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Turning Over A New Leaf

Who knew that when Turning Leaf launched their campaign “Discover the taste, the color”, they meant it literally.  The company’s “Designers In Residence” this year happen to be two of the most exciting new fashion designers walking the catwalk these days – Bruno Basso (a Brazilian) and Christopher Brooke (a Brit).

Fall 2010 Collection Inspired by Uzbekistan

Fall 2010 Collection Inspired by Uzbekistan

Since 2003 when the stylish pair met in a London nightclub (where they acquired a taste for wine?), Basso & Brooke have created collection after collection of eye-popping, form flattering styles influenced by their travels and created with wild graphics that are digitally printed onto their fabrics.

Michelle Obama in Basso & Brooke - Spring 2009

Michelle Obama in Basso & Brooke - Spring 2009

The duo’s latest collaboration (they’ve worked with Harrods, Converse, Swarovski and L’Oreal) took them to Turning Leaf’s vineyards in Sonoma where they learned more about the wine and were inspired by the delicate and complex art of winemaking.

Limited Edition Turning Leaf Bottles

Limited Edition Turning Leaf Bottles

While some might think that wine and fashion don’t have much in common, Basso and Brooke would disagree: Both wine and fashion can play a role in someone’s lifestyle, people care passionately about them (we know we do!) and both bring joy and delight to the consumer.

The Turning Leaf Collection on King's Road

The Turning Leaf Collection on King's Road

Needless to say, the outcome is a fabulous collection of colorful and quirky home accessories sold exclusively at the super hip store in London, The Shop at Bluebird on King’s Road.  From a classic French bergere to digitally printed wine tables and lampshades, the pieces are fun and functional.

Turning Leaf Printed Lampshades

Turning Leaf Printed Lampshades

A Folie Bergere

A Folie Bergere

Tailgate in Style

Tailgate in Style

We definitely recommend the picnic (or “dining”) kit which includes a printed silk quilt and cushions inside a lacquered case and a couple bottles of Turning Leaf Chardonnay for your next fall tailgate – wouldn’t you want to cheer on your favorite team in style?

Photos from Josephine Kimberling, OZ Evolving, and Turning Leaf

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  • Reply pve September 10, 2010 at 7:02 am

    My dream would be to design a label for champagne or any sort of wine!
    I think the ladies of Diane James home need a bottle of bubbly or something with a “floral” bouquet!
    Can you see it now?

  • Reply Melissa September 10, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Everything about this is so very gorgeous! I don’t even know what to start commenting on.

  • Reply The Zhush September 10, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Love this! What’s better than flowers, fashion and wine to send us into the weekend? xx

  • Reply Kelly Dunn September 10, 2010 at 7:50 am

    No way! Just when you think you’ve seen it all! I LOVE me some color and that end picture is literally the total package 🙂 Cheers to the Brazbrits!!

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources September 10, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Love this post! Happy weekend!

  • Reply Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi September 10, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Love their lively prints! Happy Weekend!

  • Reply diane September 10, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Love those lampshades…what a fun way to add some color to something as boring as a lamp.

  • Reply Isabelle September 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks for your lovely comments! You have a great blog! Isabelle

  • Reply pretty pink tulips September 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Who knew??!!! Such great bold use of color and what a fascinating partnership!
    xoxo elizabeth

  • Reply Struggler September 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    For some reason I’m not too sure about the clothes, but I’m head over heels for those amazing wine bottles!

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