|earrings of cushion cut tanzanites with fish of round diamonds and blue caprian elbaite tourmalines ($50,000) / octopus brooch of a baroque pearl with round diamonds and sapphires ($155,000) / cuff of round diamonds ($275,000)|
Friday, April 29, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I'm still catching up on the news from Milan last week, but one thing is clear: Fashion houses killed it at Salone del Mobile. Between the Marni Ballhaus Colombian collection, Berluti's dressing stations, and inspiring presentations by Nike, Tod's and COS, there were plenty of fashion/design crossovers to go around. My favorite? The Marquetry in Leather collection by Lowe with its modern take on traditional craft.
Led by Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson, the collection involved laying colorful fragments of leather onto furniture for a painterly effect with varying textures. This painstaking marquetry process is informed by traditional bookbinding and woodworking and can be seen in the video below.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
|Spectra collection by Kukka Studio|
Just two days into Salone del Mobile 2016, and colored glass is already proving to be a major trend at Milan's annual orgy of furniture and home design. Some of the design world's superstars are making their marks with the material, as is a fellow Israeli who's won my heart with her luminescent tables.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
|clockwise from top left: dress / pants / ruffle top / sweater / espadrilles / one shoulder top / flounce top & skirt / watch / swimsuit|
The bolder the better for stripes this spring—horizontal, vertical and every which way. Not a classic Breton shirt in sight! Click the photo captions to shop, and scroll through more striped options in the widget below.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
|Cynthia Rowley Embroidered Cutout Low Scoop Maillot ($225)|
I guess I've been on an embroidery kick lately, but this stitching in particular seems to have magical waist-whittling properties. Every girl needs a good one-piece bathing suit, and this little navy and red number by Cynthia Rowley looks about as flattering as flattering can be. The illusion of a slimmer waist comes courtesy of those embroidered dots and their oh-so-strategic placement, while the low scoopneck keeps things classic. The one-piece swimsuit is available in graphic black and white, too.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Why disappointed? Well, I've been coveting a pair of Westward Leaning sunglasses, with their colorful mirrored lenses, for a while now and saw my lost sunnies as the perfect excuse to indulge. A striking new campaign from the California brand, shot and styled by photographer Todd Norwood, might just push me over the edge.
Monday, March 28, 2016
|[photos via Dezeen]|
Scandinavian superstars Hay (the Danish home furnishings brand) and COS (the Swedish fashion label) have expanded their collaborative line for spring with homewares in tone-on-tone sorbet shades that look sweet enough to eat. The hues of blue, pink and green pair with cork and blond wood accents in the COS X HAY collection comprising furniture, lighting, desk accessories, rugs and more.