What began as a website that played to our voyeuristic side, letting us peek into the designer-laden digs of tastemakers, The Coveteur has evolved into a more varied chronicle of all things behind-the-scenes. From lifestyle to fashion to culture, this site examines the creative process, inspiration, and influence of the individuals who are defining our times.
The folks over at The Coveteur love playing to our voyeuristic side, and each week, the OG closet invaders will let us peek into the designer-laden digs of their — and our! — favorite tastemakers. Just one warning: The lust-worthy displays may cause an undying impulse to hang your jewels on your kitchen sink’s faucet. Now, let the swooning begin!
Our Paris memories are vivid and not nearly forgotten. The first pit stop on The CoveTour de France was the industry fave jewelry designer and our unofficial tour guide Parisienne. Bidermann welcomed us into her home and spent the day giving us insider tips on where to eat, shop, wine, and dine. Being a friend of past Coveteurs like Garance Doré
and Virginie Dhello
, we'd heard amazing things and were eager to meet the leading lady herself. RELATED: Aspire to be Miranda Kerr? First, peek into her flower-filled NYC abode.
It was hard not to be inspired by Bidermann’s philosophy and designs. It was even more inspiring to be in her personal space, which was plastered with carefully curated moodboards. Bidermann’s abode was truly a Coveteur’s dream, filled with impromptu bookshelves, Selby prints, preserved tarantulas (yes, you read that correctly) and an endless supply of Bidermann originals. Getting up-close and personal with one of our favorite jewelry lines — and the brains behind the namesake line — was truly a pleasure. RELATED: Let's just hope heaven has a wall of shoes this big. Say hello to Rachel Zoe HQ.
It was fascinating to see the re-emergence of the golden wheat (a symbol of luck and prosperity) amongst Bidermann’s collection, as it was also a prominent reoccurring symbol in Coco Chanel’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon
(which we had previewed
just days before). When we dug through her closet, we encountered an enormous amount of leopard print and creepy crawly creatures reminiscent of Stephanie Lacava’s collection
…but we clearly weren’t complaining. Instead of running for the Eiffel Tower, we happily overstayed our welcome and spent the afternoon admiring how good her bling looked on our bodies.Click through for the slideshow!