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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

On the Fence Together


I have a slight obsession for a line called The Kooples that has chic little minimalistic stores all over the fair city of Paris and not one here in NYC. Or anywhere else for that matter (except London, where they apparently just opened their first brick-and-mortar). It was introduced to me during a lovely Parisian afternoon when none other than Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller herself (who, incidentally, used to be my intern and is still my soulmate/life partner) enthusiastically dragged me through the Marais going into shop after shop during a particularly torrid downpour. I'm telling you, the girl has retail stamina. Anyway, one of said shops happened to be The Kooples, where I immediately fell in love with everything in the tiny space. And so, thus began a buy-out-The-Kooples-on-every-trip-to-Paris tradition that I definitely succeeded in staying true to in September during fashion week. Two of my purchases are above (black shoulder-padded top with leather sleeves and camel skirt).

I've actually already gotten emails from several of you guys inquiring about The Kooples and where to buy it and for those of you residing in NYC, good news! There are plans to expand and open up here in 2011. Keep ya posted.

All pictures by Mark Iantosca. xo

5 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE all these images!! Stunning!
    and I DIE over that nude color skirt!!
    So happy I stumbled upon your blog
    be sure you check out Gramercy Boutique! ; )



    http://gramercyboutique.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  2. i love this outfit. so perfect! and keep us posted on when the kooples opens please.

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  3. Hi! my name is Suzanne and i'm currently studying Fashion&branding in Amsterdam. You might be interested in a challenge that I'm starting tomorrow:

    http://freefashionchallenge.com

    It's a project where around 20 people from all around the globe who are directly linked with fashion, stop buying clothing & accessories (so also no underwear & socks) for a year!! You can follow our ups and downs as we have different assignments throughout the year as well,

    well I hope you find it interesting! For more info check the website

    Thanks!

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  4. When I was living in Paris I went into The Kooples, no joke, every day!!! WIsh it was here in Canada too. You look beautiful, love the leather detail of the shirt!

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  5. leather sleeves.....i want leather sleeve everything!

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