Entries in sofia coppola (13)


at work with sofia coppola 

I have no idea how I stumbed across these photos on Le Monde, but I'm glad I did. I've never seen Sofia's New York office before and I'm feeling quite inspired. I'd like to think that you could bring this space ten years forward or backward, and it'd still make sense. Don't you agree? In my opinion, this is largely due to the personal objects and trinkets scattered about. Sofia didn't buy her books in one go on amazing nor did she purchase all pieces of art one sleepless night on Etsy. In the accompanying interview, she notes that she actually snapped many of the photos herself. They look quite lovely and professonal simply because they are beautifully framed. You, too, can do this! And you don't need an expensive camera to follow suit :) 

Also: I'm beginning to think that a watermelon-colored desk is the secret to greatness. For all you die-hard Jenna Lyons fans, you know what I mean. I was already planning to repaint my black desk a pure white once the weather warmed up, but now I'm rethinking everything.   

Put your high school French skills to use and read the article here. Bonne journée!


at home with sofia coppola: get the look

I am by no means a graphic designer, but I fell so in love with SC’s apartment that I had to create une petite "get the look" roundup. Here are a few items that, in my humble opinion, capture the essence of her space...

One: Start with a beautiful, oversized sofa in a shade of pale blue. Sofia’s is by George Smith, but the one pictured here is a George Sherlock (my dream sofa maker). Two: Simply drown yourself in pink peonies. Real ones are lovely, but the Diane James variety never dies :). Three: Get thee an Elizabeth Peyton print. I didn’t find any great ones available for online purchase, so I would suggest picking up this book and framing one of it's pages. Who’s going to know? Four: Line your lingerie drawer with paper scented in Diptyque’s Olène Perfume (Sofia’s favorite). Five: Light up a big... candle! A.P.C.’s are different and delicious. Six: Extend the life of your tables with Sugar Paper's gold polka dot coasters. They're very Coppola-esque, don't you think? Seven: According to the New York Times, SC purchases stationary at Paris' Benneton Graveur Stationery. I would image that the above correspondence card and envelope is one of their designs. Eight: This pretty ginger jar lamp by Lamps Plus reminds me of the one in SC’s living room. Whether your style is traditional or minimalist, you truly can't go wrong with ginger jar anything. Nine: Hang a vintage blonde fur coat on the back of a door. Instant luxury. Ten: Paint your walls a warm white, like Farrow & Ball’s Pointing. Eleven: Track down a Power, Corruption & Lies record on eBay or at a local record store. Frame it. Twelve: Wear black ballet flats around the house... Repetto’s are super chic. Thirteen: Use an address book. At one point, Sofia used this one from Smython but any brand will do!

And there you have it! For those of you who read, thanks for indulging me :)


at home with... sofia coppola

Prior to writing this post, I studied these images of Sofia Coppola’s old Manhattan apartment for hours. I so admire her clean, feminine style and wish I could adopt it for myself (but as I’m an antique hoarder, this isn’t possible). If you squint, you can read the text… her penchant for big, pink peonies, delicate china and Elizabeth Peyton makes me adore her even more. Hope you enjoy as much as I did :)

(via House & Garden, November 2006)


madame razdiwill

If there is anything more magical than a polaroid of the modern day Lee Radziwill, it is Sofia Coppola and Lee Radziwill in a polaroid together. The above were snapped at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac's November 2011 opening of "Robert Mapplethorpe, Curated by Sofia Coppola." Though in her late 70s, Ms. Radziwill looked as chic as ever. That beehive. Those earings. That clean-lined cashmere ensemble (who knows if it's actually cashmere - I just like to think it is!). Come Fall, I'm going to copy her outfit :)

P.S. see more fabulous polaroids
of event attendees here


my stuff: sofia coppola

Vanity Fair always has the best features. I picked up the March issue today – which, by the way, has the most beautiful cover – and discovered that Sofia Coppola is the subject of this month’s “My Stuff.” I enjoyed it tremendously and thought you might, as well. Who would have thought that her favorite color is hot pink?