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
Guess what, everyone? We had more snow yesterday! At this rate, spring will come in May and the kids won’t be out of school until July… With global warming come and gone, it’s the dawn of a new Ice Age. Who knows when we’ll be able to shed our winter wardrobe and wear something as light and airy as these frocks? White was a popular color on the Spring 2015 runways and we’ve rounded up some of favorite fashions in honor of warmer weather to come. White is wonderful when it’s not in the form of snow.
Oscar de la Renta
Happy Friday to all and don’t forget to spring ahead this weekend!
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Dolce & Gabbana
If you read last Friday’s post, you know we’re looking forward to some fall layering (in time!) so why not continue the trend and look at some fashionable frocks that made a big impression on the runway this spring. Pretty floral prints aren’t just for summer – these beautiful designs are a great way to make a botanical statement as the weather cools. The dress and coat above would put a smile on our faces even in the dead of winter and the printed shearling below looks so cozy, doesn’t it?
Geometric floral shapes gives this pastel coat a modern feel…
while an embroidered muff is a must for an opulent outfit.
Even darker shades get a lift from floral patterns…
so why not go floral from head to toe!
Photos: D & G, Burberry, Matthew Williamson, Tory, Dior and Valentino
Elie Saab’s Blue Blossoms
Before Pantone could announce that Emerald had indeed been chosen as the 2013 Color of the Year, there were whispers that Monaco Blue was about to steal the show. Perhaps because this color, which “falls between bright cobalt and sapphire blue but with a shot of sparkle,” topped the list of Pantone’s Spring Fashion Color Trends and we saw so much of it down the runway last fall. Blogs were abuzz about the proposed choice – some loved the regal nature of the color and its versatility (especially after a year of Tangerine Tango) while others found the choice quite boring.
Then December 6th came and went, and we all celebrated the lively, radiant, lush color that is Emerald… “A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony,” according to Pantone and the blogs were abuzz again.
Valentino’s Emerald Elegance
It would make sense that the world-renown authority on color would follow a year filled with energetic orange with a color that symbolizes new life in many cultures. Given it’s natural hue, we love this choice. But then again, we love blue hues, too, so we’ll be adding a bit of both to our lives this year.
Bounkit Emerald Earrings
How about you – will you be true blue or going green this year?
Photos via Pinterest, CocoCozy, Piperlime, Vogue, Brunch at Saks and Net-A-Porter
We’re off to walk the showrooms of the Atlanta Market… and bringing along some comfy shoes!
Photos via Net-A-Porter
It’s been a decade (or almost three!) since we packed up all of our belongings for college and in the mix was brand new Ralph Lauren bedding. Back then, we thought it was so cool to have sheets bearing the name of a fabulous fashion designer.
Ralph Lauren Palm Harbor Bedding
Haute couture for the home has come a long way and it’s no surprise that fashion trends make the leap from the runway to your dining room, bedroom or living room within a season. The most recent introductions come from the lovely ladies of Marchesa for Lenox…
Marchesa - Fall 2010
Marchesa for Lenox - Floral Illustrations
the ever elegant Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa…
Oscar's Runaway Success
and the divine Diane von Furstenberg for Springs Global.
Diane von Furstenberg Dresses a Bed
We’re just waiting for the designers at Valentino to translate his iconic Petale pattern into something haute for the home!
Valentino Petale and Carla Tolomeo's Settee
P.S. For more fashion for the home beauty, visit the American Fashion Designers at Home Showhouse benefitting the CFDA starting September 21 in New York City. Read more about the event here!
Photos from Macy’s, Style.com, Bloomingdales, Elle Decor, WWD, Style Hive and Maison.com
March’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar is filled with the must-have styles for this spring and Suzy Menkes’ spread on “The New Shapes” certainly didn’t disappoint. Photographs by Camilla Akrans of model Carmen Kass capture a broad range of trends that span the ages: from 1940’s frills and waterfall hair to 1980’s bold shoulders and gold sequined jumpsuits. But while these fashions are fabulous, we did a double-take on the flowers…
Harper's Bazaar - Carmen in Lanvin
Perhaps the artificial flowers were already on location and the stylist thought they would add the right retro touch, but we haven’t seen the likes of these in decades. We wish we could have created some custom designs for the photo shoot… at least we would have removed the price tag from the orchid stem!
Harper's Bazaar - Carmen in Valentino
Faux Orchid with Tag
Photos from Harper’s Bazaar
Who could forget last fall’s images of Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring 2010 fashion show which took place in a huge barn built in the center of the Grand Palais replete with bales of hay and rustic wood beams… The models walked the runway in fabulous double-C clogs, slightly tousled, with straw stuck to their clothes and sporting smirky smiles and temporary tattoos. According to Vogue, the show “was a bumper harvest of everything that is chicly tattered, beribboned, and gloriously made about Chanel, as well as the season’s sole experience to make the anxiety and earnestness around fashion evaporate, to make it seem like fantastic fun again.”
Chanel Spring 2010
And while we think wheat ears and clogs are great barnyard looks, we thought it might be fun to pair one of Chanel’s gorgeous spring outfits from head to toe with the newest in petals and metals.
Juicy Couture - Multi Flower Barrette
Miriam Haskell - Large Beaded Flower Necklace
Valentino - Petale Purse
Alexis Bittar - Large Bee On Geranium Pin
Prada - Floral Pump
Photos from Style.com, Polyvore, Net-A-Porter, Alexis Bittar and Prada
On Friday, we had the true pleasure of seeing Valentino: The Last Emperor, the award-winning documentary which follows the divine designer and his partner in business and in life, Giancarlo Giammetti, in the last years before Valentino’s retirement.For 96 minutes, we were transported by Valentino’s creative genius – from his pampered yet adorable pugs to his beautiful relationship with Giancarlo and the many seamstresses who transformed his vision into couture magic, the movie is an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the designer’s last two collections culminating in the over-the-top gala celebrating his 45th anniversary at the Temple of Venus in Rome.
While Valentino may have retired, his creative legacy lives on in the beautiful gowns that made his last collection unforgettable. While he is known for his signature red, we can’t resist his florals. Ciao, Valentino, you will be missed by all!
“I know what women want – they want to be beautiful!” – Valentino Garavani
Photos of Valentino’s Spring 2008 collection from Marcio Madeira for Style.com