Sunday, April 24, 2011

Art & Style: Dressed up for Easter


Aren't you tired of the same old chocolate eggs every Easter? Vogue asked a number of créateurs to design their own version of an Easter egg, following a century old tradition started by the House of Fabergé.

 Using a sturdy glass base, the designer’s ethereal veiled lady began to take shape with some flower-cut lace trimmings and the help of a strong red pout.

 Creative director for Chanel Makeup Peter Philips used a trio of eggs as canvas for a beautifully made-up set of peepers and lips.

 Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville crafted a biker-clad chicklet that looks runway-ready. 

The accessories designer’s bejeweled offering was inspired by Fabergé eggs. His lovingly hand-carved and gilded cone is crowned with quartz bijoux making for an alluring, other-worldly incarnation. Available by special order:

The milliner covered an ostrich egg in triangular-cut African shweshwe fabric and used grosgrain ribbon as seams for an eclectic patchwork look.
"The secret is out, I am button-obsessed and especially love mother of pearl buttons. I love how this very natural material can be so glamorous." Derian suggests The Garage as a great place to find antique buttons. 

Florist Meredith Waga-Perez arranged sequences of sumptuous greens and delicate lilac blooms for a lively egg-shaped garden.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I love: The Coveteur

”The Coveteur takes you inside the closets of internationally influential cultural forecasters, showing us what culminates in their personal style - one item at a time.”

Photos from The Coveteur

Friday, April 15, 2011

Living in Style: A summer house in Mykonos

As summer approches I started dreaming once more about having a summer house on an island... This could be it - a summer house on Mykonos island in Greece!
I love the simplicity, the elegance and the freshness of this house!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Carine Roitfeld's world...

Carine Roitfeld chats with SPIEGEL and reveals the difference between her and Anna Wintour, fashion tips and whether it was really her decision to exit French Vogue. 

A FUTURE AT AMERICAN VOGUE? "That was never seriously under discussion. I like to provoke. I'm very French. In America, they're not even allowed to show a hint of nipple in photos. Anna Wintour is the most powerful woman in the global fashion industry, the first lady of fashion. She's a politician; I'm a stylist. They are two very different jobs. Incidentally, despite all the rumors, she is actually very nice."

HOW SHE STAYED NORMAL IN FASHION: "My only drug is a small glass of vodka in the evening, if that's what you're asking. But I was fortunate because -- in addition to the very special world of fashion -- I also had a family, which is something probably rare in this business. I have also been married to the same man, the father of my two children, for more than 30 years. And that has helped me remain relatively normal."

WAS IT HER DECISION TO LEAVE? "Absolutely. And at the perfect moment. The French edition of Vogue had never been more successful, had never had more readers or advertisers. And it had never made as much money. For 10 years, my American publisher, Jonathan Newhouse, let me do what I wanted, even when he thought it might be crazy. But it couldn't have gone on for much longer."

GALLIANO AND MCQUEEN ARE GONE. IS LAGERFELD THE ONLY ONE LEFT? "Yes. Good old Karl. Superhuman Lagerfeld. I don't think he experiences this pressure in the same way. That's why he can put up with it. He's not the only one. There's also Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga, Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, Miuccia Prada and, of course, Tom Ford. And then there are the up-and-coming talents. But they still need time. In a way, we've already seen everything. What else could they hope to invent?"

FASHION TIPS: "If you don't want to make any mistakes, buy black clothes. That's always good. And from age 50 on, you can slowly start adding a little beige. That's softer. Every five years, you should take a critical look at your own wardrobe and, if necessary, eventually swap your bikini for a one-piece swimsuit."

A book Taschen published, New Paris Interiors, features a seven-page look at the apartment she shares with her partner Christian Restoin and has used a backdrop for a few of her editorials. Let's have a look...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Trend Report: Bright Bags

Every year at this time of the season, I am wondering what sort of handbag I should buy.
A "bright bag" is definitely the answer for this year... 
Here is a selection of my favourite bags for this summer.

Kate Spade, €272 / $395 / £242,
Miu Miu, €872 / $1,095 / £775,
Tory Burch, €220 / $325 / £200,
Zara, €78 / $114/ £69.99,
YSL, €950 / $1,380 / £845,
Mango, €59 / $85 / £52,
Jil Sander, €717 / $945 / £580,
Asos,  €112 / $179 / £100,

Get inspired...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld’s latest Diet Coke bottles

Karl said: "As everybody knows, I drink Diet Coke and nothing else, night and day"

If you want to buy the most affordable thing that Karl has ever designed now is the time! Karl Lagerfeld has designed a second collection of special edition Coca-Cola bottles, this time decorating the pink and white bottles with stars, stripes and spots.

Previously designed by Matthew Williamson, Gianfranco Ferre, Marni and Roberto Cavalli among others, Diet Coke and Coca-Cola bottles have been getting fashionable and collectable makeovers by fashion's biggest names since 2003.

The three designs will be available in Europe in April and in the U.S. in June.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Living in Style: Black & White decoration

The use of black and white in decorating gives a fresh, clean, sophisticated and elegant look to any room. Black and white can be the perfect color combination.

If you want to create a place in this style a good start could be:

Keep the rest of the room simple and add a black & white rug and pillows
Try changing your floor tiles to a simple "chequered" theme of black and white
Hang black-framed or frame black art pieces against a white wall
Use the black & white theme for the coverings in a bedroom 
Paint a wall of your place in B&W stripes...