FALL FASHION EDIT: FURRY DAYS AHEAD

Oct. 26, 2014

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends Fur Nina Ricci Ralph Lauren DKNY Chicdumonde Chic du monde Erica Johnston
Fall 2014 Fashion Trends Fur Nina Ricci Ralph Lauren DKNY Chicdumonde Chic du monde Erica Johnston
Now that it is finally getting cooler I can’t wait to wrap myself in cozy fur. Whether you choose faux or the real thing, there are a ton of options out there. Try a candy colored topper over a slip dress (think vintage Kate Moss – stunning!!) or pair fur trimmed booties with your jeans and parka, uber chic!!

Runway images from left to right: DKNY, Ralph Lauren, and Nina Ricci.

THE SHOPPING LIST:
Prada Suede T-Strap Fur Sandal / Prada Suede and Fur Ankle Boot / Drome Colour Block Fur Coat / Burberry Wool Coat with Detachable Fox Fur Collar / DKNY Faux Fur Jacket / Barneys New York Fur Scarf / Barneys New York Fur Chubby / Nina Ricci Fur Clutch

I’M AN ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST LIVING ROOM FINALIST!

Sep. 14, 2014

Erica Johnston Interior Design Architectural Digest Living Room Chic du monde chicdumonde erica rubio princeton 1999_2

I’m excited to share that my living room has been selected by Architectural Digest editors as a finalist in their reader living room showcase! Interior design of the space was done by me (and my handy picture hanging husband)! Please lend your support by voting daily until September 19th!! Click here to vote! xxxx Erica

Erica Johnston Interior Design Architectural Digest Living Room Chic du monde chicdumonde erica rubio princeton 1999_2

Erica Johnston Interior Design Architectural Digest Living Room Chic du monde chicdumonde erica rubio princeton 1999_2

Photos: Architectural Digest
Interior Design: Erica Johnston

FALL FASHION EDIT: SHEARLING

Sep. 10, 2014

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends, shearling, altazurra, bottega veneta, anthony vacarello

Shearling is everywhere this fall. Wear it with a long silk gown (like at the Altazurra show), try a long belted version as seen at Bottega Veneta, or a biker style paired with a skirt.

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends, shearling, altazurra, bottega veneta, anthony vacarello, isabel marant shearling, burberry shearling, vince shearling, donna karan shearling, topshop shearling

THE SHOPPING LIST:
Topshop Cropped Shearling Jacket / Burberry Knee-High Shearling Boots / Donna Karan Shearling Collar / Isabel Marant Belted Shearling Jacket / Vince Asymmetric Shearling Jacket / Marni Embellished Shearling Coat / Miu Miu Wool Coat with Shearling Collar

FALL FASHION EDIT: SIXTIES CHIC

Sep. 8, 2014

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends 60s chic sixties chic valentino tory burch shift dress knee boots

Shift dresses, knee boots, mini skirts and collared shirts…love this season’s incarnation of the sixties! I’d pair anything overtly retro with a more modern shoe, like Christian Louboutin’s Bille et Boule Pump that is covered in studs and finished with ladylike bow!

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends 60s chic sixties chic valentino tory burch shift dress knee boots

THE SHOPPING GUIDE:
Saint Laurent Sequin and Crepe Dress / Candela NYC Augustine Dress / Victoria, Victoria Beckham Metallic Crepe Dress / Marni Piped Silk Blouse / Alexander McQueen Wool Belted Mini Skirt / J Crew Collection Rory Boots / Lanvin Block Heel Knee Boot / Dianne Von Furstenberg Red Shift Dress / Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Bow Pump / Christian Louboutin Bille et Boule Pumps / J Brand Kimberley Neoprene Mini Skirt / Nicholas Kirkwood Mesh and Velvet Spot Pumps

FALL FASHION EDIT: FEATHER YOURSELF

Sep. 3, 2014

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends Feathers Ungaro Lanvin Alberta Ferretti Feather trim feather embellished
As I make my way through all of Fall’s biggest trends, my shopping list seems to be getting longer and longer…sigh. I am absolutely IN LOVE with the feather trend. It’s fun, flirty, romantic and edgy at the same time. I just can’t get enough.
Fall 2014 Fashion Trends Feathers Ungaro Lanvin Alberta Ferretti Feather trim feather embellished

THE LIST:
Erdem Feather Tweed Skirt / Steffen Schraut Fashionista Feather Top / Milly Ostrich Feather Trim Jacket / Nina Ricci Arc Feather Clutch / Matthew Williamson Embellished Mini Skirt / Eugenia Kim Feather Trim Fedora / Lanvin Feather Trim Wool Mini Skirt / Paul Andrew Feather and Satin Sandals / Brunello Cucinelli Feather Trim Necklace

Some more loves not featured above: Carolina Herrera Sleeveless Lace Blouse with Feather Trim / Milly Cocktail Coat / Milly Feather Mini Skirt

2014 FALL FASHION EDIT: SEEING SPOTS

Sep. 1, 2014

Fall Winter 2014 Fashion Trends Leopard print Givenchy Balmain Saint Laurent
Another big trend seen on the Fall/Winter 2014 runways of Balmain, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Gucci (seeing the ‘G’ trend here?), and Saint Laurent was leopard. I’m not a big fan of head-to-toe leopard and tend to do it in small doses myself, but I do adore a good leopard shoe and bag (clutches in particular). Although I must say I’m sort of dying for Saint Laurent’s metallic grey leopard skirt and Roberto Cavalli’s pleated little number….
Fall Winter 2014 Fashion Trends Leopard Print Calf Hair Pumps clutch
THE SHOPPING LIST:
Tibi Rime Jacquard Top and Skirt
Saint Laurent Leopard Jacquard Skirt
Current/Elliot Leopard Shrunken Sweatshirt
J Crew Collection Calf Hair Flats
Prada Calf Hair d’Orsay Pumps
Club Monaco Casey Calf Hair Sandals
Gianvito Rossi Leopard and PVC Pumps
Roberto Cavalli Leopard Print Pleated Skirt
Christian Louboutin So Kate Calf Hair Pumps
Clare V. Oversize Calf Hair Clutch
Jimmy Choo Leopard Suede Miniaudiere
Diane von Furstenberg Calf Hair Envelope Clutch
Marchesa Iris Calf Hair Box Clutch

2014 FALL FASHION EDIT: GREY

Aug. 29, 2014

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends Grey Gray JASON WU HERMES SAINT LAURENT
FALL WINTER 2014 FASHION TRENDS GREY GRAY

I’ve always loved grey, and so was over the moon when I saw that the catwalk reports for Fall/Winter 2014 were filled with grey!! There are so many great items to choose from, but if you are starting from a blank slate it’s best to pick some pieces that will perform double duty. A shift dress that you can wear with a blazer (in petite sizes too!!) for the office, over-the-knee boots to pair with your skirts and dresses, a lush cashmere sweater, minimalist clutch, and wear with everything stilettos. Next up, animal prints!!

SHOP THE LOOK:
Victoria, Victoria Beckham Wool Shift Dress / Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito’ Pumps / Nina Ricci Arc Clutch in Grey / Candela Austin Boot / Equipment Cashmere Sweater / J Crew Wool Flannel Blazer

STEAL HER DECOR STYLE: AERIN LAUDER

Aug. 15, 2014

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Aerin Lauder Bedroom Sitting Area

SHOP the LOOK:
1/ Borghese Mirrored 3 Drawer Chest
2/ Aerin Jacqueline Flush-Mount in Clear Glass
3/ Worlds Away Mark Gold Leaf Desk
4/ Made Goods Sylvie Gold Dining Chair
5/ Aerin Gold Bamboo Side Table
6/ Visual Comfort Thomas O’Brian Terri Crystal Lamp
7/ Anthropologie Vanuatu Twilight Wallpaper
Curtains: Try Pottery Barn’s Silk Dupioni Drapes in Porcelain Blue or Blue Dusk

ONE BEDROOM TWO WAYS

Jul. 28, 2014

Erica Johnston_Chic du Monde_Master Bedroom_Grey Bedroom, white bedroom, white and gold bedroom, Louis XVI Chair, grey velvet, gustavian, french, directoire, christian dior

Not a big DIYer when it comes to decorating? Not to worry, you too can have a lovely boudoir without tearing your hair out in the process. If you hate white, stop reading now, but if you don’t, then by all means proceed.

We had been living in a condo before we bought our house, so to make sure my purchases could easily transition into our future homes, I decided to stick to a neutral palette of whites and creams in our bedroom. This decision turned out to be a lifesaver because when we did move I just re-created my condo look in our new home while we renovated the rest of it. It was FANTASTIC to have a ‘done’ space without any work while the rest of the house was a mess!

When I finally had a chance to play around with our bedroom, I found myself craving something a little more cozy and romantic. I poured over images and found a few grey bedrooms I loved (see them here). I decided to keep my base of whites and creams and layer in a dark moody grey.

Erica Johnston_Chic du Monde_Master Bedroom_Grey Bedroom, white bedroom, white and gold bedroom, Louis XVI Chair, grey velvet, gustavian, french, directoire, christian dior

It’s amazing how just making a few changes really transforms a space. I didn’t buy any major pieces of furniture, mostly just small pieces and accessories. I brought in a channeled silk quilt in a dark charcoal grey and added two French Louis XVI oval back chairs upholstered in a luscious grey velvet.

Instead of changing out my artwork or adding more to my walls, I decided to try something a little different and less ‘arranged’ by creating a gallery wall on my floor! I mixed architectural prints with illustrations in mismatched gilt frames for an eclectic and romantic feel. A few more accessories and pretty peonies in bright pink completed the look.

I loved inviting you into my home, I hope you had fun and picked up a few ideas along the way! If you like my bedroom and would like to re-create it for yourself at home, I’ve compiled a guide to help you master the look.

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HEADBOARD: Ballard Designs Camden Headboard with Nailheads

TABLE LAMPS: Visual Comfort Octagonal Table Lamp in Crystal / Vienna Full Spectrum Crystal Column Table Lamp

SIDE CHAIRS: Sarreid Ltd. Louis XVI Oval Side Chairs in Grey Velvet / Madeleine Grey Linen Armchair

QUILT: Williams Sonoma Home Silk Pickstick Bedding

ARTWORK: One Kings Lane Gold-Leaf Garden Maze I / One Kings Lane Gold-Leaf Garden Maze IV

ACCENT TABLE: Global Views Directoire Table in Brass and White Marble / Aidan Gray Fuji Occasional Table

DAYBED: Barclay Butera Bel Air Bench in Cream / Room & Board Jasper Studio Sofa

BEDSIDE TABLES: Modern History Gustavian Bedside Chest / Bernhardt Audrey Bedside Table in Parchment

SOPHISTICATED & BOLD BOYS ROOM

Jul. 18, 2014

I sort of fell in love with the metal wall letters I found perusing through One Kings Lane’s Guys Rule sale. I was inspired to create a look that combines fun pops of color (using my metal wall letter, of course) with more tailored furnishings. I found my inspiration room while combing through the House & Garden photo archives (a GREAT resource from the UK if you haven’t visited yet!). My son is still quite small, but this would look so great when he gets a bit older.

Bold Boys Room, Red Pop of color boys room, eclectic boys room, preppy boys room makeover,  one kings lane

SHOP THE LOOK:
One Kings Lane Metal Wall Letter / One Kings Lane Haven’s Harbor Nightstand / Arcadia Red Linen Headboard / PB Teen Penn Task Lamp / Pottery Barn Chunky Wool & Jute Rug / Land of Nod Polar Bear in a Snowstorm Bedding / PB Teen Light Blue Crossweave Blanket


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