Monday, February 28, 2011
I also loved two of the most debated and even hated looks of the evening. Cate Blanchett stunned in this fashion-as-art Givenchy, and Scarlett Johansson turned heads in her curve-hugging Dolce and Gabbana gown. A post-divorce “F*ck you” dress, if you will. Again, part of why these looks worked was the impeccable hair and make-up. Cate’s soft blonde bob was a simple accent to her fashion-forward gown, and ScarJo’s sexy waves mirrored the vavavoom look of her lacy ensemble. I only wish I could get my hair to do that perfect scrunch.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Well this pink theme could not have come at a better time seeing as my friends Bailey and Pete just found out they’re having a baby girl! Congratulations to them both.
And yay for all things girly! Like this pink and zebra apartment that was featured in the premiere issue of High Gloss Magazine. Designed by Erin Gates, this Boston bachelorette pad wears its femininity on its sleeve, from the pink couch and zebra rug to the lucite accents and Saarinen tulip table. The faded greys and pinks are accented by punches of black, and everything from the furniture to the custom artwork follows this color theme. I know I’d have the girls over for dinner and game night every week if this was the space I got to entertain in.
or Finn’s analysis of drunk females that went something like this:
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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Friday, February 11, 2011
fashion vs furnishings
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
At the tip top of my list of things to do in New Orleans was to make a visit to Perch, a home goods and antique store in the Garden District. I learned about the beautiful store and their many treasures through blogging, and I simply had to see this place in person. As soon as I walked up the front stoop, I knew I was in for a treat.
Love the juxtaposition of this modern pineapple lamp and the antique door. And I’m just now noticing the oversized apple core. How fun is that? Perfect for a kids room.
Awesome, awesome rug. Oh – and pretty much everything else in the room. See the little mushroom on the side table? If it wasn’t concrete, that would have found its way back to Chicago with me.
Linen settee with nailhead trim adorned with an ikat pillow. Do you see why I had to visit this place? Also, I know it’s difficult to see, but the rug below was made from recycled bottle caps. And it’s gooorgeous. How cool is that?
This jaw-dropping black glass chandelier hangs in the front room. Talk about a statement piece. Can you imagine it in an all-white room?
Mmm yummy grey velvet topped with lemon yellow pillows. And how sweet is the mini lucite Louis chair?
The black and white photography in this room was hauntingly beautiful. Misty landscapes and shadowed figures…
Paper mache birds. I don’t like birds, but I was drawn to the lines of these guys. I thought they made a great decor piece, especially against a darker colored wall, and they were priced quite reasonably ($45). I knew it would be a risk traveling with them (and I was low on room in my suitcase as it was). But I see they’re available for purchase online. Interesting…
The dramatic mirror, the colorful drapes, the lucite Louis chairs, and the black flower pillows. I love it all.
In an effort to change up the decor in my living room, I am thinking of taking on a painting project, something I have never done. This beautiful piece perfectly captures the colors and look I’d like in my own home: soothing, dreamlike colors in soft, messy brushstrokes. Filing this away in the back of my noggin.
A bevy of antlers! My favorite decorative accent.