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Neutral Accents

In Decorating, Fashion on April 12, 2010 at 7:45 am

Lately, I’ve been really into neutral fashion accessories, especially shoes and purses. So it got me thinking about neutral accents for the home. I usually post on bright and colorful interiors, but boho-luxe can be done in earth tones also-the trick is to vary the textures of the accessories. Here I’ve compared a few accessories for the home to their closet counterpart.

I love Moroccan Poufs-they add such a fun layer to a room. This particular one in Neutral with Olive Stitching is a great accent. The leather adds an element of edge and masculinity-just like your trusty leather bomber jacket.

This striped wool pillow adds a soft touch to any room. These would look so great on a leather sofa. the wool although soft, still adds an interesting texture-this would be like a great scarf in your wardrobe.

I love these African baskets. The patterns are so intricate that they add enough pop to a room even without color.  Think of the basket as a great Bottega handbag.

Boxes are also very versatile accessories. I love anything in horn. I liken the horn boxes to a great pair of glossy neutral strappy sandals that go with everything.

These agate trays are like the jewelry of the room. A wonderful neutral with the slightest hint of color and smooth texture.

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Inspired By: J Crew Fall 2010

In Decorating, Fashion on April 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

If J. Crew’s Fall preview is any indication of what fall will look like-than we can expect an earthy palette of rust, olive, and camel with a shot of peacock blue. The colors go beautifully together. I love the subtly of the colors juxtaposed with the luxury of the fabrics. As usual fashion translates to home. Here are some pieces inspired by J Crew Fall 2010.

J. Crew Fall 2010 Preview

Photo by Habitually Chic (visit here for her amazing coverage)

A Garden Stool in Peacock Blue looks great next to an upholstered chair or tucked under a side table.

They are so versatile and add some interest to a room.

An olive colored vase would look great with beautiful purple flowers. Heath Ceramics could have written the book on earthy, natural colors.

I love objects made from natural elements-this onyx urn really picks up the rusts and browns.

These Cashmere throws are the perfect soft touch to any room. The colors keep with the subtle palette.

This decorative box adds another shot of blue and also picks up the glimmer from all the sequins uses in J. Crew Fall 2010.

Friday Favorites

In art, Decorating, Fashion on April 9, 2010 at 7:45 am

Oh, Fridays-how I love you. This week flew by and I hope our sunny weather continues into the weekend. Here are my picks for Friday Favorites-things that have inspired or captivated me or things I simply can’t get out of my mind. Hope you enjoy…

Art by Brice Marden. I love the brushstrokes, colors and squiggles. Sotheby’s has 2 of his paintings available in an upcoming auction.

Isabel Marant’s Flana Jeweled Linen Jacket. If it wasn’t sold out on Net A Porter-I seriously would consider the purchase!

The subtle scent of Jasmine is permeating the air outside my apartment-a true sign Spring is here.

Rita Konig‘s Bar Set Up-I love a well set up bar. Rita’s is a great inspiration.

Christopher Spitzmiller‘s Louisa Lamp in Linen Glaze. Perhaps a lamp to go anywhere, with any style.

And my absolute favorite-The Commune Shop Tent.  I secretly want to live here. Check out my post on Boho Chic Outdoor Spaces featuring Commune Design here.

Spotlight on: Suno

In boho luxe, Fashion on April 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Over the weekend, I popped into Barneys just to browse and, of course, came home with a new purchase-from Suno -a small New York based clothing line full of tribal prints and flowing textures. Suno, founded in 2008 by Max Osterweis, not only delivers fresh prints but his company employs fairtrade Kenyan artisans to carefully recreate the patterns and samples made in New York. His mission is to  raise awareness for growth and stability in a region plagued by violence. His Fall 2010 collection is inspired by late 1960s American interiors, traditional East African textiles, Klimt, and travel. Here are some examples of his brilliance at patterns and more so, mixing patterns.

Looks from Fall 2010

Looks from Spring/Summer 2010

The blouse in the bottom picture is my newest purchase.

Suno was just featured in the April Issue of Vogue.

Spotlight on: Espadrilles

In boho luxe, Fashion on April 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Espadrilles, once the tradtional shoe of peasants,seem to be popping up everywhere.  These days, Espadrilles have come a long way from the shoe worn by peasants. They remind me of  wealthy and tanned South Americans. They remind me of being on vacation and hanging out by the beach. Really, they are the unofficial shoe of Summer and the quintessential boho-luxe shoe.  Here are some great versions that I’ve seen lately.

Myomu Espadrilles come in a variety of colors and patterns

Tory Burch has a few cute pairs for Spring

My All Time Favorite-TOMS Shoes.They are more espadrille-esque, than the traditional. I am a huge TOMS fan-I love the idea and simplicity behind the company and the impact it has made on raising awareness for those in this world that are in need of shoes. Blake’s mission is simple-One for One.

Grace Kelly looking chic (as always) in Rear Window.

One of The Sartorialist‘s subjects looking laid back and edgy in his.

A Chic Editorial Image from Elle.

Friday Favorites

In Fashion, SC's It List on April 2, 2010 at 7:45 am

Fridays make me happy and so do these… It’s time for Friday Favorites- an ever evolving  inspiration collage of what I’m loving, craving, reading, seeing…

Steven Alan’s Ella Skirt in Ikat-my new favorite purchase-makes me feel like I’m on vacation.

Monica Pean‘s Pink Tourmaline Bib Necklace-such a beautiful bold statement piece. Imagine it with a crisp white button down and boyfriend jeans to keep it casual.

Love the rustic beams, the fireplace, the different patterns, and the global feel of this room.

Cy Twombly‘s New Ceiling Installation in the Salle De Bronzes at the Louvre.

Not typical Twombly, but still  beautiful

Spotlight on: Erdem

In boho chic, Erdem, Fall 2010, Fashion, Spring 2010 RTW on March 24, 2010 at 7:45 am

A while back I posted this beautiful dress here yet I didn’t know who designed it. It turns out the designer is Erdem. Since I love the dress, I was curious to find out more about the company. Erdem is Erdem Moralioglu-an alum of  The Royal College of Art. After working for Diane Von Furstenberg in NY, Erdem moved to London and founded his eponymous line. According to the website, Erdem’s trademark is:

Fusing sharp, forward tailoring and graphic custom designed silk prints in a uniquely romantic approach.

Here are some other great looks from Erdem’s  Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 RTW Collections:

Spring 2010

Fall 2010

I am drawn to Erdem’s use of color, ruffles, and interesting prints.

I love when I find the work space of a favorite designer. I find it interesting to see what inspires them, what environment they create, and how they organize themselves. Here is Erdem’s Notting Hill Studio:

The Guardian ran a great article on Erdem. You can read it here.

The Boutiques of My Favorite Designers

In boho chic, Fashion, Isabel Marant, J Crew, philip lim on March 16, 2010 at 7:00 am

My three favorite brands or designers at the moment are Isabel Marant, Phillip Lim, and J. Crew. I thought it would be fun to take a look inside each designer’s free-standing boutique.

First Up: Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant Boutique in Paris

I think I would really like visiting this space-there are certain elements in this picture alone that I love-the industrial light fixture, the chair, and the black beams against the light floors and ceilings.

Next: Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim Boutique in Los Angeles

Phillip Lim Boutique in New York

Wow-I can’t get over how different these spaces are! New York is so old world with the herringbone floor and wood-paneled wall and LA is so futuristic with the curvilinear shapes, and use of materials such as foam and cork.  I can’t decide if I prefer one over the other-thoughts?

And: J. Crew Collection Store

J Crew Collection Store in New York

I love this little jewel box of a store-the Serge Mouille light fixture, the herringbone floor, the Platner chairs-such a fun mix of styles-very similar to the aesthetic of J Crew’s clothes.

For the most part, the boutique spaces feel like an extension of the brand-Isabel Marant’s simplicity mixed with fun details, Phillip Lim’s edginess and boldness, and J Crew’s eclectic traditionalism.

**Updated: Favorite Oscar Looks**

In Fashion, inspiration on March 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Maggie Gyllenhal in Dries van Noten

Demi  Moore in Versace

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

Favorites From Fashion Week

In Doo.ri, Fashion, Marchesa, philip lim on February 18, 2010 at 8:16 am

Doo.ri

Fashion Week is well underway and there are so many beautiful things to look at. Here are some of my favorite looks from Fall 2010 RTW

3.1 Philip Lim

Marchesa