Month: February 2011

I have a big French 1940’s mirror above my sofa and I can’t avoid the thought of the mirror falling down. Imagine what wouldn’t I think if I got to sleep in a mirrored bed not to mention if the mirror is hanging as a heavy headboard. I’m certain that all these beds are built steady and that my thoughts are nothing more than just me being myself. I’m keeping these images in my file for when and if I get over my fears. But if you’re looking to sleep like a Hollywood star there are a few places where you can buy mirrored beds or even costumize it. If you prefer the non-four-poster style, for custom mercury antiqued bed like Bunny Williams’ unforgettable bed (first image) go here, or if a mirrored bed is too much for you but still want some glam then a mirrored crown is another option, you can find onehere.


Who doesn’t remember this image of Miles Redd having his coffee in bed while wearing tuxedo?
Paris Hilton bedroom via Decorpad


Ranjana and Naeem Khan photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

Donna Griffith

this is brass but it gives almost the same effect by Tom Scheerer. via

Also Jonathan Adler. This time, his own bed.

Last night while watching the Oscars I couldn’t take my eyes off the stairs that lead to the stage. Did you notice they looked just like these…? I wonder if they took inspiration from it. Apart from enjoying the gorgeous dresses I also noticed the resurfacing of colorful earrings. My top favorites were Gwyneth’s from Louis Vuitton’s collection, L’Ame du Voyage.

Gwyneth Paltrow
Natalie Portman’s earrings by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany were also beautiful.

Cate Blanchett’s complemented her beautiful dress.

Halle Berry’s earrings were not colorful but I think they were a perfect match for her Marchesa subtle dress

Mandy Moore, wasn’t she breath taking?

Marisa Tomei

Reese Witherspoon chose emerald drop earrings.

I couldn’t be more grateful for having had a long and lazy Sunday. Inside, while just not doing anything. That itself is a freedom that is priceless, the choice to simply not do anything. Sometimes, that enough, is all I need. I hope you’re enjoying the end of your weekend. Getting ready to watch the Oscars tonight?

Black & Pink. One strong, the other not so… In a way to not compete.

Miles Redd

Enjoy your weekend!

I have to admit that not everyday I feel like accessorizing, especially when I have to run out of the house to drop off Lucas to the daycare while running late. But lately I’m trying to pay more attention and making sure to at least wear a bracelet. You never know when you’re going to meet a prospect client.

“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”Chanel

Taylor Tomasi

Anna Dello Russo

Olivia Palermo

The way Coco Chanel used to wear jewelry is still inspiring today. She wore jewelry with the same approach she designed her clothing: classic, feminine and innovative. Chanel started to create costume jewelry using colored glass stones and semi-precious gemstones. As everything else she created she did it in her own artistic way. In her studio she would play with flexible modeling plastic shaping them into jewelry, incrusting real and fake gemstones and real and fake pearls until she created the effect she wanted. Also under her supervision, many talented artists designed jewelry for her line. According to Jean Leymarie’s book, she never wore any of her exquisite pieces of jewelry she received from the Duke of Westminster in public, instead she would wear her own creations. A very smart business woman. I think many others would be more than anxious to show them off in society. She would wear her expensive jewelry inside the privacy of her home. Notice the picture above where she is playing the accordion while wearing a spectacular necklace made of square-cut emeralds surrounded by round-cut diamonds. Isn’t that a stunning image of Chanel’s fantastic lifestyle?
It’s funny to imagine Chanel being a little bit superstitious since she would never go out without two pieces of jewelry; a topaz ring given to her as a good-luck talisman when she was sixteen by an old lady, and a pearl necklace she received from Boy Capel as a token of his love. I personally find this last very powerful and sweet.

Chanel and Duke Fulko di Verdura inspecting one of Chanel’s cuff bracelets. Photo by Lipnitzki 1937.

Chanel’s astrological sign was the lion head, which she seemed to favor as much as the cross and used them a lot to embellish her jewelries. Picture above is a vermeil necklace made of 121 lion heads with a carved rock crystal cross at the center.

top 4 pictures taken by me of the Jean Leymarie’s book.