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Interiors

02 . 18 . 09

My favorite part of fashion week is finding out the inspiration behind each designer’s collection. This year, Derek Lam said his colors and textures were inspired by interiors and most specifically, those of Yves Saint Laurent, while the mood was inspired by the 1958 film Ascenseur pour l’échafaud by Louis Malle. C’est Magnifique! Mood board […]

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 […]

C’est Magnifique!

09 . 11 . 08

Last night, I had the privilege of attending a little soiree at the showroom of Belgium born fashion designer Jonathan Riss who’s label is named Jay Ahr, after the phonetic pronunciation of his initials. Most of the guests were speaking en français since Mr. Riss also works and has a showroom in Paris. The most […]

Perfect Summer Dress!

07 . 26 . 08

I’m not the only person who thinks the Sophie Dress from Club Monaco is the perfect summer dress since the black version pretty much sold out everywhere. Luckily, I managed to snag the white and taupe versions. Paired with a wide belt and sandals, the dress is perfect for work or play. Get one before […]

Fashionable Films

03 . 28 . 08

My post about the new movie Flawless brought up a great conversation about other films with fabulous fashions, some that are classics and some that might be considered cult classics. Here is a partial list of my favorite fashionable films, the first being Breakfast at Tiffany’s of course. But while everyone loves the little black […]

Prints Parade

02 . 08 . 08

I love this Tibi dress and definitely plan to put on my fall shopping list and soon we will be able to dress our homes in fabulous Tibi prints. “We’re doing our first wallpaper line!” confided Tibi’s designer, Amy Smilovic, at the WWD-sponsored after-party at the Bryant Park Hotel yesterday. “We have a license with […]

Instead of citing an artist as inpsiration as is usually the case, Carolina Herrera looked to the great out doors for her Fall 2008 collection. There were tweeds and windowpane plaids, fur and feathers, as well as her signature evening dresses. The collection was beautiful but perhaps a bit overstyled. The chapeaux made the models […]

Fashion on Film

02 . 03 . 08

When I mentioned in a previous post that the Sundance Channel was going to be airing the Loïc Prigent documentary Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton, I had no idea they had a whole week of fashion films and documentaries lined up to coincide with Fashion Week. How exciting! The week will kick off on Monday […]

Vera Wang at Bobo

02 . 01 . 08

Vera Wang staged her first runway show for her less expensive Lavender Label collection at the chic new hotspot Bobo, remember the one with the chic black chairs, and I must say, it was the perfect backdrop to the vintage inspired looking pieces. Wang explained that the Lavender line’s color palate was inspired by the […]

I know you all love the design posts but you’re going to have to sit through a few fashion related posts since it’s fashion week and that’s all anyone can think about in New York. Who cares if there is a recession and no one can afford to buy anything new, we can all look […]

Dressing the Home

01 . 31 . 08

New York is a buzz right now in preparation for Fashion Week which begins tomorrow so what better way to start things off than by letting you know about a new book that peaks into the homes of some of the most talented fashion designers. Dressing the Home: The Private Spaces of Top Fashion Designers […]

Style and Comfort?

01 . 13 . 08

Get in line now ladies, Diane von Furstenberg is set to launch her first line of shoes next month. After her daughter suffered from back problems and was forced to wear ugly orthopedic shoes, DVF made it her mission to create stylish and comfortable shoes. “I wanted to create power shoes for the woman on-the-go […]

Elle Decor Cover News

12 . 14 . 07

Word on the street is that the home of fashion designer Monique Lhuillier will grace the cover of the January/February 2008 issue of Elle Decor. Ever the multi-tasker, Ms. Lhuillier was perusing vintage wallpapers and interior design books while planning her new home that would make room for her first baby, all while continuing to […]

A Fashionable Read

10 . 01 . 07

It’s Paris Fashion week right now so I thought I would start the week off on a fashionable note. There is a gorgeous new book out now that pays homage to the ultimate king of fashion, Valentino, who also recently celebrated his 45th Anniversary in the business with a three days of decadent parties in […]

Chic Chinoiserie

09 . 18 . 07

I’m sure you’ve all read over at Style Court that it’s Asia Week. All the serious collector’s are in town this week for the auctions, gallery shows and other events. Christie’s was hopping on Sunday when I stopped by to check out what was up for auction, as was Sotheby’s. Another great place for fans […]

When I was looking for Jeremiah Goodman illustrations yesterday, I came across one he did of Diana Vreeland’s living room. I had been meaning to write a little post about the grand dame of fashion for a while and now seemed like the perfect opportunity. I also think it’s another example of the world of […]

Carolina Herrera often cites artists as her inspiration. A few years back it was French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue. This season, it’s the interiors illustrator extraordinaire Jeremiah Goodman and his book Jeremiah: A Romantic Vision. Can you think of anything more chic?! It’s also the perfect example of the way fashion, art, and interior design often […]