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Over four years ago, I wrote about Catherine Deneuve’s house in Normandy with grounds designed by landscape architect Jacques Wirtz was for sale. She took it off the market or it didn’t find a buyer until recently. Chateau de Primard was where she kept her haute couture collection of fashions made for her by fashion […]

Villa Mabrouka

07 . 01 . 18

Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days. I had planned to blog while I was on Nantucket but then I got too busy and decided to just take some time off. I look forward to sharing photos of my trip and a travel guide soon but until then, how about some beautiful […]

As someone who wrote and photographed a book on creative people’s work spaces (Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work – shameless plug), I am very intrigued to pick up the new book Yves Saint Laurent’s Studio: Mirror and Secretsby Jéromine Savignon. According to WWD, it will be published by Actes Sud in both French and in English, “and […]

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 […]

Brooke Astor isn’t the only chic woman whose estate was up for auction this week.  The contents of the gorgeous apartment of Hélène Rochas who passed away last year is up for auction at Christie’s in Paris today.  I apologize for the short notice but I myself just learned of this yesterday.  Even if you […]

When I read that today was the anniversary of the creation of the fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent on 4 December 1961, I knew it would be a great time to post some of my favorite YSL photos.  It wasn’t until I logged in that I realized that my previous post was about his […]

One of the highlights from Marrakech, Morocco was visiting Jardin Majorelle. In 1923, the french painter Jacques Majorelle fell in love with the intense light of Morocco and built himself a Moorish villa around which he designed a luxurious garden and a separate bright blue studio.  The garden was opened to the public in 1947 […]

The House of Luck

11 . 02 . 11

One of the places that we aren’t visiting in Morocco is Tangier, the birthplace of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.  These photos are of one of his homes that was sold after his death, Villa Mabrouka which means House of Luck.  It’s a melange of Moroccan influences and a little chintz that refers back to […]

L’Amour Fou

09 . 22 . 10

L’amour fou translated into English means crazy love or mad love.  It is also the title of a new documentary about the love of more than 50 years between fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner in business and life, Pierre Bergé.  Listening to Pierre Bergé speak at Yves funeral is enough to make […]

The House of Luck

06 . 01 . 10

I haven’t seen the new Sex and the City movie yet because I’ve read some not so great reviews. I am curious to finally see the fashions and interiors but so much that I feel like giving up two hours of my life just yet. I’m surprised at how much attention has been given to […]

Chateau Gabriel

09 . 01 . 09

How many homes did Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge own and how many auctions will result from them? Seems Christies will hold a second auction of artwork this November, half of which will be from Chateau Gabriel, their coastal retreat near Deauville, France. The chateau was of course restored with the help of their […]

The Private World

08 . 20 . 09

If you couldn’t afford anything at the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge sale earlier this year or don’t have enough credit to buy their old Tangier estate in Morocco currently on the market, then you might like this new book. The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge let’s you enjoy their […]

Chic in La Chamade

08 . 15 . 09

I don’t even remember what I was looking for when I came across the photo of Catherine Deneuve above but it stopped me in my tracks. It looks so timeless that it could have been taken yesterday. It’s actually from the 1968 French film La Chamade (Heartbeat) that I can’t believe I didn’t know about […]


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 […]

The YSL Connection

12 . 16 . 08

The Bachelor’s step-mother gave him the C&B Italia sofa that currently resides in his apartment. When I met with her, she told me that Yves Saint Laurent collected the same furniture. I tried to find a photo of it earlier this year but to no avail. So I almost fell off my chair when I […]

I was looking for photos of Yves Saint Laurent’s home earlier this year, I’ll tell you why in the next post, and didn’t find much online so I was beyond excited to open the January Vanity Fair magazine and see the most amazing photos. But that was just the tip of the iceberg! The Vanity […]

What better why to treat the fashionista in your life than with an Yves Saint Laurent themed holiday. The first place to start is with the new book Yves Saint Laurent: Style which chronicles the designer’s 40 years of fabulous designs through photos and drawings. To learn more about Yves and also Karl Lagerfeld “and […]