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Stylist Giannie Couji’s Autumn Wish List

The world of 80’s fashion illustrator  Tony Viramontes  Bold Beautiful and damned

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Chloe Coat

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See by Chloe Dress

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Beautiful pictures by Betina La Plante

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Painting and drawing by Jerome Soimaud  @

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The Netherlands Foam photography gallery showing a major retrospective of photographer William Klein
Frida Kahlo / Diego Rivera, ‘L’Art en fusion’ @ the Musee de l’Orangerie  in Paris
Erwin Blumenfeld exhibition @   Musee Jeu de Paume.
Skoto Gallery specialized in African art .
 A MUST SEE , Spectacular exhibition of Jean- Paul Gaultier and Wangechi Mutu @  the Brooklyn Museum.
 Check the following websites and contribute for a good cause
www.raisehopefor    (Aims to build a permanent and diverse constituency of activists who will advocate for the human rights of all Congolese citizens and work towards ending the ongoing conflict in eastern Congo)  (Improving working conditions in the global garment industry)  ( Jon Rose the Founder is a inspiration, his organization provide clean water to communities in need around the world)   (Co-founded by Africa experts Gayle Smith and John Prendergast, The Enough Project fights to end genocide and crimes against humanity, focused on areas where some of the world’s worst atrocities occur    Shopping for a Change® was established to create an extended global marketplace for fair trade products by artisans, artisan co-ops, and companies that employ these artisans, predominantly women, from economically disadvantaged areas throughout the world .  I love  Ayiti Native eco-friendly beauty products, My Friend Caroline Sada established Ayiti Natives Co, selling natural products such as soaps and body oils. Additionally, the organization believes in furthering their outreach by investing in community development in Haiti. Caroline started a school with PRODEV, a Haitian-based non-profit, and the local community leader – See more at:

(Contempory, culture, video, magazine focusing on my favorites topics Art, Design, Style, Food and Travel)

LOST and FOUND DIARY: A great  project  ” State of United States” curated by photographer Christophe Kutner
LISTEN TO : ( Best Old School, Hip Hop from Auckland, New Zealand)  (Especially on wednesday Legendary DJ Belinda Becker  spinning  some elegant  mixes of Funk, Soul,  Tropical  and Ecclectic  sounds, great interviews from a mix of talent from  Literature, Music, Dance among others.




Giannie Couji’s Top Tips & Wish List for Summer


SUPERFINE Union Jack  Denim trousers :

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HONEST BY :  Created by designer Bruno Pieters , Honest by is the first company in the world to give the customer  the opportunity to  shop with complete awareness of what they’re buying. 100% Transparency policy.

Also 20% of the annual profits will be donated to various charities choosen by the collaborating designers :


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BOOKS  : THE LAST HOLIDAY  by Gill Scott Heron

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GYPSIES  by Patrick Cariou

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Also… TOUCH THE EARTH : A self-Portrait of Indian Existence by Mc Luhan, ALL THERE IS : Love Stories  from Storycorps by Dave Isay, AN INTUITIVE STUDY OF REALITY by Corinna Ellen Springer, SHOCKAHOLIC by Carrie Fisher, KILL DECISION by Daniel Suarez












Giannie’s Autumn 2011 Top Tips and Wish List

Giannie Couji lists a few of her favourite things for this Autumn.

  • Chloe: Black tuxedo jacket and Tan high boots  

  • Thomas Wylde: Cognac leather jacket, Black sheer chiffon tunic and Black biker boots. 

  • BOOK: Diana Vreeland “The Eye Has to Travel” by Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Editions Abrams, New York)

  • Going to Martinique : Lush, exotic, vibrant island in the French Caribbean

  • Kimmy Skota aka Pretty Yende. Amazing soprano opera singer to discover
  • Postmodernism: Style & Subversion 1970-1990  at the V&A

  • Club Shelter @ Vandam 37 Vandam Street, best tea dance in NYC with legendary DJ”s Timmy Regisford and Junior Vasquez

  • Maison Adam: Best Macarons and patisseries. 6 place Louis XIV St Jean de Luz

  • Vodou Bar 95 Halsey St 11216 Brooklyn :Great music and people

Giannie Couji goes West for VELOUR Magazine

Giannie Couji styled two stories for the latest edition of Velour Magazine with the photographer Marco Piana.

The two stories were shot in Tucson, near the Mexican border in Arizona.

Giannie said of the shoot: “‘The planes’ graveyard’ as I called it was the most surreal location, especially coming from cold NY and then arriving in to boiling hot Tucson was a thermal shock. We were basically boiling under the sun.”  The second location was a movie set and museum called Gammons Gulch, the place is run by a lovely couple, Jay and Joanne Gammons. It felt like stepping back in time, in a old western town, just waiting for the cow boys and Indians to come down the hills, at one point the atmosphere became quite dusty and we have a bit of stormy weather, which made the set very dramatic.

See the full ‘Desert Planes’ story here and ‘Way Out West Story’ here.

Giannie Couji’s Wish List for Summer

Giannie Couji gives her top tips listing her favourite things this summer:

See Pygmalion, the play with Rupert Everett, Kara Tointon and Diana Rigg

Christophe Sauvat Clothes – Giannie says “The perfect wardrobe for the summer”

Haiti – Having been there herself. Giannie suggests getting involved by doing some volunteer work  and discover this amazing Island.

With Sean Penn at the NY Charity event for Haiti
Giannie with Bill Clinton in Haiti during the new president Michel Martelly investiture   

With Caroline Sada and Michel Martelly, the new president of Haiti    

Bridesmaids film “Brilliant”

Bionda Castana. “Amazing Shoes” 

The Golden Notebook  by Doris Lessing “Great book” 

Maharishi “Love the Safari vibe for the summer”

Pacific Hair Salon in Covent Garden (0207 242 81 44) 
and Lisbon, Portugal 

Birds of a Feather – Velour magazine Styled by Giannie Couji

This beautiful story was styled by Giannie Couji for Velour magazine and shot by the photographer Warwick Saint. Max Pinell worked on teh hair and Hector Simancas worked on the make-up.

The clothes and accessories camed from Ports 1961, Aperou, Asos, Chrissie Morris, Sophie Theallet, Christian Louboutin, Travesty Bijous, Louis Vuitton, Risto, Lanvin, Brian Atwood, Bottega Veneta, Geova and Reiss.

Giannie Couji’s Autumn Wish List

Giannie Couji gives some tips for looking stylish and keeping warm this autumn and this is what she recommends.

Superfine denim trousers and black trousers (available at

Cosy up with a Hermes Cashmere blanket and a Lutz & Patmos: Cashmere scarf and jumper 

Perfect! Hair and Make-up post to follow…