A friend of mine from New York, Ilona Hamer, started her own swimwear line last year called Matteau Swim. Ilona is a well-known stylist (doing a lot of work for Unconditional Magazine, Styleby, Russh and more) who also got a great eye for design and style. The line is beautiful with modern and classic pieces, very simple yet very tasteful. In their spring and summer campaign (I believe the girls when to Mexico and Coqui Coqui Hotel if I am not mistaken) they have shot their pieces for summer’16. My favorite set is the yellow one, almost mustard in the tone, worn by Phoebe Tonkin and photographed by Alexandra Nataf. The brand has also got a beautiful and inspirational Instagram, which you wouldn’t want to miss for one bit – find it here.
“I’ve kept the things that mean a lot to me: a vintage Chanel coat and a Mainbocher coat I bought with Hamish when I was his assistant; a Commes des Garçons dress I bought when I first moved to New York and Grace Coddington took me shopping.”
“An awful lot of it comes down to asking one question: ‘What would a woman wear?’”
On my mind for the moment: super stylish Marie-Amélie Sauvé who is former stylist for Balenciaga (worked close with Nicolas Ghesquière through his year at the house and was his longtime muse). Starting off her career at Vogue Paris as an intern in the eighties, Sauvé came back for a position at the magazine under the Carine Roitfeld-era, and continued on with American Vogue as member of team Anna Wintour. Her currently position is as W magazine’s senior fashion editor as well as freelance and always ends-up teaming with Ghesquière. Sauvé always look impeccable cool in in feminine, modern and trend-updated pieces mainly from Balenciaga and she has definitely a look to get inspired from. Below you can see some of her editorial work.
Three french fahsionistas that inspires! Barbara Martelo in a chic leather skirt styled with a black tee. Underneath, editor in Chief at Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt in a Isabel Marant denim shirt styled with with skinny jeans and lace ankle heels. Above all, her accessories to this outfit are amazing! Cartier watch, Hermès Collier de Chien bracelet and a simple black/golden belt. And last, Geraldine Saglio in a beautiful dark green cable knitted jumper styled with a waist belt and simple black clutch. Perfection.