Feb. 5, 2015

Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear Valentino-white scalloped dress giovanna battaglia

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.


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

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!

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

FRENCH IT GIRL Adèle Exarchopoulos

Nov. 21, 2014

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…

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


Nov. 10, 2014

As a mom of two I’m always looking for cute and chic kids clothes that don’t cost a small fortune. A favorite trick of mine is to peruse designer kids clothing lookbooks for inspiration and then try to copy the look using high street brands like Zara and Baby Gap. One of my favorite fall looks is one I saw in the Chloe Kids 2014 Fall campaign. The faux fur vest and shorts with tights combination is chic, comfortable, and perfect for school or nursery. I can’t stomach the real thing at $248 (see at Barneys), but I found a just as darling copycat version at Zara for $29. I’ve re-created the entire look for around $100! Cha-ching!


Zara Kids Faux Fur Vest / Gap Kids Medium Brown Tall Boots / Old Navy Cuffed Denim Shorts / Zara Kids Crochet Shoulder Shirt / JoJo Maman Bebe Ribbed Tights


Nov. 4, 2014


Infamous for designing Anna Wintour’s office at Vogue, Carrier and Company are masterful in their ability to create interiors that look cool and collected over time. They mix antiques with modern art, throw in textures like seagrass, and carry your eye around the room with expertly placed pops of color. A few of my favorites, see if you agree.

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Last, but not least, Anna’s office…
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