Marni Dress for Peggy
As the curtain dropped on Mad Men Sunday night, we couldn’t help but feel a bit sad… But we’re also very grateful we had the chance to watch a show that will go down in history as being one of the most fashionable. From the swanky offices of SC&P to Don’s luxuriously hip New York pad, the interiors have never disappointed, nor have the fab fashions. We’ve been watching for seven years though it feels like a lot less and think parting gifts are in order for some of the show’s leading characters. [Spoiler alert!] And while Don would like to “buy the world a Coke” while meditating at a retreat, we’ll be buying these… A Marni dress for Peggy – while we applaud the advent of pant suits, we so love a fun frock.
Nine Iron Studios Decanter
A decanter for Don in hopes that he’ll cut down on the heavy stuff and turn to fine wines now that he’s found Nirvana…
A silk scarf for Joan – Hermes, of course. Have you ever noticed that in times of crisis, the women of Mad Men wear scarves (read all about it in this post!)
Nouvel Studios Glass
A twisted shot glass for Roger – need we say more?
Valentino Rockstud Sandals
A pair of “Zou Bisou Bisou” sandals for Megan to go with her insanely short skirts…
David Yurman Petrvs Lion Ring
and a signet ring for Peter to remind him of his Upper East Side roots while settling down in Wichita.
Farewell Mad Men, and thanks for the memories!
P.S. If you’re a fan, what did you think of the series finale?
Photos: dress, decanter, scarf, glass, sandals and ring
Christian Louboutin - Marie Antoinette Shoe
Spina Design - Contemporary Tie-back
Hermes - Passementerie Scarf
Trimmed, tied and tassled…
Photos via Shoeblog, Spina Design and Tristin Styling
Have a Seat
Pretty as a Picture
They're Playing our Song!
Window shopping at Hermes in Paris – quel plaisir!
Photos via our tres bon ami, Jerome Simulin
Plan de Paris
If you happened to have been in Paris last week for Maison & Objet, we hope you had a chance to stop by Hermes‘ new home on Rue de Sevres. Created from a space that was once the Lutetia hotel’s indoor swimming pool, the store’s most striking feature (besides the original tile mosaics that line the walls and floors) are the three 20′ tall “huts” made of latticed ashwood.
Soaring Glass Ceiling and Ashwood Staircase
“I had a moment of vertigo when I first visited,” Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Hermes’ artistic director, explained. “I asked myself, how can we turn this into a warm and protective space?”
A Hut Becomes A Home
While we would spend hours browsing the gorgeous fashionable accessories Hermes has to offer, we certainly wouldn’t want to miss the company’s new focus on interior decor – fabrics, wallpaper, carpets and Jean-Michel Frank numbered furniture re-editions.
Saddles and Purses
And of course, no fabulous Parisian boutique would be without a signature cafe (Le Plongeoir is a tea bar) and flower shop (Baptiste).
Flowers by Baptiste Pitou
So for those of you who are fortunate enough to be heading to Paris this spring (like our friend, Lisa, from Hamptontoes!), you’ll have to add this sumptuous store on your “must visit” list.
A Sneak Peek
P.S. And for those of you who can’t make it to Paris, click here for a video tour!
Photos via Hermes
For all of you who aren’t tired of the Liberty of London “Renaissance”, Julian Mejia has designed pretty cotton-and-linen pillows using classic Liberty prints – and you don’t even have to cross the pond since these are available at Barneys New York!
Julian Mejia Pillows at Barneys
In February last year, the iconic Liberty store was relaunched after an extensive makeover from the ground floor up. Year-long events culminated in “Prints Charming”, an exhibition celebrating the timeless appeal and versatility of the Liberty print. So versatile is the classic Betsy fabric that it covered the store’s Carnaby Street brick facade top to bottom in August.
Liberty of London Swathed in Betsy Fabric
As part of the renaissance, Liberty commissioned a number of artists and vendors to create one-off pieces including mirrors, chandeliers and furniture. While Liberty die-hards can still shop for rolls of William Morris fabric and “matronly” floral blouses, new high-end designers including Balmain, Marni and Fendi have been added to the mix. Even Hermes opened a “pop-up” boutique in the store last fall to sell Liberty-inspired scarves and ties, proving that the French and the English can get along for fashion’s sake…
Hermes pour Liberty Scarf
Liberty Birdhouse by Tamar Mogendorff
Liberty Chandelier by Squint
Photos from Elle Decor, encore petite, Liberty of London and F.Tape