DOOR TO DOOR

Doors5In life, it’s all about first impressions. We make up our minds about each other on sight, whether we like to admit it or not. So the first sighting had better be a good one. The same can said of our homes, although not everyone cares as deeply about the exterior as I always have. I remember, when I moved to London and was looking to buy my first home, I was appalled by the state of the exteriors of the many buildings I visited. Continue reading

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SLITHERINGLY HOT

Snakeskin3Despite my absolute terror of snakes (which is truly debilitating), I make an exception for the look of their skins (preferably not the real kind) as a print in fashion. And that’s a good thing, because 2014 is proving to be a snaky year! Michael Kors, Lavin and Stella McCartney incorporated a great deal of snakeskin print in their Resort collections, and it looks to me like snakeskin could be replacing leopard as the go-to print for fashionista’s. Which do you prefer? Continue reading

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DESIGN CRUSH: JOSEPH DIRAND

MonsieurBleubarA few weeks ago, on a quick family visit to Paris, I met up with some great Brazilian friends (who always seem to know the best places to go) with whom I had dinner at the fabulous Monsieur Bleu restaurant. Situated in the Palais de Tokyo, Paris’ edgiest contemporary art venue, Monsieur Bleu was designed by the award-winning French architect Joseph Dirand.  Continue reading

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STYLE CRUSH: INES DE LA FRESSANGE

Ines2 She wrote the book on style, both literally and figuratively. Ines de la Fressange is the poster child for and author of Parisian Chic: A Style Guide. And who is more qualified than she to expound the rules of French chic? Her pedigree is faultless: the daughter of a Marquis, a former Chanel model and muse, the brand ambassador for French luxury brand Roger Vivier (you’ll catch her wearing his classic flats or carrying his bags in most pictures) and a fashion designer and style consultant in her own right, Ines is by rights the fashion guru. Continue reading

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HOME ENVY: CINDY SHERMAN

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Cindy Sherman in costume

I was just checking out Architectural Digest online when I caught sight of photographer Cindy Sherman’s delightfully bohemian Hamptons farmhouse, which she remodeled and decorated with the help of decorator Billy Cotton and architect Annabelle Selldorf.  Continue reading

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THE CABLE GAL

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Aerin Lauder

Flipping through the latest edition of Residence magazine, I came across an article about Aerin Lauder’s family home in Aspen, Colorado. The stunning chalet has featured in a number of magazines and blogs, but one of my favourite images is of the lady of the house perched on a wooden reclining chair, wearing the most delectable chunky cable knit sweater. Paired with a pair of leather pants and toasty Sorel boots,she looks perfectly comfortable yet stylish. Continue reading

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