Saturday, December 10, 2011

Prada Print Collection

> My flower obsession continues with the new Prada Prints Collection! Remember when Carrie exclaimed "Hello Lover" in reference to some shows in a store window on Sex and the City? Well, that's what I thought when I saw this fabulous collection! The floral and print fabrics are from the Prada archives and the silhouettes were inspired from a look from the 1950's. I'm going to have to freeze my credit card in a block of ice because I seriously want to buy one of everything! Darn you Prada!

Mix Master

I came across photos of one of my favorite living rooms recently.  I absolutely love the mix of the French style sofa with light wood trim, gilt mirror, shiny black piano, modern Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chaise, and Fortuny lamp.  It's the perfect example of how you shouldn't be afraid to mix things that you think might not go together. It also makes me want to put an Hermes blanket on my Christmas list!  The home was designed by Jennifer Ferreira and was featured in Canadian House & Home.  It was fun to look through all the rooms again especially because I didn't remember seeing her son's room which is adorable.  Enjoy!

Fall Fashions

Since I know that not all of my readers are Americans on holiday for the long Labor Day weekend, I thought I would post a little fall fashion inspiration from Vogue.  The fashion world in New York is not on holiday this weekend either.  They are putting the "labor" in Labor Day but toiling away in their ateliers and putting the final touches on their collections for fashion week.  I want to thank everyone involved from the designers on down to the pattern makers and seamstresses, and even the interns for all their hard work.  I also want to thank everyone who invited me to their upcoming shows.  I can't wait to see what magic you have dreamed up for Spring/Summer 2011.  Until then, I will be drooling over the fall fashions and planning my wardrobe.  Enjoy!

Photos by Raymond Meier for August 2010 Vogue

NYFW Fall 2011: Tory Burch

We interrupt our vacation slide show to bring you a look at some of the fashion shows I have been attending this week. One of my favorites is always Tory Burch.  She always shows wearable yet interesting outfits with a hint of nostalgia that I can always imagine myself wearing. For Fall 2011, she told WWD that her inspiration was "the outdoors meets texture and subtle sex appeal, with a nod to William Morris." The show was actually a hybrid of a presentation and a runway show with the audience sitting on the floor.  I actually preferred her regular presentation last season since it was more fun but I'll let this slide since I really liked every look that wafted down the runway. 

Coats are the hot item this season and it will be hard to choose just one to buy this fall.

Big thanks to Joyann King, Senior Web Editor at Harper's Bazaar who was sitting beside me and alerted me to the fact that Tory was actually standing in the crowd across the way.  She's standing beside Jay Fielden the new editor in chief of Town and Country and dermatological surgeon, Dr. Patricia Wexler. I actually chatted with Ms. Wexler while waiting to enter and it took all my willpower not to beg her to give me a little pro bono nip tuck! Can you also spot art dealer Blair Voltz Clarke in the crowd?
I think every person at every fashion show this week has had a camera.  Unfortunately, that means they also get into everyone else's camera shot!

One of my favorite looks!  I love myself a tie neck blouse!

I was so happy to see longer hemlines and sleeves on many of the runways including Tory Burch.  I especially love a longer skirt with a stacked heel boot.  Very 1970's and very chic!

Tory said this was one of her favorite looks.  I'd wear the blouse but I'm too short for the pants.

Tory Burch is also planning a new uptown boutique at 797 Madison Avenue at 68th Street.  It should be open this fall and will be a welcome addition to my neighborhood!

Red is also a popular color for fall 2011.  As an Aries, it's supposedly my color but I don't wear much red.  I think that will definitely change this autumn.

Absolutely love these boots!

One of my favorite dresses!

Another version of the stacked heel boots.

Another favorite look!

Love the hat and her smile!

Harper's Bazaar caught Tory outside the Lincoln Center tents before her show.  She was wearing the same plaid pants and sparkly blouse from her show. 

Here are some of my other favorite looks that I managed to photograph as well as the professional runway shots.  I love when you can see the movement of the pants and their hair.  I may need a bigger closet come fall 2011.  It looks like it's going to be a fabulous season for fashion! 

Photos from Tory Burch, Harper's Bazaar, and moi!