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08 . 20 . 16

“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” – Coco Chanel (19 August 1883 – […]

Ritz Paris Reopening

06 . 08 . 16

The Ritz Paris finally reopened this Monday after a four year renovation project by the French architect and designer Thierry Despont. As he told The New York Times,“It needed a redo, but maintaining its essence and strong identity was essential, and my vision was to keep the Ritz exactly as it was but better.” The […]

Just a quick note to let you all know that I’m having a wonderful time in Paris with Chanel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sublimage. We’ve been scheduled from morning until night with amazing activities and meals. I look forward to sharing a more in depth look at my trip after I return but wanted to […]

Shine On Harvest Moon

09 . 19 . 13

The full moon overnight Wednesday into Thursday is the Harvest Moon, which is the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox. Folklore called it the Harvest Moon since so many crops would be harvested around this time. That got me thinking about wheat which is a symbol of bountiful harvest and prosperity. Even though everyone in […]

Classic Chanel

06 . 10 . 12

The Little Black Jacket exhibition by Chanel had me thinking about that other iconic item, the Chanel quilted purse.  I’m lucky to own one vintage woven version but not the classic 2.55 model. It’s the bag you can use forever and pass down to the next generation.  Maybe I’ll buy myself to celebrate the publication […]

A Coromandel screen consists of wooden folding panels coated in black or dark lacquer usually carved and sometimes decorated with  jade, semi-precious stones, shell, or porcelain. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “although these screens were probably made in northern or central China during the Kangxi period (1661–1722) of the Qing dynasty, they received their name from India’s Coromandel […]

I can’t imagine that there is anything left to write about Coco Chanel but Justine Picardie managed to unearth more intimate details of the famous fashion designer for her new book Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life.  Picardie was the features director at British Vogue and currently writes a style column for The Telegraph […]

Speaking of Chanel…

06 . 09 . 10

Speaking of Chanel, these are three of my favorite photos of designer taken in Deauville. They epitomize seaside glamour and the one on the boat below looks like it could have been taken today! Just goes to show that classics stay in style forever! She also kind of looks like Catherine Zeta Jones in that […]

Coco and Igor

06 . 08 . 10

The little straw boaters in the Resort shows of Jason Wu and Oscar de la Renta reminded me of Coco Chanel which then reminded me that there is another film coming out about the iconic designer. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is based on the book Coco & Igor by Chris Greenhalgh who also wrote […]

Coco Avant Chanel

09 . 25 . 09

Just a reminder that the film Coco Avant Chanel opens today in New York and Los Angeles. I can’t think of a better place to see it than the Paris Theatre too! Bon Weekend!

Fashion is Everywhere

09 . 13 . 08

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel This is one of my favorite quotes because I always think the same can be said of art and design. Learn more […]