Friday, July 30, 2010

Design Inspiration: her/his 1st place

So I know a lot of people who are moving. Some into their 1st places. Threw together a couple of inspiration boards for ya. One more glamorous than the other. Both punchy, happy & cheerful to mirror the excitement that comes along with moving into a 1st place.

for her: sofa from Anthropologie; mirror, lamp & black chair from Z Gallerie; table, rug & 2 white chairs from West Elm

for him: sofa from Z Gallerie; art, pillows & rug from Anthropologie; lamp & 2 wood chairs from West Elm; table & gray chair from Ikea

French Connection find: sorta 60s & on sale!

Watching hours of Mad Men with the boyfriend (a huge fan) has made me a(n even bigger) fan of sixties fashion. Which is why I got all giddy when I stumbled on these sixties-ish dresses on sale at French Connection. Down to $89 from $198. Holla.

55. Space of the Day

from Marie Claire Maison

95. Look of the Day

from Banana Republic

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fall Essential: the little lace dress

Was browsing NAP's new arrivals when I stumbled on these pretty, lacey dresses. Not too sweet. Not too sexy. Just right. Right? Oh & the gray 1 is especially perfect since gray is supposed to be big the fall. Emily put together a great list of gray pieces perfect for fall yesterday, btw.

dresses, T to B by: A.L.C., Erdem, Alexander McQueen (all from NET-A-PORTER)

54. Space of the Day

Annie Selke-designed living room from House Beautiful

94. Look of the Day

tie-dye draped dress from Forever21

Monday, July 26, 2010

Licht im Raum lighting

I love Licht im Raum lighting! And hey, if it is good enough for the Jeff Lewis-designed Kitchen of the Year (in Rockefeller Center), then it is good enough for me! This lighting is so cool & inventive, which I love!

images from Licht im Raum

NM's Passion for Fashion contest

Have ya seen The Passion for Fashion Challenge by Neiman Marcus? If not, you must check it out. The challenge: create a look for fall using clothing/accessories from the NM web site, style & submit. The grand prize: $5,000 NM gift card. Sweet, no? So hurry, get your style on!

Above is part of a draft I'm working on...all images from NM

53. Space of the Day

from HousetoHome

93. Look of the Day

from CLF by Claire La Faye on Esty

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sweet new releases


Can NOT WAIT to get my paws on these books from the new releases/coming soon section on barnesnoble.com. I'm drooling!

images from Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM 2011

More coverage from Miami, as promised: the White Sands Australia show was a favorite (above are the looks I especially loved). I thought the prints above were fresh & lovely, & I especially liked how some of the silhouettes seemed a bit vintage-inspired. So fun...I love it!

all photos by Getty Images, from here

52. Space of the Day

from The Selby

92. Look of the Day

Rebecca Minkoff blouse from shopbop.com

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM 2011

Some of my favorites (+ trends) from this week's Miami shows. More coverage to come.

bold: DOLORES CORTÉS, boho: CIA.MARÍTIMA, blue: BEACH BUNNY SWIMWEAR, black: AQUA DI LARA, the best: CRYSTAL JIN

all photos by Getty Images, from here

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Paris Shows: bows @ Valentino

Bows (everywhere!) defined the Valentino Fall 2010 Couture show for me. And I liked them all. Whether on kitten heels, petite gloves or waistlines, I thought these pretty details made the Valentino show 1 of the most fun. And sweet. Love.

photos by Olivier Claisse/FirstView.com, from style.com

The Paris Shows: Chanel details, favorites

The Chanel Fall 2010 Couture show was brilliant, natch. Above are my favorite looks. The attention to detail is astounding really. And brilliant. Did I mention brilliant??? I was so taken by the knee-length dresses (& their interesting textural details). And the accessories? Stop. My. Heart.

detail photos by Gianni Pucci/GoRunway.com, full-length photos by Monica Feudi/GoRunway.com, all from style.com

The Paris Shows: Alexis Mabille day-to-night

Leave it to the Paris Fall 2010 Couture shows to pull me out of absentee-blogger mode. Soooo, I loved the Alexis Mabille show for a lot of reasons. I loved it most, though, because of how practical it was. I know, almost unheard of when it comes to couture, right? Wrong. Above are a few examples of wearing 1 top 2 ways. Day to night. Love.

photos Courtesy of Alexis Mabille, from style.com

49. Space of the Day

designed by Kay Douglass, photographed by Erica George Dines, from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

89. Look of the Day

from EmersonMade
(PS, you may have heard, the EmersonMade clothing line launches Aug. 10...word).