Parisian Lea Yo Vintage

We asked 26 year old Parisian stylist and vintage collector Lea Yo to share some of the favorite looks from her collection. She’s been collecting since she can remember and specializes in 1990s fashion.

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Prada shirt
Helmut Lang FW 1997 skirt, Margiela FW 2009 boots

“My strength is research for rare items. They have become part of my archives, which i blend with my daily work.”

 

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Jean Paul Gaultier Junior jacket, Jean Paul Gaultier top

Name : Lea Yo @lea.yo

Birthplace : Burgundy, France

Métier : Fashion Stylist

Favorite vintage designers : Margiela, Helmut Lang, Gucci and Versace.

Favorite looks : For Autumn : Jeans, long leather jacket and sneakers. For Summer : Crop top and skirt.

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Margiela circa 1995 dress, Prada circa 2000 boots

“Style is a way for me to feel good. I feel instinctively confident with clothes. I don’t like to feel forced to dress up to go to an event.”

 

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Margiela circa 1995 dress, Prada circa 2000 boots

Sources of inspiration : My main inspirations are music and music videos from 90/00’s. I love Rakim‘s videos. Movies. TV series like Friends or Twins Peaks. Art (Edward Hopper, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Andy Goldsworthy, Keith Haring). Image archives.

Source of motivation : Feel good, strike a balance. Allowing you to live the life you want, to be in harmony with your believes and try to tell yourself that everything is attainable. I was self motivated the last few months thanks to personal project. I have just finished a magazine about high-end luxury vintage and it will be released soon. Nature and animals inspire me as well i feel involved protection of the environment and animals welfare.

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Gucci by Tom Ford dress, Prada cowboy boots

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Yves Saint Laurent jacket.

What make you happy : I can feel happy with simple things-
friends, laughing, a walk with my dog, meeting
new people and when i work.
Favortie reads : Last book that’s struck me is Pied Nu sur la Terre Sacrée
by Mclulan. It gathers Native Americans’ testimony about their culture and
land. At the present time I’m reading The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski. I
have also been affected by Les Metamorphoses by Ovide, Les Amants
Putniks by Haruki Murakami and Les Racines du Mal by Maurice Dantec.
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Dolce & Gabbana pants and 1992 bodysuit.

Favorite music : I listen to music all day long, especially rap and jazz.
The last album i have listened is Meet the Woo by Pop Smoke.
My classics are Sixto Rodriguez, Sade, Barry White, Blood Orange and
Abattoir Blues by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.
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Plein Sud top, Gucci 2000 pants.

Favorite food : Vegan Mediterranean food. My speciality are potatoes with green olives and salad made from red quinoa with feta cheese and raisins.

Beauty tips : Coconut shampoo bar, Skin Food cream from Weleda for my face and rose oil from Dr. Hauschka. To make myself up, I love to put on lipstick from Fenty beauty.

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Versace 1991 jacket.

 

Favorite ways to unwind : Swimming, walking, breathing, stretching.

Whats gets you in working flow : I listen to music and put on clothes.

What are working on : Launching of my magazine.

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John Galliano top, Prada skirt.