Yves Saint Laurent – 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris
This documentary showcases one of the most influential and brilliantly inspired designers of the past century, and illustrates his design process from initial sketch to show presentation. The film opens with an intimate scene of Catherine Deneuve having a private fitting in the famous French atelier, so amazingly chic. Since watching it I’ve found myself using Saint Laurent's fabulous verbiage…“ravishing, handsome” and “that’s a dream”
The high bun
I first witnessed this new hair trend when it was featured on the models that flaunted down the Louis Vuitton fall runway last March. Since then it appears to be popping up all over. I’m thinking of test-driving it to an event I have this eve. Will let you know if the outcome is trés chic or trés no.
Color blocking 101
Bright color is very trend-on (which I’m absolutely adoring) even the florescent hues have me taken. Not only will it add a brilliant pop to my wardrobe, I’m also envisioning it to brighten up my home décor and entertaining as well. Here are two inspirations that I recently came across that have me thinking audacious hues are the way to go.
(detailed tablescape featured in above picture)
W South Beach
I’m a big fan of W hotel properties, W Union Square topping my list thus far. So I was very excited when I received the invite to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday extravaganza at the recently opened South Beach location. What I loved most was the very open yet intimate lobby filled with places to meet and mingle, and sexy outdoor lounging vignettes complete with state-of-the-art design and dramatic spaces. Merci and joyeux anniversaire to Mademoiselle Alicia Grace for a lovely and inspiring weekend away.
As I was flipping through the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar I came across the accessory feature: Most Wanted - Studded Sensations. I’ve never really shied away from too many style trends, yet have really never opted to go quite hardcore with my looks. I do have to say that I’m finding many of the haute-hardware accessories featured quite fabulous and am starting to warm to the idea of adding some studded edge into my fall ensembles.