UP THE ANTLER

via Belgian Pearls

via Belgian Pearls

You don’t have to be a big fan of shooting or taxidermy to appreciate a beautifully formed pair of antlers as a design element in home decor. I love this look which has been trending for quite a while (judging from the abundance of horns and antlers on the internet), and although I’m not an advocate of killing anything to decorate myself or my home, I believe there are great ways to fake this look. Think of the fantastic resin antlers that are currently in circulation. The possibilities are endless, if you’re willing to search a little. Continue reading

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STYLE CRUSH: DAPHNE GUINNESS

DaphneDaphne Guinness has been called many things, ‘eccentric’ being a favorite term to describe her (and a term she happens to loathe, preferring the word ‘bohemian’), but her love for dressing up and couture have led to her reign as the undisputed queen of avant-garde fashion. The heir to the Guinness fortune and the grand-daughter of great beauty Diana Mitford, Daphne has the pedigree and a storied past that adds to her allure. As a philanthropist and muse to many a great fashion designer, including her friend the late Alexander McQueen, it is no surprise that she has been included in the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame. Continue reading

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HUE DU JOUR: PASS THE MUSTARD

Gucci shoe

Gucci shoe

I have a thing for mustard. Not for the condiment, per se, but for the color . It’s like a more grown up version of bright, sunny yellow: a little more sophisticated, although just as cheery, particularly when viewed in the right light. It looks fantastic when paired with cognac, deep turquoise and a moody taupe, particularly chic with beige or bronze, and amazing simply on its own. Remember how Michelle Williams looked in that mustard yellow gown by Vera Wang (see below)? Continue reading

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RED HOT LOVE

via Kelly Wearstler

via Kelly Wearstler

Whether you’re into all the hearts and flowers, it’s impossible to get around the fact that today is Valentine’s Day. Let me be up front with you and admit that I’m not a fan. I’m not a hater either, but I really don’t see the point of this holiday. In high school we would get carnations for people we liked/loved/wanted to date in different colors corresponding with the feelings we had for that particular person. The more reds you got, the better, because you were loved and lusted after. The yellow ones symbolized friendship, therefore not something to get too excited about, but they were always better than none at all. Continue reading

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STYLE CRUSH: SOFIA SANCHEZ BARRENECHEA

Photo by Bryan Bedder

Photo by Bryan Bedder

Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea is a gorgeous Buenos Aires-born art director and the founder of Under Our Sky, a site that promotes Argentinian designers. She is also a fixture on the fashion scene and a favorite among street style bloggers and photographers. Her beauty is other-worldly, while her taste in fashion ranges from the classic with a twist to the eclectic, bold and edgy. You will often find her sporting avant grade designs and daring prints by designers like Mary Katrantzou, Rodarte and Balenciaga. Continue reading

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BLUE VELVET

Source: Olga Plata

Source: Olga Plata

I realize that just about now you probably expect me to break into song: “She wore blue velvet, bluer than velvet was the night” (sung in a falsetto, naturally). And I might as well come clean; I just did. But long before Isabella Rossellini seductively crooned that little ditty, blue velvet has appealed to our senses. It’s soft and mysterious, luxurious, enduring and – ever the practical housewife – can stand a little rough and tumble. Continue reading

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