Friday, September 30, 2011

NYFW: Tory Burch Spring 2011

One of the most fun shows I attended during fashion week was Tory Burch.  It was another presentation where the models stand on the raised platform and like Chris Benz, it got a little crazy after the celebrities arrived. (Yes, I was standing behind Kayne West!) As you all know, orange is my favorite color and there was a lot for Spring 2011 mixed with khaki and neutrals.  The colors of the clothing transitioned down the line to pink, navy and white with pops of yellow and green.  Tory called the collection "elegant sportif" and said, " "it's all about making a woman feel and look beautiful."  Like a lot of what we saw during fashion week, it has a light 1970's feeling and the Baja sweaters will bring back a lot of great memories for those who actually wore them in the 1970's! Tory's friend Marjorie Gubelmann tweeted that that is was "chic, wearable and affordable" and I think that sums it up perfectly! 

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic, and the Cut.

D&D Market Week Panel Discussion: Refresh!

> I am excited to invite all of you to a wonderful panel discussion called Refresh that I am moderating next Wednesday for Market Week at the D&D Building. The fabulous panelists include Benjamin Bradley and David Thiergartner of Bradley Theirgartner Interiors, Amanda Nisbet of Amanda Nisbet Design, and Steven Mittman, Chairman of Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman and we will focus on how to stay fresh and relevant as a designer in 2010. We will delve into how to stay on top of fashion and trends in the industry, how to adapt as your clients change, and how to survive given the current “economy.” I hope you can all make it and also check out all the other wonderful events going on that day!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Edward Ferrell showroom, Suite 915
D+D Building
979 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022

DVF at Home

> Diane von Furstenberg just tweeted this morning that she is working hard on her upcoming home line. I can't wait to see it! She has such great style and home around the world so I am wondering if it will reflect her nomadic lifestyle. This news also made me think of her home in Connecticut called Cloudwalk that is beyond gorgeous. I bet Hamish Bowles wishes, as I do, that he had those bookshelves! Enjoy!

Photos by Francois Halard

Thanks Ivy & Piper!

I want to thank the new Australian online magazine Ivy & Piper for including me on their Beautiful blog roll.  I am especially honored to be in the company of interior designer and blogger Anna Spiro.  Her blog Absolutely Beautiful Things was one of the first design blogs that I read and it definitely inspired me to create my own.  Thanks ladies!

Day Off

>I'm betting that the warmer weather is going to have a lot of people thinking about taking the day off like Ferris Bueller and his friends. If you wait a few more weeks, you can actually do it in the Ferrari from the film!

The car which is actually a replica Ferrari 250GT Spyder California that was specially created for the 1986 movie will be auctioned off by Bonhams in London on April 19th. "Only around one hundred genuine 250GT Spyder Californias were created by Ferrari between 1958 and 1963," Bonhams says. "Existing examples are very rare and expensive so Paramount chose to commission and build a replica for filming purposes." If you have an extra $45,000 or so lying around, it can be yours!

Cameron: The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion.
Ferris: It is his fault he didn’t lock the garage.

Cameron: Ferris, my father loves this car more than life itself.
Ferris: A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn't deserve such a fine automobile.
[Ferris caresses the car in admiration]
Cameron: No. No! Apparently, you don't understand!
Ferris: [ignoring Cameron] Wow.
Cameron: Ferris, he never drives it! He just rubs it with a diaper!

Sloane: What could happen to it? It's in a garage.
Cameron: It could get wrecked, stolen, scratched, breathed on wrong... a pigeon could %#$& on it! Who knows?

Sloane: What are we going to do?
Ferris: The question isn't "what are we going to do," the question is "what aren't we going to do?"
Cameron: Please don't say were not going to take the car home. Please don't say were not going to take the car home. Please don't say were not going to take the car home.
Ferris: [to the camera] If you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away?
Ferris: Neither would I.

Ferris: [describing Cameron's house] The place is like a museum. It's very beautiful and very cold, and you're not allowed to touch anything.

Cameron: [while kicking his father's car] Who do you love? Who do you love? You love a car!

Ferris: Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Love, Chloé

> My friend Jessica and I are excited that fashion is moving away from the awful eighties and back to the seductive seventies and Chloé is doing it better than anyone! They just launched their new fragrance Love, Chloé in Paris at the chic restaurant Apicius which they even redecorated with seventies furniture. The pièce de résistance though was model and face of the fragrance Raquel Zimmermann driving up to the party in a gold Mercedes convertible with Roman Coppola. He directed the ridiculously chic commercial that will start airing this fall in which Raquel drives the same convertible and prances around Paris looking like a modern day Lisa Taylor. You have to check out the party video online that gives you a glimpse. Chloé has already inspired me to start growing out my hair. Now all I need is that darn Mercedes!

Golden Globes 2011 Fashion Recap

The 2011 Golden Globes last night were a feast of fashionable frocks and handsome men.  I'm happy to see the stylists also got my memo regarding green. I think Catherine Zeta Jones in Monique Lhuillier and Elisabeth Moss from Mad Men in Donna Karen knocked it out of the park. 

Mila Kunis looked perfect in green Vera Wang and I actually liked Angelina Jolie's green Atelier Versace gown.  I was just lamenting the fact that it's impossible to find dresses with sleeves so I hope this trickles down to the designers I can afford!

Many actresses look beautiful in blue at the Golden Globes.  I loved Amy Adams in Marchesa much more so than Olivia Wilde who was overwhelmed be her Marchesa mille-feuille style dress. It reminded me of the dress Carrie wore in Paris on Sex and the City.  But I did love Mandy Moore in blue Monique Lhuillier. 

A baby bump was popular accessory on the red carpet and Jane Krakowski's looked perfect in blue Badgley Mischka.  Tina Fey, her co-star on 30 Rock, also looked beautiful in her dark blue L'Wren Scott gown.

My vote for best dressed goes to Emma Stone in this gorgeous Calvin Klein dress. It was so sinple and fresh and age appropriate.  Kyra Sedgewick's frothy orange Emilio Pucci dress also looked gorgeous.

Sometimes I wish Juliane Moore wouldn't take so many risks but I liked her pink Lanvin dress.  Claire Danes also looked amazing in pink Calvin Klein.

Glee's Lea Michele looked like a pretty pink cupcake in Oscar de la Renta.  I would have really loved Natalie Portman's pink Viktor & Rolf dress if they had just left the stem off the flower.

Blush, nude and peach also seemed to be popular colors on the red carpet. I loved Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive and Leighton Meister in Burberry.  I don't know any woman who loved her arms so bring on the sleeves!

I thought Carrie Underwood looked gorgeous in Badgley Mischka.  While Scarlett Johannson's hair was a bit of a fright, her Elie Saab dress was perfection.

The younger girls didn't disappoint either.  Diana Argon from Glee looked gorgeous in J. Mendel and Sarah Hyland of Modern Family looked pretty in Max Azria.

I loved that the young new comer Hailee Steinfeld of True Grit chose to also wear a young up and coming fashion designer Prabal Gurung.  She is only 14 and looked perfectly age appropriate.  I could easily see her being the next Nicole Kidman who looked pretty in Prada.

I know now everyone loved Jennifer Lopez's whie Zuhair Murad dress but I thought she looked very Elizabeth Taylor old-Hollywood.  Jon Hamm's girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt also looked sleek in white.

I thought the top of Eva Longoria's black Zac Posen dress was beautiful but the hem seemed a bit long for her petite frame.  Julia Stiles looked gorgeous in her black Ramona Keveza gown too.

I loved Piper Perabo in black Oscar de la Renta with her perfect ponytail and bright lips.  I wish Eva Longoria's dress had been this length.  Jayma Mays from Glee definitely stepped out of her good girl role with this sexy Alberta Ferretti dress! 

It's clear from these two that you don't have to be young to look amazing on the red carpet.  Melissa Leo who took home a Golden Globes for her performance in The Fighter looked fabulous in her black sequined dress.  I also loved Jane Fonda's gown. 

I love when couples look great together and Annette Bening and Warren Beatty and Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks make perfect pairs.  Annette, in Tom Ford, took home a Golden Globes for her performance in The Kids are Alright too!

First, I have a crush on all these men for different reasons.  Alec Baldwin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Hemsworth and Justin Beiber all looked great on the red carpet.  Alec, call me!

I can't give any fashion awards to Robert Downey Jr. Could someone have made him wear a blue tie at least?  But as I tweeted during the show, he was hysterical presenting and I think someone needs to create a Facebook campaign to get his to host the Golden Globes next year.  Who's with me?