As we may have mentioned once or twice or a hundred times before, we’re constantly inspired by music, travel and the inspiration that comes from everything along the way. So with that in mind and considering we’re actually in the South of France, it was only fitting to take in a visual of the home of the Rolling Stones during the time they recorded arguably one of their best albums…ever..Exile on Main St.
The way the story goes is the band’s move south to this beautiful Mediterranean rambling mansion began in May of 1971, when Keith and his then stunning girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg (another eternal inspiration) rented Villa Nellcôte, near Nice.
By July, the rest of the band had taken up residence in the home, as well and assembled in the mansion’s basement to continue work on the album that would become Exile On Main St.
Since we mainly just got to stand outside the gates of this lovely abode
We thought we’d share some of our favorite shots from The Rolling Stones time there as they always set the mood, especially on a Friday.
Unquestionably the most fashionable night of the year, The Met Gala has been an annual affair at the Met since 1948 (the year in which the Costume Institute was founded) and has been held in different parts of the museum over the years. This year it was all about PUNK and the beautiful people came out in full force to celebrate the style of this movement.
There were many favs to choose from but here is our narrowed list.
Cara Delevigne in an absolute favorite on the runways right now and she was one of our ultimate favs last night. From her make-up to her hair to her to her stunningly studded Burberry gown. She totally killed it.
There is already an edge to Rooney Mara’s look, which really draws you in when looking at her on the red carpet. In Givenchy last night, she managed to be both strong yet angelic at the same time. Almost anti-punk, until you get to her deep purple stained lip.
Another stunner was Anne Hathaway….with blond hair! There was certainly no love lost between her and Valentino. She worked her new Debbie Harry inspired locks in this vintage Valentino gown of beads, feathers, and strategic cut-outs.
Another lovely woman to done Valentino for the big night was Gwyneth Paltrow, who was VERY pretty in hot hot pink!
Taylor Swift was looking for some trouble in her spider web-esque and diamond encrusted J Mendel black gown.
To us as well as to many, Sarah Jessica Parker is as synonymous with her acting abilities as she is with her style. Granted, she played one of the most fashionable characters to grace the small screen for years as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City, but it is more than fair to say she is a power house of fashion in her own right.
With that being said, it has really been a thrill seeing her walk the streets of NYC in her Urban Lux Coat by Sanctuary. Leave it to SJP to style a coat that most would put on for a night out with a pair of chic skinnies and an easy top for her day time errands, most notably walking her lovely twin girls to school. Love it.
Coachella. You amazingly fun thing you…it’s been real this year. Although, we knew the day would come that Coachella 2013 would come to an end, we are happy as we dance to the very end. For Weekend 2 / Day 3, it’s all about the airy clouds above our heads and sun shining down while we listen to the Brit babe, James Blake.
Sanctuary Coachella Weekend 2 Day 3
The Perfect Fit shorts in Cloud Air are our go to shorts for any occasion that calls for comfort while still keeping it cute…which is really any time, right? Here’s a sneak peek at James performance of his song Retrograde from last weekend’s set, which we had the pleasure of taking in and now we’re looking forward to round 2!
Since Coachella expanded into 2 weekends, we figured our style guides should follow suit and have a second round as well….natch.
For weekend 1, we only caught the end of LA band, Local Natives, set so this coming weekend we’re determined to have the full experience with them. It’ll be Natives at Sunset and we’ll be drawing from the animal within…
SanctuaryInCoachella Weekend 2 – Animal Farm
Camo, tribal, & animal print…all together now..we’re going there. As mentioned yesterday, we absolutely loved Lee “Scratch” Perry’s set at Coachella on Day 1 last weekend, so we’re definitely going to check him again. Also on the list of MUST SEE: The Neighbourhood, Lord Huron, and Youth Lagoon.
And..FOALS, who have been coming in hot on the radar as of late. Loving this song and the video is pretty killer, too. Watch it. You’ll like it.
It’s Monday after the first weekend of Coachella 2013, and it’s official…we survived and we want MORE! The entire weekend was spectacular from beginning to end. Excited to share some of our favorite moments as well as happy to announce the winners from weekend 1′s #SanctuaryInCoachella contest!
Drum roll pleeeeeeease…and the WINNERS are……
For those of you going next weekend…let us see your Coachella style! Snap a picture of yourself in your best festival girl gear and hashtag #sanctuaryINcoachella @sanctuaryclothing for your chance to win an entire Head to Toe look from us! The next round of winners will be announced next Monday after Coachella weekend 2 has wrapped.
And now…here’s is some of the best moments from Weekend 1 / Coachella 2013
Lee Scratch Perry was by far one of our favorites from Friday! He completely blew our minds when he rocked the Gobi stage.
Lee “Scratch” Perry
Day 2, we did a little party hopping as well as festival’ing. First up, Nylon Magazine’s party at a “house”…yeah we’ll go with house…on a lake in Palm Desert..not too far from the festival.
Eve killed it in true private party style, and the crowd was effortlessly festival chic while drinking coconut water courtesy of Vita Coco.
Then, it was off to the fest! Some of our favorite performances on Day 2 were Hot Chip, who are always super fun. Also, the xx, definitely did NOT disappoint nor did our long time beloved…New Order.
Hot Chip Coachella 2013
the xx Coachella 2013
Another fun point in the night was running into one of our favorite bloggers, The Man Reppler herself, Leandra Medine, who was sweet enough to snap a quick picture with us!
Man Repeller Coachella 2013
Then alas…Day 3 approached and although the end was impending, we enjoyed it to the last second! After leisurely sleeping in, we rallied ourselves to a couple pre-parties. First up was the Hard Rock Hotel Music Lounge, where we enjoyed Corzo Tequila snow cones and the Braid Bar.
Hard Rock Coachella 2013
Then checked out, Third Man Records party at The Ace Hotel…
Ace Hotel Coachella 2013
before heading to the festival! Thoroughly enjoyed Wile Belle’s performance and also LOVED Tame Impala’s set. Check it out here -
There was a bit of a sand storm around this same time, so we took refuge in the Coachella Art Boutique. We fell in love with the prints by Ben Eines. Seriously…WANT.
Coachella Art Boutique 2013
White waiting for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, we just basked in the beauty that is Coachella by night.
Coachella 2013 by Night
Needless to say…they killed it.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Coachella 2013 (photo from billboard.com)
That’s a wrap! Coachella 2013 Weekend 1 is a history.
We are well on our way into Day 1..PAINTING IT BLACK in outfits a la Kate Moss at Glastonberry. Who’s on the list today? Alt-J, Lou Reed, Local Natives, Passion Pit, Beach House, and and and…..we’re going to take as much of it in as possible!
Tomorrow it’s all about being “pri-metric” but for Sunday…Sunday will be a sweet Southern Wild moment. We’ll be channeling the wide open spaces of prairies we saw earlier this spring with sweet prints and southern elegance.
Isa Print Short and Southern Rock Top
Although we are very much in THIS moment right now, we are also whole heartedly looking forward to the likes of The Lumineers as well as Allen Stone. Here’s the song that made us fall in love with Allen Stone
For us, Coachella Day 2 is all about The xx & New Order..so naturally the outfit is going to be inspired by the music.
Hopi Pottery Charmers for the Geometric girl in all of us
Black, white, and some color blocking in for good measure is symbiotic with the emotive and dreamy style of both of bands. We’re ready to be transfixed by their music while gazing out into the open desert skies.
Over Easter weekend, Jessica was enjoying some quality time with her family and keeping cool in her Desert Rider Jean Jacket.
Jessica in the Desert Rider Jacket
She has also been spotted wearing Sanctuary’s signature Charmer Skinny’s many times. This is one of our favorite shots, though which shows her heading into a day’s work at her production company, Honest Co.
Jessica in Charmer Skinny Jeans
And, then who doesn’t love a good mani/pedi? Jessica was seen leaving her nail spot in the Leotie High Low skirt, which is kind of perfect for a pedi if you ask us. It’s long, so there’s coverage but short so it doesn’t mess up the polish.
Jessica Alba in Leotie Skirt
For more pictures of your favorite celebrities and our favorite Sanctuary sightings, check out our Sightings page for all the latest pictures as well as Sanctuary in your favorite magazines and websites.
Like so many of us, we absolutely love seeing the fashions on display at the biggest entertainment event of the year, the Oscars. This year we were really wowed by the body conscious silhouettes , the pale shades, and the jeweled metallics that were chosen to be worn by some of the most gorgeous women in film today.
Our personal favorite of the evening was Anne Hathaway. She always looks stunning and what makes her particularly appealing is her willingness to take risks with what she wears. Whether you like her wardrobe choice or not, you’ve got to give it to her…the girl has style!
The jewels, the make-up, the pale pink Prada gown…it all worked perfectly and she looked lovely as she accepted the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Anne Hathaway in Prada, Oscars 2013
Kristen Stewart also chose to go with a pale colored gown. She looked beautiful in this shimmering Reem Acra gown
Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra, Oscars 2013
We also loved the dark silvers and beaded body conscious gowns that were worn on the Oscars Red Carpet. Stacy Keibler looked stunning and statuesque on George’s arm in this Naeem Khan gown.
Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan, Oscars 2013
Halle Berry, exquisite as always, in this plunging neckline gown by Versace
Halle Berry in Versace, Oscars 2013
We could go on and on about more of the loves and maybe the “not so much” selections too, but we’ll just leave it at these were our top 4 of the evening. Who were some of your favorites?