12/31/2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


Here's to a fresh start, new adventures, and currage to follow your dreams!
Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

12/29/2014

THE SHOPPING BUZZ


Givenchy gown, Oscar de la Renta box clutch, Bochic earrings, Mateo ring, What goes around comes around - Hermes silver horsehead earrings, Lanvin bow belt, Ally Lillion shoes,
Agnona jumpsuit

No party like a NEY party and no shopping buzz like the one dedicated to this event.
Centered stage, the requested black silver and gold are a must and the pieces to covet are signed by Givenchy, Lanvin, Agnona and Bochic.
2014 has been the year of statement pieces and simple sophistication so why not continue the tradition?

TODAY'S INSPIRATION

FORM AND FUNCTION


Easy to incorporate in any sophisticated decor, crafted from sycamore and fiddle back douka, the Monticello humidor by Linley proves to be not only an exceptional humidor but also the shortest path towards the ultimate smoking experience.
 So here's to the good conversation, contemplation, or celebration, three of the reasons for which men usually decide to smoke a cigar.

12/24/2014

BEST WISHES


THE STYLE DETAIL

This season marked the third collection signed Alexander Wang for Balenciaga and we could not be more excited. Utility would be the perfect word to describe it and this is exactly what the shopping bags carried on the runway were all about.

12/23/2014

THE DREAM BUY


Christian Louboutin Cabo pumps, Sophia Webster Angel Wings sandals
Nicholas Kirkwood Ondine boots

Intricate, elegant and out-of-the-ordinary, the three dream buys of the week make the perfect addition to ones Holiday look. Still not to late for last minute gifts!

LOVE TO GIVE. HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS.


 The gold plated salt and pepper shakes from L'Objet are the perfect holiday essentials that will add 
that extra touch of whimsy to any tablescape. As statement pieces, they are both striking 
and functional. Elevation at the table has never been so easy to achieve. 

12/22/2014

3 FROM 1. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

PROENZA SCHOULER Pre-Fall 2015 at MODA OPERANDI
From left to right: Look 4, Look 9 and Look 15

Borrowed from the boys, Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2015 collection revisits the Spring hits in a demonstration of what consistency stands for. Manish prints and classic tailoring meet with feminine details to offer the perfect androgynous look. 
The things to come for sure are going to be also the big sellers.

12/19/2014

FASHION MEMO: ACNE STUDIOS IN DOWNTOWN LA


Downtown LA hosts inside Eastern Columbia Building the largest Acne Studio to date. Inside the historical Art Deco monument  one can find a dedicated area fro private shopping appointments
and the "Giant triple mushroom" installation signed by Carsten Holler.  
Recently, this unique location celebrated its first anniversary through a jersey collection in matching colors with the building's facade. Both men and women can purchase the Eastern Columbia Building products on acnestudios.com and in the selected Acne Studios stores. 

12/18/2014

BEAUTY CUES. ON THE FABULIST.



The perfect winter fragrance, a spicy oriental with amber, rose and Ylang-ylang as middle notes, 
can be described as a true olfactory journey. 
There is something about this bespoken scent, Ambré Lumière, that smells like a gothic fairytale.
People can't figure it out exactly what it is about its surprising accords but all they know is that ones they tested it, they don't want to wear anything else. 
Established in 1849, Molinard is one of the word's most exclusive labels.

12/17/2014

3 FROM 1. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.


From left to right: Look 12, Look 4, Look 26

The refined pieces offered by Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin under the Tome label, always seem to find their way into the modern women's wardrobe. It probably has to do with the fact that they are inspired by menswear,  or simply because they are powerful and sophisticated at the same time.
Either way, I love it and believe you'll be craving for their Pre-Fall 2015 collection as I already do.

12/16/2014

EVENT DRESSING. WISHLIST NO.2.

Chloé earrings, Nina Ricci bag, Valentino dress, Gold Genie 24K gold iPhone 6,
Jimmy Choo pumps, Dior New Couture book, FD Gallery Vintage Victorian diamond necklace

What happens when red is not enough? You simply add a little bit more.
The color is demad right now and it is leaving its mark. As the go-to shade for winter holidays, it guarantees to make an impact. Effortless glamour is easy to achieve when you slip in a Valentino dress
and it gets even easier when you match it with a pair of earrings from Chloé.

12/15/2014

THE STYLE DETAIL


No doubt about it, the belt is a seasonless must. The art of wearing it is not mastered by all, yet this
season, Louis Vuitton give enough hints to prove that a good belt not only takes you a long way 
but works with almost anything.

THE DREAM BUY

Rochas rib-knit cashmere turtleneck, Jil Sander roll-neck cashmere sweater
Vanessa Bruno bibacier wool-blend sweater

Bundling up in the cold season has never been more easy. Not quite merry and bright but rather sophisticated and masterfully crafted, the sweaters that qualify to enter in the great category come in camel, gray and cobalt-blue.

12/11/2014

3 FROM 1. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.


From left to right: Look 21, Look 23 and Look 5

Stylish without a doubt, Alexander Wang delivers in hi Pre-Fall 2015 Collection both black-tie-attire
and sleek tailored pieces. The item to add in the fashion vocabulary, will mark and dictate a trend for the seasons to come: the leather rope. Inspired by menswear, lingerie and military uniform
the collection is today's definition of street-chic.

12/10/2014

LOVE TO GIVE. HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS.

JUNIPER BOOKS, Fables Book Set 

By default, any Christmas means new additions of fairytales and fables on our bookshelves. 
The four-book collection to talk about comes from Juniper Books and features custom jackets based on a classic Arthur Rackham illustration of Red Riding Hood, gilded edges and reading-ribbons.

12/09/2014

EVENT DRESSING. WISHLIST NO.1.

Wes Gordon dress, Kwiat earrings, Peter Byworth Stainless Steel Ballon Bleu watch,
Anndra Neen clutch, Jimmy Choo sandals, Taschen Annie Leibovitz Art Edition

 Reserved not only for stylish events, silver is the first option when one puts down the Christmas and New Year's Eve wishlist. Offering an inimitable allure, the eye-catching shade speaks luxury and refinement.

12/08/2014

FASHION MEMO: ELLE STYLE AWARDS


Work hard, play hard. 
A snapshot from ELLE Style Awards hosted last week at the Palace of the Parliament.

12/04/2014

FROM THE BOOKSHELF


When it comes to books that one should place on his/hers coffee table this December, Loulou de la Falaise released by RIZZOLI is on top of my list. The book was recently launched and it is now available at Colette Paris.

12/02/2014

THE DREAM BUY

Isabel Marant Royston Shoe, Gianvito Rossi Stilo suede ankle boots

At the next level, this season's ankle boots are a wardrobe-changing investment. The three pieces you'll be wearing from now until spring are a must and work with everything, from the simplest silhouettes to the more sophisticated and daring ones.

12/01/2014

THE STYLE DETAIL

Lanvin Fall-Winter 2014-2015

There is a new bag to fall in love with this winter, it comes in small sizes and wears the Lanvin 
name on it. It's the ultimate through on minimal-chic.

11/30/2014

LOVE TO GIVE. HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS.


Christmas is just around the corner and there is no better time then this to start checking your present list. Get in the festive spirit and buy for your little one, if not for yourself, one of Hansa Toys individually handcrafted "true to life" reproductions. Personally I find it hard to resist to such items so each year, a toy inevitably ends up under my tree.

11/25/2014

THE SHOPPING BUZZ

Rochas tunic, Maiyet earrings, Rochas oversized jacket, Alexander Birman pumps, Dior shades,What Goes Around Comes Around - Chanel Black Gold Premiere Large Watch and
  Chanel Black Jersey 2.55 9In, Tibi skirt, Rochas envelope, J.Crew loafers

The wrapped skirt some how became the final frontier this season for all stylish women who not only dressed for comfort but also were trying to create a winter wardrobe to remember. Next to it, all they had to add was an oversized sized jacket paired with either a pair of pumps or loafers.
If you are not still convinced, the shopping buzz for this week will clear things out.

11/20/2014

BEAUTY CUES. ON THE FABULIST.



Perceived as the perfect winter fragrance, Iris des Champs is the latest creation signed by Houbigant Paris. The brand with a cult audience has been making bespoke scents for royalty for more than 200 years and with this new addictive perfume it is ready now to chance even the most basic fragrance wardrobe and to  introduce its clients in a new state of mind.

11/19/2014

FORM AND FUNCTION


Tom Sachs's Nasa works are some of the most hunted fine art pieces. In case you plan to decorate your home for the holiday, one of the artist's works (who also signed the Apollo suit, the Hermes Value Meal and the Chanel Guillotine) is available now at Moda Operandi.

11/18/2014

FASHION MEMO: HARPER'S BAZAAR GRAND BALL


 Saved in my calendar, November 13th marked the Grand Ball event organized by Harper's Bazaar.  The biggest fashion party of the year and it was held at Stirbei Palace.

11/17/2014

LOVE TO GIVE. HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS.


Coated in 24K gold, the Goldgenie iPad Air is the ultimate indulgence when it come to Holiday Gifts.

11/13/2014

THE SHOPPING BUZZ

Zac Posen Ruffled-Hem Silk Faille Gown, Mary Katrantzou Embroidered Wool Sweater, Rochas Purple Patentleather and Satin Wrap Around Sandals, Estelle Deve Nebula Necklace, Saint Laurent Shoulder Bag, Rochas Midi Skirt, Saint Laurent Monogramme Small Velvet Shoulder Bag, Rosie Assoulin Cigarette Pants

Daytime or night time, what not to love about burgundy?  The cic and dramatic color, made a glorious come back this season covers the shopping buzz of the week. Wear the shade hero with gold for an even more glamorous appeal.

11/12/2014

THE DREAM BUY

Cashmereblend Coat, Chloé Beige Wool Coat

Nothing beats a good coat. The outerwear hero marks the beginning and the end of the cold season and is the key buy once you managed to find the one that has a timeless appeal.
Visiting the coat department, the three favorites to include in the portfolio are all about understated elegance.

11/11/2014

FROM THE BOOKSHELF


There is a new book on the market that is already making the headlines and it holds inside
the imagery of Louis Vuitton that made quite an impact in publicity and magazines, from early 20's to this day. The must-read includes pictures taken by the world greatest photographers span decades and generations, and completely changed the way we perceive fashion, travel, art and culture. 

11/10/2014

THE STYE DETAIL

VALENTINO FW 2014-2015

Known as the masters of ageless sophistication, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli 
pushed the boundaries this season and allowed us to see that a timeless wardrobe 
can also include daytime pieces. The elaborate creations were all wearing the Valentino signature, they were all following the house's codes but simply displayed another facet of the city of Rome, the one that was the starting point and the source of inspiration for this collection. 

11/06/2014

LOVE TO GIVE. HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS.



 Just when you thought that the Holidays hopping experience could not reserve you any more surprises, something like a Challenger 350 Jet Experience comes and gives it a complete new meaning. You have two options for takeoff  with the luxurious private airline, an aircraft tailored to your needs (down to your bottled water preference), and the ability to fly further nonstop than any other private aviation company.
Good to get and good to give the present that does not require a wrapping paper will delight both naughty and nice.

11/04/2014

BEAUTY CUES. ON THE FABULIST.


Inspired by a witty conversation regarding cold-weather lip balms and which are the best ones 
to use, here's my second option for the season: the Tuberose Lip Heal from Aesop. This is the product to put on the top of your fabulist because it seems to have all the key ingredients to keep ones lips away from that unpleasant dry, chapped and rough appearance. Among them, you can count Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Evening Primrose Oil.

11/03/2014

THE SHOPPING BUZZ


Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Rhinestone Snowflake Earrings, Givenchy sweater, Inverni Coyote Fur Hat, Wes Gordon Resort 2015 skirt, Heritage Auction Special Collections Hermes clutch, Vintage Cartier Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow Gold Chronoflex Tank Francaise Watch from Portero, Christian Louboutin boots

It is Monday, it is cold and therefore no excuse to stay behind with the weekly shopping buzz.
The most loved pieces are rather classic but carry that modern update we all aim for. 

10/31/2014

FASHION MEMO: CÉLINE SPRING 2015


Missed Daria? She is back and she scores again this time for Celine's Spring 2015 campaign where she is photographed by Tyrone Lebon.  Now that is a team who knows how to upgrade the season.

10/30/2014

THE STYLE DETAIL

BALMAIN, Fall/Winter 2014-2015

No season without Balmain. The French label strikes again and this time, Olivier Rousteing plays all his cards on what his fearless urban warriors like to wear. Cult items to pair from the F?W collection: cargo pants, cargo jackets and animal printed chunky belts.

10/28/2014

3 FROM 1. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.


Continuing the series of Romanian designers that are shaping the things to come, Andrei Spiridon and his "102" collection can be described as the  answer to a modern women's wardrobe.
The name to know was not only schooled in Milano but was also perfected by some of the biggest names in the industry. More reason for him to return in his native country and bild his own label. One that is already giving a new sense and meaning to womanliness.  

10/23/2014

THE DREAM BUY


Melissa Losada and Marcela Velez are well know for their unique way of blending minimalism and modernity in the distinctive bags that they create under the M2Malletier label. The luxurious Mini Amor Fati model in Crocodile Sand, along with its linear handle and geometric angle makes no exception
and it is a must-buy for this season. 

10/22/2014

THE SHOPPING BUZZ

Tory Burch fur muff, Acne Studios sweater, Chloé handbag, Portero Hermès Kelly HPm 18K Rose Gold Bangle, Portero Hermès Farandole 18K Rose Gold Bracelet, Tod's shoes,
Suno skirt mo, Chloé ankle boots

Sometimes you simply can't fake fur. Placed in the heart of the fashion of right now, fur along with its trustful companion, the animal print, reigns supreme. Tory Burch works it and makes it so easy to use, while Chloé and Tod's took the love-affair for prints and gave us women even more reasons to
invest in their buzz-worthy pieces. 

10/20/2014

FORM AND FUNCTION

CARL AUBOCK, Small Egg Paperweight at THE LINE

Even if it was founded back in the 19th century, the renowned Carl Aubock workshop continues to operate from its original home Vienna. Initially specialized in producing what is known as
"Wiener Bronzen", in time it extended its offer and now releases on the market objects that
can be categorized as typical Aubock designs.
The Small Egg Paperweight is the perfect example and it is available now
at the ultra-exclusive THE LINE.

10/16/2014

WEAR ANYWHERE. THE NEW ESSENTIALS.


Acne Studios is launching this fall a new underwear collection. Starting October 15, both men and women will be able to purchase the signature pieces that are going to be available in subtle tones range from nude, putty and military green to classic black and white.
The new underwear collection will be exclusively available in selected Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from late October.
  The news has already been made public and "The Grind" video, part of an #underwearmemos series is already posted on the brand's website.

10/15/2014

THE DREAM BUY

MOYNAT X PHARRELL WILLIAMS, Locomotive Bag at COLETTE

Since 1849, Moynat has been designing some of the most coveted travel objects in the industry
and for a couple of years, Pharrell William has been partnering in innovative projects with some of the biggest fashion houses and not only (hance the latest collaboration with  Laduree) yet is it possible that 
when two important names such as these two meet, to actually imagine in the end collectible 
items in the most surprising shapes? 
The Locomotive Bags is one of them and it is available now at the one and only COLETTE.

10/13/2014

STEPPING INTO THE NEW. ALEKSANDER SIRADEKIAN.

ALEKSANDER SIRADEKIAN Fall/Winter 2014-2015
On the Russian fashion landscape there have not been too many footprints left by native designers but recently one decided to not only change that but to also give the world a taste of how insanely good looking shoes look like when he creates them.

10/09/2014

3 FROM 1. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

From left to right: Look 31, Look 9 and Look 22

Precise, colorful and well studied, the Spring/Summer 2015 Collection of the historic Spanish label Loewe, placed a new order in the established codes of the house and gave modernity a new and quite luxury feel.  Jonathan Saunders, the designer of Loewe, continued the tradition of the established  house, that over the years gave us all plenty of reasons to talk about and see skin
as a material in a new light, and to it he made sure that on the season to come, uniquely cut leather pants
and sharp looking outerwear will make a good pair on the top of our shopping list. 

10/07/2014

THE SHOPPING BUZZ

Rochas clutch, Stella McCartney horse patch jumper, Silhuette rimless sunglasses , Givenchy trousers, Stella McCartney Kapoor sandals, Holly Dyment earrings

In black and white, the shopping buzz list continues the tone set by The Style Detail. The favorites,
a mix of classic and more edgy silhouettes and accessories, are simply perfect for right now.


10/06/2014

THE STYLE DETAIL

VICTORIA BECKHAM Fall/ Winter 2014-2015

Chunky and gold. This is how the week's style detail looks like, it is placed on the most perfect tailored white coat and comes from the one and only Victoria Beckham.