Tei Shi is a fine example of Laboucarié’s work. When the Los Angeles singer so confidently switches between ladylike and Y2K raunchy, it looks like Laboucarié hired her for the job. A few months later, Tei Shi flew to New York to model for Laboucarié’s lookbook, showcasing some of her tastiest finds.
Laboucarié’s husband, Marek Berry, photographed the look book on the street and at home. “I think Tei Shi’s connection with Marie helped her feel confident in what she was wearing, and that translated into moving pictures,” says Berry. Laboucarié styled Tei Shi himself, a first for the antiques dealer. Laboucarié was inspired by women of the 90’s and early 90’s, mainly from Italy and the south of France, Laboucarié long big place. “I really wanted to do something super luxurious,” says Laboucarié.
Antique dealers undoubtedly had fascinating fantasies about the singer. On a side street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Tei Shi wore a ‘ white lace Kenzo turtleneck at Dior Spring
A dress tied diagonally, and a pair of interstellar square-frame sunglasses from Dior’s spring 90 collection. In another image, she’s wearing a cropped Jean Paul Gaultier jacket over a ruffled coat for Girbo, the bombshell of ‘ 90 s Roberto Cavalli shirt. Celebrity lovers will recognize a little red dress from spring 2003 in their lookbooks because it’s the same one Emily Ratajkowski wore last October.