The Peeping Toms over at The Coveteur have really outdone themselves with their latest room raid. On a recent trip to Paris, they were invited to snap the infamous digs of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, which is apparently nothing like the late designer’s signature black-and-white design aesthetic, and is actually very "Orient/Occident-inspired," as The Coveteur describes it. Either way, we’re jealous.
As demonstrated in the site’s tour of Rachel Zoe’s ace office space, The Coveteur’s dreamy images of the apartment include insightful commentary on the experience. A few interesting decor details of note: all of Coco’s books have deep red tones (like her signature lipstick); while other designers used velvet or silk cloth for furniture, the rebellious Coco used suede to create a couch for her library room; and the mirrored walls that lead to the iconic staircase (pictured) were used by Coco to instantly see all the reactions from press during the fashion shows held downstairs.
See the apartment tour here.
One of the closets we’ve always wanted to peek inside—even before the concept of closet-peeking blogs even existed—belongs to Susie Lau. Also known as Susie Bubble and the originator of style blogging, we’ve been watching her innovative fashion sense evolve for years now on her mega popular blog, Style Bubble. Now, thanks to the covetable closet crashers over at The Coveteur, we know exactly what lurks inside her bountiful style sanctuary.
As expected, Lau’s closet contains shoes—many, many shoes. There are crazy platforms by Moonspoon Saloon. There are the Manolo Blahnik x Michael Angel printed booties. The are the Nicholas Kirkwood x Peter Pilotto sandals. There are the Nicholas Kirkwood x Erdem hiking boots that we’ve been fawning over for years. There’s also tons of cult. Think pastel pink visors by Fleet Ilya, sunnies by Karen Walker, and furry Louis Gray skirts. And then there’s the impossible-to-find pieces, such as a geometic Mary Katrantzou frock, the now-infamous Prada Brogues creepers, and to-die-for vintage Versace. Drool for yourself here.
Photo via The Coveteur
Now that their name situation is squared away, website the Coveteur has become the go-to platform for fashion’s most impressive closets and homes. With an archive that includes designers like Yigal Azrouël and stylists like Ilaria Urbanati, it’s always fascinating to see what today’s top tastemakers select to decorate themselves and their homes. Now, finally, we can shop like them, too.
The Coveteur has partnered with a list of e-commerce sites including Net-a-Porter, Shopbop, and LuisaViaRoma to offer readers the opportunity to purchase the items they see in select featured closets. What’s more, the site also provides budget-friendly alternatives to each look or similar items if a specific look isn’t available online, so there’s something for everyone. If you’re lusting over those Balenciaga sandals featured in Satine owner Jeannie Lee’s closet, simply hover over the image and “Shop This Look” to buy the real thing or a not so shabby stand-in.
Oh boy, this could be dangerous…