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Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Inspired By: Luis Barragan

In Isabel Marant, italian, J Crew, lapo elkann, proenza schouler on March 28, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Luis Barragan is considered one of the most influential 20th Century architects. He is most notably known for his use of space and light; reinventing the International Style by infusing color, texture and ultimately pioneering Mexican Modernism with his use of vibrant colors, and accentuating the building’s natural surroundings. I am most drawn to his off beat color combinations. The images of his work are truly breathtaking. I find his color combinations of faded pine, saffron, strawberry, and a shot of blue or red to be so current and relevant to many Spring Collections. Take a look..

Egerstorm in Mexico

Isabel Marant’s  Strawberry Pink Tunic/Dress

Proenza Schouler’s PS1 Bag in Saffron

J. Crew’s Faded Pine Bikini (PS-How great is the wallpaper in the background!)

Although an older shot, always chic Lapo Elkann really ties all the colors together in this ensemble. If only his pocket square was saffron.

Image Property of The Sartorialist.

The images shown here barely scratch the surface of Barragan’s talent. To learn more about him, go here.

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Leopard Print in Blue

In inspiration, leopard print, wallpaper on March 25, 2010 at 8:04 am

Leopard Print is one of those patterns that can quickly become tacky if over done. A little goes a long way, especially if the print is blue leopard.  I found a few tasteful objects in blue leopard.

A Powder Room or Closet would look stunning in this Leopard Print Wallpaper

Available at Walnut Wallpaper

Diane Von Furstenberg Leopard String Bikini

Available at Net-A-Porter

Alexander McQueen Scarf

Available at Saks

Acne’s Chiffon Leopard Sheath

Available  at Acne

These are all bold statement-making looks.  The key is to keep accessories simple and classic.

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.

Spotlight on: Anne Sisteron Fine Jewelry

In Anne Sisteron, inspiration, Jewelry, pyrite jewelry on March 22, 2010 at 7:45 am

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of interviewing the incredibly chic and talented Anne Sisteron, owner of her eponymous jewelry collection. I actually met Anne years ago when I was her son’s teacher and had always been a fan of her jewelry and her classic, chic European style. We ran into each other recently and I asked if she would be the subject of my very first Style Curator interview. She obliged and I’m so excited to share with you her beautiful jewelry collection.

Anne was born in Paris and raised in Denmark. She is a former model and now is the mother of two teenage sons in Beverly Hills. Her darling atelier is nestled in the heart of Beverly Hills on Canon Drive and is a favorite meeting spot  for celebrities, stylists, and L.A.’s most prominent philanthropic ladies.

The Interior of Anne Sisteron Fine Jewelery

Her collection features diamonds, pearls, and semi-precious stones all either designed or selected by Anne. What I love most about her collection is that she effortlessly  mixes timeless pieces ( diamond hoop earrings) with pieces that are edgier and more contemporary (currently all her pyrite pieces). This seems to translate to all aspects of Anne’s world-she is classic and timeless yet very forward thinking.

Chalcedony and Diamond Earrings

Bone Bracelet with Diamond Charms
Pyrite Linked Necklace Shown with Black Pearl and Diamond Bracelets

Anne and I had a lively discussion about design, technology, and whether or not there she should be an etiquette guide for Facebook.  I learned that Anne’s greatest inspiration is travel. While she doesn’t have an absolute favorite destination, she spends her summers in Copenhagen with her family and spends many winters hitting the slopes in the Alps.When it comes to Anne’s style philosophy- her answer was simple-beautiful style should be accessible at all price points. Anne’s collection is extremely well priced, yet  quality, detail, and design are never compromised. Anne dedicates her time to making sure her pieces meet her standards and well-trained eye.   I asked Anne what 3 pieces of jewelry every woman should own -she thought 10 was a better number- but she was able to narrow it down to: a fabulous pearl necklace (you will rarely see her without one of her own designs), chandelier earrings for dressing up or wearing casually with jeans, and a classic pair of diamond hoop earrings.

One of Anne’s Must Haves-Chandelier Earrings

It was an absolute pleasure meeting with Anne, and of course I couldn’t leave without one of her fabulous designs from her new collection. She even named the bracelet SC-for Style Curator!

The SC Bracelet-and my  new wear with everything favorite!

Anne’s Website is currently Under Construction but you can learn more about her and her company here.

All Images are the Property of Anne Sisteron Fine Jewelry

In Love with this Picture

In elephants, safari on March 19, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I’ve had a stressful week, and all I can say is TGIF! This picture really cheers me up-I adore it!

Kiera Knightley by Arthur Elgort for Vogue

My Hundredth Post

In boho chic, cartier, eduardo garza, elliott puckette, goyard, Neutrals on March 19, 2010 at 6:45 am

This is my hundredth post and about 3 weeks shy of my blog birthday. So I thought I would celebrate with a look back at my first post, where this blog is going, and a birthday wish list.

Below is the text from my very first post:

Recently someone pegged my style as boho chic. While it depends on the day, the term stuck and I’ve been inspired ever since. As it translates to design and decorating, Boho Chic is about starting with elements you have and then just letting things evolve. It’s about collecting furnishings rather than buying to fill a space. It’s about effortlessly mixing modern with antiques; high with low; feminine with masculine. It’s about creating a relaxed space that looks and feels undone yet pulled together at the same time.

I must say that I 100 percent still agree with this design philosophy. I’m glad some things never change.

I’m also very happy to announce that Style Curator is getting a makeover. I’ve met with a website developer and am in the process of designing a new blog template. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

And now for the fun part-a blogging birthday wish list!

Cartier Love Bracelet-I’ve already had it on 2 previous wish lists so I guess I have to keep on wishing!

Elliott Puckette Limited Edition Print

A Goyard Weekender

A Light Tan Handbag-I love this PS1 by Proenza Schouler

A Great Pair of Heels-these Christian Louboutins are classics.

A Sculptural Piece by Eduardo Garza

Blogging has been such a fun experience-thank you for all the support, comments, links, adds, etc. Please continue reading!

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.

Hermes Elephants

In boho chic, elephants, hermes on March 13, 2010 at 10:00 am

I love Hermes and I love elephants, so naturally I am drawn to all the Hermes elephants. The Neo-Trad posted the most darling Hermes beach towels here which inspired me to treasure hunt for more elephants. Here’s what I found…

The. Cutest. Towel. Ever.

Love the gold-plated charm.

Their enamel bangles are iconic..but

Not as iconic as their ashtrays (my personal favorite) A great gift..even for the non-smoker.

It’s Friday: Dresses that Make Me Happy

In Barneys, boho chic, DVF, Tucker, Zero + Maria Cornejo on March 12, 2010 at 7:45 am

Fridays make me happy….so do these dresses

Cocktails:

DVF available at Net A Porter

Day:

Tucker available at Shopbop

Cocktails…again

Zero + Maria Cornejo at Barneys

I ♡ Her Style: Amanda Brooks

In Amanda Brooks, boho chic on March 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I love her shorter hair in this picture from J. Crew

It seems that every website I’m visiting lately has featured Amanda Cutter Brooks. Read about her fashion influences and inspiration here and how she travels here. Well, needless to say, the girl’s got style. She recently wrote her first book: I ♥ Your Style, which is a guide to  defining personal style. She  and I share a similar sensibility when it comes to fashion-she likes basics with a twist (sequins, bright colors, or as she says: a touch of tackiness or irony)

Image from 1st Dibs

Amanda in Tuleh, where she used to be the Creative Director

Remember this image from Vogue:Houses, Gardens, People? Amanda is like a living doll in her bold and bright New York loft. It is evident that Amanda is not afraid to take style risks, in both her wardrobe and her home.