OSCAR LOVELINESS

Feb. 23, 2015

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So many lovely looks at the Oscars last night. There were pale colored gowns a plenty with splashes of color donned by a few. Makeup was was kept soft and subtle across the board with a a couple of red lips here and there. Overall, the feeling at the event was ethereal and feminine. My hands down favorite of the night was Rosamund Pike in scarlet red Givenchy. The rosette detail on the dress was amazing and her choice of minimalist sandals was perfect. Her makeup simply glowing and no matching red lip! So chic.

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Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen

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Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace

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Emma Stone in Elie Saab

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo

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Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein

FIFTY SHADES OF LINGERIE

Feb. 12, 2015

It’s a big weekend for love and naughtiness in general this weekend with Valentine’s Day and Fifty Shades of Grey opening at theaters tomorrow. So, forget the sweet lingerie and go for something a bit more dramatic. I’m thinking something a little grey-inspired, but more racy GQ magazine spread than full on S&M.

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SHOP MY PICKS:
Bordelle Angela Dress (on Rosie) / Bordelle Bondage Wrap Bra and Hipster Brief / Agent Provocateur Mercy Corset / Fleur Du Mal Lace Bondage Panty / Myla Tullia High Apex Bra / Bordelle Made to Measure Voyeur Angela Dress/ Agent Provocateur Alina Basque

Images: Agent Provocateur, Bordelle UK, Journelle, GQ, and Kiri Yanchenko

COPYCAT CHIC: VALENTINO SCALLOPED DRESS

Feb. 5, 2015

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I know it’s a few seasons ago, but I still love this white scalloped Valentino dress as much now as I did when I first saw it. I was doing a little nighttime online shopping when I saw this dress from Club Monaco that brought back memories.

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It has short sleeves so it’s perfect for spring, but oh-so Valentino-esque with its pretty scalloped skirt. I would wear this like Giovanna Battaglia did with some edgy shoes to balance the femininity and a fun scarf.

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For a scarf I would try this one from Saint Laurent or for more cheap chic this one from Zara. The shoes are also Valentino, shop the rockstud here, or try these calf hair two-tone cuties also from Club Monaco.

THE CHIC DU MONDE COLLECTION ON CHAIRISH

Dec. 2, 2014

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I’ve partnered with Chairish to curate a very special ‘Where Decor Meets Fashion’ collection inspired by the runway. White on white has been on my style radar for over a year. It was on the spring catwalks and is back for Fall/Winter 2014 in varying shades of winter whites. There is nothing more chic and luxe than an expertly layered all-white ensemble. I’m so fashion obsessed that I often get my decor inspiration straight from the runways – so why not white? AND, with more holidays around the corner, white rooms provide the perfect backdrop for festive flourishes.

What I love about white rooms is that you can mix and match all sorts of design styles and they just seem to ‘work’ because of their neutral color palette. However, to make sure you create an inviting space (read: someone actually lives here), and not a cold doctor’s office environment, there are a few designer tricks to keep in mind. Most importantly is to employ subtle color variations and contrasting textures to keep a white space interesting. One easy way to do this is to make use of vintage and antique pieces – they are one of a kind, unique items that can make your room feel cool and collected. One of my favorite resources to go hunting anytime of the day or night is Chairish! You can shop for items in your city (AND pick them up!!), by style, category, and can even make an offer. Read on to see how it’s done…

Whitewash EVERYTHING. Mix modern art with antiques and contemporary furnishings by selecting pieces bathed in white.
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GO GRAPHIC. Add pops of black to make a bold statement.
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JUST A TOUCH. Create a calming vignette in shades of white.
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Shop Chairish

SHOP CHAIRISH!!
1/ French Chandelier 2/ Crate & Barrel Chaise Lounge 3/ Large Abstract Painting 4/ French Dormer Architectural Wall Mirror 5/ Vintage Italian Table 6/ White Ceramic Ginger Jar Lamps 7/ Napoleon III Pair of Chairs 8/ Stefano Fogato “Paris” Framed Print 9/ Large White Resin Bowl 10/ Vintage French Bank Ladder 11/ White Marble Tray 12/ Alpaca Fur Throw Pillow 13/ Andre Putman Crescent Moon Sofa 14/ Natural Quartz Crystal Votives 15/ Milo Baughman White Leather Chaise Lounge

See more of my picks at Chairish.com!

Image Credits
Whitewash Everything: Domaine Home
Go Graphic: House & Home (left), Rose Uniacke (top right), Vanity Fair (bottom right)
Just a Touch: Forbes.com (left), Michelle Drewes Photography for Erica Johnston (right)

FRENCH IT GIRL Adèle Exarchopoulos

Nov. 21, 2014

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Adèle Exarchopoulos is a twentysomething rising French film star and IT girl extraordinaire. At only nineteen she (and her co-star Léa Seydoux) took home the top prize at Cannes for their work in “Blue is the Warmest Color.” Like many Frenchwomen, she too has mastered the art of cool, even when donning ladylike pieces like this embellished Miu Miu jacket. I love the contrast of the bejeweled collar with the leather skirt. I’m thinking this might be THE outfit for Thanksgiving festivities next week. However, with a price tag of over $2,000 for the jacket alone I had to see if I could find some steals. Success!! Keep scrolling…

SHOP THE STORY
Embellished Jacket:
MIU MIU Embellished-collar cady jacket / ASOS Blazer with Gem Stone Collar

Leather Mini:
BLK DNM 20 leather mini skirt / BB DAKOTA Eloy Leather Miniskirt

Silk Top:
JASON WU Silk crepe de chine blouse / J CREW Drapey Tuxedo Top

Red Heels:
GIANVITO ROSSI Patent leather pumps / STUART WEITZMAN Nouveau Patent Leather Pumps


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