Issey Miyake smiles and joy…

In the old days Issey Miyake himself always gave something extra extra in his shows, like very special music performances…this time Yoshiyuki Miyamae, the current designer, has taken on that thread and gave us a surprise concert . When I was at the showroom the day before to get my invitation I had a little taste of it…

Paris was cold this day, colder than cold, chilly deep into the bones. Approaching the big tent (to the left) in lesTuileries, one of the most prestigious show venues, I was wrapped up in my Margiela coat that has covered me all wintwr long in Sweden. I was early this day but people were already lining up…

not a soul in the chairs that are usually occupied by people enjoying a moment of rest… sun or no sun.

The show started ouside with well dressed men…

inside was a music space  built into the wall above where the models came out. The room was dark and the japanese group The Open Reel Ensemble started off with electro bagpipes and performed a real Scottish highland tecno mix…full on energy…

as the models walked out on the floor below…

all smiling. What a relief those smiling faces brought, filling the heart and whole body with joy.

It brought such an ease to the whole collection, which was colorful and classic in a very Miyake way. Every piece totally wearable…

and every smile  filled the space with such good vital energy…

allowing the models to show some of their true nature. Issey Miyake has also always used models from all ethnic backgrounds and I deeply thank Miyamae for continuing that.

Miyamae himself with the biggest smile of them all backstage.

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Special moments with superstar Agnes…

Yes I mean you Agnes B, Agnes Braunerhielm from Stockholm, the best friend at Stockholm fashion week and in Paris the same. And a very good journalist she is with so many fashion stories, knowledge and wisdom. I was so happy to have these moments together…

Streetstyle photographer…

Agnes and I met outside Dries van Noten at Hotel de Ville, where they had to turn down 100s of invited guests (we were 2 of them) because of security reasons, police is getting tuff…so we said ” let`s take this gift of the moment and use it for us…”

Another street style photographer…

and another…

with Agnes in focus. She is a star, always being asked to pose. For me she is a star because she has a heart like a shining star.

So we walked towards Issey Miyake to fetch the invitations. I always do that personally so I have a chance for hugs and meetings with the friends.

Agnes posing for me…

a non pose on a bench.

After we walked through the Marais looking for a cafe. It was freezing cold so it had to be inside. We had a moment of shop shopping looking at all the great labels at L`Eclaireur, rue Sevigne, then we walked through my favorite park between rue Sevigne and rue Payenne, a place where I often rest and watch the children play.

She is shy this little star…

our choice was Rose Bakery, a trendy place at rue Debelleme, very quiet in the afternoon. What a sweet afternoon with Agnes. Merci!

Ingmari Lamy

Me on advancedstyle

Great meeting with Ari Cohen in Stockholm and this is what he shared on his blog:

Ingmari Lamy

I met Ingmari Lamy in Stockholm and asked  her to share a few words about her experience as model  working in her 60s below.

When I came into modeling at the age of 19 and shortly after that did my first cover for Harpers Bazaar, I was a young woman loving nature and the world of fashion was art to me. Using make-up was great during the photo-shoot itself, the playfulness and the transforming possibilities. I loved it! Even so, I always took my make up off after work and was ” a natural”. That`s the way it was for me. Being in the world of fashion today, still modeling at the age of 65, I have kept these habits of staying natural. For my skin I use organic olive oil, that`s the way I like it. I want to inspire women, young and old, to know their true inner beauty and strength. I want them to know that their beauty is always there every moment. Always present. And then we can play with make-up and clothes! I love the way your women are colorful and expressing a true personality. Maybe when I get older I will be wearing make-up as well.

 

23 comments:

Paisley said…
A stately snow queen with the loveliest features, bone structure and hair color offset by such peaceful eyes – and it’s all completely natural – wow!
February 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM
That’s Not My Age said…
Oh wow! Ingmari is even more beautiful now than she was in the 60s. Sound like you’re super busy, let me know if you have time for a cuppa when you’re in London x
February 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Catherine said…
I love Ingmari Lamy’s natural look; especially how she chooses not to go under the knife.
February 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM
lučiak said…
WOW, she´s beautiful!
February 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM
garofit said…
Even more beautiful today!
February 18, 2013 at 2:03 PM
Anonymous said…
inner and outer beauty….and a twinkle in her eyes!
February 18, 2013 at 2:14 PM
Julie Rowan-Zoch said…
As an illustrator, I see the top photo as a lovely inspiration for the Snedronningen, or the White Witch for Narnia!
February 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM
meaningofstyle said…
Ingmar is so very beautiful! Thank you for posting. I would love to see current pictures of her modeling.
February 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM
Lara Taubman said…
Ingmari is so very beautiful. I would love to see some of her current modeling photographs. Thank you for posting and Ingmari thank you for being posted!
February 18, 2013 at 3:20 PM
stylecomesfromlife.com said…
Ingmari is so very beautiful. I would love to see current pictures of her modeling. Thank you for posting!
February 18, 2013 at 3:21 PM
Lara Taubman said…
Ingmari is so very beautiful! I would love to see current pictures of her modeling. Thanks for posting.
February 18, 2013 at 3:21 PM
Sacramento Amate said…
She was beautiful, but now, Ingmari Lamy looks like a princess in the snow, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Beyond words beauty.
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February 18, 2013 at 3:31 PM
Brant said…
At 60 she has grown into a beautiful woman. I agree 100% with her ‘natural beauty’ philosophy and I love her long hair and her cjoice of silver in her style.
February 18, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Milex said…
absolutely speechless
February 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM
Wafa Ahmad said…
beautiful pictures, its really nice and great to view, i am going to share it with my friends… appreciated..
Pictures
February 19, 2013 at 2:39 AM
EIDesign Glamour said…
formidable !
EIDESIGN GLAMOUR
February 19, 2013 at 6:02 AM
everlong said…
I love all those stories told by older people. I’m here for the first time but I’m gonna read some previous texts :)
February 19, 2013 at 7:21 AM
Bali Hotels said…
Nice post , i love it
February 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Anonymous said…
I am interested in how some of these ladies choose their look. Do they go by what they look good in or are they just throwing that to the winds and going with what feels good on. What is comfortable, cool, warm?? Some favorite look of their youth?
February 19, 2013 at 1:40 PM
Anonymous said…
The gray outfit is lovely with her gray hair. She looks like a Scandinavian fairy princess!
February 19, 2013 at 8:14 PM
Forest City Fashionista said…
Her face is much more interesting now. I love the monocrome of greys and whites in her outfit. She has aged with grace and style.
February 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Anonymous said…
What a stunning beauty! Perfect styling, too. I certainly love to see a natural beauty here, too.
February 27, 2013 at 3:30 AM
Conni Nørskov said…
That magasine is two years younger than me; and that gorgeous woman is SO beautiful – still!! I’m speachless and filled with admiration and respect! ;)
February 27, 2013 at 3:49 PM

 

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Meeting mr. advancedstyle Ari Seth Cohen…

He was here! In stockholm. To give an award to Marianne Bernadotte. The man who started taking photos of extraordinary older women he met on the streets of N.Y. and started the now famous blog advancedstyle, that has made both him and the women famous worldwide and given a new face to age. Ari Seth Cohen. He came with the former Opera singer, editor and wonderful being, Joyce, one of the beauties he has photographed.

We had breakfast early morning at Scandic Grand Central, so sweet of him to meet me there, telling me about how it all started, with him loving his both grandmothers and spending time with them every day as a child, fascinated by their stories and wisdom. That thread of life led into his work today as a natural way. Then Joyce came to join us…OH, what a lady, what an inspiring spirit with her voice guiding her life experience. One hour in time we shared. It doesn`t take more time than that, for a meeting filled with very inspired, loving qualities, to happen.

Then it was my turn…and we stepped out on the street…he said I was almost too young for his project and that he is not used to take photos of models…

he was such a great being to meet…( out in his pyjama here, with colorful happy socks), so kind and WHAT a bright idea to bring out the beauties of old age to meet the world. I really recommend his blog full of good stories.

 

Ingmari Lamy

Winter-67

Lately I have been to great exhibitions in Stockholm, inaugurations of important painters work, like Edward Munch at Thielska galleriet at the far end of Djurgården, one of Stockholms national parks and Hilma af Klint at MM, situated on an island in the middle oft he city. Hilmas work is extraordinary and it is the first time all of her work is shown. Then I was at the opening of a photo exhibit at Waldermarsudde, also in the National park. I tell you all this to let you know that here in my city we can combine walks in nature with great art. And I love it. The photos exhibit is by Carl-Johan de Geer who spent a week in Paris 1967 with two friends, taking pictures of them in the haute couture clothes from Dior, Givenchy, Courreges…Ok I have pictures of this and they come soon. My little mac is with me on an adventure getting reset and emptied, it is so full that it can not take in anything new. I have just borrowed it for a bit to write here a moment. AND it makes me feel SO nervous to have all the photos taken out from iPhoto to a little side box, I can’t tell you…like leaving my baby. Pray that it will be ok

This young woman, who was me then 1967 outside New York for the New York Times magazine felt very sensitive as well, I remember. At home in nature but sensitive to be alone in N.Y and all my friends were in Stockholm or Paris. I had a small flat in East Village, read a lot of books and had my black cat as sweet company. These were not my happiest modeling days but they were filled with reflection and curiosity about life. Life itself. After a while a few good friendships happened and I stayed on for awhile longer.

 

Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari är modell och konstnär samt håller i events och kurser i inre skönhet. Hon har varit omslagsmodell för magasin som Harper's Bazaar och Vouge, jobbat med fotografer som Bob Richardson, David Bailey och Gil Bensimon och gått visningar för Jeal-Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto och Kenzo. Här delar hon med sig av anekdoter från förr och inblickar i de projekt hon driver idag.
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