Thursday, July 23, 2009

Before you know it, it will be cold...

& you will need a coat. Luckily, Net-a-Porter has some impossibly stylish new arrivals for you to consider. Here are my favorite looks...
the wrap:
the swing:
the head-turner:
the wrap: Dogtooth wool wrap coat by Stella McCartney
the swing: Bouclé swing coat by Diane von Furstenberg
the head-turner: Double-breasted wool coat by DKNY

all available at Net-a-Porter, all images from Net-a-Porter

Bedford Post

Richard Gere & Carey Lowell are opening a new B&B this summer, Bedford Post, in Bedford, NY. Here's a look inside the place...
The exterior:
Inside the restaurant (The Farmhouse):
Goodies from the café (The Barn):
Want to go. Need to go.

Read the W story about the place & Gere here.
Check out the Bedford Post site for more info (& images) here.

all photographs from


So, remember this interview I did with School House's Rachel Weeks? Well, dropped by the School House blog recently & turns out they are posting pretty regularly these days & sharing loads of cool stuff! Would highly recommend tuning in!

Check out the School House blog here.
Read the interview here.
Learn more about School House here.

Studio Space

So, have I ever mentioned how 1 day I want to own a house in the country (& sheep!) & I want it to have a huge studio (perhaps converted from an old barn) where I can toil around making things for hours on end? Yeah, well, that's the dream. So...anyways, love studios, which is why I was excited to peak inside artist Robert Longo's NYC studio...
Love dirty/messy art supplies:
Love seeing what inspires people:
Aint it grand? Check out the entire space here, on 1 of my favorite sites, The Selby

photographs from

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

adidas by Stella McCartney

New stuff by Stella on her adidas site. Love. Go bright, go neutral...just go! Some of my faves:

Sometimes I can When it comes to what I run in, I am not. I am adamant about wearing gear that helps make a workout or run as effective as possible. Further, I think that nothing has the power to jump start a new workout routine like a great new workout wardrobe. I'm serious about this. Check out more from Stella here.

all images from adidas by Stella McCartney

NeoCon Favorites

The NeoCon World's Trade Fair 2009 was held last month in Chicago. Here are some of my favorite goods (from Core77's coverage)...

Chiavari's faux bamboo chair in acrylic:
tables designed by Marc Thorpe for Bernhardt Global Edition:
See Core77's complete coverage here.

both images by Lisa Smith from Core77

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Friday!

Speaking of happy, I couldn't have been more thrilled to find the work of artist, Chad Wys, recently. My favorites are his landscapes:
Very bold & stylish, but also serene, me thinks. I love them. Check out Chad Wys' Web site & his Etsy shop. Wys states on his site: "Painting, though the most difficult (and messy) of all the hobbies I've attempted, is often the most creatively gratifying." Love it.

both works from

Hamptons Before & After

Crazy before & after photos (from ELLE DECOR) of Manhattan-based Scott Currie's Hamptons home....
The loft before:
And after:
The master before:
And after:
Pretty extraordinary, non? Read the accompanying article here, view more after photos here, see more before photos here. Enjoy.

after photos by Roger Davies, all from ELLE DECOR

Details: Armani Privé Couture

Didn't quite appreciate the 2009 Armani Privé Couture collection until I scanned the detail shots. Amazing. Here are some of my favorites:
(detail) photos on the left by Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse, photos on the right by Marcio Madeira (all from

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Still busy, but...

Took a bit of time to post today...enjoy! xoxo

Style Inspiration: 1 Dress, 4 Seasons: Spring

Soften the look for spring with blush accessories. See how this dress weathers all 4 seasons here, here & here.

Antik Batik dress from Net-a-Porter, Christian Louboutin heels/Gabrielle Sanchez earrings/Givenchy bag/Mark Davis bracelet from Barneys

Style Inspiration: 1 Dress, 4 Seasons: Winter!

Let's see, before going on a little blogging hiatus, I was in the process of showing how 1 dress could be worn for all 4 seasons (see summer & fall). Here's my stab at winter. Tights + heels + bling + clutch = perfect for all the holiday parties!

Antik Batik dress/Stella McCartney clutch from Net-a-Porter, tights from fashion under $100, Christian Louboutin heels/Pippa Small ring from Barneys

Janet Hill Studio Portraits

The artwork in my last post reminds me of 1 of my favorite Etsy shops, Janet Hill Studio. Aren't these works amazing?

I love a good portrait in the bedroom. Something so charming & classic about it, non? Janet Hill Studio portraits are a favorite of mine because they can be used in rooms designed in various styles, they are so versatile. Buy this amazing artist's work here.

images from Janet Hill Studio on Etsy

Now that's a beautiful vignette!

Something about this vignette....
...makes my heart beat faster. I love it! Check out the rest of this awesome room here.

photograph from Desire to Inspire (I would be totally lost without said blog, by the way)

Bouquet Crush

Since it's been a while since my last Weekends are for Weddings post, I thought I'd do 1 today. Am currently obsessed with these astilbe bouquets:
So over succulents & on to these charmers. They are stunning!

photographs by Angelica Glass, from Green Wedding Shoes

Someplace South of the Border

Festive, fun & devastatingly romantic. Love. As always, view all my wedding boards here.

Column 1, T to B: bride photographed by Barnaby Draper Studios from Santa Barbara Wedding Chic, sombrero photographed by Oakley Photography from Brides, invitations from 100 Layer Cake, reception photographed by Oakley Photography from Brides
Column 2, T to B: drinks photographed by Lara Porzak from InStyle Weddings, Mexican wedding photograph from throughsarahseyes (Flickr), candles photographed by Oakley Photography from Brides
Column 3, T to B: Mexican wedding cookies photograph from gine^..^ (Flickr), guacamole & salsa photographed by Union Photography from Project Wedding
Column 4, T to B: bride photograph from Brides, food photographed by Lara Porzak from InStyle Weddings, fiesta photograph from JoLiz (Flickr)

Peach, Pistachio & Platinum, Please

I sort of imagine this simple celebration as the brainchild of a floral design-loving bride. Unusual color combination that is both easy & stunning. View all my wedding boards here.

Column 1, T to B: bride & groom photographed by Alex Ham Photography from The Knot, desserts photographed by Tec Petaja Photography from Project Wedding
Column 2, T to B: fountain & flowers photographed by Riccis Valladares from Brides, bouquets photographed by Pen Carlson Photography from The Knot
Column 3, T to B: calligraphy by Love, Jenna, food photographed by Aaron Delesie from Project Wedding, ring bearer photograph by Pen Carlson Photography from Project Wedding
Column 4, T to B: reception photographed by Elizabeth Messina Photography from Project Wedding, stamps from 100 Layer Cake

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Chanel Close-Ups

Still insanely busy & nowhere near able to post as much as normal, but had to share some shots from the Chanel Fall 2009 Couture Collection. Since this is a hugely covered event, I thought I would just post a few of my favorite detail shots from the collection:
all photos by Simone Manzo / via

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It's that time again: Paris Couture Shows!

The Alexis Mabille show was brilliant:
Wow, breezy, fresh & light. I am in love with this collection & can't wait for the rest of shows! This is, after all, the week that I practically live for. View the complete Alexis Mabille Fall 2009 Couture Collection here

photos by Marcio Madeira from

PS: hopefully I will be able to blog a wee bit more this week, excuse my absence, been busy

Friday, July 3, 2009


Busy, schmisy. So a $95k home + $10k in renovations = this stunner...
Brooklyn couple is priced out of the Manhattan housing market. They buy a place in the Catskills for less than $100,000, budget $10,000 for renovations & create one of the most beautiful homes I've ever seen. Busy or not, I HAD to share this.

photos by Phil Mansfield for The New York Times, view the complete slideshow here