Last night, I was invited to a private « vernissage » of an installation of one-of-a-kind works of art and fashion by a multi-talented Swedish artist Bea Szenfeld, here in Los Angeles at the iconic store Decades. The current installations are made entirely out of paper by hand, and held together by a little glue. Bea has also designed for the likes of Björk and other incredible artists.
Here are the two of us, posing with Bea’s window installation as the backdrop. She has a 50’s style sensibility and very sweet nature, and a very intuitive and curious mind. Bea took a few minutes to explain to me her process; it’s all by hand.
The party at Decades had a great turnout of both friends and followers of Bea, as well as art enthusiasts in general.
I had the privilege of running into the legendary muse and fashion model Peggy Moffitt, who was kind enough to pose for this picture. This was completely unchoreographed, but my hair matched her incredible red jacket, and for that we both got a medal!
I could not help but snap a couple of pictures at the store, using their incredible leopard lit staircase, and trying this Bladerunner-esque Jean Paul Gaultier vintage plastic overcoat.
Here is more video footage of the soiree, taken by Cameron Silver – the Decades owner and fashion star, where I make an appearance at the ending credits 🙂
There is plenty of inspiration one can find in her own backyard, having spent the day beautifying a little Chateau in WeHo.
Coincidentally, I came across this beautiful Photo Book Compilation called “Fox Around Town” by Martin Usbourne at the Paul Smith Boutique on Melrose Ave. Like the iconic building, the book is also pink! If you haven’t been already, I highly recommend a visit — if not for the beautiful British smart tailored clothes, then for the amazingly-curated book collection.
I suppose that I imagine myself as the Russian red fox from this book, except that I am wearing Balenciaga LBD and Jimmy Choo black buckle patent booties, and the fox wears, well, itself…naturally!
Do you think I am a good animal? Does it work, oui?
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Ever since Y(ves) has been dropped from the old fashioned iconic label YSL by the new creative director and visionary Hedi Slimane, the collections have epitomized a rock star’s wardrobe. It’s young, hip and casual at the same time. Skinny and Scalpel Sharp has always been The Slimane way. It’s just a matter of time before France — and the rest of the fashion world for that matter — makes the connection between the new SL luxed-up basics and the old YSL classicism and allure.
I could not resist adding these bright cranberry red slip-on Paris Pointed Toe Ankle Booties from SL Fall 2013 collection to my archives, especially for the holidays.
I found mine at Barney’s
Try Balmain harlequin-print silk pants circa Fall 12, Alaia wool jacket and Chloe snakeskin pumps. Taken in Los Angeles November 2013
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Try a fur coat with strappy sandals. YSL fox fur coat, circa 2000, Alber Elbaz. Strappy Gucci shoes, circa 2011. Taken at Decades, Inc., in Los Angeles in November, 2013.
Found at Decades Two in Los Angeles.