my not posting for a while, apologies! This has had me day dreaming about sunshine and holidays, I do that a lot.
I’ve been missing the beach so much, that last Saturday I embarked on a day trip to the south coast of England, Camber Sands, just to get that beachy feel… and I got it!
The beach there is just breathtaking, the sand dunes are almost theatrical and the white sand goes on forever, the views are flawless. All in all amazing until you realize that you’re ears are about to fall off due to a freezing wind and you can’t feel your feet. You suddenly realize that the windowless studio with a fan machine is actually preferable to shooting on Camber Sands in a bikini!
In order to shake off the shivers my day dreaming turned instead to luxury hotels and relaxation (oh relaxation, a word from another planet). Hotels, those beautiful and cleverly designed places that give you the best rest possible with genius mattresses and millions of pillows to choose from. However, it’s the interior design that always inspires me the most…
I am wearing my own designed & made leather skirt and top with Isabel Marant heels.
I am especially proud of the skirt as it was the first time I worked with and sewed with leather, the bloody fingers were worth it though!
The second picture is at the end of the evening obviously, I had lots of fun…
There’s no way that in a few words I can describe what this place means to me, but let me try…
I know, ‘it’s just a coffee place’, you’re thinking, but wait, not to me. To me it’s my living room, especially when I first found it, my first NYC apartment had no living room, just a bed and a fridge! It’s also my meditation space, my contemplation center, my research hub and my latte fix. Tarallucci and I have a lot of history…
Of my last five years in NYC, I have probably spent four of them in this place! I was here on my best days, on some shitty days and on some very regular days. I have read volumes of ‘National Geographic’ magazines, many wonderful novels and I’ve done research for all my adventures with the help of my faithful ‘Lonely Planet’ guides. I met some amazing people here (you know who you are) and developed my latte addiction.