Friday, October 24, 2014

Designer Discovery: Ana Ljubinković

[all photos via Belgrade Fashion Week

It's Belgrade Fashion Week. What, you didn't know? Okay, I admit the news would have passed me by if not for a Serbian friend who traveled to the city recently and introduced me to the work of mega-creative designer Ana Ljubinković.

While little known stateside, Ljubinković has made quite a name for herself in her native Serbia and opened Belgrade Fashion Week last night in celebration of a decade in the business. Inspired by antique pilasters, Gothic towers, and Romanesque windows, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection that she presented was full of delicious pastels and three-dimensional elements.

Juding by photo shoots of Ljubinković past collections, I can't wait to see what some creative team dreams up for these dramatic looks!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fashion Icon Pumpkins by Domaine Home

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen [all photos by Peter Dolkas for Domaine]

I can't help but love ridiculousness like this! In honor of Halloween, Domaine Magazine has created the most fashionable pumpkins you've ever seen. From Anna Wintour's signature bob to Karl Lagerfeld's sneer, these stylish gourds are frighteningly on the mark.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Regal Heights Residence by MHouse Inc.

[all photos via  MHouse Inc.]

Well, I just found my dream home. True to form, my eye went straight to all the fabulous mid-century pieces that fill this Regal Heights residence by Toronto design firm MHouse Inc. But any interior designer worth her weight in Eames Lounges can achieve a mid-century modern vibe these days. No, it's the combination of mid-century cool, sleek Scandinavian modernism and a bit of playful glamour that makes this house so special. Check it out...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Modern & Modular Rugs by Kinder GROUND

The brand name implies that these carpets belong in nurseries and playrooms, but why limit yourself? Available in a number of unconventional patterns and shapes, I'm thinking this new modular rug system by Kinder GROUND would add some visual interest just about anywhere!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Gift from Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle

Knit Zip Dress ($495) / Embroidered Moto Jacket ($595) / Printed Scarf in Blue Multi ($195 or free with purchase)

With all the goings on of Fashion Week, last month's debut of Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle flew right under my radar. Fortunately, a simple promotion has introduced me to the fabulously wearable six-piece capsule collection.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Belmont's Copper House Goes Hollywood in 'The Judge'

[all photos via Charles Rose Architects]

I've seen the previews on television for The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr.and Robert Duvall, but little did I know that the backdrop of the soon-to-be-released film is a remarkable modern home in nearby Belmont, Mass.!

Located just a hop across the river from Boston, Copper House was designed by Charles Rose Architects and is the residence of the firm's principal, Charles Rose. Unbelievably, this house began its life as a vinyl-sided colonial, but Rose completely revamped the property in 2004, wrapping the original cedar box structure and adding glass and copper extensions. The result is a contemporary striking enough for the silver screen.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Esteban Cortazar Spring 2015

Esteban Cortazar Spring 2015
Esteban Cortazar Spring 2015
Esteban Cortazar Spring 2015
all photos by Alessandro Garofalo / [via]

If minimalism reigns at any Fashion Week, it's Paris. A sleek modernist vibe came courtesy of Akris and Céline this season, but it was the lesser-known Esteban Cortazar who stood out to me among the minimalists for Spring 2015. A limited color palette and geometric lines put the emphasis on quality construction, while texture and the restrained use of fringe make monochromatic anything but boring. Take a look...