Mood Board: Tropical Twist for Winter Vacation

23 November 2014

Resort Shopping - Prada Havana Sunglasses - Aurelie Bidermann Fine Jewelry - Saloni Silk Dress - Giambattista Valli Blouse - Blanca Monros Diamond Ring

One: Aurélie Bidermann Fine Jewelry 18-Karat Gold Multi-Stone Shell Charm Bracelet . . . Click Here to Purchase

Two: Giambattista Valli Printed Silk-Georgette Blouse . . . Click Here to Purchase

Three: L’Aterlier de Givenchy Ylang Perfume . . . Click Here to Purchase

Four: blanca monros gomez Flat Seed Pave Diamond Ring . . . Click Here to Purchase

Five: MUSA Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Leather Sandals . . . Click Here to Purchase

Six: Halston Heritage Hobo with Pochette . . . Click Here to Purchase

Seven: Kacey K Diamond Elephant Necklace . . . Click Here to Purchase

Eight: Saloni Louisa Orange Silk Dress . . . Click Here to Purchase

Nine: Sisley-Paris After-Sun Care Tan Extender . . . Click Here to Purchase

Ten: Prada Havana Rounded Cat-Eye Sunglasses . . . Click Here to Purchase

Eleven: Milly Embellished Stretch-Silk Blouse . . . Click Here to Purchase

Twelve: Guerlain Two Shade E/S Cygne Blanc No. 11 . . . Click Here to Purchase

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Marella Agnelli: The Last Swan

17 November 2014

Marella Agnelli The Last Swan Book

The exclusive world of one of the twentieth century’s most glamorous and alluring women, as seen through her private homes and gardens. Nicknamed “The Swan” by Richard Avedon when he photographed her iconic portrait in 1953, Marella Agnelli is not only one of the great beauties of the last century, but also the most elegant and cultured of that exclusive club. Born the Neapolitan princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto, she became Marella Agnelli with her marriage to Gianni Agnelli, the Fiat industrialist. However, her innate style dates back to her New York internship with photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, and she was a Vogue contributor in the 1950s and ’60s as well as appearing in its pages.

One of the most photographed women of the jet-set society, she was captured by Avedon as well as Irving Penn, Henry Clarke, Horst, and Robert Doisneau, among others. Agnelli collaborated with the best artists and designers of her day, with her many residences as their palette. From Italian interior design legend Renzo Mongiardino—who worked on her New York apartment alongside a young Peter Marino—to Gae Aulenti, the important Italian architect, who built her homes in Turin and Marrakech, Agnelli created a series of extraordinary houses and gardens, full of timeless elegance, invaluable art, and groundbreaking decorating ideas. With ten residences spread throughout Turin, Rome, Milan, New York, St. Moritz, and Marrakech, ranging from regally classic villas to ultramodern apartments, her impeccable taste shines through in these gorgeous interiors and gardens. One of the famous modern fairy tales of love, glamour, and heartbreak, Marella Agnelli has become an icon of our times. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.

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Handbag Edit: 12 Essential Bags

15 November 2014

Best Ladies Handbags-Loewe Lia Origami Tote-Fendi Peekaboo Satchel Bag-Chloé Leopard Print Bailey Pouch-Myriam Schaefer Malaparte Crossbody-VBH Pebble Textured Tote Bag-Tom Ford Jennifer Side-Zip Leather Hobo Bag-Tods Flower Bag

One: Reed Krakoff ‘Micro Anarchy’ Crossbody . . . Click Here to Purchase

Two: Tod’s Flower Leather Shoulder Bag . . . Click Here to Purchase

Three: Myriam Schaefer ‘Malaparte’ Crossbody . . . Click Here to Purchase

Four: VBH Black Pebble Textured Tote . . . Click Here to Purchase

Five: Mulberry Croc-Embossed Lily Leather Shoulder Bag . . . Click Here to Purchase

Six: Loewe Large Black Amazona Leather Tote . . . Click Here to Purchase

Seven: Pierre Hardy Cube Print Tote . . . Click Here to Purchase

Eight: Tom Ford Jennifer Side-Zip Leather Hobo Bag . . . Click Here to Purchase

Nine: Chloé Leopard Print Bailey Pouch . . . Click Here to Purchase

Ten: Fendi Peekaboo Large Croc-Stitched Satchel Bag . . . Click Here to Purchase

Eleven: Alexander McQueen Padlock Zip-Around Tote Bag . . . Click Here to Purchase

Twelve: Loewe Lia Origami Leather Tote Bag . . . Click Here to Purchase

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Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table

07 November 2014

Valentino At the Emperors Table

The emperor not only of fashion but also of l’art de vivre, Valentino Garavani is in a class all his own. At the Emperor’s Table is an invitation into his refined world of graceful and cultured living. The remarkable collection of table settings and objets d’art housed in his five residences, in Gstaad, London, Rome, New York, and Paris, as well as on his yacht, evoke the grandeur in which he lives and are presented in this first-ever edition with photographs by Oberto Gili. Recipes by Mr. Garavani’s personal chefs are also included and bring readers one step closer to discovering his extraordinary surroundings. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.

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Nordstrom x Burberry Holiday 2014 Gift Guide

04 November 2014

Now that Autumn is officially here head to Nordstrom to fight the chilly wind and rain in traditional English style with some new wears from Burberry. Nordstrom.com has an excellent selection of the label’s classic pieces in the Burberry London range as well as a selection of glamorous off-the-runway looks from the Burberry Prorsum collection. Treat yourself to a new Wool & Cashmere Coat or give a loved one a timeless Burberry Trench Coat that they will cherish forever. Nordstrom’s selection of Burberry accessories, including watches, handbags, boots and beauty products, will make great gifts this holiday season too! Head to Nordstrom.com to Shop for Burberry Now.

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1.Burberry London ‘Buckingham’ Double Breasted Trench Coat (Front) . . . Click Here to Purchase

2.Burberry London ‘Eloise’ Stripe Mulberry Silk & Cotton Dress . . . Click Here to Purchase

3.Burberry London ‘Buckingham’ Double Breasted Trench Coat (Back) . . . Click Here to Purchase

4.Burberry London Trench Coat & Dress . . . Click Here to Purchase

5. Burberry ‘My Burberry’ Eau de Parfum 3 oz . . . Click Here to Purchase

6.Burberry The Britain Leather Strap Watch . . . Click Here to Purchase

7.Burberry ‘Little Crush’ Leather Crossbody Bag . . . Click Here to Purchase

8.Burberry Check Print Sneaker . . . Click Here to Purchase

9.Burberry ‘Riddlestone’ Rain Boot (Women) . . . Click Here to Purchase

10.Burberry London Double Breasted Wool & Cashmere Coat . . . Click Here to Purchase

11.Burberry Prorsum Double Breasted Alpaca & Wool Coat . . . Click Here to Purchase

12.Burberry Brit ‘Bowpark’ Raincoat with Liner . . . Click Here to Purchase

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Interiors to Inspire

03 November 2014

Glamorous French Inspired Interiors Melbourne

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Ceramics by Picasso from Christie’s Online Auctions

02 November 2014

Christies Auctions Ceramics by Picasso-01

Following the outstanding success of the recent online auction of Impressions in Clay Picasso Ceramics. Christie’s is delighted to present a further selection of ceramics that represent the predominant forms and motifs of Pablo Picasso’s celebrated work in this medium. Leading the sales is a rare complete set of eight ceramic Service scènes de corrida plates that illustrate Picasso’s lifelong interest in bullfight imagery, accompanied by many high quality works sourced from prominent private collections including the The Bergman Collection. Read about Picasso’s Goats and Picasso’s Owls. Coinciding with the Impressionist & Modern Art week in New York all works will be on view at Rockefeller Center from October 24 – November 6. Estimates range from $1,500 to $80,000. Continue reading to view additional images of selected pieces from the sale.

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I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist by Betty Halbreich

23 October 2014

I'll Drink to That A Life in Style with a Twist by Betty Halbreich Bergdorf Goodman

Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original. A tough broad who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim’s repertoire, she has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street. She has helped many find their true selves through clothes, frank advice, and her own brand of wisdom. She is trusted by the most discriminating persons—including Hollywood’s top stylists—to tell them what looks best. But Halbreich’s personal transformation from a cosseted young girl to a fearless truth teller is the greatest makeover of her career.

Meticulous, impeccable, hardworking, elegant, and—most of all—delightfully funny, Halbreich has never been afraid to tell it to her clients straight. She won’t sell something just to sell it. If an outfit or shoe or purse is too expensive, she’ll dissuade you from buying it. As Halbreich says, “There are two things nobody wants to face: their closet and their mirror.” She helps women do both, every day. Available to Order from Amazon.com Now.

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Elsie de Wolfe’s Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm by Charlie Scheips

10 October 2014

Elsie de Wolfe's Paris Frivolity Before the Storm by Charlie Scheips

The American decorator Elsie de Wolfe (1858–1950) was the international set’s preeminent hostess in Paris during the interwar years. She had a legendary villa in Versailles, where in the late 1930s she held two fabulous parties—her Circus Balls—that marked the end of the social scene that her friend Cole Porter perfectly captured in his songs, as the clouds of war swept through Europe. Charlie Scheips tells the story of these glamorous parties using a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and introducing a large cast of aristocrats, beauties, politicians, fashion designers, movie stars, moguls, artists, caterers, florists, party planners, and decorators. A landmark work of social history and a poignant vision of a vanished world, Scheips’s book belongs on the shelf with Abrams’ classics such as Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time and Tony Duquette. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.

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Erdem Silk Organza-Paneled Embellished Cloqué Dress

09 October 2014

Erdem Silk Organza-Paneled Embellished Cloqué Dress2

Diego Velázquez’s paintings of children dressed in noble attire inspired Erdem’s Fall ’14 runway. This cloqué dress is a striking example of how designer Erdem Moralioglu translated this vision of Velázquez’s portraits. Dotted with clusters of beads and crystals, the dress is finished with a sheer silk-organza yoke and a black velvet waistband. Available to Shop Now on Net-a-Porter.com.

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