Mondrian inspired double set of playing cards by Piatnek, $14.99 from Amazon.com.
In her first-ever book, celebrity stylist Kate Young draws inspiration from iconic fashion moments in film to choose the most influential eveningwear styles of all time, and offers her expert insight as to why these looks are so definitive and are worth revisiting today for that special night out. Spanning classic moments Elizabeth Taylor in a white silk chiffon dress in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Julia Roberts in that iconic red gown in Pretty Woman , this book, complete with a directory of a go-tos, is an accessory no woman will want to dress for the dark without.
Lucrezia Borgia is one of the most vilified figures in modern history. The daughter of a notorious pope, she was twice betrothed before the age of eleven and thrice married—one husband was forced to declare himself impotent and thereby unfit and another was murdered by Lucrezia’s own brother, Cesar Borgia. She is cast in the role of murderess, temptress, incestuous lover, loose woman, femme fatale par excellence.
But there is always more than one version of a story.
In this delightful tale, featuring illustrations by Lovisa Burfitt, Mademoiselle Oiseau helps turn shy Isabella into a confident girl. This is a story about friendship, dreams, and gowing up. On the top floor of a lovely old Parisian apartment building in the Avenue des Temps Perdus lives the slightly odd Mademoiselle Oiseau. No one knows exactly how old she is. In fact, since she never leaves her house, nobody really knows her at all. Sometimes, though, one can catch a glimpse of this elegant lady with her unkempt curls and endlessly long pearl necklaces when she’s out on her terrace amid her countless cats and birds.
Isabella is a 9-year-old girl who lives in the apartment under Mademoiselle oiseau’s. She is so unremarkable that she’s practically invisible. One day, when Isabella comes home from school and gets in the elevator, she accidentally presses the number for the sixth floor rather than the fifth. She doesn’t even realize her mistake until she sticks her key into the lock and Mademoiselle Oiseau opens the door. When Isabella and Mademoiselle Oiseau meet, a wonderful friendship begins.
They spend their days together exploring Mademoiselle Oiseau’s roof garden, creating fashion shows with silk dresses and high-heeled shoes, or–to the amazement of everyone–making it snow on a spring day. Soon, Isabella has become a much braver, more confident girl.
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Miu Miu shrinks a school-style staple with adorable results. This tiny rucksack comes with a chain shoulder strap and is crafted from the houses’ iconic ruffled matelassé leather. Throw yours over one shoulder for a instant dose of playful character.
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Maison Mayle’s matte black enamel and 18k yellow-gold-plated pewter hinged Cameo Confetti cuff bracelet is embellished with multicolored enamel, white crystal, and imitation-pearl charms. Textured gold-plated pewter at underside, the piece is also embellished with a white crystal horseshoe, gold-plated pewter coins and cutout ovals, and multicolored enamel and crystal charms.
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