Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Natalie for Grazia.it

Miss Natalie Weiss for Grazia.it.
Probably a lot of you will recognise Natalie, contributor to German based fashion blog, Les Mads, which Natalie's sister Jessica started in 2007 and Natalie joined in 2008. Natalie lives in a great apartment in Paris with her French boyfriend, and in early June I whizzed over to Paris on the Eurostar to photograph her for Grazia. You can find the full feature on Grazia.it here.
Natalie is another one of those girls who is always a pleasure to be around during the fashion weeks (she writes, takes photos and videos for Les Mads). Always happy and up for a chat even when her luggage has been lost by the airline (Stockholm Fashion Week August 2010) or she has come down with the flu (NYFW February 2011). And she is also very beautiful. All tumbling wavy hair (she was lamenting its misbehaviour on the morning of our shoot together), sprinkling of freckles (both Jessica and Natalie know I adore their freckles!) and pale alabaster skin. And she is super smart. Natalie has as computer science and media degree, studied a semester of film at the Sorbonne in Paris and next year will complete her Master's degree. Natalie's style? Pretty, feminine dresses and heels for off-duty with more relaxed, pared down trousers, shirts and flats for when she is running around at fashion week and uni. She mixes vintage (you can find her favourite stores in Paris in the Grazia feature), with pieces gifted to her by her boyfriend's mama (beautiful brown brogues, 70's style shirts), with selects from COS, Zara and H&M. Oh, and the hardware store! Natalie's ring in the above photographs (which looks like rose gold) is something she picked up at the hardware store for 2 euro!Natalie's dress at the cafe (which must have been the busiest cafe in Paris at the very time I was photographing Natalie.... I was dodging pedestrians, buses, pigeons and a tetchy old man who objected to Natalie putting her bag on the ground!) is from Zara, her sandals are from H&M and her bag is vintage.
Natalie's shirt is from French brand Souleiado, her trousers are Balenciaga (I think she said she found them in a vintage store in the South of France-another favourite hunting ground of Natalie's for vintage) and her shoes are from Zara. Jumpsuit from H&M. Love the lamp that Natalie's clever boyfriend made in the photo below... Red dress is vintage as are the shoes. The clutch is Chanel.

30 comments:

  1. Wooow! Realy beautiful!!!

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  2. Hello perfect pink pants!
    I wish I had a French boyfriend with an apartment in Paris... sigh. I'd settle for those pants too :D

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  3. Your beautifulphotos made me miss Paris and the sidewalk cafes. I love Natalie's pink pants and quirky sunglasses.

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  4. @Kim- ha ha! Your boyfriend/pink trousers comment made me smile :)
    @Indiana- I forgot to ask her where those sunnies (and the handbag in those shots) is from. I suspect they may be vintage

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  5. She is soo natural and beautiful!!<3<3

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Those pink are perfect--I was actually thinking about hiring a friend that sews to make me a pair exactly like that!

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  7. beautiful outfits and atmosphere. i miss paris. freckles=perfection.

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  8. soo beautiful.. I love this post :)

    xx
    Rosa


    My Stylish Little Secret
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  9. @camilla- add a "gap in the front teeth" smile and I am in heaven! All the things that were not considered so beautiful when I was growing up but are now things I love to photograph...

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  10. She looks very cool and she is so stylish! Great post dear!
    xoxoxo

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  11. She's gorgeous. I love how clean and simple her style is. Your portraits are always so well done.

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  12. As usual beautiful pics Vanessa. Her cherry dress is gorgeous!

    MarielsCastle

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  13. oh paris! what beautiful light they have there. these photos are lovely, even if they're not my style per se, they are just gorgeous to look at.

    X

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  14. ah! The red dress is stunning..! As is her whole look

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  15. @hannah- rose- are you back from Paris????!!!!! Email me!

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  16. Beautiful face.... ;)
    love her sunglasses on the first pics... and the last dress is so beautiful!!
    The shirt is also very nice
    Wonderful work ;D
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  17. oh nathalie is definitely one of the most beautiful girls here in germany. her blog is also wonderful!

    la tiquismiquis
    http://tqsm.blogspot.com

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  18. Gosh, she is just the most beautiful thing. Her face, her hair, her freckles! Thrilled she has been featured in this series. Gorgeous photos.

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  19. love all these photos!!

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  20. What a wonderful post! For some reason I do not recognise her but I will be sure to keep my eyes open from now on!

    My favourite are the pink Balenciaga trousers... such a great statement piece and pulled of beautifully!

    PvdH -designer and illustrator

    www.ThePvdHJournal.com

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  21. beautiful pictures :)
    xoxo

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  22. What a gorgeous gal :) That Soleiado shirt is great, love the colour tones. x

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  23. She's stunning! THanks for sharing! I need to visit this blog!

    XO

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  24. Fabulous as always I love the light xx

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  25. I like her red dress :)
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  26. Hi girl! lovely pictures! really, amazing. I love your blog ;) a new follower
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  27. gosh she is genius, everything is so simple but looks amazing..
    i'll be taking some of that style on my next op shop adventure!
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  28. Wow, so beautiful! I moved from London to rural Colombia in March and I so miss coffee shops and used bookshops. Lovely photography. These photos made me nostalgic...I love your blog.

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