Far off the tourist path in Southern Morocco is a small market town called Taroudant. The town is surrounded by an ancient rampart wall and has no chain hotels, no stop lights. It retains that unexplainable feeling of the small caravan trading outpost it was in the 16th century. Eclectic and artsy expats have created some of the most stylish homes here like French interior designer and rug-importer François Gilles, who has the most insanely beautiful turquoise herringbone tile in his home. Meanwhile Belgian decorator Christophe Decarpentrie and partner Abel Naessens own four homes in Taroudant. FYI, I make a great houseguest.
Everyone has a favorite number – whether it’s symbolic or just lucky. Since launching our charm bracelet collaboration with Lulu Frost last week, a few of you have shared with us what number is special to you. The stories have inspired us and designer Lisa Salzer’s team to share our own – and now, we want to hear more from you! Share the personal significance of your number via Instagram and we’ll select someone to receive a number charm bracelet of their choice. Simply Instagram a photo that best represents your favorite digit, tell us why, and tag it with #luckynumberlulu. A winner will be selected on October 21st. (Winners will be announced here and on Instagram. Good luck! xx)
Erica, HonestlyWTF Editor: Almost 5 months ago, my husband and I welcomed our baby boy Quincy. He is the apple of our eye and we wake up every morning feeling so fortunate. The Latin origin of the name ‘Quincy’ is the number five and he was also born on the 5th month of the year, which makes 5 his number. And that makes it my new lucky number.
Lisa, Lulu Frost Designer and Founder: I always see 11:11 on clocks – sometimes twice a day! It’s my lucky # and I always make wishes until it becomes 11:12.
Lexi, Lulu Frost Social Media Manager: This picture of Central Park represents my lucky numbers 8, 3 & 1. I moved to NYC on 8/31/11 and so far it’s been one of the best things that’s happened to me. My birthday is also on October 3rd so 3 is especially lucky.
Sandra, Lulu Frost Director: 3 and 7 are my lucky numbers. I wear my Lulu Frost CODE rings so I’m reminded everyday. 3 is for me and my 2 sisters – we all have the number 3 CODE ring, and 7 is lucky because my birthday is on August 7th.
Moda Operandi is tapping into a group of fashion insiders to share their tales of “the one that got away” in a new video series that has us all reminiscing about our own stories. Nobody ever forgets the one that got away. For me, it wasn’t a tall, dark and handsome fellow but rather a green printed dress that walked down the runway at Mary Katrantzou‘s Spring 2011 collection. Printed with digitalized fragments of stately interiors from vintage magazines, that dress epitomized everything I love about fashion. The surreal and sublime reinvention of the print literally tugged at my heartstrings. Alas, it was never mine. In 2 days Mary Katrantzou’s Spring 2014 trunkshow is ending on Moda Operandi and here is my change to finally own a piece from the artist. This time I’m not letting these sweet floral printed booties get away.
Ted Baker has launched a wonderfully cheeky new campaign featuring Redge Blaker, a sharp-witted cultural adventurer and alter ego to VICE’s co-founder Gavin McInnes. Equal parts fashion anthropologist and style ambassador, Redge is always put together in true British gent form and of course, accessorized with a whole lot of laugh out loud humor. Head on over to StreetWinker for comical “how-to” videos, dazzling GIFs, and tip top style - because who doesn’t appreciate a dapper, well dressed man?!